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It's vegan

Veganism has lept from our diets into our wardrobes

Model wears blue patterned blouse with straight leg trousers and vegan leather-look tote bag, from New Look's Vegan Range.

For the first time ever, we have designed a host of vegan shoes and bags that are free from
animal products. Registered with The Vegan Society, this is their first high street collaboration.

What makes shoes and bags vegan?

If you thought that you were shopping vegan all along, you’re not alone. It’s easy to think that if it’s not leather, it must be team vegan. We went straight to the experts at The Vegan Society to discover more about the shoes and bags, and this is what we found…

The PU leather

Here’s a surprise: not all PU leather is vegan. Most PU leather is finished with ground-cut leather sprays to give it a textured appearance, which features animal product. These vegan styles are leather-spray free.

The adhesives

Some adhesives, like glue and tape, are prepared using collagen from mammals, insects, fish, and products
found in mammal milk. Unlike other shoes and bags, ours are free from any liquids and bonding materials that
have animal traces or produce.

The metal hardware

Metal is vegan. However, the process that it goes through to prevent it from rusting often isn’t. Most zips, poppers and other hardware details are exposed to chemical treatments with elements that feature animal products. We keep our supply chain transparent. This ensures that the hardware and adhesives on our vegan shoes and bags do not undergo chemical treatments that contain animal products.