The most important basics about vegan fashion
What is vegan fashion?
Millions of animals suffer every year due to the use of materials such as leather, wool, silk and down in textile production. To minimize this suffering, we introduce you to the world of vegan fashion and show you what vegan fashion is all about.
Table of contents
- What makes vegan clothing?
- Vegan material alternatives
- Organic cotton
- Lyocell and TENCEL™
- Soy silk
What makes vegan clothing?
Vegan clothing is characterized by a Production free from animal materials such as wool, leather or fur. But other materials can also be of animal origin, even though they appear to be vegan at first glance. For example, some buttons are made from horn or mother-of-pearl and rain jackets and pants are impregnated using beeswax. In addition, a large number of blouses and dresses are made from silk, which consists of the continuous fiber of a silkworm cocoon. To produce conventional silk, the cocoons are boiled in hot water and the silkworms are killed in the process. Vegan clothing is a Alternative to conventional fashion, you prevents animal suffering and looks good at the same time!
Vegan material alternatives
The Manufacture and processing of ingredients of animal origin harms animals and our Environmentwhich is why the demand for animal-free materials is constantly increasing. Fortunately, in this context, the demand for Fair Fashion offer with high quality and vegan material alternatives to. Due to our love for the animal world, we at Givn Berlin rely on a variety of material alternatives such as organic cotton, Tencel/ Lyocell material and linen.
Vegan clothing includes also the renunciation of wool types such as angora, cashmere and mohair in production. Fortunately, sustainable materials such as organic cotton and modal are all you need to escape the cold temperatures with a winter jacket and knitted sweater. Cotton from controlled organic cultivation is without the Use of synthetic pesticides, mineral fertilizers or other agricultural poisons cultivated. By avoiding the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides, the yields of organic cotton are usually lower than those of conventional cotton. Soil and groundwater protected from contamination. In addition, by dispensing with chemical pesticides, a considerable part of the water consumption savedThis is because a thick layer of humus forms, which stores water better and keeps the soil more moist. Another advantage of organic cotton is the Soft and skin-friendly surface which provide a comfortable and comfortable to wear provides.
Lyocell and TENCEL™
For warm summer days, we recommend the Lyocell respectively TENCEL™ Materialwhich is mainly made of eucalyptus wood and is a good alternative material for blouses and dresses. Similar to conventional silk, Lyocell clothing is airy, light and has a sophisticated look thanks to its shimmering appearance. Due to a low Water consumption and the Compostability of the material this alternative is considered to be very environmentally friendly. TENCEL™ is a brand name and refers to Lyocell, which is produced by the company Lenzing. For fiber extraction of TENCEL™ clothing are natural solvents used. The manufacturing process also guarantees that all substances used, kept in circulation become.
An alternative to silk is the from soy protein
Conventional leather is not only often used for shoes, we also find it as brand patches on jeans. A very common alternative to leather is corkwhich is widely used by various organic fashion brands. Cork is the Bark of the cork oak and can be extracted without damaging the tree or having to cut it down. A cork oak is peeled every 9 years and up to 17 times in total. No waste is produced during the extraction and processing of cork and environmentally friendly production also causes No water or air pollution. Similar to conventional leather, cork is very hard-wearing and water-repellentbut weighs considerably less. Cork also retains heat and therefore protects even at low temperatures.