But what about the treatment of your non-human friends? It turns out, many Americans are sensitive to the humane treatment of animals, even at Thanksgiving, a holiday famous for the consumption of turkey. According to The Huffington Post, more Americans are choosing a vegetarian or vegan diet, because of personal ethics. If you’re an animal lover, not only are you against eating meat, you don’t want to wear clothing made from animals either. Enter VAUTE Couture (“Haute” + V for Vegan), the world’s first vegan fashion brand. Culture Trip rounds up five looks from VAUTE to wear to your vegan Thanksgiving, so you can stay true to your ethics and celebrate at the same time.
Founded in 2008 by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, who Conde Nast calls a “game-changer, embodying courage, creativity, and conviction,” VAUTE takes animals out of the fashion equation by using innovative, high-tech, sustainable textiles, cut and sewn in New York City’s garment district. Mai-ly Hilgart, who grew up 10 minutes from the McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago, spent her childhood “crying for my animal friends.” With a background in fashion, Mai-ly Hilgart created the world’s first vegan clothing line. To-date,VAUTE has shown at New York Fashion Week, and has its flagship store in NoLita.
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Visit Vaute Couture online or at their NoLita location:
114 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002