All the cool ways brands are making their products cruelty-free

It’s hard to find products that are completely cruelty-free — the search continues and shopping can certainly be a struggle. Luckily, there are some innovative brands around the world that are replacing animal products with cruelty-free ones – in very cool ways!

Keep reading to find out how to make all your items vegan-friendly!

Vegan-friendly clothing & accessories

There are many non-vegan items used in a variety of different clothing items and accessories.

Luckily, there are a few brands that promise cruelty-free clothing and accessories that are both fashionable and vegan-friendly!

For example, JW PEI makes the inner lining of their modern bags using recycled plastic water bottles collected from Taiwan.

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Our eco-tees are made from organic cotton and recycled plastic bottles.

Thought sells sustainable socks made of bamboo and organic cotton.

Vegan alternatives to leather

The rustic and durable look of a good leather product seemingly can’t be beaten but it’s 2019, and there is a faux item for almost every product!

Plant-based leather is normally made out of polyurethane, a flexible foam-like material that is pretty versatile. In addition to being used in common items including carpet and furniture, it is also used to make fake leather!

GUNAS is one such company. This brand wants consumers to put kindness in their bags with their vegan leather products! Instead of the real deal, this brand zones in on conscious consumerism and replaces items including silk, fur, and wool with items like coated canvases, nylons, up-cycled polyester, eco-polyurethane, and more.

Mary’s Pineapple, as its name suggests, actually uses this delicious fruit to create very convincing leather-like items, including backpacks.

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MATT & NAT is a vegan collection consisting of backpacks, handbags, and more. None of their products use leather or any other animal-based materials. They are replaced with items such as:

  • Recycled nylons
  • Cardboard
  • Rubber
  • Cork

You can even find bicycle tires in some of their collections!

Cruelty-free wool alternatives

Sheep need to be shaved, so why is it necessary to avoid wool? Sadly, shavers have a need for speed because the more sheep they shear, the bigger their paycheck. This is unsafe for the animal and the shaving is painful as they are often cut during this process.

Here’s a list of common wool alternatives brands are using:

  • Bamboo
  • Linen/Flax
  • SeaCell (made from coarsely ground seaweed!)
  • Lyocell/Tencel (made from wool pulp that’s processed in an environmentally-friendly way)
  • Modal (a form of rayon that’s made with the renewable fiber of beech trees)
  • Hemp
  • Soysilk (a byproduct of soybean processing)

Cuddle up on the couch cruelty-free with Stray & Wander’s cozy blankets, which are made with 100% organic Turkish cotton, instead of wool.

Cruelty-free mattresses

You spend almost a third of your life asleep so it may be time to invest in a cruelty-free mattress. As it turns out, you may be sleeping on a mattress that isn’t vegan-friendly. One item in your mattress that doesn’t make it vegan? Wool.

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Luckily for heavy sleepers, Avocado Mattress uses cotton instead of wool in their mattresses! They also steer clear of using polyurethane foams, polyester, and toxic fire retardants in the mattresses.

Brentwood Home promotes a healthy lifestyle, especially healthy sleeping! All of their mattresses are made with essential natural elements and are free of chemical flame retardants.

Cruelty-free beauty products

Did you know that some perfumes and nail polishes contain animal products? That’s right fish scales give nail polish that glossy shine and perfumes often used cruel testing methods on animals before selling their products.

Julep steers clear of animal products in their vegan nail polishes by instead using ingredients including hexanal, antioxidant green coffee extract, and aluminum powder in their vegan nail polishes.

Stick to a cruelty-free lifestyle by instead purchasing vegan-friendly beauty items that don’t test on animals, as well. One of our favorite companies is Lush. This company sells vegan perfume oil, solid perfumes, and wash cards!


Also, be sure to check out the Leaping Bunny Program. Double-check ingredients before purchasing any beauty products, as well.


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