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Wills Vegan Shoes

Vegan Shoes You Actually Want to Wear by PATRICK VILYUS Check it out. Wills Vegan Shoes is on their “A” game when it comes to good lookin ethical style that won’t break the bank. Their men’s line is chock full of styles you actually would want to wear, rather than some styles we’ve seen appropriate […]

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Vegan Friendly from Faire Collection

Faire Collection – Bringing High Fashion to Fair Trade by KIM VILYUS   The double entendre in the name Faire Collection is completely intentional.  Faire CEO Amanda Judge wants her fair-trade, hand-made  collections to speak for themselves (Faire in French means “to make”).  Her “wear the change you wish to see in the world”  philosophy […]

Vegan Shoes Arden Wohl Cri de Coeur

Cri de Coeur x Arden Wohl: Vegan Shoe Collab

By LEYLA LACHERI            Gina Ferraraccio and Julie Dicterow are the wildly popular and insanely talented designers behind the eco-luxe, vegan shoes and accessories brand, Cri de Coeur. Gina and Julie came together out of a passion for sustainable, cruelty-free style and a strong love of the arts. Both designers studied […]

Vegan Fashion Blog Youtube

Vegan Fashion Blog on Youtube

New to You(tube): by Kim Vilyus Hey Guys! Have ya’ll heard of that site called Youtube?? Well, we have been spending more than ample time on Youtube further educating ourselves on all things Vegan, cruelty-free, animal friendly, human friendly, Peta-approved, raw, juicing, holistic, organic, sustainable, natural, homoepathic, eco friendly, fair trade, ethical…pretty much every humane […]

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Discounts for Days: Vegan Fashion Sales!

Dip into Your Savings for these Vegan Style Blowouts: By Kim Vilyus Its Summer Ya’ll and you know what that means…SALE, SALE, SALE everywhere! Every retailer on the block and online is clearing out their Spring/Summer 2014 collections to make room for new Fall styles (its always hard for me to fathom buying coats in […]

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Vegan Shoes You Actually Want to Wear

by PATRICK VILYUS

Check it out. Wills Vegan Shoes is on their “A” game when it comes to good lookin ethical style that won’t break the bank. Their men’s line is chock full of styles you actually would want to wear, rather than some styles we’ve seen appropriate for grandpas the world over.

 

All Wills Shoes are free of animal products as opposed to having just one line or one shoe that is cruelty-free. Wills is the real deal. A Vegan company started by a Vegan. We’re proud of the founder, Will Green, for representin. They also have other bragging rights including a full women’s line, worldwide shipping, and being registered with the Vegan Society.  I like that I can look good taking a hot Vegan date out anywhere from Cafe Gratitude to Candle 79.  #whatvegansactuallywanttowear

 

 

Wills Vegan Shoes

Wills are Animal, Human, and Museum friendly

 

Wills Faux leather shoes

Smart Shoes with Crisp Denim

 

Wills Vegan shoes black

Faux Leather Plain Toe Derby

 

Wills Vegan Leather Sneaker

Faux Leather Sneaker

 

Wills Vegan Faux Suede Lace-up Shoe

Faux Suede Lace-up

 

Wills Vegan Chukka

Vegan Chukka

 

Wills Vegan Boots

Vegan Brogue Boots

 

Wills Vegan Chelsea Boots

Vegan Chelsea Boots

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Faire Collection – Bringing High Fashion to Fair Trade

by KIM VILYUS

 

The double entendre in the name Faire Collection is completely intentional.  Faire CEO Amanda Judge wants her fair-trade, hand-made  collections to speak for themselves (Faire in French means “to make”).  Her “wear the change you wish to see in the world”  philosophy is one to admire and in her case to live by.  Being one of the few fashion companies dedicated to responsibly sourced materials makes them stand out amongst the millions of companies only interested in high ROIs, but its really the beauty of the simple, classic items in their collection they produce that will catch your eye.

There is a great selection of animal-friendly jewelry, hats, and scarves that are made of natural fibers from plants and sustainably harvested seeds.  One of the materials that they use often, tagua, comes from regenerative pods from the Palm tree. Many of the Vegan-friendly items come from Ecuador, and there is a convenient shop by country feature on the site for easy filtering.  Shop Ecuador here.

While not every item on the site is Vegan-friendly, every piece provides the local artisans that were chosen to work with Faire with a path out of poverty.  Faire has cut out the middle man helping the artisans reach profitable margins and they remain diligent in ensuring all materials are  harvested and processed in an eco-friendly manner.  For those of us that are dedicated to shopping consciously, this is a site to Bookmark.  The lack of middle man means the prices are affordable, i.e. Vegan Chic without breaking the bank.  One thing is for sure, you’re going to see a lot more Faire from us in the future!

 

Faire Collection Del Sol Hat

Del Sol Straw Hat – $108.00

 

Faire Collection Animal-friendly Scarf

Cotton Ikat Scarf – $147.00 on Sale

 

Faire Collection Dual Link Earrings

Tagua Seed Dual Link Earrings – $20.30 on Sale

 

Vegan Necklace Faire Collection

Carmen Seed Cascade Necklace – $146.00

 

Follow Faire on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our favorite fashion do-gooders!

 

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Vegan Shoes Arden Wohl Cri de Coeur

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By LEYLA LACHERI

           Gina Ferraraccio and Julie Dicterow are the wildly popular and insanely talented designers behind the eco-luxe, vegan shoes and accessories brand, Cri de Coeur. Gina and Julie came together out of a passion for sustainable, cruelty-free style and a strong love of the arts. Both designers studied at Parsons New School of Design, and sought out a vegan alternative to fashion, inspired by the music and art world in NYC. Established in 2008, Cri de Coeur, was named after the French expression that literally translates to “cry from the heart.” The name symbolizes their desire to create contemporary and stylish pieces that are ethical from start to finish. Cri de Coeur is well known in the eco-design world as one of the most stylish, high-end vegan brands out there.

Their shoes are made from some of the highest quality, vegan materials that cause the lowest impact to our environment, including organic cotton, hemp and reclaimed wood; Ultrasuede made from recycled plastics and eco-PU that is low VOC, breathable and biodegradable. Their recent SS14 collection is a super chic collaboration with fashion “It Girl,” Arden Wohl, that was inspired by the work of  20th century symbolist artist Gustav Klimt. Arden Wohl is a multi-faceted creative powerhouse, who is known in the fashion world for her unique sense of style and her collaborations with some of the best designers out there. She is a well known philanthropist, filmmaker, style icon and muse, whose love for art and animals has made this recent collaboration an absolute hit. Wohl, who has been a long time vegetarian, met Julie and Gina at a Humane Society event, and their collaboration, resulted in the very first vegan shoe collection in the history of New York Fashion Week.

Cri de Coeur’s eclectic “CDC x Adren Wohl” collection is glittered with fun floral prints, lucite heels, and sleek NYC-approved black for the effortless cool factor. They are perfectly suited for a day roaming the city streets or a night on the town. We are wild about this collab and it’s no wonder that CDC has a large following of celebrities who are in love with ethical, high-end eco-fashion.

Shop the collection now at Cri De Coeur.

Vegan Shoes Arden Wohl Cri de Coeur

Spartali Bootie in Black. $350.00

 

Vegan Heels Arden Wohl Cri de Coeur

Marceline Sandal in Black. $350.00

 

Faux Leather Heels Arden Wohl Cri de Couer

Spartali Bootie in Green Floral. $350.00

 

Vegan Heels Arden Wohl Cri de Coeur

Clio Sandal in Black. $350.00

 

Vegan Loafers Arden Wohl Cri de Coeur

Varo Flat in Black. $290.00

 

Faux leather shoes Arden Wohl Cri de Coeur

Varo Flat in White. $290.00

Fashion Finds Featured
Vegan Fashion Blog Youtube

New to You(tube):

by Kim Vilyus

Hey Guys! Have ya’ll heard of that site called Youtube??

