Vegan Fashion Round Up: Summer 2011

Melanie August 5, 2011 8
Vegan Fashion Round Up: Summer 2011

Hi everyone! It’s been a few months since I’ve brought you a vegan fashion round up, so to make up for it I’m going to share with you 3 months worth of vegan fashion finds. So sit back, relax, grab yourself a coffee or maybe a cocktail and take in my fabulous vegan fashion finds!

Peace Love Vegan

Peace Love Vegan is an ultra modern tee collection for both men & women that in it’s own minimalistic way makes a bold vegan statement. Oh and the best part a portion of all sales from LVP’s collection are donated to the Ocean Conservancy, Humane Society, Nature Conservancy, Save The Children and more!

“These shirts were created to raise the awareness for those that cannot speak, health, our co-inhabitants, compassion, and earth. Thank you for being veg, going green, 2 save the planet. ” – One Love Vegan
Black Vegan Tee (Unisex)Dark Peach Vegan Tank  • Black Vegan Tank Dress/TopWhite Oversized Vegan Tee
Image Source & Credit: Peace Love Vegan

Silver Lace Jewelry

These handmade silver casted lace jewelry pieces from Sheena Jewellery are utterly stunning. They’re the perfect mix of femininity and edginess.

“Feminine but not for the faint of heart!” – Sheena
Bold Antique Lace Necklace •  Lace Crown Ring
Image Source & Credit: Sheena Jewelery

Colour Blocking

While colour blocking is not a new trend (think the Mod look of the sixties) it is definitely back with a bold & bright bang. All colour blocking is, is putting areas or blocks of solid colors ranging from mute to bright to monatone to contrasting to complimentary next to each other to create an outfit.  These Four cruelty free pieces below available over at  ModCloth are perfect examples of colour blocking.

Ocean Aura SkirtColourblock Party DressVest Possible CombinationPep Rally Dress
Image Source & Credit: ModCloth

Vaute Couture Tanks

Stay cool and make a statement with these awesome tanks from one of my favourite vegan and eco-conscious brands Vaute Couture. I absolutely love their Animals Are Our Friends collection (Rabbit, Elephant & Chick tanks) the graphics are so simple but at the same time so powerful.  The Friends collection also comes in a sweatshirt style too. All VC tops & tanks are made from earth friendly materials and are sustainably printed in the USA.

Friends Not Food TankFriends Not Test Subjects TankFriends Not Entertainment Tank
Image Source & Credit: Vaute Couture

Nu-G Large Two Toned Satchel

I’m totally digging this Nu-G Satchel by De L’avion it’s large & spacious and perfect for everyday use. It’s made from lush vegan leather, comes in two fabulous neutral two tone colours and is available over @ chic online vegan boutique Alternative Outfitters.

Nu-G Large Taupe Two Toned SatchelNu-G Large Black Two Toned Satchel
Image Source & Credit: Alternative Outfitters


Chiaralascura is a cute little vegan shop from Italy. It’s full of fun tees, hoodies & bags for both men & women that are printed with hand illustrated graphics by the shop’s founder & designer Chiara (with the help of her boyfriend Lorenzo). Some of Chiara’s illustrations have a vegan message while, others are just adorable little random characters she’s dreamed up. All of her pieces are made with respect to people, animals and the planet. Chiara is currently trying to raise funds to help grow her little vegan business and you can checkout this video here to learn all about her fund raising.

Tofu & Onion Veg Love TeeSeñor Broccolo Revisited TeeEat different Ⓥ TeeAsparagus Armada
Image Source & Credit: Chiaralascura

Manimal’s SS11 Collection

I’m loving the fabulous new colours; pink clay and sand that Manimal’s is using in their new SS11 collection. Manimal’s has two vegan styles in their new collection; the Fringe Ankle Bootie & the Rib Cage Flat. Love them!

Fringe Ankle BootieRib Cage Flat
Image Source & Credit: Manimal

Milk And Honey

love, Love, LOVE these lush eco-friendly faux suede handbags & pouches from etsy shop Milk & Honey (not a very vegan name I know, lol). The faux suede is made from recycled pop bottles!

*Milk & Honey is not labeled as a 100% vegan shop but most of the items in the shop seem to be made from eco faux suede or organic twill but you know the drill always make sure to read an items materials before purchasing.*
Eco Friendly Secret Pocket Messenger – BlueEco Friendly Mini Feather Pouch – BlueEco Friendly Mini Feather Pouch – HoneyEco Friendly Secret Pocket Messenger – Camel
Image Source & Credit: Milk & Honey

Birds Of Oregon

These fabulous lockets from the Birds Of Oregon are not your mothers lockets. They’re a little more modern and a lot more fun. I would love to tuck a picture of a loved one away inside any of these hand illustrated lockets. The Fox one is my all time favourite!

Insta-matic Vintage Memory LocketLillebelle the Sleeping Fox LocketCassette Tape Locket
Image Source & Credit: Birds Of Oregon

Pansy Maiden SS11

When Laura from Pansy Maiden told me her new collection Darling Utility was inspired by Coco Avant Chanel, she had me at Coco. Being a huge fan of Coco myself I knew that it would be love at first sight with her new designs and as always she did not disappoint. Laura’s use of chic shapes, luxurious colours and smooth textures utterly radiate Coco’s simple but sophisticated fashion sense. The collection consists of 6 new styles that are made from some of the best cruelty free, eco-friendly and socially responsible materials available. These materials include buttery soft PVC free vegan leather (that doesn’t crack), ultrasuede made from recycled plastic bottles and last but not least organic twill. I personally have my eye on her Petite Hobo Bag, I love that it can be worn as both a shoulder bag and cross body bag.

Vintage + modern minimalism + feminine + functional = Darling Utility.
Whole Darling Utility Collection
Image Source & Credit: Pansy Maiden

I Heart Kale Necklace

Show the world your love for kale with this adorable light weight recycled aluminum I Heart Kale Necklace from vegan & eco friendly jewelry line Christy Robinson Designs. It really does seem to be all about kale lately and hey why not it’s a super tasty treat, especially in the form of kale chips. Yum!

I Love Kale Necklace by Christy Robinson Designs
Image Source & Credit: Christy Robinson Designs

Roni Kantor Vintage

They soooo had me at vintage inspired (vegan) shoes. – “These vintage inspired shoes are lovingly designed and hand crafted in a small cozy family factory and made out of 100% high quality vegan leather, out of love and respect to all living beings.” – Roni Kantor Vintage

Whole Collection
Image Source & Credit: Roni Kantor Vintage

Melanie Pyves is a 9 yr vegan and graphic / textile designer living in Toronto with her two adorable kitties Mosi & Beanie. About 2 yrs ago after discovering that there were very few websites or blogs online that solely featured vegan fashion items she decided to put her 9 yrs experience in fashion to work and start a vegan fashion blog. The Streets I Know: A Vegan Fashion Blog is where she daily shares her cruelty free fashion finds with her readers. Melanie and The Streets I Know were both recently featured in the fabulous vegan lifestyle book The Vegan Girls Guide To Life. She also currently writes about vegan fashion for vegan weddings blog Rose Pedals Vegan Weddings and ethical, ecological & vegan lifestyle blog One Green Planet. You can also follow her fashion musings & tips on Twitter, Pinterest & Facebook.

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  1. Mandi
    Mandi (Chic Vegan) August 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm -

    Awesome as always Mel, thank you! I LOVE Sheena Jewellry. Nice find!

  2. Natalia August 5, 2011 at 4:17 pm -

    Oh fun! I love that adorable “I love kale” necklace! The link seems to be broken and I can’t find it on Christy’s site. Can you help with the link?

  3. Mandi
    Mandi (Chic Vegan) August 5, 2011 at 7:31 pm -

    All fixed! There doesn’t appear to be a direct link to the necklace, but it is the 6th item down on the page. Love that necklace too!

  4. Melanie Ⓥ August 6, 2011 at 12:21 am -

    ya there was no direct link to the necklace I was only able to link the page it was on, or try to link it anyway, lol. thanks for fixing the link Mandi! xx

  5. K Jetson August 6, 2011 at 10:34 am -

    It maybe winter in my side of the world but I still love everything in this post

  6. Natalia August 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm -

    thanks so much!!!

  7. Laura Collins August 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm -

    Thanks so much for including Pansy Maiden in this list of AMAZING finds!
    I *need* a pair of Manimals STAT! I think this might be the year…Thanks

  8. Melanie Ⓥ August 9, 2011 at 1:57 am -

    Happy to include your fabulous bags in my post Laura, keep up the awesome work!

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