The massive economically dominant world of consumerism that occupies the majority of the commercial high street stores and shopping malls across the world very rarely pays attention to the ethics and ingredients that come with their products. For the majority, if a product carries out its duty to a satisfactory standard, they do not give a second thought as to the potential suffering of human and animal alike that went into making the piece of clothing or the accessory in question. For the growing population of vegans and vegetarians, there are plenty of simple tips that you can implement to successfully enjoy and benefit from while both shopping and bargain hunting for animal friendly, cruelty free and vegan suitable clothing.
Ethical shopping for vegan suitable clothing can actually begin on the regular high street markets. While the majority of commercial stores do not specifically state whether their products are animal friendly and cruelty free or not, a simple inspection into the label can answer many questions about whether the product is made from animal based ingredients or not. In some cases however, if a product is billed as synthetic material, it sometimes still contains animal materials on the handle, case or inside. Quality products always contain additional labels, stamps or prints on the inside that tell you additional materials. For the ethical shopper looking for vegan suitable clothing, always be sure to check the label and the inside stamps to ensure that the products you are purchasing are actually cruelty free and animal friendly.
It is actually possible to find stores that specialize in vegan and animal friendly products in the major high street markets such as New York and London. These stores however are not as widely publicized as regular commercial stores and as such, it is a good idea to ask around and gain access by word of mouth to find the best vegan oriented stores. You can also use the Internet to your advantage and type in a simple search such as “Best vegan stores in New York”, a search which can easily be altered for your own state or local high street. There are many of these hidden gems all across the major commercial shopping locations if you have the will and the intention to find them.
The best method of purchasing began friendly clothing that currently exists in a world dominated by consumerism based on price, wealth and power however is by using the internet. The internet plays host to countless specialist stores that specifically manufacture, produce and sell animal friendly, cruelty free and vegan suitable items of clothing in all forms including footwear and accessories. A simple search of vegan oriented keywords such as “synthetic leather” and “Vegan clothing” on major websites such as eBay will grant the vegan shopper access to many high quality and reasonably priced hidden gems, many of which pride themselves on worldwide delivery. Other popular websites for vegan products include “Moo Shoes”, “Vegan Chic”, “Vegan Clothing” and “Beyond Skin” among many more.
The key to a successful shopping trip for the vegan shopper revolves around the general will to want to find ethical products that are free from cruelty and animal products and of course, the knowing of where to find them. By researching vegan shops using the internet or by word of mouth, you will soon be able to find these hidden gems in high street shopping malls near you. Of course, when all else fails, the internet has countless shops of its own to assist the budding ethical vegan shopper. The vegan specific shopper and manufacturers alike are arguably paving the way for a future era of commercial products in which animal products such as leather and fur are no longer necessary. Vegan products are the clothing of the future; ethical, high quality and reasonably priced. Make the transition to the ethical, animal friendly and cruelty free world of clothing and accessories today and set an example to the masses that change is much needed in the world of commercial consumerism for the sake of humans and animals alike.