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    Apr 9, 2014

    13 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands For A Cruelty-Free Closet

    One small step for humans, one giant leap for animal kind.

    1. Alabama Chanin

    Via alabamachanin.com

    Founded in 2000, Alabama Chanin is a lifestyle brand that follows the tenets of the Slow Design Movement. Their goods are a well-struck balance between design, fashion and sustainability. Oh and they also have a pretty extensive DIY section as well as workshops for the more industrious.

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    2. Bourgeois Boheme

    Via bboheme.com

    When you can't get exactly what you want, you make it. That's what the founder of Bourgeois Boheme did. A footwear brand, BoBo is inspired by people who lead busy lives and are looking for something that encompasses style and comfort, while fulfilling a higher cause. If you have to spend money may as well spend it on something that helps the earth in the process, am I right?

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    3. Delikate Rayne

    Via delikaterayne.com

    Delikate Rayne is a contemporary luxury brand that specializes in women's wear. They use premium vegan materials for their products without sacrificing the element of a sleek, minimalistic style. Fashion forward and green? Yes, please!

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    4. Della

    Via dellala.com

    Della is a socially responsible fashion line that is handcrafted by a community in Ghana, West Africa. They aren't just earth friendly, they also provide jobs, education and skills training to the talented people who create Della's line! Props to Della.

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    5. Doctor Couture

    Via doctorcouture.com

    This lifestyle brand's roots lay in Hollywood, California, where it first started four years ago. It embodies the LA lifestyle while successfully being 100% cruelty-free! And bonus? They ship to every country. Now you can look like LA, in an earth-friendly way.

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    6. Kuyichi

    Via kuyichi.com

    Based on the ideal that sustainability is not a trend, Kuyichi is considered as the "first conscious fashion brand." They started in 2001 and believe that you can look great and do good without having to sacrifice one for the other. I like the sound of that. Sign me up!

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    7. Matt & Nat

    Via mattandnat.com

    Matt & Nat gets its name from the mingling of MAT(T)erial and NATure. Their mantra, "live beautifully" perfectly captures not just their seriously gorgeous goods, but their pleasing and somewhat soothing website. What's more? They've been creating and designing beautiful things since 1995.

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    8. Moo Shoes

    Via mooshoes.com

    The lab above, Owen, went from wandering the streets of the Bronx, to NYC Animal Control's kill-list, to a no-kill shelter, to a loving home. He now has a pair of Moo Shoes named after him. Need I say more?

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    9. Nicora Johns

    Via nicorajohns.com

    Nicora Johns is a new-age shoe-maker brand. I say new-age shoe-maker because it defines what Nicora Johns does, perfectly. All shoes are hand-made here in the U.S. by materials sourced locally, which helps them customize pairs (size, colors, fit) for customers for little or no extra cost. A pair of shoes made just for YOU? Isn't that awesome?

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    10. Noah

    Via noah-shop.com

    Noah's products embody fine Italian craftsmanship minus the leather. Founded in 2009, Noah-made goods are ethically created in worker-friendly conditions. Anyone who wears a pair of these babies is bound to leave a fashionable, social and eco-friendly mark.

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    11. Olsen Haus

    Via olsenhaus.com

    Olsen Haus brings together a laundry list of things - design, fashion, function, being a voice for animals, the environment, transparent business practices and unwavering ethical and social responsibilities - to deliver a stellar line of eco-footwear. Her designs also have a sizable celeb following that include the likes of Cameron Diaz and Alicia Silverstone.

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    12. Three Leaves

    Via wethreeleaves.com

    Three Leaves is a menswear brand that caters to guys who want to make a difference one fashionable step at a time. They carry some clothing that isn't vegan (the sources are listed), but they do offer a line of vegan footwear.

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    13. Vaute Couture

    Via vautecouture.com

    Vaute Couture (like Haute but replaced with a "V" for Vegan) is a high fashion brand that started as an idea in 2008. For the founder, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, it began with a personal mission to take animals out of the equation. The first thing that Hilgart designed was a winter dress coat that was not just ethical, fashionable and functional but also tough enough to withstand Chicago's brutal winters. Today, Vaute Couture has an ever growing line of earth loving fashion for both men and women.

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    Some mainstream brands that also include animal-friendly lines from time-to-time include:

    1. American Apparel

    2. H&M

    3. Helly Hansen

    4. Mango

    5. Topshop

    6. Free People

    The extensive list can be found here.

    For more earth friendly and animal loving stuff follow the eco brick road to here.

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