22 APAC / 2018 APAC Business Awards , Best Eco-Friendly Shoe & Personal Grooming Products Retailer – Victoria & Vegan Shoe Brand of the Year: Zette Shoes Dec18305 Vegan Style Australian clothing brand Vegan Style provides it’s clients with environmentally conscious shoes and accessories that are both functional and fashionable, as well as aligning with their morals. We profile the firm to find out more. With environmental and animal cruelty factors prompting increasing numbers of consumers to explore plant-based lifestyles, Vegan Style offers a stylish alternative to traditional leather shoes and accessories to meet their needs. Since its inception in 2010, Vegan Style has been bringing people shoes and accessories such as handbags, briefcases, backpacks, wallets and belts that are vegan, ethically made and environmentally responsible. The company also stocks cruelty-free beauty and grooming products, clothing and more. Seeking to provide its clients with products that help them live more ethical lifestyles, Vegan Style defines a vegan shoe as one that is not made from any animal derived materials, which includes the upper, inner soles, glues, reinforcement parts and more. Shoes that appear to be synthetic or non- leather are not always vegan, as they can be made with animal-derived materials that are not disclosed. Not all vegan leathers are created equal, and as such the company seek out products made from high-quality, cruelty free materials such as European-made PU micro fi bres, Piñatex (pineapple leaves), cork, cotton canvas, recycled textiles and our new sustainable apple leather material. As the fair treatment of people is important too, Vegan Style also choose to only stock vegan products made under fair working conditions. As such, it is able to offer clients truly exceptional quality products that have a limited environmental impact and cause as little suffering as is physically possible.