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Vegan Leather, the new status symbol

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It used to be when the question was asked “is this real leather”, stylish women wanted to hear “yes”.

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This meant the garment was more expensive and more in fashion. However, in our evolving society, consumers are conscious of where leather comes from and the suffering that occurs in order to produce a fashionable garment.

New, innovative developments in textile technology mimic the look and feel of leather. Faux Leather is no longer inferior to leather but in many ways superior. Faux leather is in most cases washable, and does not involve the expensive furrier method of cleaning, which leather requires.

Today's designers are mindful of the great alternatives to leather, and the consumers progression towards cruelty free fashion. “Vegan” leather has become a new fashion statement.

Vaute Couture (Houte couture with a V for Vegan), is an independent fashion house by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart . She dedicated herself to creating a line taking animals out of the the “fashion equation”, using recyclable and recycled vegan fabrics.

Ann Taylor features a variety of “Faux Leather” fashions finds including Faux Leather Quilted Jacket priced at $198.00 and the Faux Leather Paneled double weave dress, priced at $149.00.

Stella McCartney launched her own label in 2001, and consciously avoids the use of all leather and fur.

Her shoe collection, features a faux suede sling back pump with chain detail priced at $980.00 and a faux fur lined cold weather boot at $555.00 available at Neiman Marcus.

Big Buddha bags are animal-friendly, stylish, and priced around $100. Available in a variety of colors and styles, these are a great Vegan choice!

In 1971, 1 percent of U.S. citizens described themselves as vegetarians compaired to 2013 with 13 percent of Americans identifying themselves as vegan or vegetarian. . With This rapidly increasing number, and the development of quality synthetics, the Vegan fashion trend is here to stay.

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