Published by Rebecca Maness.

Cozy sweater season is upon us once again, and you might be looking to add some new knitwear to your wardrobe. Not all of it is the same, however, as some kinds are made with materials that aren’t friendly to animals. Wool, angora, cashmere, mohair, and other materials are taken from sheep, alpacas, rabbits, and other animals who experience pain, fear, love, and joy. The industries that use these animals treat them like objects, not the individuals they actually are. Make sure you aren’t supporting this cruelty by choosing only vegan fall knits made from vegan fabrics such as cotton, hemp, microfiber, bamboo, and linen.

We’ve gathered these vegan knits to help you find your favorite:

Apparis Andi Cardigan

ASOS Daisy Street Relaxed High Neck Sweater in Space Knit


ASOS Topman Knit Crew Neck Sweater With Boucle Texture


Everlane The No-Sweat Sweater

© Everlane

Express Cable Knit Cardigan

© Express

Infantium Victoria Off-White WEGANOOL Hoodie

© Infantium Victoria

J.Jill Pure Jill Collared Soft Sweater

KD New York The Mock Neck Pullover

pact Airplane Cardigan

Torrid Vegan Cashmere Pullover Turtle Neck Sweater

© Torrid

Victoria’s Secret Cozy Knit Cropped Cardigan Sweater

© Victoria's Secret

Will’s Vegan Store Recycled Slouch Knit Mockneck

© Will's Vegan Store

And for an extra layer of wool-free warmth, check out MATT & NAT’s Evie Women’s Vegan Wool Coat.

By choosing vegan materials in your wardrobe, you’ll be helping to save the lives of countless animals. Going vegan is also the best personal change that you can make to help protect the environment and to improve your personal health. For more information about vegan style, see our guide:

How to Wear Vegan

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