It may seem simple… I’m vegan so I don’t wear anything that comes from an animal, right?!
Well, what if you are new to this “veg” world or just beginning to explore the vegan lifestyle? Therefore, the thought of wearing fur-free (or faux leather) clothing may not seem as obvious to you. As I began my vegan journey, I learned that living vegan goes far beyond the plate.
It’s no secret, there are several luxury retailers announcing their fur-free initiatives. As well as many local brands and public figures coming out and stating they will have nothing to do with fur and some even transitioning towards a fully vegan lifestyle. Some animal welfare messages are subtle while others leave you with no guesswork. When you think of the word “vegan” some may automatically relate to food and half of that thought is true. Growing into my lifestyle though, I’ve discovered that for me, a vegan life means your beliefs reflect on the clothes you wear too.
Do you think 4 little words have the power to make a difference or at the very least change someone’s thought process. Fur Belongs to Animals…
“Charity and philanthropy are an important part of our brand & company. Together with our partners, we help to promote the relief message and help to raise the awareness.” – Filip Vuckovic – Co-founder of HIDE BEYOND
Why Hide Beyond is So Important in Today’s Fashion Industry…
Hide Beyond is a PETA approved vegan clothing brand that (yes) does not leave you guessing whether or not they believe in animal welfare. Filled with fur-free and plant-powered quotes the message here is positive and the 4 little word statement you see above (Fur Belongs to Animals) is powerful. Hide Beyond not only partners with various charities but creates a conversation and raises awareness. Whether you believe in vegan fashion or not the messages plant a seed in your mind and gets you thinking, even if it is to say you don’t agree.
Why I Choose to Be Fur-free
I always say, if I can’t kill the animal with my own hands then I won’t eat it. In this case, I won’t wear it either. I understand everyone’s point of view is different, I respect that. That fur coat may keep you warm or that genuine leather bag may look really pretty on your arm. I’ve heard it, I’ve thought it! For me though, I think about the animals. What the animal had to endure (I mean the entire lifecycle) for me to look nice in a pair of shoes for several… maybe even one occasion is not worth it to me.
Personally, it’s about wearing something that I feel positive about. Something that came from love with animals and humans in mind, that’s important to me. I can’t wear leather or fur (or any animal product) happily because I know that an animal suffered (in some form) for me to wear it.
“Philanthropy is part of who I am and giving back to the community is a way of life for me. There’s no greater feeling than knowing you’re making a difference. The best time to act is now.” – Filip Vuckovic – Co-founder of HIDE BEYOND
Hide Beyond is important because I hope by wearing their clothes someone will ask me, what does your shirt mean or I love avocado too where did you get that top? Hide Beyond may spark a conversation with someone who doesn’t know what vegan fashion is. We choose to live life as we please vegan fashion or not but there is a movement going on that is bigger than just good fashion, so awareness is key. Even if you (or I) don’t change anyone’s mind on wearing fur directly. Maybe, just maybe, you made an impact on someone you didn’t know by simply wearing a message. I’ll take my chances on that.
Learn more about this PETA approved vegan fashion brand at
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