From Alicia Silverstone to Joaquin Phoenix, celebrities have played an important role in putting vegan fashion on the map. That’s why we’re thrilled to see more stars than ever sporting animal-friendly looks, whether it’s handbags made from sustainable vegan leather, fur-free coats, or feather-free jackets. With PETA’s help, you can steal their style while supporting vegan brands.
Where You Can Score the Vegan Handbag Worn by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, Hailey Bieber, Kylie Jenner, and Gabrielle Union have all been spotted with trendy handbags from Aupen. Swift has been seen with the vegan Nirvana bag on several occasions, including during a night out with football star Travis Kelce.
The trendy asymmetrical shoulder bag, made from recycled vegan leather, is available in nine colors, including the black shade worn by Swift. The brand is dedicated to making luxury pieces without harming animals and with materials that have a smaller carbon footprint than animal-derived leather.
Each year, the leather industry kills more than a billion cows, sheep, dogs, and cats to use their skin for handbags, shoes, and other items. Turning their skin into leather requires loads of energy and a toxic brew of chemicals—including mineral salts, coal-tar derivatives, formaldehyde, oils, dyes, and finishes, some of them cyanide-based. Cow leather has nearly 10 times the negative environmental impact of plant-based leathers, such as Piñatex, and nearly six times that of polyurethane, a synthetic vegan fabric. Vegan leather spares the lives of countless animals, and it’s much better for the environment, especially with innovative recycled materials becoming more common.
Wearing animals is never cool, which is why we want to show you how to turn your wardrobe into a vegan dream: