Choose vegan fabrics, materials, textiles. Don’t buy materials like wool, skins, hides, fur, feathers + hair, which exploit animals as part of the production process.
Non Vegan Fabrics, Materials, Textiles List
Derived From Animals
- Aba is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from goats or camel hair.
- Acetate is NOT VEGAN, (unless specified otherwise) fiber formed by a compound of cellulose, refined from cotton linters and/or wood pulp, and acetic acid, can be mixed with with silk, wool or cotton to make it stronger.
- Albert Cloth, is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from woolen animals such as sheep.
- Alepine is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived, a mix of wool and silk or mohair and cotton.
- Alligator Leather is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived, derived from the hide of alligators.
- Alpaca is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from alpacas, a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the alpaca or a rayon or cotton imitation.
- Angola is NOT VEGAN, (unless specified otherwise) can be from woolen animals and cotton.
- Angora Wool is NOT VEGAN, from angora rabbits, fur is ripped or plucked from their skin.
- Ardass is NOT VEGAN, a fine silk animal-derived from silkworms.
- Baize is NOT VEGAN, coarse woolen green colored fabric, commonly used on gaming tables, napped to resemble felt, also used as liners and for craft projects, shrinks when washed.
- Barathea is TYPICALLY NOT VEGAN, (unless specified otherwise), may be from silkworms and made from silk, rayon or acetate.
- Beaver Cloth is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from woolen animals, napped and pressed down to resemble beaver fur.
- Bedford is NOT VEGAN, (unless specified otherwise) can be from cotton, wool, silk or a combination of fibers.
- Bicast Leather is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from cows, split leather with a thick layer of polyurethane, originally made for the apparel industry for glossy shoes, later adopted by the furniture industry.
- Boar Hair is NOT VEGAN.
- Bombazine is NOT VEGAN. lt’s from silk or silk and wool, can sometimes be cotton and wool or wool alone. Vegan forms are from tree-silk or cotton.
- Broadcloth is NOT VEGAN, (unless specified otherwise) dense, plain woven cloth with a lustrous finish, can be woolen fabric or a closely woven silk or synthetic fabric with a narrow crosswise rib, modern broadcloth may be cotton or a cotton blend.
- Brocade is NOT VEGAN, thick, weighty, heavy fancy expensive material with a raised pattern, a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks, cotton and polyester threads along with metallic thread, a thick, weighty, fancy material with a raised pattern, commonly used in opera dresses and costumes or ornate silk cushions, often with patterns of flowers.
- Buck Fleece is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived, made from fleece from a ram.
- Cabretta Leather is NOT VEGAN. lt’s South American sheep hair for gloves and shoe uppers. It can also be skins of similar hairy sheep from other countries in East and West Africa.
- Camelhair is NOT VEGAN, a soft cloth, animal-derived from camels.
- Camlet is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from camel or goat’s hair, later made of goat’s hair and silk or of wool and cotton.
- Cashgora is NOT VEGAN, fiber from crossing cashmere goats with angora goats.
- Cashmere is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from cashmere goats and other types of goats.
- Cerecloth (Altar Cloth) is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from bees, waterproof waxed cloth.
- Challis is NOT VEGAN. lt’s originally a silk-and-wool blend, which can also be from cotton, silk or wool or from man-made fabrics such as rayon.
- Charmeuse is NOT VEGAN (unless specified otherwise), made of silk, cotton or manmade fabric.
- Chenille is NOT VEGAN. It may be silk, wool, cotton or rayon and olefin, a heavy fabric woven with chenille cord, commonly used in upholstery.
- Cheviot is NOT VEGAN. lt’s from wool, originally from the Cheviot sheep but now other types of sheep’s wool or blends of wool and manmade fibers.
- Chiffon is NOT VEGAN, cotton, silk or synthetic fibers.
- Chinchilla Cloth is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from wool of the the chinchilla animal, heavy, spongy woolen overcoat fabric.
