This Vegan Line is Committed to Dismantling Animal Enterprises Through Fashion
I was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA and currently live in Venice, CA. It was long, exhausting move - all three miles of it. I love California, especially Venice; It’s a wonderfully weird beach town that’s both artistic and scenic. It’s one of the few neighborhoods in LA that’s walkable and bike friendly. It’s very much a part of who I am and what inspires me; so when we launched our ethical clothing line, Legends & Vibes, I decided to name each style after a street in Venice. Gentrification and corporate greedsters have become are a real problem here; we need more businesses to contribute and be active members of the community, and not just use our neighborhood as a status symbol.
I’ve always loved animals. I went vegetarian at seven and vegan when I was 15, it was defining point in my life. Adopting a vegan lifestyle at such a young age really shaped who I am and animal rights has always been a driving force in my life. I’m inspired by activists, I really respect people that stand up to injustice. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up, but I always knew it would involve standing up for animals and being a voice for the voiceless.
Legends & Vibes is a one-hundred percent vegan and environmentally conscious designer line, committed to dismantling animal enterprises through fashion, and ensuring that the people who make our clothes are just as happy as the people who wear them. The collection is ethical, sexy, and totally vegan. Each piece is free from fur, leather, wool, silk, suede, and any other animal bi-products used in clothing materials. Each style is unique in both material and design. We have high ethical standards. That to me, frankly is non-negotiable. You don't have to be vegan to love the styles in Legends & Vibes. All kinds of customers have purchased our designs, knowing that they were lovingly produced, using the highest ethical standards.
We utilize deadstock also known, as is the surplus fabric from mills and garment factories that would otherwise go to waste. In our eyes, eco fashion is so much more than what something is made of, but it extends into how those materials are sourced and repurposed. Instead of creating more waste, we buy deadstock to create small batch sustainable fashion that helps break the inherent cycle of waste. This form of treasure hunting is what allows each one of our collections to feel unique based on what we find.
Our core values are to be 100% vegan. Responsibly made, our clothing isn’t just people and animal friendly; we are constantly striving to make our production sustainable and made locally, that means designing AND manufacturing in Los Angeles. We believe in treating our workers well; it takes time and resources to find the people whose skills and ethics fit our high standards. We've poured thousands of hours and tons of money and sweat equity into building a team, and now we have one that does us proud.
Legends & Vibes is more than a clothing brand, it’s a call to arms by a team of innovative designers and animal rights activists committed to revolutionizing the fashion industry and dismantling animal enterprises one mini dress at a time.
Our mission is simple: to design exquisite clothing inspired by the modern fearless female that radiates, elevates, and liberates fashion from the inhumane use of animal skins as fabric. Two of the most polluting industries in the world are animal agriculture and fashion. Corporations and politicians have long targeted animal liberation activists for damaging or interfering with the operations of animal enterprises. As rebels with a cause, we decided to embrace disruption and fight fire with commerce, because the only true way to take down an industry is to make it obsolete.
We created a 100% vegan fashion label that combines sustainability and stunning design into a unique mix of sophisticated edge, feminine glamour, and soft Southern California styles. We have a lot of heart and are unwavering in our ethics and the steps that we go to ensure that our production reflects that. What also separates us is our sense of style and the fact that we are not afraid to stand up for what we believe in.
I can't choose a favorite! I love everything from our newest collection, which is available for pre-order, here.