VAUTE: Vegan Snow Coats

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart lost all her friends at 10 when she stopped wearing animals. As a result, she poured all her energy into making vegan jewelry, organiszing letter writing campaigns and calling beauty companies to ask about their animal testing policies until they hung up on her. Growing up in Chicago, Leanne endured 20+ years of insane Chicago winters while she wondered how she could make an impact fort he animals.

Then it hit her – if she could create the ultimate winter dress coat – warmer than wool, and prettier than a hiking coat – people might wear animals less and maybe one day the world would look at wearing animals as a thing of the past. So without a background in fashion or outside investors, Leanne started VAUTE (Haute with V for vegan), and since then, she obviously learned a lot.

A vegan alternative for down coats

VAUTE’s beautiful vegan winter coats are snowproof, 100% cruelty-free, insulated with Primaloft ECO (an alternative material for down feathers made with 100% recycled fibers), and encased in windproof satin ripstop made of 100% zero waste recycled fibers. In addition, all coats are cut and sewn in the USA.