I’m a Capricorn, and I can’t say for certain how deeply I connect with my sign. I started reading up on astrology around the same time my family was building fairy gardens (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets had just come out). This much is undeniably true: I save all of my money without any intention of spending it. Classic Capricorn.
Though, that’s changing. Each of these vegan-minded ethical fashion brands leaves me so inspired that I’ve now got a real reason to break out my wallet. By investing in quality statement pieces that last for the long haul, one cuts down on their personal amount of textile waste. By making responsible purchases from companies with ethical best practices and modes of production, we can support local communities and combat fast fashion together.
So, read up on your friends’ signs too — you may just discover you’re more Cancer than Leo when it all boils down to fashion.
Aries, March 21 to April 19
You’ve always been one for adventure. What surprises will the coming autumn bring you? Or, where may your courageous and energetic spirit meander? To match your uniquely high level of confidence, you’ll feel right at home in a statement tee that takes your inner passion for veganism and radiates it outward in a positive manner.
Taurus, April 20 to May 20
When it comes to your mode of dress, you’re determined to end up with a look you feel both relaxed and secure in. This slouchy romper made from 100% plant-based materials offers total mobility, so you can tackle your busy schedule in maximum comfort.
The Sustainable Slouchy Romper
Gemini, May 21 to June 20
For you, versatility is key. You welcome neutral accessories that add eloquence to simpler looks. With an eye for geometry, Winden will speak to your sophisticated side: The Shirley Earrings are “Inspired by the graceful tendrils of a zucchini plant” and made from recycled metals to minimize environmental impact.
Cancer, June 21 to July 22
As one of the more creative signs, picking out your ensemble each morning is a welcomed challenge. Led by intuition, you’ll often end up with a bold look that reflects whatever mood you’ve found yourself in on that particular day. Any piece from Saved Kisses’ American-made and eco-friendly Blue Collection will have you feeling cooler than ever as this heated summer draws to a close.
Leo, July 23 to August 22
For someone with enthusiastic and creative tendencies, a bright outfit suited for all kinds of weather will fit right in with the rest of your wardrobe. Made from 100% GMO-, pesticide-, and herbicide-free as well as recycled and fair-trade materials, this short-and-sweater combination in citrine will instantly add some pep to your step.
Virgo, August 23 to September 22
Prone to shyness, you’re inspired by subtle signs of self-expression. Paired with your meticulous eye for detail, accessories rule your realm of fashion. These adorable goat socks will give your outfit a unique touch while illustrating your passion for animals.
Plus, check out their quirky product description: “The worldly goats pictured on this crew sock are here to change the perception of goats. Afterall, was it not goats who first discovered coffee? Thank a goat for your next latte.” I’m sold.
Libra, September 23 to October 22
Known for your easy-going, sociable nature, you’re totally fine with throwing on a statement jacket and heading out the door. This hoodie will add an edge to any ensemble, it showcases an artist’s tattoo design, and it’s made from recycled polyester, cotton, and rayon.
Sacred Nature Recycled Fleece Zip Up Hoodie w/ Patch
Scorpio, October 23 to November 21
Ever determined to get your career, relationships, and goals in order, you appreciate intuitive fashion with adaptive qualities. Vege’s selection of organic basics makes an ideal foundation for both casual and professional outfits. For each purchase, they donate a percentage of their profits back to environmental projects and NFP movements around the globe.
Organic Vintage Fitted Tee
Sagittarius, November 22 to December 21
Freedom loving — that’s you! There’s nothing you’d enjoy more than the chance to philosophize in a forest all day. Because of your sunny and thoughtful demeanor, heading outdoors is one of your favorite ways to de-stress. This pair of ecologically made urban boots will have you well prepared for your next retreat within nature.
Capricorn, December 22 to January 19
A practical and disciplined sign, you have the tendency to pinch pennies to no end. That’s why a piece from Matt & Nat’s collection is the perfect investment. With their rainbow of neutral shades and simplistic piping detailing, a backpack from this brand could easily become a wardrobe staple.
AVENA in Black
Aquarius, January 20 to February 18
As a natural humanitarian, you’re bound to jive with Sydney Brown’s values. All of their products are cruelty-free, made from recyclable or sustainable materials, and hand-crafted with a commitment to sustainability. Plus, these chic slides are sure to match any outfit you already own.
Cross Slides in Black
Pisces, February 19 to March 20
With many garments made from rescued deadstock fabrics, this brand radiates intention. I could go on and on about their thoughtfully operated factory. For now, I’ll just highlight one of my favorite employee benefits: “We’ve even made getting to work part of our mission by offering Metro passes to our entire HQ team to encourage more use of public transportation.” As a kind and sympathetic sign, the Nectar Dress’ demure silhouette fits right in with your often light and flowy aesthetic.
Special thanks to those who’ve forged the path of vegan-fashion oriented articles before me. Browse their content here:
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