by Michael dEstries
Categories: Print.

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W Magazine is on a bit of a vegan kick — spearheaded by their Senior Fashion Features Editor Dana Wood, and a rising interest from readers in purchasing ethical and animal-free designer swag.

When last we checked in, Wood had just released a list of hot vegan accessories from top designers — with only one item (from Stella McCartney no less) receiving a bit of flak from our readers. Now, she’s going a bit more in-depth on her journey to seeking out ethical fashion with an article titled “Trials of a Fashion-loving Vegan-in-training”. Here’s a bit from the piece:

Until there’s a better selection of vegan accessories and fashion out there, it’s hard to be a purist. Because the reality is that much of the pleather, plastic and other man-made stuff is pretty awful. I know because I shop for it for myself all the time. Although I’ve had some luck recently (ranging from a cozy $50 pair of faux fur slippers from Planet Shoes to $600 Beyond Skin hemp boots), I’ve also spent money on vegan stuff that I ended up hating. The quality just wasn’t there. That’s why I’ve also recently nabbed a nylon bag from Tod’s, a coated canvas tote from Goyard and a linen Speedy from Vuitton, all of which have—sorry guys—trim or  handles made of leather.

It’s a great article — and Wood provides some much-needed direction with options, designers, and products out there to satiate even the most discriminating fashion vegans. I like what W is doing — and can appreciate their gradual approach to anyone considering shifting their fashion habits in a more animal-friendly direction. Check out the rest of the piece here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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