New York vegan fashion brand Apparis recently launched a vegan cashmere collection. The new line features ultra-soft everyday basics in Apparis’ signature rainbow colors, including long maxi cardigans, long-sleeve oversized sweaters, sweater dresses, and cropped cardigans. The cruelty-free cashmere is made from viscose, polyester, and polyamide. Apparis plans to donate five percent of all the collection’s proceeds to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
“The launch of this new product category is a big milestone for us at Apparis; it took us a few years to bring vegan fur to the forefront and we are aiming to do just the same for our vegan knitwear,” Apparis co-founder Lauren Nouchi said. “We’re excited to continue making strides in our mission to create fashion that is made without harming animals, and expand our offering of high-quality, vegan alternatives.”
Last month, Apparis closed $3 million in seed funding, which will go towards expanding its business locally and internationally. The brand is currently available at over 500 stores in the United States and in 20 countries, and recently expanded to include vegan leather, accessories, and homeware.