Whether it’s ethical and sustainable clothes, green beauty or plan-based food, the UK’s first vegan fashion all day event, Bare Fashion, knows how to celebrate all things vegan.
The event was held in the Old Truman Brewery in London, hosting exciting independent animal-friendly clothes, shoes, bags, skin care, makeup, hair care and food brands. The guests had the opportunity to enjoy the pop-up shops, a panel of speakers (including influencers Marta Canga, Nicole from @veganbeautygirl and author Sascha Camilli) discussing vegan fashion and sustainability, as well as the catwalk featuring vegan and cruelty-free brands.
What have we seen? The inspiring brands you need to know about!
Ohros is a name behind scented, natural soy candles, essential oils and fragrances, which are, of course, all vegan. The owner, vegan herself, makes the hand-poured cruelty-free products in Hackney, London using as natural and as honest ingredients as possible.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The packaging, the labels, the product – this brand has it all.
Check them out at @ohroslondon.
This brand new vegan brand makes eco-friendly, cruelty-free and biodegradable cosmetic glitter available in over 10 colours. Since it’s made of natural ingredients the glitter is softer than traditional glitter and it can be used for face, body and hair.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Glitter is made of plant-based ingredients that decompose after 28 days.
Check them out at @barefoot.glitter.
UK-based, cruelty-free watch company creates men and women watches made of vegan leather. They use microfibre, PU and steel, as well as Piñatex, a natural leather alternative made from fibres extracted from pineapple leaves. Watches are priced between £120-150.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Votch is PETA approved vegan and donates 10% of profits to charity.
Check them out at @votchwatch.
Collection&Co was founded in 2016 as a vegan footwear and accessories brand that uses environmentally-friendly non-animal materials to create ladies shoes, begs, belts and hats. Their conscious design is all about upcycled and natural materials such as recycled plastic, hemp and pineapple leaf fibre.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The brand is a great proof vegan shoes can be stylish too.
Check them out at @collectionandco.
Slovakia born, German-based Andrea Tali founded vegan, fair-trade fashion brand Artisara with the ideas of creating simple wardrobe staples that don’t cost the earth or animals. A designer works closely with her seamstresses in Slovakia using 100% plant-based fabrics such as organic cotton and bamboo.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The aesthetic of the brand is beautiful, but high-quality materials are what makes it even more desirable.
Check them out at @artisarafashion.
Made by Coopers Apothecary
Made by Coopers is a modern apothecary that makes vegan beauty and wellness oils, mists, scrubs and candles with natural, organic and clean ingredients. The brand was founded in the UK by Clare and Darren Cooper in 2016 who hand blend all the ingredients to create products inspired by their trip to India.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Their atmosphere sprays and pillow mists are brilliant, definitely worth a try.
Check them out at @madebycoopers.
Mahla Clothing is a sustainable Copenhagen-based fashion brand founded by Tytti Sofia Hongisto in 2016. Tytti created her clothing based on high- quality, environmentally-friendly materials (including organic cotton, Tencel, hemp and cupro) and fair production; everything is made in Estonia and Denmark.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Mahla Clothing also uses deadstock and leftover materials to create new conscious pieces.
Check them out at @mahlaclothing.
Runes Skincare is 100% vegan and ethical skincare company committed to creating cruelty-free and sustainable beauty products. They believe that nature is the best source for wellbeing and prosperity which is even represented in the brand’s logo.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Absolutely natural high-quality ingredients.
Check them out at @runesskincare.