Recycled Vegan Wool

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This winter, stay toasty with cruelty-free wool jackets by New York designer Vaute. The brainchild of Leanne Hilgart, the Vaute winter coat line features plush vegan fabrics developed by Hilgart herself.

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Faced with the cold winters of her hometown of Chicago, Hilgart sought out to find a wool alternative that would satisfy wintry standards. Her love of sheep, sent her on a hunt to create warm and water resistant clothing that comparable to wool. After eight months of researching high-tech mills, Hilgart developed a line of eco-conscious fabrics made from organic and recycled fibers.

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Vaute’s line include durable parkas, long weather-proof coats, and cozy sweaters for both guys and girls. Although the pieces in Vaute’s line can guard against the winter chill, they aren’t bulky like many winter clothing pieces can be. Vaute’s line is known to be sleek and chic, allowing movement and style with warmth.

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By choosing Vaute’s vegan-wool, fashionistas are sending the message that animal-free clothing can keep people warm, fashionable and ethical.

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What do you think about Vaute’s vegan wool collection?  Also, let us know in the comments below how you feel about wearing vintage wool?  Us Filthy gals feel that there are millions of wool coats in great condition from decades ago, often passed down from generation to generation. Clearly, throwing these great wool garments away would be wasteful.  Surely it’s best to maximize the already made product and the eco-gentlest choice would be vintage wool.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.  For more information on Vaute, check out our source at Ecouterre.