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D&G Vegan Bags and on Supporting Vegan Items from Non-Vegan Brands

Dolce & Gabbana's fun, eclectic, romantic designs always caught my attention. When my wardrobe and I went vegan, I assumed it would be very difficult to find vegan products from this brand due to its use of leather (same as with every other world-famous, high end brand).

Later, I understood that a lot of items just happen to be vegan, though this is less so in non-vegan luxury brands.

Every once in a while, I would search in luxury brands' websites for products that happened to be vegan.

These beautiful Dolce & Gabbana bags are a hundred percent vegan. They are not marketed that way, and I don't think they are vegan on purpose: they just happen to not contain any animal product. Their composition, as you can see in the slideshow below, is viscose and cotton.

Some vegans hold that we should not support any brand that participates in animal exploitation, even if a certain product is vegan. I'd rather disagree with this because I believe in consumer-driven changes and in the importance of giving brands and people a chance to make better choices. If regardless of any positive changes a business makes, it would still never have our support, then 𝘸𝘩𝘺 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘺? On the other hand, if a company notices their vegan items sell more than their non-vegan items, this could motivate the company to offer more vegan options, consequently reducing the offer of animal products.

I believe that secluding ourselves is not the way to achieve large scale changes in the world.

I am a big supporter of all-vegan brands, as you can see in my articles and posts. That does not contradict the big goal of all brands leaving animal exploitation behind, which can be achieved through consumption-based choices.

The goal is someday not having to clarify an item is "𝙫𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙣" anymore because animal exploitation is no longer the norm.

At least to me, it makes me glad to see vegan options whether they are from all-vegan or non-vegan brands. At the end of the day, the product harmed no animal, provides us with more options, and poses an opportunity for further progress.


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