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By Valeria Hinojosa, Features Editor
Milan, London and NY Fashion Weeks have us inspired. Lately, we have been seeing more eco, fair-trade and cruelty-free designers introduce their lines during shows. It’s time to embrace your inner warrior in animal-friendly pieces that will take you from day to night, shopping to a game of boules, while stylishly making a big statement!
Philanthropy “Chantal” Faux Fur Vest. Philanthropy‘s motto sums it all up: “Apparel with a Purpose. Fashion with a Mission”. This brand is raising the bar for all fur companies out there by designing fashionable faux fur coats and leather jackets and donating 10% of their net proceeds to pediatric cancer research and animal welfare. $154-228.
Vegan leather heels: We all know it’s very hard to find stylish vegan heels. Lulu’s is an affordable option. Every pair is made from faux suede and leather, with prices ranging from $30-$120.
“Animals Are Not Fabric” Tee: Designed by TheTreeKisser and with 10% of all sales being donated to the Love Infinitely Project Animal Fund, these tees make a powerful statement and raise awareness while rocking your look. $20
Gap AUTHENTIC Eco Jeans: Gap is taking on new initiatives to reduce pollution and water use and is also part of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, where companies are evaluated on their environmental and product design choices. They are also planning to add measures for labor and social standards. $79.95
Harveys Crossbody Bag: Every single one of Harveys’ products is entirely made from car seat belts and recycled plastic bottles. The multifunctional and eco-chic “Park Hopper” can be used as a crossbody, purse or backpack. $120.
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