Vegan Fashion Week 2019
Aptly taking place in LA, the first city to ban the sale of fur clothing and accessories in America, will host a 4 day Vegan Fashion Week show on the 1-4 February 2019. They will show case a range of pieces made without the use of animal products and it will also become a pop up shop where visitors can purchases vegan fashion items, alongside a panel to help educate and inform consumers and industry professional on the relationship between animal rights and fashion.
This is another positive step further following London Fashion Week's fur free display SS2019. The founder of Vegan Fashion Week, Emmannuelle Rienda says, "I want to ignite conversations and debates within the industry by educating, elevating and drawing connections between our most important values; our respect for human life, animals rights and the environment.
With vegan food the fast growing sector in food market for 2018 and a rise in restaurants offering vegan dished for this years Veganuary it has never been easier to become vegan. Pair this with the rise in concern of living a more sustainable lifestyle and wanting to be able to buy more sustainable and environmentally friendly fashion, vegan fashion week doesn't really come as a great surprise.
Emmannuelle plans to take VFW to other fashion forward cities and to make Vegan Fashion Week the standard fashion week in the future. Could we soon be seeing this joining London Fashion Week? A show that is often at the cutting edge of fashion and a leading force of change in the fashion industry, I think so. British designer Stella McCartney who has never included the use of animal skins, furs or products in her collection, as she is a Vegetarian, she says "As a vegetarian brand, we never use fur, skin, leather or feathers. By taking this stance we are proving that it is possible to create beautiful, luxurious products that are better for everyone, animals people and the environment". What is different between Vegetarian and Vegan fashion is that vegetarian fashion will still include the use of natural products such as silk & wool, vegan fashion does not use any item that is animal based but still uses natural fabrics such as hemp, cotton and linen to name just a few and all man-made fibres, with technology rapidly finding more plant based fabrics to be used in clothing I do believe that we can all dress well whilst being kind to the beautiful animals and our planet, after all don't we all want kind fashion?
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