Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart

Vaute's Recycled-Cotton Aran Sweaters Are an Animal Lover's Dream

Can’t or won’t wear wool? Vaute’s vintage-inspired fisherman’s sweaters are the non-sheep treat you seek. Composed of 80 percent recycled cotton, derived from…

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36 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Livia Firth (Eco-Age, Green Carpet Challenge) 4. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle…

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Is Vegan Wool Fashion's Next Big Thing?

This winter, stay toasty with cruelty-free wool jackets by New York designer Vaute. The brainchild of Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart, the Vaute winter coat line features plush vegan fabrics…

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Vaute's "Chinese Zodiac" Tees Bring Out Your Inner Animal

Photos by Jessica-Joan Causing Vaute wants to bring out your inner animal. The vegan-friendly brand has teamed up with illustrator Mia Mandela to create a series of tees, tanks, and…

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39 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2015

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Marie-Claire Daveu (Kering) 2. Simone Cipriani (Ethical Fashion Initiative) 3. Lewis Perkins (Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute) 4. Livia Firth…

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For Ethical Fashion, Global Issues Present Opportunities, Not Hurdles

On a crisp November evening in New York City, some of the sharpest voices in sustainable fashion faced off with an unlikely audience: bankers. Featuring an inspiring group of women,…

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LAST CHANCE: Win a 3-Month Subscription to Vaute's Vegan T-shirt Club (Worth $192!)

Love receiving surprises in the mail? Vaute wants to send them. We’ve hooked up with Brooklyn’s preeminent vegan apparel brand to give away one three-month membership to its…

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37 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2014

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Orsola de Castro (Estethica, From Somewhere, Reclaim to Wear) 2. Judy Gearhart (International Labor Rights Forum) 3. Jason Kibbey (Sustainable Apparel Coalition,…

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Vaute, Farm Sanctuary Host "Fashion Loves Animals" Vegan Runway Show

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre VAUTE Couture made yet another appearance at Fashion Loves Animals to celebrate and raise awareness about the benefits of vegan fashion. The fashion…

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Vegan "It" Designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart Goes Beyond Faux Fur, Leather

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart debuted the first all-eco, all-vegan collection at New York Fashion Week to critical acclaim. We caught up with the…

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Vaute's Vegan Fall 2013 Collection Goes to the Dogs at NY Fashion Week

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre Vegan diets are all the craze but vegan fashion is a term that is gaining traction as the likes of Vaute begin to hit the runway. The emerging label…

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30 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2013

ECO-FASHION ORACLES 1. Lucy Siegle (The Guardian, Green Carpet Challenge, To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?) 2. Summer Rayne Oakes (Source4Style) 3. Sass Brown (Fashion…

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Vaute Couture's Vegan Coats Combine Elegance, Whimsy for Fall 2012

VOTE VEGAN Constructed in New York City, where Hilgart is now based, the critter-friendly toppers are as warm as they are “super crazy soft,” according to the designer.…

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John Bartlett's Farm Sanctuary T-Shirts Make a Cruelty-Free Statement

ANIMAL FARM Bartlett first learned about the inherent cruelty of factory farming through Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary’s president and co-founder. “Gene came to my fall…

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The GreenShows at NY Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010

Despite the best efforts of photographers, static pictures can never truly capture the rhythm, excitement, and theatrics-in-motion that make up a runway show. Which is why we snuck a…

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Vaute Couture Serves Up Cruelty-Free Comfort For Fall/Winter 2010

NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED Just what the doctor ordered for the snowy weather that engulfed Manhattan during New York Fashion Week’s the Green Shows, Vaute Couture‘s snuggly…

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The Future of Eco-Fashion in 2010: 10 Green Designers Share Their New Year Wishes

As we bid adieu to 2009 and ring in a new year—and decade!—we asked 10 of our favorite green fashion designers what they hope 2010 will bring. Find out why Bahar Shahpar is…

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Top 7 Up-And-Coming Green Designers of 2009 (Vote for Your Fave!)

Stewart + Brown, Loyale, John Patrick Organic, and Loomstate are household names—well, if you live in our kind of household, that is, where we eat eco-fashion for breakfast, lunch,…

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