Vegan tees and tops: samey, boring or hard to find? No way!
Why I want to tell you about casual tops
I know vegans and non-vegans who think that it’s really hard to find vegan clothing. Somehow, people equate wanting to wear something that wasn’t sourced from an animal, to making do and having limited choices.
I want to dispel this myth, so I’m going to publish a series of articles about clothing, ranging from casual, smart, summery and dressy.
Tops and Tees: materials
Many tops and tees are vegan by accident. Some may have designs embossed on it using non-vegan materials, such as, leather, wool, feathers and so on, but most are vegan.
Generally, tops and tees will be made from cotton or synthetic materials, such as, elastane or polyester. For this reason, many ‘high street stores’ will stock a large range of vegan tops and tees.
Tops and Tees: designs
As you probably know, tops come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can be varied in terms of sleeve length, neck line, the length of the top, sleeve style and the cut, They may be plain, boast a logo, or have an illustration or slogan of some sort on it. Thus there is an abundance of styles.
This one is from Bazaar De Luxe. I love the the reactions I get when people read it. Many have to read it a couple of times before they ‘get it.’ I like that because it is a catalyst for thought. I also like the finish on the sleeves.
The crux of it all
I like this one because compassion, (a lot of the time) is the crux of what determines whether I speak, do or abstain. It is a choice, which we all have the power of making. This t-shirt is by Threads For Love.
If you’re vegan do you have to have it written all over your clothes?
Not at all! Until a few years ago, most of my tops were plain. I didn’t like patterns, images or any type of design really. I was so averse to it, that if the top was plain but had a logo that was quite visible, I wouldn’t wear it. I’m not sure why, but that changed a few years ago, and I started buying tops with messages on them. However, vegans are no less or more vegan because of this, so please don’t equate veganism with clothing displaying vegan messages.