If you don’t want to support the leather industry but still want to rock the leather-look trend, you’re in luck—so many retailers offer vegan leather statement pieces year-round.
The production of leather is not only cruel to the cows, dogs, and cats who are killed for their skin but also destructive to the environment. After an animal’s skin is ripped from their body, it has to be tanned, or processed with toxic chemicals that prevent the skin from continuing to decompose. Those chemicals contaminate water and can cause cancer in tannery workers and those who live nearby. With so many high-quality animal-free materials to choose from, there’s no reason to contribute to animal suffering and environmental pollution. Vegan leather materials can come from many sources, all of which save animals and are much better for the environment.
Check out our list below for some unique vegan leather statement pieces, beyond the classic biker jacket:
Anthropologie Samira Faux Leather Jumpsuit
Anthropologie’s “friendly fauxs” line offers unique ways to wear vegan leather. The Samira jumpsuit is perfect for layering over light sweaters for a polished fall look—and it comes in petite and plus sizes, too.
Anthropologie Mariska Faux Leather Midi Skirt
The Mariska faux leather midi skirt makes for a versatile addition to your work wardrobe.
Noize DANA-X Heavyweight Parka
Platinum PETA Business Friend Noize offers high-quality outerwear made from vegan leather and faux furs, like this heavyweight parka that’s perfect for the chilliest winters.
UNIQUE21 Longline Jacket
UNIQUE21’s longline jacket comes in a creamy camel-colored vegan leather and is perfect for layering with your other fall-winter staples.
ASOS DESIGN Leather Look Midi Aviator
Get ready for winter with this two-tone coat from ASOS DESIGN. It’s lined with borg, a high-quality sheepskin replacement that gives this coat a fluffy feel without animal suffering.
ASOS DESIGN Leather Look Pleated Midi Skirt
Pleats give this leather-look midi skirt a flowing, feminine feel.
Delikate Rayne Vegan Leather Bustier
Vegan brand Delikate Rayne offers unique vegan leather options, such as this form-fitting vegan leather bustier. It comes in a variety of colors and pairs perfectly with any of the designer’s vegan leather skirts and shorts.
Wild Honey Boiler Suit in Faux Leather
The Wild Honey boiler suit comes in a matte vegan leather, elevating this classic jumpsuit to a more sophisticated level.
Nasty Gal Faux Leather Blazer
Channel your inner Buffy with this long-line vegan leather blazer.
ZARA Faux Leather Slouchy Pants
These slouchy pants from ZARA can be easily dressed up with heels, while still feeling soft and comfortable.
UO Maya Faux Leather Pleated Trouser Pant
Urban Outfitters offers a variety of vegan leather pieces, but the Maya pleated trouser pants stand out with their unique green color, high waist, and self-tie belt.
Stella McCartney Skin Free Skin Skirt
UNIQUE21 Fitted Blazer and Slim Pants in Lilac PU Two-Piece
This lilac two-piece is the pantsuit of your dreams. The playful color and material give a more relaxed twist to this business-wear set.
Via Spiga Faux Leather Coat with Faux Shearling Trim
Update your go-to winter coat with this faux-leather and faux-shearling piece from Via Spiga.
These are just a few of the many vegan leather options out there. For more ideas on incorporating vegan materials into your wardrobe instead of those derived from animals, check out our “How to Wear Vegan” guide: