• Mindless Mag Fashion Veganism Rachel Lamarche Higher Degree by Research (PhD) Student - RMIT University, School of Fashion and Textiles
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    Vegan fashion is here to slay

    Words by Rachel LamarcheInstagram // Twitter // Web Rachel Lamarche M.A. is a Doctoral student within the RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles examining the relationship between Veganism and Fashion. Rachel is also the founder of the Vegan Women’s Collective and hosts its eponymous podcast on which she interviews entrepreneurs and activists. One would have to be living under a rock not to notice the recent explosion in the release and uptake of fashion products with vegan certifications. Google trends reflect that the interest in ‘veganism’ increased seven-fold in the five years between 2014 and 2019. In May 2019, it was also estimated by UK food retailer Sainsbury’s in its ‘Future of…

  • I’ve been in the vegan scene since 2015. Things have changed a lot since then. With veganism growing substantially and it becoming easier than ever to live a vegan lifestyle. I’ve also changed a lot since then. Particularly regarding fashion. I’ve become more conscious about how I choose to dress, and I have tried to minimise my effect on the environment.
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    What’s new with vegan fashion?

    Words by Olivia Penn I’ve been in the vegan scene since 2015. Things have changed a lot since then. With veganism growing substantially it is becoming easier than ever to live a vegan lifestyle. I’ve also changed a lot since then. Particularly regarding fashion. I’ve become more conscious about how I choose to dress and I have tried to minimise my effect on the environment.  But back in 2015 when I first went vegan I remember really having no trouble at all trying to find vegan footwear. My go-to shops were the likes of New Look, Topshop and River Island, all of which had plenty of vegan footwear on offer;…

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    Vegan Fashion: Draw your own line

    Words by Karen Bryony Rose The Mainstream It’s safe to say that veganism is no longer niche. Gone are the times when buying vegan food involved trips to obscure shops, where even then the range was limited.  These days supermarket shelves are full of plant-based fare and vegan-friendly alternatives.  Although I don’t follow a fully vegan diet, there are days when I realise that all of my meals have been vegan without really trying. It seems easy to do since I enjoy cooking with plant-based ingredients.  Where vegan fashion is concerned, however, it’s safe to say that many brands have been slower on the uptake. And personally, vegan-friendly fashion hasn’t…

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    A case for vegan fast fashion?

    Without a doubt, the rise of vegan fashion is huge. Major brands, such as Gucci, Versace and Chanel, have pledged to no longer use real fur. This contributed to the drop-in sales of women’s fur by 41% in the UK alone, in 2018. Personally, I have never owned real fur, or real leather products. Aside from how expensive they are, I was always fully aware that they were made from animals and that to me never felt right.  In terms of faux fur and leather, of course I think these are much better, and ethical, than killing animals. However, as I’ve began to research into the industry further, I’ve realised…