About

Hello - nice to see you here! 

Like many of us, I spent many years of my life chasing after fashion trends and cheap deals. At that time, I understood clothing as disposable and fashion was a matter of quantity, not quality.

A few years ago this situation changed. Soon after educating myself on the massive environmental and social impact of fast fashion, I began to appreciate ethical quality garments, not only because I looked great in it, but because I knew people were paid fairly to make them, and environmental impact was kept to a minimal. 

I was set to make a change and advocate to a more conscious consumerism in the fashion industry. Mid 2018, Woman of Vegan was born with the goal to convince you to never shop fast fashion again. I embraced the mission to create high quality, long lasting, vegan and sustainable pieces that empowered the people making them. 

When it comes to designing Woman of Vegan products, the natural world is our biggest inspiration. We make highly comfortable, fluid and ecological pieces that allow your body to move freely in order for you to feel closer to nature.

We are the biggest nature and animal lover out there. We believe a sustainable fair fashion label should be 100% vegan and that animals should not be considered a fashion material. Above all, we hope to inspire you to live a kinder life towards animals and planet Earth.

Our Winter 2020 capsule collection is being designed with the utmost care. We are carefully preparing high quality, long lasting pieces that are praised by their comfort, sustainability and uniqueness.

our sustainable practices

We believe in a shared responsibility for the well-being of our planet. Sustainability defines every decision we make with every piece of garment being created and designed with value and purpose.

Our Materials:

We source organic, ecological and recycled fibers that have low impact on the environment, are naturally vegan and gentle on skin. All fabrics have certifications provided by our suppliers to guarantee the materials used are organic or recycled.

organic cotton

Conventional cotton agriculture is one of the most chemically intensive crops in the world. About 16% of the insecticides and 7% of the pesticides used worldwide can be found in that industry. Historically, it has damaged communities, taken small farmers out of business and converted huge bodies of water into deserts. 

It takes approximately 2.700 Liters of water to produce the cotton needed for just one t-shirt, which is enough water for one person to drink for 2,4 years. Unlike conventional cotton, the cultivation of organic cotton demands far less natural resources. Organic cultivation preserves the health of soils, nature and humans, since instead of artificial fertilisers and pesticides, only natural means and sustainable methods are used. 

This has several positive effects: First, the soil is not damaged and harmful emissions are minimised, in addition, the water consumption is 71% below the regular average and 62% less energy is consumed. As a result, neither plants or farmers are contaminated by harmful chemicals, producers are able to maintain soil biodiversity and the environmental impact is significantly reduced. 

organic linen

Linen is one of the most biodegradable and stylish fabrics in fashion history. Flax fibers, which form the basis for linen fabrics, are among the oldest fibers with textile properties. Linen has natural temperature-regulating properties, absorbing away moisture better than cotton and without holding any bacteria.

Our linen fabrics are made from flax grown organically, without the use of fungicides, herbicides or pesticides. In the organic cultivation, soils are carefully selected and monocultures are avoided. Instead, it is made sure that the flax grows together with other plants so that the soil maintains naturally a healthy balance. Organic farming is thus closer to nature and more resource-efficient.

Linen is considered a luxurious, higher priced material because of the amount of time and manual labor that undertakes the production process. 

We are currently working on linen pieces for our summer 21 collection.

tencel™

Tencel is a cellulose fibre, which is made by dissolving wood pulp and using a special drying process called spinning.The certified biobased fibers are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process.

The fabric has gained a commendable reputation for their environmentally responsible closed loop production process, which transforms wood pulp into cellulosic fibers with high resource efficiency and low environmental impact. This solvent-spinning process recycles process water and reuses the solvent at a recovery rate of more than 99%. 

As a naturally derived fibre, Tencel is certified as compostable and biodegradable, and thus can fully revert back to nature.

Wood and pulp used by the Lenzing Group comes from natural forests and sustainably managed plantations. 

We are currently working on Tencel pieces for our summer 21 collection.

Production:

Our products are thought to be manufactured in very small batches in a slow/artisan way.

Transparency is a fundamental component of any sustainability policy. We are working on a new Production Break Down feature for every product page. You will be able to access detailed information on materials, production facility and a complete price breakdown.

We hope to encourage you to always asks questions and to provide you with the most comfortable, sustainable and equally beautiful fashion piece.

 

fair & local EU labor

Manufacturing in Europe means security standards in production facilities that leads to improved work health, no unpaid extra hours and no exploitation.

The garments of our first Winter 2020 capsule collection are being made entirely in small factories in Europe. Our knitwear collection is being carefully produced in a knit specialised factory in Bulgaria, while our turtleneck jerseys are currently being manufactured in a small factory in Lotz, Poland. 

The garments from "Activism meets Fashion" collection were also sourced from Fair Trade and sustainable initiatives in India and Bangladesh. Strictly supervised by the Fair Wear Foundation, PETA approved vegan, GOTS certified and some products also carry the registered mark Climate Neutral. These products however will not be restocked.

Although most of our current available products were sourced from non EU fair trade suppliers, we are now committed to maintain our production locally in Europe, because that is the most sustainable choice for us. Our summer 2021 collection will be manufactured entirely in the EU.

small batches

The Fashion Industry has a waste problem. Textile overproduction is a massive issue that we all should be aware of. Research says around 30% of all garments produced worldwide are never sold. It has led to constant discounting, dumping of unsold clothes to lower-income countries and in the worst case, stock destruction and burning of perfectly wearable clothes.

We are talking about millions of new products that get made every year only to end up in landfill. This means an enormous  waste of natural resources and a tremendous burden on the environment.

We produce only the necessary. Our products are thought to be manufactured in very small batches. While also avoiding textile overproduction, this makes each piece really special. There are only a few of them in the world.

Sustainable fashion also means high quality, long lasting pieces. We promise you will cherish your wov piece for a very long time. 

sustainable packaging

Our garments are thoughtfully packaged in ecological shipping supplies. 

Recyclable and/or recycled paper shipping box, tape, tissue paper and thank you card. Stickers are 100% vegan and biodegradable. 

Within Germany, our parcels are sent through DHL GoGreen. A GoGreen climate neutral shipment is just like any other shipment you send with DHL, except that we pay DHL a little bit more for your shipment so they can make a corresponding contribution to a climate protection project through the purchase of carbon credits from verified and high quality projects, thus neutralising the shipment’s CO2e emissions.

So, if your shipment is responsible for emitting 5kg of CO2e, DHL will offset at least the same amount by purchasing carbon credits from associated climate protection projects. The calculation and offset of those carbon emissions is annually verified by SGS, an independent auditor.

Price Transparency

It’s important to understand the true cost of the items we buy. Fast Fashion takes steps to ensure they can quickly produce low-cost competitive items to drive sales, but that is only possible because someone along the supply chain is not getting paid enough. Most likely this is the case for the person at the end of the supply chain, like farmers and factory workers. 

There are lots of different reasons why sustainably made clothing have higher costs than fast fashion. From paying workers a fair wage to sourcing eco-friendly alternative means of production, our products are sold at a fair price in terms of what it truly costs to produce ethically.

Under every Woman of Vegan product page you are able to access a detailed price breakdown for the production of your item, including material costs, labour, logistics, tax and our company markup.