The Ethical Sugar Baby
Brilliant news – your Sugar Daddy wants to take you shopping for some new designer gear -but wait – how do you know which designers are ethical?
It’s a complete myth that every Sugar Baby dreams of
owning a fur stole and python skin handbag; there are plenty of Sugar Babies
that don’t support the fur trade or cosmetic testing on animals, many more are
concerned about environmental factors and the issue of child sweat shops.
With this in mind this article will provide you with a list
of cutting edge and luxury designers, who won’t put a blot on your conscious.
Stella McCartney – A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney doesn’t use any fur or leather in her designs.
Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (Vaute Couture) – the former Ford
Model’s brand Vaute Couture (the v stands for vegan!) aims to create high-end
fashion that is vegan, created from recycled fibres and produced locally. The
brand is favoured by the likes of Emily Deschanel and Alicia Silverstone.
Vivienne Westwood – Doesn’t use real fur in any of her
Tommy Hilfiger – Stopped using real fur in 2007.
Calvin Klein – One of the early adopters of animal
friendly designs, Calvin Klein has opted for fake fur since 1994.
Shrimps – The zany London brand uses bright colours and
faux fur to create a bold statement. A coat will cost around £600
Huit - an ethical swimwear brand committed to
transporting goods by sea rather than air thus reducing
their carbon footprint. Celebrity fans include; Kate Moss, Keira Knightley and
Olsenhaus – Brainchild of Elizabeth Olsen, Olsenhouse creates
shoes that are animal product free. Shoes range from £100 - £250.
Beyond Skin – Brighton based company selling vegan
footwear. There’s a wide range of styles available. Prices start from £80 – £250.
Natalie Portman has also been spotted wearing them.
Noah – Italian vegan leather - sounds like a dream come
true! Noah offers a range of hand-made Italian shoes that are 100% vegan.
Prices start from £100 - £250.
Cult of Coquette – Vegan shoes that are made out of the
most environmentally friendly materials available. The brand states its
handmade shoes are for women who aren’t afraid to rock a heel.
Stella McCartney – A lifelong vegetarian, Stella
McCartney doesn’t use any fur or leather in her designs.
Matt & Nat – The name Matt & Nat stands for Mat(t)erial
and Nature, which is the ethos of the company. Patrons of the brand include
Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman.
Melie Bianco – An affordable, chic, animal friendly range
of handbags for every occasion; think Balenciaga, Celine and Miu Miu styles,
but without the cruelty.
Wilby – All products are animal friendly and the
brand is well known for being eco, and environmentally friendly. Prices Range
from £40 - £120.
Mirabelle - Worn by the likes of Kate Middleton, Mirabelle
makes handmade fair trade jewellery. Think pretty pendants at reasonable
Helen Moore –brightly coloured, patterned and innovative
designs. She creates faux-fur clutches, muffs, collars and scarves. One of
these fun accessories will cost £40 - £150.
Polly Wales - Polly uses vintage and rough jewels to
produce unique and imperfectly perfect rings, necklaces and earrings. Her designs use ethically sourced gems that shun the use of
child labour in diamond mines.
Please be aware that this guide is not exhaustive and is
subject to change at any time. If you’re in any doubt – it’s best to e-mail the
customer services department of the brand you are interested in and ask for their
policies and commitments to animal and human welfare.
I hope this guide was useful and you (or your Sugar
Daddy!) can enjoy shopping for some ethical high-end luxury!
~ KittensPeach ~ x