Every year, millions of animals are killed for the clothing industry—whether it’s foxes, cows, sheep, or birds, an immeasurable amount of suffering goes into every fur-trimmed jacket, leather belt, woolen sweater, and down-filled parka. It’s no wonder that more brands are ditching these cruelly obtained materials for animal-free fabrics. Many celebrities want to make sure that their brands and collections are at the forefront of the fashion world, which is why they’re looking to innovative and eco-friendly fabrics.
Note: These brands have plenty of vegan options, but always be sure to check for animal-derived materials such as wool.
Here are some celebrity fashion lines with vegan options:
Leonardo DiCaprio x LØCI
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in U.K.-based vegan shoe brand LØCI, which is making sustainable footwear with recycled plastic that would otherwise end up in landfills or the ocean. The brand’s goal is not to harm the planet—including the animals who share it with us—which is why it chooses recycled vegan materials instead of leather and wool, which are devastating for cows, sheep, and the environment. Its shoes come in a variety of classic styles, including high- and low-top sneakers and unisex options.
Pinky Cole x Steve Madden
Vegan entrepreneur, Slutty Vegan owner, and PETA Honorary Director Pinky Cole has teamed up with shoe company Steve Madden for a limited-edition sneaker and bag collaboration, featuring the restaurant’s signature white, red, and yellow colors and style. Cole’s bold attitude and fearless, “dare-to-disrupt” spirit inspired the collection, which reimagines two of Madden’s classic styles—the Possession sneaker and the Bsetitup cross-body bag—with “PETA-Approved Vegan” materials. Not only is Cole saving cows with her delicious vegan burgers and her support of PETA’s work, she’s also showing the world how stylish sneakers can be when they’re made without cow skin. Both Steve Madden and Slutty Vegan will donate $1 to PETA for every item from the collection purchased through their respective websites, so be sure to order yours today!
Billie Eilish x Nike
Singer and PETA’s 2021 Person of the Year Billie Eilish has often uses her platform to promote animal liberation. Her first collaboration with Nike featured two exclusive vegan Air Jordan sneaker designs, and now she’s adding apparel to the mix. Her new three-piece collection includes heavyweight cotton hoodies, pants, and T-shirts in a mushroom color that matches a new Air Force 1 design launching the same day. Of course, the shoes and apparel are made with 100% vegan materials. The items are available via Eilish’s online store and on the Nike website.
Serena Williams, S by Serena
Pro tennis star Serena Williams started her fashion brand Serena with athleisure wear that blurred the lines between casual and workout clothes. Now, she has launched the S by Serena Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear collection, which focuses on more formal looks with dresses, blazers, and jumpsuits in bold colors, animal-print patterns, and luscious vegan leather. When she first launched the brand, Williams said the clothes were intended “for all the ladies out there being awesome.” We love that there are so many vegan options.
Williams recognizes the connection between animal-derived materials and environmentalism: “I feel like a lot of things are being killed and we’re not saving the earth. We can all just do one small thing and help out so that was also a lot of our inspiration.” Click here to shop S by Serena, and keep scrolling to discover even more celebrity-backed companies that are choosing compassion over cruelty.
Jessie James Decker, Kittenish
From jumpsuits to hoodies to workout gear, singer-songwriter and reality TV star Jessie James Decker’s Kittenish line has it all! Whether you’re hitting the gym or snuggling at home with your beloved animal companion, this line has tons of cute, comfortable, and completely vegan styles available for any activity.
Millie Bobby Brown, Converse
The compassionate young star of Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things gave her fans way more than 11 ways to show their vegan style when she partnered with Converse to create a widely customizable line of vegan shoes. Professing her love for the ocean and the animals who live there—specifically, free-swimming orcas, who appear on some of the line’s designs—Brown is sure to rock a few boats with this collaboration. She also has a PETA-certified cruelty-free makeup line called Florence by Mills.
Lewis Hamilton, Tommy Hilfiger
Formula One racing driver and PETA U.K.’s 2018 Person of the Year Lewis Hamilton is bringing vegan fashion into the fast lane. His new streetwear line with Tommy Hilfiger, TOMMYXLEWIS, features a wide range of vegan clothing, including shoes, jean jackets, fanny packs, bucket hats, and more. The only thing better than a dad sneaker is a leather-free dad sneaker, and we’re so happy to see another one on the market.
Aimee Song, Song of Style x Revolve
Fashion icon, bestselling author, and, now, clothing designer Aimee Song has launched her first ever ready to wear line in partnership with Revolve. Song’s brand, named after her hugely popular blog Song of Style, is completely vegan! The line reflects her personal style and includes a mix of professional staples, such as this gorgeous blazer. Mix and match any of the chic pieces to create a dressy or casual animal-free look. The best part? All these gorgeous, flowing pieces are free of mohair, leather, silk, wool, and all other animal-derived materials.
Cardi B, Fashion Nova
Fashion Nova delivers a fresh set of fiery styles full of color, sexiness, and cutouts. The collection uses vegan leather to create the hottest looks for all body types, making it easy for everyone to rock the animal-friendly designs. Hit the club in a stunning blazer dress or choose a cutout jacket and sultry shorts for a night on the town.
Justin Bieber, Drew House
Justin Bieber moved from music to fashion with his new clothing line, Drew House. While the brand’s slogan is “Wear like you don’t care,” the line is actually quite caring since every item is 100 percent vegan! A nod to Bieber’s middle name, Drew House is all about casual comfort, offering a variety of bright hoodies, T-shirts, and camel-colored corduroy items. The entire line sold out within hours of launching—and we hope it’s because fans couldn’t get enough of these animal-free looks.
Rooney Mara, Hiraeth
Actor Rooney Mara’s fashion line will help you eliminate leather, wool, silk, and cashmere from your closet. Developed with her best friend, Sara Schloat, the ethically produced vegan line is for those looking for some high-quality wardrobe game-changers. In an interview with Vogue, Mara explained, “I realized there aren’t many [faux leather] options available for someone like me who is interested in design and wants high-quality pieces.”
Kat Von D, Von D Shoes
Kat Von D is upgrading her business plan to include Von D Shoes, a line of shoes that are handmade in Italy with high-quality vegan leather. But this isn’t just any vegan leather—in an effort to steer clear of plastic, Von D’s line is created from innovative and sustainable materials, such as wood, cork, bamboo, vegetable resins, and recycled fabrics. Get ready to add some stylish animal-free stilettos to your shoe collection.
Wearing animals is never cool, which is why we want to show you how to turn your wardrobe into a vegan dream. We also have the scoop on celebrities who have animal test–free beauty lines, so you can complete your look with gorgeous, cruelty-free makeup.