Well, we have been spending more than ample time on Youtube further educating ourselves on all things Vegan, cruelty-free, animal friendly, human friendly, Peta-approved, raw, juicing, holistic, organic, sustainable, natural, homoepathic, eco friendly, fair trade, ethical…pretty much every humane adjective you can think of.  We are obsessed with all of it to say the least.

So after spending so much time on the site, we decided to start our own Youtube channel.  We’ve started with a little introductory video about who we are, what we are interested in, where to find us, and what types of content you’ll find on our site.  Also, we just think its fun and rad and we want to show it off!

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(You can check out our Youtube channel and like the video or subscribe  HERE!)

Vegan fashion is not just for those that lead a “Vegan” lifestyle, but also for vegetarians, animal lovers, or anyone interested in leading a more compassionate lifestyle.  We also want everyone to know that Vegan Fashion isn’t just “crunchy” anymore.  There are AMAZING brands putting out super chic, super stylish items for those of us that love fashion and style but are “dead” set on leading a more compassionate lifestyle going forward.

We know and understand that transitioning your lifestyle is a process and every positive choice should be congratulated.  Don’t freak out if you have some leather or suede in your closet that you acquired before you became more educated about the Veganism; just make sure that you make conscious choices in the future that are cruelty-free.    You can always sell these items on ebay, swap them at Buffalo Exchange, or give them to a friend or Goodwill…when you are ready.  Sometimes you may have emotional attachments to these items if they were gifts from a loved one or picked up from your favorite shop.  Allow yourself time to let go as you replace them will wonderful new ethical items.

We are constantly seeking out new animal-friendly, cruelty-free, ethical and sustainable Fashion, Beauty, Restaurants, and Events. We also feature items for men, women, and little vegans alike.

Check back regularly for more photos, reviews, events, and Vegan brand love!

xx VFB

Modavanti Sustainable Sale

Dip into Your Savings for these Vegan Style Blowouts:

By Kim Vilyus

Its Summer Ya’ll and you know what that means…SALE, SALE, SALE everywhere! Every retailer on the block and online is clearing out their Spring/Summer 2014 collections to make room for new Fall styles (its always hard for me to fathom buying coats in August but that’s how the industry works and (somewhat) thrives…trying to stay ahead of the game.) We’ve rummaged the online racks for you and compiled our top picks. With major discounts selling out fast, we suggest you grab your vegan wallet before you miss your chance for a couponed compassionate score!  Get in on the action by checking out the links below.

 

1. Modavanti 24 HR Sale: Up to 50% off your fave Sustainable Brands such as Orly Genger jewelry, Edith Miller dresses, Melissa x Jason Wu jellies, and Freedom of Animal bags are the highlights!

Modavanti Vegan Sale Items

Modavanti Vegan Sale Items

 

 

2. Kirna Zabete: Serious Markdowns up to 75% off on our personal picks of Wanda Nylon Trench and hats, Yaz Bukey Perspex earrings, and lots of Stella McCartney including the Heart-print swimwear.

Kirna Zabete Vegan Sale Items

Kirna Zabete Vegan Sale Items

 

 

3. Shopethica: Valentine Gauthier Organic Cotton shorts and button-ups, Abacaxi Dobby Convertible dress, Cabochon Pendant necklaces, and Ivana Helsinki Floral dresses are our most coveted Vegan-friendly stand outs from this sustainably-curated e-com must stop shop!

Vegan Fashion Sale from Shop Ethica

Shop Ethica

 

 

4. Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather: (the Good ones always opt for faux!) Great Markdowns for Men and Women on Vegan Suede and Vegan Leather Oxfords, Boots, Loafers, and canvas Saddle Shoes from our fave French compassionates. Discounts average 3o% off.

Good Guys Dont Wear Leather Vegan Shoes

Good Guys Dont Wear Leather Vegan Shoes

 

 

5. Chinti and Parker: We LOVE the pleasantly reduced Geometric Bow-print shorts, tops and dresses, Chambray button ups, Black and white striped dresses, cardigans and tees, and Rainbow striped cotton that will make you feel like a kid again. We will happily put them in our baskets with markdowns up to 70% off and we suggest you do the same.