- Crepe, Crape, Crepe de Chine is NOT VEGAN. lt’s originally from carded wool or worsted yarn, but is now often from either wool, cotton or synthetic fiber.
- Damask is NOT VEGAN, silk, wool, linen, cotton or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving.
- Deerskin is NOT VEGAN, leather skin made from deer hide.
- Doeskin is NOT VEGAN, medium-weight wool fabric with a short, soft nap and a tightly woven structure, soft but hardwearing due to its compact weave.
- Down is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from ducks, geese and other waterfowl.
- Eiderdown is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from the breast of the female eider duck, it takes 55 nests to create one kilogram of eiderdown.
- Faille is NOT VEGAN, silk, rayon or cotton fabric.
- Feathers are NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from feathers of various birds.
- Felt is NOT VEGAN, cloth made of wool and fur, compressed matted animal fibers.
- Flannel is NOT VEGAN, now often made from either wool, cotton or synthetic fiber.
- Fleece is NOT VEGAN, made from sheered animals such as sheep.
- Foulard is NOT VEGAN, made of silk or a mix of silk and cotton.
- Frieze is NOT VEGAN, heavy woolen fabric with a long nap.
- Fur is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from furry animal hides, such as the skins of mammals like foxes, beavers, mink, etc.
- Gabardine is NOT VEGAN, traditionally worsted wool, but may also be cotton, texturized polyester or a blend.
- Georgette is NOT VEGAN, silk dress material.
- Grogram is NOT VEGAN, type of coarse fabric that’s a mix of silk and wool or mohair and stiffened with gum.
- Grosgrain is NOT VEGAN, silk or silk like fabric with crosswise ribs.
- Haircloth is NOT VEGAN, woven from horsehair or camelhair, used for upholstery or stiffening in garments.
- Horsehair is NOT VEGAN, horsehair fibers, used for upholstery and cosmetic brushes and applicators.
- Jersey is NOT VEGAN, unless specified otherwise, made of wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers.
- Kidskin is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived leather made from the hide of a young goat.
- Lambskin is NOT VEGAN, made from the skin of a young sheep.
- Lambswool is NOT VEGAN, made of wool clipped from lambs up to 8 months old.
- Leather is NOT VEGAN. lt’s animal hide and skin. Often cattle hide but can also be from alligator, buckskin, calfskin, chamois, cordovan, cowhide, crocodile, doeskin, grain leather, kid, lambskin, pigskin, pin seal, reptile, reversed leather, Russian, shearling, skiver, snakeskin, and suede.
- Linsey-Woolsey is NOT VEGAN. lt’s linen or cotton warp and a woolen weft.
- Llama Wool is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from llamas.
- Mackinaw is NOT VEGAN, heavy woolen cloth, napped and felted, often a plaid design.
- Mohair is NOT VEGAN, made from the hair of the Angora goat.
- Moire is NOT VEGAN, produced mainly from silk, but also wool, cotton and rayon.
- Moleskin is NOT VEGAN. It may be from wool or a durable cotton fabric with a velvety nap, meant to resemble, but is not, the skin of a mole.
- Moreen is NOT VEGAN, strong fabric of wool, wool and cotton or cotton often used in upholstery.
- Mother of Pearl (Nacre) is NOT VEGAN, animal-derived from oysters, abalone or other mollusks.
- Motley is NOT VEGAN, multicolored woolen fabric of mixed threads, originating in England.
- Mousseline de Soie is NOT VEGAN, silk or rayon, literally meaning ‘muslin of silk’.
- Ninon is NOT VEGAN, (unless specified otherwise) made from silk, rayon or nylon.
- Nubuck is NOT VEGAN, made from leather.
- Organza is NOT VEGAN, silk, polyester or nylon.
- Paisley is NOT VEGAN, wool fabric with colorful, curved, swirling patterns and shapes.
- Pigskin is NOT VEGAN, pigskin is a natural fiber, derived from the skin of pigs.
- Plush is NOT VEGAN, fabric, as of silk, cotton or wool.
