Published by PETA.

Contrary to what many consumers think, “shearling” is not simply sheared wool: The term refers to the skin of a yearling lamb who has been shorn once, shortly before slaughter. The lamb’s skin is tanned with the wool still on it. It can take 25 to 45 sheep hides to make just one shearling garment.

Vegan shearling, widely available from many retailers, is produced with none of shearling’s cruelty but is bursting with style and versatility. Here’s a look at some stylish vegan shearling items that feel great, keep you warm, and take cruelty to animals out of the equation.

1. Faux Shearling Barn Coat

Urban Outfitters carries a great selection of vegan leather and suede clothing, demonstrating that the ultimate combo is style and compassion.


2. Faux Fur Shearling Jacket

This double-breasted TopShop number features practical pockets, and is perfect for throwing over your wool-free knitwear.


3. Oversized Faux Shearling Jacket

We love this tan, ASOS bomber with a vegan shearling collar and cuffs.


4. Felt Grey Galiena Coat

We love to see high-fashion designers get in on the action, and Stella McCartney nails it every time.

5. Pile-lined Denim Jacket

We love the look of this cozy denim jacket by H&M—and that fuzzy vegan shearling collar!


6. Faux Shearling Hooded Cardigan

This cardigan by Forever 21 is perfect for when you want to stay warm but don’t need the full coverage of a jacket or coat. Also available in black.


7. Fingerless Gloves In Black Faux Shearling

Keeping your hands warm shouldn’t hurt lambs, especially when you can get cozy vegan gloves like these from ASOS.


8. Arroyo Coat

This fantastic coat made by Outerknown is created from organic cotton, hemp, and recycled polyester. Eco- and animal-friendly clothing makes our hearts skip a beat.


9. I Wasn’t Born to Follow Shearling Moto Jacket

Nasty Gal knows that vegan leather is the future: Just search the term “vegan leather” on the website and see all the goodies that pop up!


10. Snug Boot

UGGs are ugly, so be sure to buy beautiful vegan boots like these, sold at the all-vegan shoe website Moo Shoes.


11. Faux Shearling-Lined Vest

This drape-y vest by Forever 21 features a lined hood and front pockets.


Love what you see and want to join the vegan fashion revolution? Read more about vegan leather here, and check out our guide to wearing vegan.

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