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Kind Coats for Fall & Winter


Every year my independent fashion label VAUTE– the first all ethical vegan-eco-ethically produced apparel label to show at New York Fashion Week, gives a huge discount on our Fall-Winter collection for preorders, because we are self-funded and our early supporters make this all possible!

I am a born and raised Chicagoan and lifelong animal lover. In 2008 I quit everything to do 8 months of fabric research to develop the first winter dress coat line that was warm enough for a Chicago winter, but cruelty-free, eco-conscious, with workers paid and treated fairly. I work with mills at the cutting edge of sustainability and technology to create something better than wearing animals, for women in the coldest cities!

THE VAUTE 2014 PREORDER SPECIAL IS ON!  As an independent label, VAUTE gives a BIG discount for those willing to order a coat in the summer that they won’t get for a few months, to fund our production runs.

The VAUTE Preorder Sale is currently at 20% off outerwear, plus an extra 20% off for us, with code: KINDLIFE2014, until October 1st. Check it all out here in the shop!

Vaute Couture

Vaute Couture

Vaute Couture

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Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is the Founder of VAUTE, the first all vegan label to show at New York Fashion Week, and was called the “Rebel of fashion week” by CNN. Her label innovates the future of fashion: high tech, high design, and high ethics at once (eco conscious, vegan, made ethically), so that there’s no excuse left to wear animals. She lives in Brooklyn, you can follow her on Instagram here.





  • Rebecca Ratliff

    This new collection is really fabulous. I’ve followed your brand in the past but have to say most of it wasn’t my style. However, I just checked it out and there were five or six pieces that I would love to order from the latest collection. Fantastic job! I had to limit myself, however, to the leggings (such a good idea to offer winter leggings!) and the cocoon sweater. So excited for these, and thank you for the extra discount!

  • Brandi Holloway

    I would love to be able to treat myself to one of these gorgeous jackets :) Thanks for sharing!