CULTHREAD is a PETA-approved, cruelty free outerwear and lifestyle brand. All their clothing is handmade from recycled materials and rescued deadstock in small, limited editions. Their mission is to create high quality, stylish, 'slow' fashion that doesn't cost the earth, with all the necessities required by the modern woman; for example multiple pockets, detachable hoods and hem adjusters. CULTHREAD cares about people, animals and the planet, and this is directly reflected in their business practices.

All Craze

All women deserve some craze in their lives, so all CULTHREADS come with a twist; whether it’s a gloriously bright lining, pockets or a hood lined with the softest faux fur, or an unusual combination of textures and fabrics.

Materials

rPET, or recycled polyester, is made by melting down existing plastic and re-spinning it into new polyester fibre – it can be made from post-consumer plastic containers and bottles, as well as post-industrial and post-consumer input materials. Around 10 used plastic water bottles would contain enough recycled fibres for the fabric of an outer shell of one CULTHREAD coat.

Using rescued deadstock fabric in CULTHREADS provides a use for these textiles and avoids further unnecessary waste or environmental damage – it also saves energy by reducing the carbon footprint of producing new fabric. At CULTHREAD they source the highest quality excess deadstock from the production of big-name designers. This means that they produce small limited editions only, sometimes a total of between 10 and 20 pieces of a particular style.

Thermore Ecodown® is the best 100% recycled polyester fibre down on the market. It has the highest warmth to weight ratio and a super-soft feel. Each CULTHREAD coat is insulated with the fibre yield of around 10 post-consumer plastic bottles. Ecodown is wonderfully warm.  It has the GRS and is bluesign® approved. 

Manufacturing

All CULTHREADS are handmade in their own atelier in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. All of the talented tailors are fairly paid – on average 3 times the minimum wage.

As featured in Marie Claire, ELUXE Magazine and The Telegraph.

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That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas trainers are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But most of our trainers are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well durable and 100% vegan.

The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather trainers, you should look after your vegan leather trainers. With proper care, vegan trainers can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.

Yes! As far as we are concerned they are.

The British call them trainers, because they can be used for sports or training.

The Americans call them sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they're suitable for sneaking around in!

But to confuse things further, they are also called tennis shoes in the US.

Vegan sandals are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. There' a wide variety of materials that can be used to make vegan sandals, including polyurethane (also known as PU), apple leather, pineapple leather (Pinatex), cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). In addition, some vegan sandals are also made from recycled materials, such as recycled polyester or other recycled fibres.

Many vegan sandals now are made using high quality and durable materials, and many of the new vegan leathers are of very high quality. But you can make your vegan sandals last longer by taking care of them well. With proper care, vegan sandals can last for many years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.

Vegan materials tend to have a much lower carbon footprint and be much be kinder to the environment than animal leather, which is one of the most environmentally damaging materials used in fashion. Whilst there are vegan materials such as PVC which are toxic and harmful, none of the vegan sandals or products at Immaculate Vegan contain PVC. We also choose to partner with brands who are creating the most sustainable vegan sandals possible, using the most sustainable vegan materials.

There's really no difference here between vegan and non vegan sandals – it all depends on the quality and fit of the brand and the styles you choose. We partner with premium footwear brands at Immaculate Vegan to bring you vegan shoes that are high quality, stylish and comfortable.

Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.

That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas and fabric vegan sandals are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But some of our vegan sandals are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well as durable and 100% vegan.

Vegan boots are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede or. Vegan boots are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative and high performing materials derived from nature, with many of the properties of leather (but none of the cruelty, and with a much lower environmental impact). These include apple leather, cactus leather, grape leather, Pinatex (pineapple leather) and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Sometimes recycled plastics are also used.

The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather boots, you should look after your vegan leather boots. With proper care, vegan boots can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.

Yes, we find that vegan boots are as comfortable as animal-leather versions. As with all shoes, the higher the quality you can buy, the more comfortable they will be.

That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Many vegan leathers, such as cactus leather, other bio-based leathers, and polyurethane (PU) leathers are naturally water resistant, in a way that animal leather isn’t. However it’s advisable not to let them get soaked, and to wipe off any surface water as soon as you’re able to. Allow them to dry naturally.

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