{eco brand} dauntless nyc: timeless + delectable designs

not long ago i showed up to church in my fave moto jacket + red palazzo pants. i sheepishly slid into the wooden pew next to my mom + whispered, "maybe i shouldn't have worn red to church." to which she replied, "i think god likes all colors." this, of course, put a smile on my face.

if you ask me about the one piece i think every gal should have in their wardrobe, it would have to be a faux leather jacket. i get it. everyone has a different style aesthetic, but i can't imagine an outfit this simple closet staple wouldn't rev up. flowery dresses? yes. much-loved jeans + relaxed tees? check. an understated lbd? i think so!

and where does a gal who loves compassionate fashion find the perfect moto jacket to pair with everything in her closet? let me take you to our leader:

dauntless nyc is a cruelty-free fashion label from new york. this little indie company is making waves with their impeccably tailored faux leather jackets, each constructed with a charmeuse lining.

from our friends at dauntless nyc:

our mission is to bring socially conscious fashion through high end designs, top quality materials, and a well tailored fit for fashion forward customers. our global consumers are also changing what they wear based on how and where the materials are being sourced from.

{don't forget the tip} cows, goats, pigs, sheep + lambs are sensitive + sentient beings, just like your cat or pup. they feel fear + pain, hence eschewing animal materials such as leather is an easy, accessible + affordable alternative. leather is often thought to be a byproduct of the meat industry, but this is indeed a misconception. leather is not a byproduct and it is not produced in efforts to minimize waste. it’s produced because it is a highly profitable and lucrative business. a cow’s skin is approximately 10% of her total value, making it the most profitable part of her body.*

the processing of leather is a highly polluting, chemically-intensive one, negatively impacting both the environment and the health of the tannery workers who are exposed daily to hazardous chemicals without proper protection from chromium, sulfuric acid, formaldehyde + bleach - causing skin and respiratory diseases as well as cancer. these human rights abuses, as well as the lack of effluent treatment plants which degrade + pollute the waterways, air + soil where waste is discarded into natural water sources are contributing to environmental issues.*

with this in mind, aren't you ready for change? lucky for us, there are many cruelty-free + sustainable options. another leather-free option is available from cool-kids style label commes des garcons for a chic + sturdy little number. and the boys are covered too, with compelling fashion choices from brave gentleman. whether you're heading to church or out for a night on the town, these eco chic companies have you covered for a quintessential + quiet sense of cool.

until next time, stay green dear hearts!

{image via dauntless}