Manycelebrities have made the jump to veganism in recent years, stating animaladvocacy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as their main reasons for theswitch. As it becomes trendier to be vegan, the number of celebrities adoptingthis new diet continues to grow – and that’sa really good thing. A handful of people around the world are followed day-in andday-out by the public. Thanks to social media platforms like Twitter andInstagram, we have an exclusive view into their lives and havethe ability to get to know these people on a personal level more than everbefore. This is an incredible opportunity for celebrities with a passionfor a cause to communicate their message with the world and actually be heard. Driving for changeSimply stating “I am vegan” through social media isn’tenough to drive change which is why many clever and passionate celebrities havetherefore turned to fashion to make those statements and fire up fans to takeaction. Theingenuity behind this form of activism is that it doesn’t require fans tobecome activists themselves. Rather, it encourages the same behaviour theyhave always adopted – mimicry.
Fans take action without necessarily feelinglike advocates for a cause, but the result is still beneficial. It’s truly brilliant! Slow fashion – Fast FashionTheethical, ecological and sustainable fashion subindustry struggles to competeagainst mainstream “fastfashion” due to cost and overconsumption buying habits. Times are slowlychanging as we become increasingly aware that fast fashion is not only overloadingour landfills, but also trapping women into poverty and contributing to animalabuse and factory farming all over the world. Thanks to efforts from the following celebrities, we’reseeing some shift towards a more thoughtful buying process, where vegan fabricsare becoming increasingly coveted and the red carpet has becomea platform for animal rights activism. 1. Miley CyrusThanks to 73million followers on her Instagram account, Miley Cyrus has a very powerfulreach.
She’s the most influential when it comes to veganism and recentlyendorsed a vegan shoe brand’s winter collection. Hermilitancy is light and refreshing compared to the mainstream, which makesher a powerful force of change. 2. Anne HathawayFocusing on shoes, Anne Hathaway has used her influentialpower to commissioncruelty-free shoes from designers like Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo and TomFord. Forfashion shoots, she frequently requests vegan brand Beyond Skin for all hershoe-related needs. 3.
Natalie PortmanIn similar fashion, Natalie Portman is well known for notonly requesting custom-made cruelty-free attire, but also committo a vegan diet as well as lifestyle. She requested that Diorre-make leather-free shoes for her Miss Dior Campaign, and has been seenwearing ethical,ecological and sustainable collections from many popular designers. 4. Olivia WildeIn recent years, Wilde completely changed her view ofcelebrity endorsement, leaving Revlon behind and encouraging cruelty-free,eco-friendly and sustainable brands instead. Shesigned on as True Botanical’s Chief Brand Ambassador in 2017, striving topublicize the brand’s line of toxin-free, cruelty-free and gluten-freeproducts. She has also placed her stamp of approval on H’sConscious Collections, encouraging her fans to be more conscious about theirlifestyle.
5. Emma WatsonShe’s an activist for many causes, often portrayed in themedia thanks to her views on feminism,animal rights and sustainabilityin the fashion industry. She’s collaboratedwith ethical fashion organization People Tree and created a new ecologicalbrand with Alberta Ferretti called Pure Threads. Our fight for change continues to impact many industries,designers and brands, including fashion and beauty giants. The future is likelyto be bright as we continue to question our buying habits and become aware ofhow our actions impact our planet. Stay tuned for interesting changes in thebeauty industry, where severalbrands have vowed to go vegan in the next few years.