The biker jacket: an edgy element that instantly toughens up any outfit with its very own brand of nonchalant elegance. Whether you wear yours over skinny jeans or a lace dress, paired with a fedora or ankle boots, it’s a timeless piece that will never age or date.
When choosing the perfect vegan leather jacket, it’s easy to get lost in the jungle – after all, both the high-end and high-street ends of the fashion spectrum are overflowing with faux-leather options. But what if you also want your new jacket to be kind to humans and the environment, all while staying away from real leather? Luckily, brands and retailers that care about animals often also have the rest of the planet in mind – but they might not be as easily accessible in your local high street. That’s why we’ve done the work for you! We’ve picked our favourite ethical and sustainable vegan biker jackets to add to your spring wardrobe. Take your pick – and do so with a clear conscience.
Dauntless is a vegan fashion label from NYC focusing solely on faux-leather jackets. Constantly perfecting the sourcing of their materials, Dauntless’ mission is to create sustainable vegan biker jackets that are as durable as they are stylish. The Moto 1 is wind- and water resistant and lined with faux silk. Throw this on over boyfriend jeans, heels and a loose blouse for a city-chic look.
Break your addiction to all things black by adding this midnight-blue jacket to your wardrobe. Accessorized with zip details and quilted panels, this biker designed by iconic socialité Cornelia Guest is made from polyurethane, which is more planet-friendly and less toxic than its vegan-leather counterpart, PVC. It will be pure perfection worn over a LBD.
Meet the leather-less biker jacket! This design is actually made from organic cotton – and it’s locally produced in San Francisco. Wear yours over a casual jeans-and-tee outfit for relaxed weekend chic.
Making a splash with their cruelty-free offerings, Aritzia is a brand with a heart in more ways than one – the company regularly donates clothing and provides funding for causes that empower young women. Their designs all come in recyclable shopping bags, and the company also supports a long list of charities, including Dress For Success, which helps disadvantaged women on the road to financial independence. This vegan suede biker will look amazing with flares.
A locally constructed design from VAUTE that feels like vintage leather – but is infinitely kinder to the earth, as it is made from canvas with a family recipe of wax protection, keeping it water- and wind-resistant. Wear with skinny trousers or unzipped over a shift dress.
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