- Polyamide is NOT VEGAN, if made from wool or silk may also be synthetic, if artificially made.
- Pongee is NOT VEGAN, raw silk.
- Ramie may be VEGAN if blended with fibers such as cotton but is NOT VEGAN when blended with other fibers such as wool. It is a fiber crop made from the plant called Chinese Nettle.
- Rep, Repp, Reps, Rip may be VEGAN if only cotton but it is typically NOT VEGAN since it is commonly a blend of silk, wool, cotton or cottonsilk. It is a cloth in fine cords or ribs across the width of a piece.
- Russet is NOT VEGAN, wool and dyed with wood and madder, homespun fabric, a reddish brown, grey or brown shade.
- Samite is NOT VEGAN, silk fabric, heavy, often woven with gold or silver threads.
- Sarcenet is NOT VEGAN, fine silk fabric typically used for linings.
- Sarsenet is NOT VEGAN, fine silk fabric typically used for linings.
- Satin is NOT VEGAN, silk, nylon or polyester.
- Serge is NOT VEGAN, twilled woolen fabric.
- Shag is NOT VEGAN.
- Shantung is NOT VEGAN, silk fabric.
- Shark Skin, Shagreen, Sharkskin is NOT VEGAN.
- Sheepskin is NOT VEGAN. It’s is a natural fiber from the hide of a sheep.
- Silk is NOT VEGAN, produced by silkworms to form their cocoons, fabric made from fine threads produced by insect larvae.
- Sponge Cloths MAY OR MAY NOT BE VEGAN.
- Stammel is NOT VEGAN, coarse woolen clothing fabric, typically used for undergarments and dyed
- Suede is NOT VEGAN. It’s the underside of skin, primarily lamb, although goat, pig, calf and deer are common.
- Swan’s Down is NOT VEGAN, soft woolen fabric especially used for baby clothing.
- Taffeta is NOT VEGAN, silk or synthetic fibers.
- Tammy Cloth is NOT VEGAN, wool or wool and cotton.
- Tapestry, Tapis is NOT VEGAN, usually wool or cotton, but may include silk, gold, silver or other alternatives.
- Tulle is NOT VEGAN, (unless specified otherwise) made of silk, rayon or nylon.
- Tweed is NOT VEGAN, woolen yarns, thick fabric for clothing originating in Scotland.
- Velvet is NOT VEGAN, silk, nylon, acetate, rayon, linen, wool, mohair, etc.
- Vicuna is NOT VEGAN, soft wool from the fleece of the vicuña’s undercoat.
- Viyella is NOT VEGAN, a twilled mixture of cotton and wool.
- Whipcord is NOT VEGAN.
- Wincey is NOT VEGAN, wool and cotton, commonly used for warm shirts and pajamas
- Wool, Woolen, Woollen is NOT VEGAN, sheep and certain other animals, including cashmere from goats, mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, angora from rabbits, and other types of wool from camelids.
- Worsted is NOT VEGAN, woolen fabric, a hard, textured surface.
Vegan Fabrics, Materials, Textiles List
NOT Derived From Animals
- Abaca Banana IS VEGAN, a hemp-like fiber for cordage. Raw materials are typically discarded after banana harvesting and taken from the stems of each banana and discarded from the trees. Excess tree stocks are moved then cut and processed into fibers which can be weaved together into a solid fabric base. It creates this silk-like fabric.
- Acrylic IS VEGAN, synthetic fabric, soft, lightweight and wool-like, used in winter wear, such as sweaters and fleece.
- Aertex IS VEGAN. A trademark for a loosely woven cotton fabric that makes shirts and underwear, weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers.
- Aida Cloth IS VEGAN, made from 100% cotton, used for needlework, a common cross stitch fabric, an open weave makes the holes easy to see
- Alcantara IS VEGAN, made from a common synthetic textile, composed of approximately 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane, a carbon neutral material producer brand with environmental and sustainable incentives.
- Apple Leather IS VEGAN, made from discarded apple peels, commonly a byproduct of the apple juice industry.
- Baft IS VEGAN, a cheap, coarse cotton fabric, also known as Baffetta.
- Barkcloth IS VEGAN, 100% cotton fabric, named for its resemblance to the original bark cloth made from the bark of trees.
- Bamboo IS VEGAN, either 100% bamboo yarn or a blend of bamboo and cotton yarn, bamboo fibers are eco-friendly, durable, strong, porous, breathable and absorbent.
- Banana Leather IS VEGAN, made from 100% fibers of the banana plant stem.
- Banana Silk IS VEGAN, fabric spun from fibers on the stalk of the banana plant which is fine and resembles silk.
- Batiste IS VEGAN, lightweight, semi-sheer cotton fabric, a thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric, used for shirts or dresses, Linen is a preferred fabric because it is moth resistant, light and can dry easily.
- Beech Tree Fiber IS VEGAN. Modal, a variety of rayon, exclusively from the renewable fiber of beech trees. It’s very soft and smooth, with a moderate to high sheen. Additionally, it’s soft, drapes well, dyes easily, retains shape, size as well as strength even after washings.
- Buckram IS VEGAN, cotton or linen, a coarse cotton fabric stiffened with glue used in bookbinding and to stiffen clothing.
- Bunting IS VEGAN, a loosely woven fabric made by weaving, felting, knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers, used for flags, etc., strong enough to last, but versatile enough to be perfect in making the intricate designs many flags.
- Burlap IS VEGAN, made from jute, hemp or flax yarn.
- Cactus Leather, IS VEGAN, made from the cactus plant.
- Calico IS VEGAN, cotton, a plain-woven textile made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton.
- Cambric IS VEGAN. Initially linen (flax), then cotton in the 19th century. It is also called batiste. Additionally it was for linens, shirtings, handkerchieves and as fabric for lace and needlework.
- Canton Flannel IS VEGAN, cotton fabric, a stout cotton fabric with nap only on one side
- Canvas IS VEGAN, heavy closely woven fabric often used for clothing, backpacks, chairs, sails or tents.
- Chambray IS VEGAN. Initially linen (flax), then cotton in the 19th century. It is also called batiste. Additionally it was for linens, shirtings, handkerchieves and as fabric for lace and needlework.
- Cheesecloth or Cheese Cloth IS VEGAN. If 100% cotton, uses include makeing vegan cheese, plant-based milk, tofu, etc. It’s a cotton cloth that is loose and resembles gauze.
- Chino IS VEGAN, made of 100% cotton and cotton-synthetic blends, a coarse twilled cotton fabric often used for uniforms.
- Chintz IS VEGAN, cotton fabric, a brightly printed and glazed cotton fabric.
- Cocona IS VEGAN. It’s natural, activated carbons derived from coconut shells and volcanic sands. Such particles are then combined with a synthetic polymer base.
- Coconut Fiber IS VEGAN. Coconut fiber is currently being produced to become a material similar to rayon, which is conventionally made from trees, production requires minimal land, water, and energy use.
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- Coir IS VEGAN, fiber extracted from the outside layer of the husk on the shell of a coconut
- Cork IS VEGAN, soft bark of a kind of oak tree, lightweight material made from the bark, when cork bark is harvested from a cork oak tree, it doesn’t harm the tree itself, which makes it a useful, renewable material.
- Corn Leather IS VEGAN. It’s a natural fiber combined with polyurethane (PU), composed of 50% corn waste and polyurethane. Additionally, ratios may vary from 47% to 82% corn pulp depending on brand.
- Corduroy IS VEGAN, usually made of cotton, a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs.
- Cotton IS VEGAN, white fibrous substance that surrounds the seeds of a tropical and subtropical plant that grows soft, fluffy fibers, fabric woven from cotton fibers, grows best in very warm climates, used to make clothing, bedding, t-shirts, jeans, underwear, socks, bath towels, pillow cases, curtains, etc. *be sure to buy organic cotton to avoid pesticide usage and further toxicity
- Cotton Flannel IS VEGAN, cotton fabric, a stout cotton fabric with nap only on one side
- Cretonne IS VEGAN, cotton fabric, an unglazed heavy fabric, brightly printed, used for slipcovers and draperies from hemp or linen.
- Cupro IS VEGAN, made out of cotton regenerated cellulose fiber, recycled cotton linter, the fluffy fiber around the plant’s seeds.
- Dazzle IS VEGAN, a polyester fabric.
- Denim, Dungaree IS VEGAN, cotton fabric, a coarse durable twill-weave cotton fabric.
- Diaper IS VEGAN, a fabric, usually cotton or linen with a distinctive woven pattern of small repeated figures.
- Dimity IS VEGAN, a strong cotton fabric, raised pattern, used for bedcovers and curtains.
- Drill IS VEGAN, a durable cotton fabric.
- Duck Cloth IS VEGAN, a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave typically used for clothing and tents.
- ECONYL IS VEGAN, a recycled fiber made from waste such as industrial plastic, waste fabric, and fishing nets from the ocean.
- Egyptian Cotton IS VEGAN, 100% cotton from Egypt.
- Elastane IS VEGAN, polyester-polyurethane copolymer.
- Elastic IS VEGAN, strands of rubber or an imitative synthetic fiber, made of yarns containing an elastic material.
- Etamine, Etamin IS VEGAN. A light cotton, a soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh often used for clothing and curtains.
- Faux–Fur IS VEGAN. It’s synthetic fiber to resemble animal fur.
- Faux–Silk IS VEGAN. It’s a fabric which looks like silk but is not, has the look of silk without being difficult to care for.
- Faux–Suede IS VEGAN, fabric which looks like suede but is not, has the look of suede without being difficult to care for, used instead of suede in clothing by animal activists.
- Fiber, Vulcanized Fiber IS VEGAN. lt’s a leather-like material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.
- Flannelette IS VEGAN. lt’s light cotton fabric imitating flannel.
- Fustian IS VEGAN. lt’s strong cotton and linen fabric.
- Gingham IS VEGAN, cotton cloth, a fabric in a plaid weave.
- Hemp IS VEGAN. Fiber from the stalk of the cannabis sativa plant, inferior in quality to flax, but stronger and easily bleached, better grades may even be used to manufacture carpets, biodegradable, grows without pesticides.
- Jute IS VEGAN. lt’s vegetable fiber from the Jute plant.
- Kapok IS VEGAN.
- Khaki IS VEGAN. lt’s usually cotton and linen.
- Kombucha Leather IS VEGAN. Kombucha leather is a gel-like film from bacteria and yeast in the fermenting kombucha tea.
- Lame IS VEGAN, fabric interwoven with threads of metal.
- Leatherette, Imitation Leather IS VEGAN, imitation leather made from paper, cloth, etc. It’s fabric meant to look like leather.
- Linen IS VEGAN. It’s textile made from the fibers of the flax plant.
- Lint IS VEGAN, cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side, commonly used to dress wounds
- Lisle is VEGAN, a type of strong cotton thread, or a cloth woven from lisle thread
- Lyocell IS VEGAN, natural, material made from wood pulp, manufactured by an environmentally-friendly process that reuses processing chemicals, recyclable, biodegradable
- Macintosh IS VEGAN, lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric
- Mackintosh IS VEGAN, lightweight waterproof (usually rubberized) fabric
- Madras IS VEGAN, lightweight cotton fabric
- Mango Leather IS VEGAN. Mango leather is from mango fruits.
- Marseille IS VEGAN, cotton fabric, strong with a raised pattern, often used for bedspreads
- Microfiber IS VEGAN, a synthetic yarn
- Microsuede IS VEGAN. Microsuede is faux leather from polyester fabric.
