“It’s just not a vegan lifestyle,” says Liz, who lives in Colorado.
“It doesn’t have to be.
I’m not a veg person, but I do make some clothes that I think are vegan.”
For example, Liz’s favorite clothes are the jeans she makes in a factory in New York City.
Her clothing line is called Cotton & Vegan, and it’s been around since 2013.
The brand is inspired by the cotton fabric used in some of the clothing Liz makes.
“I grew up wearing cotton jeans, and I thought that would be the one,” Liz says.
“And I had my first ever experience with vegan clothing when I bought vegan clothes for my first year at school.”
Liz’s company has grown rapidly over the past few years.
The number of women in the US who are willing to make vegan clothes has jumped from 10% in 2014 to more than 20% in 2016.
But for some women, the shift to the vegan lifestyle doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to make clothes for the animals.
“There are still some people that feel they can make clothing that is vegan, but for some people, the change is too much for them,” Liz explains.
“That is why I have so many people come to me who are vegan but they can’t get a job.
And I’m the person who is able to help them through this transition.”
Liz has a couple of other vegan friends.
“One is an animal rights activist,” Liz laughs.
“The other is a yoga teacher.
She is vegan for her family, but she has always had a vegan wardrobe and is really into vegan clothing.”
Liz says that the difference between being vegan and being a feminist is a matter of perspective.
“When I was younger, I didn’t see a difference between vegan and feminist,” she says.
She says that for some, it’s easier to embrace the lifestyle when they see others being more accepting of animals.
For Liz, that’s because she believes in animal rights.
“If we can make a change and be the change we want to be, it makes us feel better,” Liz continues.
“We feel better for it.
That is why we make it so easy for other people to feel comfortable in our lives.”