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Stella McCartney Debuts "Skin-free Skin" Collection

The vegetarian designer takes faux leather to new heights with her fall 2017 collection.

Vegetarian fashion designer Stella McCartney debuted her 2017 fall collection during Paris Fashion Week earlier this month. The designer unveiled a new vegan leather material—called “skin-free skin”—that she used throughout the collection of faux leather pants, coats, shirts, and suede handbags. “Until recently, I avoided using fake [leather] because it never looked luxurious enough,” McCartney said. “I am so excited that we have finally developed fabrics that look just as good as the real thing, and therefore genuinely pose a question to the industry about why anyone needs to use leather any more.” While McCartney’s lines are not always vegan—as the designer still uses wool and silk—she has been an outspoken advocate against fur and leather, and regularly partners with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to fight against animal cruelty in the fashion industry.

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Miami's Plant-Based SEED Food & Wine Festival Debuts in LA

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Chipotle Adds Quinoa to its NYC Test Kitchen Menu

In addition to sofritas, vegans might soon have another plant-based protein option at Chipotle—a blend of gold and red quinoa spiced with turmeric, citrus juice, and cilantro.
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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.
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New Investor Coalition to Combat Meat Problem in China

Toronto-based Dao Foods International will promote plant-based and clean meat in China to curb the country's growing appetite for animal products.
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IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
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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.

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