Ashlee Piper, the lady behind the eco-conscious blog The Little Foxes, is a staunch supporter of cruelty-free living. But even if you're not ready to adopt a vegan lifestyle, Ashlee's on hand for everything from spotting animal products in your shampoo to the best natural mascaras on the market.
When the weather turns brisk and breezy, I'm all about the boots. And, the bag to complement the boots. Yet the leather, suede, fur, and other animal materials so prevalent in the fall fashion edit, just don't do it for me. I don't want to sacrifice style though based on my ethical leanings, and fortunately, I don't have to.
I've recently discovered a crop of compassionate designers that have set out to rock our world with completely cruelty-free offerings that look every bit as stunning as their counterparts. Forget everything you thought about vegan fashion — hemp fanny packs and tie-dyed broomstick skirts get no mention here — and prepare for a parade of supple, luxurious pieces that are cool without the cruel.