For those of you who work in office settings or are frequently required to "dress smart", where do you get your vegan suits from? This is the one item of clothing which seems to be very difficult and extremely expensive to find vegan alternatives for.
I'd make my own, I'm a pretty good seamstress. Unfortunalty it is no longer cheaper to make it yourself in most cases. Back in the 70's and 80's it used to be that you could make your own clothes for half what they cost to buy or even less. If you can sew or a freind who sews can do it for you for free you might only have to pay for the supplies. But now that a lot of the ready made clothing is cheaper than buying the fabrics and notions because it is made in Asia, making it yourself is not always cheaper anymore. You could try your local thrift stores. sometimes you can get lucky and find some decent buys there and then have them altered to fit better or look more stylish if needed. I heard about A guy in LA who buys all his suits at the thrift stores around Beverly Hills.
That's a tough one. The issue of good and cheap vegan materials is one I haven't solved yet; I don't know very much about fabric, but I understand that most of the high quality stuff for suits is usually silk or wool
There is high quality bamboo and hemp based cloth (and companies making cruelty free suits from them), but I think those pretty much all cost somewhere up in the quadruple digits.
For our wedding, my husband and I just went to the mall and shopped for a vegan suit. We found a great suit that looked good on him from Zara. They sell wool and silk too but we found a suit similar to this one that was polyester and cotton: http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/store...2BEYE%2BBLAZER
My husband has four suits and I have two and they're all just simple cotton and/or polyblends. Of course, we live in a warm climate where that's accepatble year-round and we also have flexible lives so we rarely need to wear suits, but nonetheless it really hasn't been much trouble to just go shopping and read labels.
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