A vegan suit is constructed in a way that does not use any animal products, meaning that the following must be avoided:
Outer cloth: wool (sheep), mohair (goat), silk (silkworm).
Inner components: silk lining (silkworm), horsehair canvas (horse), wool melton (sheep), horn buttons (deer antlers), mother of pearl buttons (nacre)
Considering that 99% of bespoke suits are made from wool, and the good ones are constructed from horse-hair (although it’s not the mane component!), this can pose quite a challenge.
However, with the huge advances made recently in man-made fibre technology, it is now possible to get a great quality vegan suit that’s comfortable, breathes well and looks great. Moreover, because the production costs are lower, these suits are extremely well priced (starts at £399).
There are of course natural alternatives to ‘future wools’ as they are sometimes known. These include cotton, corduroy and linen.