There has been a increase in the of veganism around the world in the past . Many people are becoming vegans in an to lead a lifestyle that is more to helping the planet. Giving up eating meat, dairy and other food from animals constitutes the of changes vegans make to their lives. However, an increasing number of vegans are now extending their beliefs to fashion. There is a considerable increase in the of vegan clothing, footwear and accessories. Retailers are marketing products that are from cow skin and other animal products. Shops are full of fur coats, plastic belts, and shoes made from tree bark, recycled plastic bottles, rubber and fibre.
Research in the United Kingdom revealed that 42 per cent of considered animal welfare before buying . The researchers discovered that people of all ages would consider purchasing vegan footwear. The in vegan fashion has also reached luxury . Designer Stella McCartney has designed a new of fashion that is free from leather and makes use of recycled products. Her new is based on a theme of the sixties pop group the Beatles. Ms McCartney's father, Paul, was singer of the group. She has designed leather-free Yellow Submarine sneakers and colourful fur coats. Ms McCartney is a committed animal rights .