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Go vegan: The local labels making it easy to go green

Image via SÜK Workwear
Words by Fashion Journal

Make a change.

There’s a global movement encouraging us all to shop thoughtfully and opt for vegan, cruelty-free products.

Leading the charge locally, a number of lifestyle labels are delivering an all-vegan offering across workwear, footwear, beauty and beyond. The below should help you weed out the green from the mean.

SÜK Workwear (pictured above)

Mimosa Schmidt spent years on male-dominated farms, ships and building sites in workwear designed for bodies that looked nothing like hers. The resulting chafing and general discomfort led her to launch SÜK, where she designs functional, gender-inclusive and vegan work clothes. Think boiler suits, overalls, work pants and crop tops made from quality, chemical-free materials. The designs are comfortable and versatile enough to slot in with your everyday wardrobe, just as seamlessly as they fit in with your work gear. Plus, $1 from every garment sold is donated to The Social Studio.

sukworkwear.com.au

Zuii Organic

Certified vegan and completely organic, Zuii Organic’s Lux Range is formulated to protect the skin from the damaging effects of the environment. Pavlova Lutheri extract is combined with the brand’s signature blend of functional actives and botanicals to provide nourishment and create a protective barrier against pollutants. Made with real flowers, the range features a line of creamy Lux Lipsticks and two types of foundation – the Flawless Foundation and Luminescent Foundation. Also included in the range is the Lux Finishing Powder, which features a rose petal finish.

zuiiorganic.com

Zette Shoes 

Fitzroy-based retailer Vegan Style has spent the last few years developing its own accessories through in-house label, Zette Shoes. Every pair of shoes is made in Europe from premium materials and (as a personal touch) named after one of the founders’ many foster cats. The label’s Winter collection is all about taking sophisticated, elegant styles and giving them an unexpectedly playful twist. You’ll find pops of warm orange, metallic prints and glittery combat boots. And because everyone should be able to find a pair of bold, cruelty-free shoes, the brand now offers extended men’s and unisex sizing.

veganstyle.com.au

Lumen + Luxe

Few things create atmosphere like lighting a candle or diffusing essential oils. Smell is the strongest sense we have and Lumen + Luxe believes in taking advantage of that to improve people’s moods and lives. The brand offers candles, diffusers, room sprays and mists that, thanks to all-natural ingredients like 100% vegetable soy and coconut wax, won’t harm you or the Earth. Choose from scents like French Pear, Lime in the Coconut, Persian Oud and Madagascan Vanilla. Until September, you will also score a complimentary essential oil roller with any online purchase using code FJReader.

lumenandluxe.com.au

Ettitude

We all know beauty sleep is important, but what you’re sleeping in makes a difference, too. Ettitude makes its bedding with vegan silk not just because it’s comfortable and ethical, but because it’s better for you. Its sheets use bamboo lyocell, a fabric that is good for skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Vegan silk is antibacterial, so Ettitude sheets don’t have to be washed as frequently as cotton ones. There are also bonus beauty effects, like reduced hair frizz and no post-slumber crease marks on your skin. Use code FJSPECIAL to get 20% off your first order here.

ettitude.com.au

This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 190. You can read it here.

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