World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, “To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” Above all, it brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.
World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends with November 1. World Vegan Day is seen as the end of that month of celebration. Vegetarian Awareness Month has been known variously as “Reverence for Life” month, “Month of Vegetarian Food”, and more. (Source: World Vegetarian Day)
To celebrate this amazing day, pick your favourite outfit here:
1.Classy Autumn Outfit
Stella Nina McCartney OBE (born 13 September 1971) is an English fashion designer. She is a daughter of American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist Linda McCartney and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney. Like her parents, McCartney is a firm supporter of animal rights and is particularly known for her use of vegetarian and animal-free alternatives in her work. Read more: Stella McCartney.
2. Stylish Autumn Dress
Founded in 2010, Amour Vert is a fast-growing eco-friendly apparel brand. Above all, Amour Vert means ‘Green Love’ in French, and they work every day to create a healthier planet for future generations. Their brand focuses on sustainable fashion for women and produces clothing locally, in small batches, using organic and sustainable materials. Read more.
PS! Amour Vert has awesome menswear as well:
3. Cosy Outfit
HoodLamb is a designer of vegan hemp clothing for outdoor and everyday adventures. They make vegan hemp clothing for outdoor and everyday adventures. They also have a collection for men. But for us, the most interesting items in their whole collection are hemp-made denim jackets. Traditionally denim is made of cotton, which harms the planet and people in ways most can’t imagine (read more here).
4. Autumnish Outfit to Wear at the Office to Celebrate World Vegetarian Day
VETTA, a capsule wardrobe retailer, creates minimalist clothing for everyday wear. Established in 2016, the brand focuses on classic pieces with modern twists for each of their collections. All of their products arrive at customers’ doors through a thoughtful process. VETTA co-founder, a Parsons School of Design graduate, describes the brand perfectly here:
“Everything needs to be current but also timeless, essential but also interesting, and something that could be worn from work to weekend.” Read more.
5. Ready for Winter Sweater
People Tree launched its first fashion range to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), certified by the Soil Association. Consequently, they were the first fashion company to be awarded the World Fair Trade Organisation product label. These certifications guarantee People Tree’s dedication and compliance with the principles of fair trade. Above all they are covering fair wages, good working conditions, transparency, environmental best practice and gender equality. Read more: People Tree.
Looking for that perfect sweater for the upcoming winter? Look at these Vegan options:
1. Beech Tree Fiber
Modal is a variety of rayon, made exclusively from the renewable fiber of beech trees. Beechwood fibers make an amazing modal fabric that is biodegradable and free of pesticides. Their blends are cool to the touch, breathable and luxuriously soft. Made in a closed-loop process, the fibers are twice as soft as cotton, hold vibrant colors, and maintain their exquisite hand even after repeated washing. Silky smooth and so indulgently soft, the beechwood fabric is the absolute highest-quality blend of Modal and spandex that makes for tops, tees, and dresses you’ll never want to take off.
From all the brands that use beechwood fibers, we recommend Amour Vert (read more here), because with every t-shirt purchased they plant a tree. So when you’re trying to dress warm, start with the right t-shirt. Tees for trees, YAY!
Cork fiber is harvested from the bark of a specific type of oak tree that naturally re-grows its bark, making it a renewable resource. It’s lightweight and naturally insulating material. Cork fabric keeps the wearer warm, is extremely breathable and super comfortable. Although cork is now more compared to leather, you could soon be seeing cork on the labels of your winter coat or running and hiking gear as clothing companies catch on to its functionality.
Hemp is an extremely fast-growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source. It can produce 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land. Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers. It also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fiber. It doesn’t wear out, it wears in. Hemp is also naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light. Its porous nature allows hemp to “breathe,” so that it is cool in warm weather. Furthermore, air which is trapped in the fibers is warmed by the body, making hemp garments naturally warm in cooler weather. [Original source]
By the way, check out the brand Hoodlamb. They make vegan hemp clothing for outdoor and everyday adventures. They also have a collection for men. But for us, the most interesting items in their whole collection are denim jackets made of hemp. Traditionally denim is made of cotton, which harms the planet and people in ways most can’t imagine (read more here).