Vegan Fashion Review:
When I was contacted by Tori at Janska to review one of their most popular jackets, I was pretty excited. I love using Fettle Vegan as a platform to share all things vegan, especially recipes. But fashion is a subject we haven't touched on here a lot, which is surprising-because I love it! I'm a thrift-shop junkie who owns far too many pair of shoes with a love to layer-up, which may be the one thing I miss about Maine winters.
Janska is an eco-friendly clothing company that sells beautiful women's apparel including wraps & capes, jackets & vests, arm, foot, and leg warmers, hats, scarves, and pins. The company was started in 2003 by Jan Erickson with a goal of blending comfort & style. Now they sell their high-quality, vegan-friendly goods nationwide and have a well-designed online store. Their motto is 'Look Good. Feel Good.' and is spot on. I loved the texture of the jacket the second I pulled it out of the package; it was similar to wool but much lighter and more breathable, and is made entirely of cruelty-free fabrics like polyester fleece and acrylic, which means you can feel compassionate AND sexy. Best combo ever.
I may not be much of a model, but I felt pretty fancy in the new digs. The jacket is simple and elegant, allowing for day or night use and is best paired with a cute pair of faux leather boots, but really looks equally adorable paired with flats. This particular jacket comes in four colors, but I'm big on earth tones and really appreciate a jacket that can be worn with almost any color, so I was sold on 'stone' before I even had time to think about it.
Another thing I love? The jacket is long! Not too long, but long enough that it can cover my buns, even when bending over, which can be really nice in cold weather...or if you're having a self conscious butt kind of day.
This jacket really blends the terms comfort and style nicely. I felt like it would be a piece I would take traveling- just about anywhere, really- and would feel comfortable & cozy. Its a low-key piece, but something that can easily be matched with a nice dress if the situation calls for it. And in a country where far too often high fashion means some sort of animal cruelty, I feel really good wearing this and knowing it is 100% conflict free. No moral dilemmas here!
The ladies (and presumably, gentlemen) at Janska are helpful, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. My recommendation is that you scoot your behind on over and check out their full selection of vegan outerwear- and be sure to use the code: FETTLEVEGAN to get 20% off in at Janska.com through April 30th 2014. And be sure to follow Janska on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on news & sales!
*I was not paid for this post, but was given a product to review. There was no obligation. Seriously, I just love this coat.
**All photo cred goes my amazing friend/ fellow blogger Nathalie from The Honey Bean. She's awesome, check her out.