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My Kind Closet is a space for anyone who wants to try to live in a way that is more compassionate to the planet, and the people and animals who live here.

My initial focus for this blog was vegan-friendly fashion, as it has come a long, LONG, way over the last few years….There are so many up-and-coming designers, who are making beautiful things without the use of animal products and truly pushing the innovation of animal-free and eco-friendly textiles and fabrics.

So what does being “kind” have to do with it?

We live in a world of convenience, so it’s easy to become detached from what we’re buying.

Where did it come from?

What did it take to get from its origin all the way to my house?

What is the environmental impact?

These are questions that we don’t always ask. But, if we stop to think about it, that beautiful pair of leather boots you’re wearing is the result of  cruelty.  Do we really have the right to hurt anyone for the sake of fashion? I think if you took a moment to really think about it, you’ll agree that we do not. Gone are the days when we needed to hunt and kill animals for food and to wear their hides for warmth – now there are plenty of alternatives.

So,  in choosing to purchase clothes made free of animal products, you actively opt out of a system that abuses, neglects, and treats living, breathing, beautiful creatures merely as “things.” By spending your hard-earned dollars on eco-friendly vegan leather bags instead of conventional leather,  and other natural fabrics instead of wool, you communicate a demand to the designer/manufacturer/boutique… Every dollar we spend is a vote. Don’t vote for cruelty, vote for kindness.

You’ll also find that purposefully vegan companies tend to be more responsible in their labor practices and in the choices they make with respect to the environment.

While it’s true that you may pay more for a quality and ethically made product I would say it’s well worth the cost because you can take comfort knowing that the materials used are of high quality, the workers manufacturing that product have been paid fair wages, and efforts have been made to make to reduce negative environmental impacts.  There is also a world of other brands and designers who, while not necessarily or purposefully “vegan,” create high-quality, ethically made clothes and accessories that I will also share here.

Hopefully this blog will inspire you to ditch the leather, wool, silk etc in favor of a kinder style and also to be more conscious of where the products you buy are coming from and the environmental impact it has. And , along the way, I’ll include musings on travel, vegan food,  incorporating animal-friendly beauty and other products  into your home, as well as opinion pieces on animal rights, vegan, environmental, and other social justice issues.

This blog has enabled me to connect with other like minded writers, bloggers, and creatives, which has helped me learn a lot over a relatively short period of time. Thanks to them, this space is constantly evolving and I hope to reflect that in the content I am able to bring to you.

I also write a monthly style column for Vilda Magazine and am a proud member of the Ethical Writers Coaltion. Check them both out!

xoxo

My Kind Closet

 

14 comments

Alicia Marie October 25, 2014 at 12:57 am

I love it!! I started eating vegan two and a half years ago, but I’ve been hoping to find a blog that would help me incorporate animal friendly fashion into my lifestyle as well. Happy to have stumbled upon your blog :).

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My Kind Closet October 25, 2014 at 1:18 am

Yay! Hope I can be of help =)

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myveganvalentine October 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I have never seen a blog like yours before, and I am so pleased at this discovery. It’s amazing!!! I followed. As a fellow vegan, I am always needing vegan style tips and this seems like the perfect place. Thank you!!!

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My Kind Closet October 28, 2014 at 12:08 am

Glad you found me! I hope I can provide you with some tips!

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Violet's Veg*n e-comics December 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Lovely 🙂

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Jean of all Trades December 14, 2014 at 3:15 am

Glad I found your blog! I’m always on the lookout for vegan style and I’ll add you to my vegan fashion blog list!

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My Kind Closet December 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Glad you found me,too! Hope you like it! Have a great weekend 🙂

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My kind of beautiful April 21, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Hey, I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger award. Check out my blog 🙂

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My Kind Closet April 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

aw thanks so much! That’s so sweet! I do follow your blog and look forward to reading more from you 🙂

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Britney Eco-Bride June 3, 2015 at 4:27 am

I’m very happy to have found your blog! Your message is an important one and I look forward to being inspired and to learn about “kind” fashion!

All the best!
https://ecobrideproject.wordpress.com/

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My Kind Closet June 3, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Thanks so much , Britney!!

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Britney Eco-Bride June 16, 2015 at 4:11 pm

I’ve nominated you for the infinity award! There are instructions on my latest post if you’re interested in participating 🙂

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Natalie August 15, 2016 at 5:50 am

It’s true so much of life today is about convenience, it’s so easy to a short cut. Get premade food, fast fashion, cheap cosmetics. But when you stop and ask yourself how can a tank top cost $2 at Old Navy you start to wondering what is really going in the supply chain. I really love what your covering and have started to blog about myself as well, and do mean “just started” but we all have to start somewhere right. I look forward to reading more of your post and just adore your beautiful photos.

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My Kind Closet August 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Thanks for reading and the kind words, Natalie! It’s true – Everyone has to start somewhere and I look forward to checking out your blog as well 🙂

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