- Modal IS VEGAN, rayon, a semi-synthetic cellulose fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose, in this case often from beech trees
- Monks Cloth IS VEGAN, heavy cloth in basket weave, made from cotton
- Moquette IS VEGAN, synthetic fabric, thick and velvety used for carpets and soft upholstery
- Muslin IS VEGAN, woven fabric of cotton or cotton/polyester blends.
- Nankeen IS VEGAN. lt’s cotton, a pale yellow cloth, commonly from ordinary cotton which is then dyed.
- Nanollose IS VEGAN. lt’s sustainable Tree-Free Rayon from microbes that convert waste products into microbial cellulose. The process takes less than one month, requires very little land, water or energy. Microbial cellulose is converted into rayon fibers using the Nanollose technology, which is compatible with existing industry processing and manufacturing equipment.
- Neoprene IS VEGAN. lt’s a synthetic rubber, a brand of polychloroprene by DuPont®.
- Nullarbor IS VEGAN. lt’s from bacteria to ferment liquid coconut waste from the food industry into cellulose.
- Nylon IS VEGAN. lt’s a synthetic fabric.
- Oilcloth IS VEGAN. lt’s cloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin.
- Olefin IS VEGAN. lt’s a synthetic, manmade material also known as polypropylene.
- Organdy IS VEGAN. lt’s a stiff, sheer muslin.
- Orlon IS VEGAN. lt’s synthetic, acrylic textile fiber, crease-resistant made with Orlon yarns.
- Oxford Cloth IS VEGAN. lt’s natural or synthetic, cotton or synthetic blend.
- Percale IS VEGAN. lt’s fine, closely woven cotton fabric.
- PET IS VEGAN. lt comes from polyester.
- PETE IS VEGAN. lt comes from polyester.
- Pilot Cloth IS VEGAN. lt’s a thick blue cloth to make overcoats and coats for sailors.
- Pima Cotton IS VEGAN. lt’s one of the best grades of cotton in the world.
- Pina Fabric (Pineapple leaves) IS VEGAN. lt’s fiber obtained from the pineapple leaves.
- Pineapple Leather IS VEGAN.
- Pinatex IS VEGAN. lt’s pineapple leaf fiber and comes from recycled pineapple leaves that stay behind after fruits are harvested.
- Pique IS VEGAN. lt’s normally used with cotton yarn, a tightly woven fabric with raised cords.
- Plastic IS VEGAN. lt’s plastic is a synthetic fiber but devastating and destructive to ecosystems and wildlife.
- Polar Fleece IS VEGAN. lt’s polyester, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other synthetic fibers.
- Polar Wool IS VEGAN. lt’s polyester, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other synthetic fibers.
- Polyester IS VEGAN. lt’s a large class of synthetic fabrics.
- Polyurethane Leather (PU) IS VEGAN.
- Poly Cotton IS VEGAN. Poly cotton is from a large class of synthetic fabrics blended with cotton, a natural fiber. The ratio varies with 65% cotton and 35% polyester being the most common blend.
- Poplin IS VEGAN. lt’s typically a lightweight cotton.
- Prima Loft IS VEGAN. lt’s patented synthetic microfiber thermal insulation.
- Qmonos IS VEGAN. lt’s a synthetic spider silk, recently developed through the fusion of spider silk genes and microbes.
- Raffia IS VEGAN. lt’s material from the leaves of the raffia palm, a plant in Madagascar with featherlike leaves.
- Rayon IS VEGAN. lt’s synthetic silklike fiber from purified cellulose, primarily from chemically treated wood pulp.
- Recycled Cotton IS VEGAN.
- rPET IS VEGAN. lt’s recycled polyethylene terephthalate or “recycled polyester”. Additionally, it’s a member of the polyester family and refers to the plastic bottles which may be turned into a polyester fiber of some kind, soft to the touch.
- Sailcloth IS VEGAN. lt’s various fabrics of cotton, nylon or Dacron.
- Sateen IS VEGAN. lt’s cotton fabric with a satiny finish. Additionally, it’s an alternative to satin.
- Screening fabric IS VEGAN. lt’s from metal or plastic mesh.
