Vegan fashion house VAUTE creates animal-free clothing with the same insulation factor and quality as woollen knits and leatherwear.

VAUTE has developed an outerwear clothing collection, including knitwear and accessories, made from animal-free and locally sourced materials. The garments are made from 100% organically sourced fabrics, which do not contain leather, fur, wool, mohair, silk or other animal products. VAUTE creates coats from organic cotton moleskin, which it insulates with recycled Primaloft fiber – a synthetic microfiber alternative to feathers. Their hats are made from recycled plastic bottles, hand-blocked in one of USA’s few remaining hat factories. The knitwear products are created with single-thread technology, in which the sweater is knitted with one continuous string of yarn, thus leaving no residual waste. In 2013, VAUTE participated in New York Fashion Week as the first vegan fashion house.

“The future of fashion is one that includes no animals as textiles. We put in the blood, sweat, and tears to get there one day.”

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart – Founder and CEO, VAUTE

Why you should care

Animal breeding for clothing purposes and the chemical treatment of animal products, such as leather and fur, presents several environmental and ethical issues. Vegan proponents advocate strongly against the harm done to animals. The chemicals used to treat animal products can also cause negative impacts for workers and the environment. By creating sustainable alternatives to animal skins and fur, VAUTE is deviating from traditional and unsustainable production methods.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Responsible consumption and production

By not using animal products, VAUTE avoids the chemical-intensive and polluting processes required to produce leather and furs.