Anne is now a contributor to Jargon, a Chicago news and events site:
So, what does a conscientious consumer wandering into Marsh - er, Macy's - need to watch out for? Fur and leather are just the beginning. Just as vegans are more restrictive in their food choices than most vegetarians, eschewing eggs, dairy and honey in addition to meat, so are they more discerning about their choice of fabric. All animal materials are off-limits, including wool, silk, cashmere, angora, shearling, mohair, down, and feathers.
Thankfully, the choices that remain offer a lot of possibilities: cotton in all its forms (denim, corduroy, sateen, jersey), linen, rayon, and even such unglamorous-sounding fibers as nylon, acrylic and polyester, all of which - in the hands of the right designers - can be transformed into some amazing styles.
Perhaps she'll cross-post to Vegan Fashion Scout?