It's easy to hear the term "vegan fashion" and automatically assume "limited choices". But growing an animal-friendly wardrobe needn't mean sacrificing your sense of style, and there are more out there than you’d think. Numerous new brands have popped up to hawk their ethical wares and even classic labels are getting in on the vegan act. If you'd like to invest in a pair of vegan trainers that are easily available in the UK, you're in the right place.
The younger generation is thought to be responsible for pushing the vegan agenda. "42% of vegans in the UK are aged 15 to 34 so Gen Z is a key driving force in this movement," Rachael Stott, senior creative researcher at trend agency The Future Laboratory, told Glamour. "They are conscious shoppers who want to know where and how their products are made."
And while the vegan footwear market is still trailing behind cruelty-free beauty, its popularity is growing. As Fashion United reported in March 2020, the number of shoes available described as "vegan" increased by 36% in the UK during the previous year. The number of shoes available described as ‘vegan’ increased by 27 percent in the US year-on-year and 36 percent in the UK. Our awareness of animal-free products and their importance has only grown in the past few years since this, too.
Footwear brands have responded to this desire in droves. Many designs fall into the trainer category. The following silhouettes come from affordable independent names, massive high street corporations, and sporting legends.
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