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I have a step niece who is vegan. She has a birthday in a few days, and has moved here (Seattle area) from CA. It gets rather cold here, and I'd like to get her some warm socks and gloves, but don't want to get her wool. Can anyone please advise me as to what cold weather gear I could get her that's not wool? Thanks all in advance.
 

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If you decide to go with something fleece-like, just make sure it's not actual fleece from animals. Luckily, there are tons of good clothing products floating around that mimic wool/fleece and are still warm and vegan friendly.
 

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Ok, thanks.
 

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I'll be keeping my eyes on this thread. I live in the same area as you Purp and my feet get cold! I've bought some great socks from Sock Dreams but unfortunately I couldn't remember which ones they were (they were just solid colored and I bought some other solid colors, I think they are not on their site anymore) and they are great. Otherwise I just get knee high socks and wear two pairs. I've been out later into the night lately and it kept my feet and lower legs warm. I also wear wrist length gloves and them put arm warmers like these over them http://www.sockdreams.com/products/a...le-arm-warmers and they keep my hands really warm that way. Of course your niece might think that's dorky or something. But it's just something I do since moving here.
 

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I have found it quite easy to find vegan hat/gloves/scarves/socks. I don't know how cold seattle is, but when I climbed up mount meru I needed some pretty warm gear and I was able to find a lot of it in normal hiking/sport shops, just look at the little lables that way what they're made of and me persistant.

For less extreem cold weather, most highstreet shops have acrylic or cotton hat/gloves/scarves/socks. Cheap to average cost places are your best bet as the expensive shops are much more likley to only have wool products. Again just read the little labels.

You could buy them online, but IMO they're easy to find on the highstreet and you'll probally pay through the nose for specalist vegan products when you don't need to. Unless you need specialist stuff then it isn't worth it.

Then again, I'm basing this on my experience in the UK but I can't imagine the USA is incredibly different in this respect... but mauybe it is!
 
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