Spring 2016 the Swedish shoes and accessories brand Vagabond released their first collection of vegan shoes, called The Non-animal Collection. In this collection not only the leather has been replaced by vegan alternatives, but also the glue, the sole and the polishing. Did you for example know that the glue used in shoe manufacturing is often made out of by-products from the meat industry? I actually had no idea.
The FW19 collection consists of 13 different models, mostly boots but also some loafers and sneakers. My favourite is the patented loafer called Aurora, available here. Another great alternative is the classical Chelsea boot called Kenova, available here. All of the shoes in the collection ranges between 800-1000 SEK which is a reasonable price considering the great quality that I’ve always experienced with Vagabond shoes.
Unfortunately the collection seems to be getting smaller and smaller for each season. I really do hope they will keep up with their Non-animal Collection since I’m a big fan of Vagabond as a brand! They are experts in creating everyday shoes that are long-lasting, comfortable and pretty at the same time. The only thing I was missing in their assortment was an alternative to leather, and that’s exactly what the Non-animal Collection is!