A fashion-conscious vegan is often put to dilemma of sacrificing esthetics for ethics?
Vegans, who can neither eat nor wear any animal products, including fashion staples like leather, wool and silk often find it impossible to get a trendy handbag, a great sweater or a fashionable pair of shoes.
But times are changing. Top designer like Stella McCartney's designs are animal free.
Montreal-based Matt and Nat designes a line of faux-leather handbags that are a hit with both vegans and meat-eaters alike. The nine-year-old company recently added a line of leather-free shoes to its collection.
Vancouver-based designer and retailer John Fluevog, well known for the funky leather shoes that he designes, has also added latest styles that feature vegan-friendly hemp uppers and natural gum soles.
Hence proved: Style and social consciousness can happily coexist.