Vegan Fashion Sale from Chinti and Parker

Chinti and Parker

xx Kim Vilyus

Flo and theo vegan skincare

By Kim Vilyus

Uber-creative Nigerian sisters, Mayowa and Ebony, behind the 100% Vegan Skin Care line FLO+THEO  have quite the interesting story. They were raised in England and Ireland before making a home for themselves in colorful Queens, NYC.  They combined their backgrounds and passions in software engineering/e-commerce and law/entrepreneurship respectively to pursue their passion for pure artisanal skin care products and share that love with the world through FLO+THEO. 

Flo and Theo co-founders Mayowa and Ebony

FLO+THEO co-founders Mayowa and Ebony

 

 Their line of handmade and crafted soaps, body butters, body polishes, and lip balms are made of all natural products that have been chosen specifically to promote healthy skin.  Their list of ingredients is short and sweet – not a synthetic 18+letter item in site!

Flo and theo vegan lip balms

FLO+THEO Vegan Lip Balms

 

Their non-toxic products are free of parabens, petroleum, synthetic fragrances, alcohol, etc.    They do however include wonderfully beneficial for the body natural ingredients such as aloe vera, candellila  wax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, essential oils, kaolin clay, hibiscus powder, lavender, lemongrass, shea butter, pure cane sugar, and rosehip powder.

Flo and Theo Vegan Wild Mint

FLO+THEO Stimulating Wild Mint

 

I tried the Lavender Flower Body Butter, a cross between a lotion and body oil, after a long bath and I was immediately hooked.  The smooth dense texture required very little for me to get the coverage I needed so I know that the jar is going to last me a while.  When I use this on my legs, it leaves them hydrated and glowing. The smell of Lavender is subtle (like using an essential oil), but lasts and can be used as your fragrance for the day.  The oil in the butter is present but keeps on giving throughout the day without leaving an oily residue!

Flo and Theo Vegan Lavender flower

FLO+THEO Delicate Lavender Flower

 

The soaps come in scents such as Woodlands, Lavender, Orange Harvest, Sweet Geranium, Lemon Orchard, Wild Mint, and seasonal varieties.  They leave you feeling clean, smelling fresh, and knowing that you have just done something nourishing for your skin.  Be advised that you’ll want to linger in the shower longer that usual (don’t allow yourself to run up that water bill).

Flo and Theo Vegan Orange Harvest

FLO+THEO Refreshing Orange Harvest

 

You can find the stunners Mayowa and Ebony at the local street fairs around NYC or at their online store at FLO+THEO.

Also, check our their Blog for healthy recipes and diy tips and tricks with natural ingredients!!

 

Stores & Restaurants
Vegan Friendly Doshi House Houston Texas

By Kim Vilyus

The Doshi House Café

When its Open:             Open Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, closed Sun.

How Vegan is it:            Vegetarian and Vegan-friendly, Fresh Juices and Smoothies

Ordering/Seating:         Order at counter, eclectic urban coffee house with tables

Facebook Page:            https://www.facebook.com/doshihouse

Location:                         EADO

Owner:                             Deepak is a cool cat at Doshi House behind the counter or mix’n it up in the Kitchen.

Rating:                             Coolest Vegan Friendly Coffee House in H-town!

Review:                            A jem in Eado (East of Downtown Houston) that prides themselves on their “Vegetarian Goodness”, this is a cool coffeehouse with great music and art events. Nice place to bring the laptop, hand out and grab anything from a green smoothie, local sustainable teas and coffee from Greenway Coffee Raosters, Sinfull Vegan bakery snacks,Vegan empanadas, to a light vegan sandwich and soup!    Nice selection of herbal teas.  Great Atmosphere!

Vegan Empanadas Doshi House

Vegan Empanadas – Nom Nom Nomness

 

Vegan Red Beans and Rice Doshi House

Vegan Creole Red Beans and Rice gets you ready for the Second Line

 

Doshi House Vegan lentil soup

Goan Lentil Soup

 

Vegan Empanadas Doshi House

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting for Dessert

Vegan Cuts
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