- Scrim IS VEGAN. lt’s very light textile of cotton or flax, usually used for making curtains. Additionally, it is lightweight and translucent.
- SeaCell IS VEGAN. lt’s dried seaweed crushed coarsely, ground, and simultaneously introduced into cellulose fiber. It activates cell regeneration, re-mineralizes skin, limits inflammation, soothes itchiness and detoxifies the body. Additionally, it has a porous structure, promotes humidity intake and release is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
- Seersucker IS VEGAN. lt’s fabric of linen, cotton or rayon, a thin, puckered fabric, which can be striped or checkered. Additionally, it’s commonly worn for spring and summer attire.
- Sherpa IS VEGAN. lt’s polyester (fleece), acrylic, or cotton.
- Silesie IS VEGAN. lt’s cotton fabric, sturdy and twill-woven. It’s commonly used for pockets as well as linings.
- Sinamay IS VEGAN. lt’s straw-like fabric spun from banana plant fibers.
- Soy Fabric IS VEGAN. lt’s also known as “vegetable cashmere”. A new eco-friendly fabric, a byproduct of soybean processing. Additionally, it has the softness and luster of silk, drape and durability of cotton as well as the warmth and comfort of cashmere. It’s free of petrochemicals and fully biodegradable.
- Spandex IS VEGAN. lt’s synthetic fiber or fabric from a polymer containing polyurethane.
- Tapa IS VEGAN. lt’s paper like cloth from pounding tapa bark, typically from the South Pacific.
- Tappa IS VEGAN. lt’s paper like cloth from pounding tapa bark, typically from the South Pacific.
- TENCEL IS VEGAN. lt’s natural cellulose from wood pulp, economical in its use of energy as well as natural resources, and is fully biodegradable, made from cellulose in wood pulp, which is harvested from tree-farmed trees.
- Terrycloth IS VEGAN. lt’s usually a form of cotton.
- Thinsulate IS VEGAN. lt’s brand of synthetic fiber thermal insulation.
- Toweling IS VEGAN. lt’s various fabrics (linen or cotton) to make towels.
- Twill IS VEGAN. Twill is a natural fiber from cotton, a white fibrous substance that surrounds the seeds of a tropical and subtropical plant that grows soft, fluffy fiber.
- Ultrasuede IS VEGAN. lt’s synthetic microfiber fabric that’s a substitute for suede leather.
- Vega Wool IS VEGAN. lt’s polyester called polyethylene terephthalate (PET) as well as other synthetic fibers.
- Velcro IS VEGAN. lt’s nylon fabric used as a fastening.
- Velour IS VEGAN. lt’s plush, knitted fabric or textile from cotton or polyester, resembles velvet.
- Velveteen IS VEGAN. lt’s cotton fabric with a pile resembling velvet.
- Venecia IS VEGAN. lt’s fabric that is 92% nylon and 8% spandex.
- Viscose, viscose rayon IS VEGAN. lt’s rayon fabric from viscose (cellulose xanthate) fibers.
- Voile IS VEGAN. lt’s usually 100% cotton or cotton blends including linen or polyester, soft, sheer as well as semi-transparent.
- Vulcanized Fiber IS VEGAN. lt’s laminated plastic composed of only cellulose.
- Wire cloth IS VEGAN. lt’s fabric woven of metallic wire.
- Woocoa IS VEGAN. Woocoa is a coconut and hemp fiber “wool” treated with enzymes from oyster mushrooms.
- Wood IS VEGAN. Lyocell is a general term for wood pulp material manufactured in an environmentally friendly process that reuses processing chemicals. Additionally, it’s biodegradable, recyclable, naturally wrinkle-free, soft, drapes well, can be washed, dyed as well as woven to mimic the qualities of suede, leather, moleskin or wool.
Adriane MarieAs an educator, author and conscious consumer advocate, I study and organize ethical info for you to quickly see how our purchases impact animals, people and the planet. I hope you find this HEALabel knowledge useful and can apply it to your life for personal and societal improvement and empowerment.
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