Vegan Fashion Brand VAUTE Profiled on PBS

The brand's founder Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart spoke about her mission to create functional and fabulous vegan clothes to eliminate animal cruelty in the fashion industry.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) recently debuted a mini-documentary about vegan fashion brand VAUTE Couture. The segment followed the brand’s vegan founder/former Ford model Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, who explained that she launched her company in 2009 with the mission to create warm, fashionable coats made without animal products. Host Minnie Roh took viewers into VAUTE’s New York City boutique and showed that the brand’s coats could withstand extreme temperatures by wearing one inside the frozen room at NYC’s Minus 5 Ice Bar, where the temperature was 18 degrees Fahrenheit. “I feel so fortunate that PBS wanted to feature VAUTE, but I feel even more fortunate that they gave us a chance to show the world how wool and down are made,” Hilgart said. “I started VAUTE to create something better than wearing animals so no one would need to, and also to spread awareness of how animals are treated like machines for fashion.”

More News

Avocados That Last 50 Percent Longer Debut at Costco

The popular toast-topper is wrapped in an organic plant-based preservation skin made by tech company Apeel Sciences.
Read More »

80-Year-Old Food Brand Goes Vegan

Heritage Health Food plans to transition its entire brand to be free of animal products by 2019 and launch innovative new vegan foods geared to mainstream markets.
Read More »

Canada's Senate Passes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

Cruel cosmetic testing on animals may soon become a thing of the past in Canada.
Read More »

Month-Long Vegan Festival Kicks Off in London

V For festival will hosts events featuring vegan food, cruelty-free fashion, art, and fitness throughout the month of August.
Read More »

Vegan Cheese Sales Spike by 45 Percent in 52 Weeks

Consumer research firm Nielsen reveals new consumer statistics, including that African-Americans are 48 percent more likely than the average American consumer to purchase vegan food.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »