Vegan Wares Blog

  • Closure of our Melbourne Showroom; and Future Directions

    Closure of our Melbourne Showroom; and Future Directions Our bricks & mortar store at Smith Street, Collingwood, closed on 16th June, 2019. As of that date we are trading only on-line. The store was established in August 1995 and quickly became something of an institution in Melbourne, being Australia’s first dedicated vegan shoe store, and […]

  • Future Directions

    Vegan Wares: Stepping towards new horizons Hello to our loyal supporters! This is just a quick note to let you know about some big changes that are underway here at Vegan Wares, and open discussion about any number of exciting possibilities. As you are aware, for the past 23 years, our main focus has been […]

  • Interview with Bruce Poon, Animal Justice Party

    With the elections coming up this July, we thought it would be a great idea to sit down with Bruce Poon for an interview. Bruce is the convenor of Animal Justice Party and the lead candidate for the Senate in Victoria. Bruce explains why he got involved in politics, his background in activism and why it’s vital we vote for Animal Justice Party this election.

  • Beard care and more

    D+T beard care and hair care products for the Aussie man

  • Walking Shoes – our selection

    Vegan Wares has a selection of high-quality hiking shoes and urban shoes

  • Nearly 20 years in the Business!

    In the lead up to our 20 year anniversary this August of being in the business of designing and making high-quality & sustainable vegan shoes, boots and accessories we’d like to return to where it all began. Back in the early ‘90s Peter Cabena and Jenny Donaldson, both ethical vegans, began their journeys independently of […]

  • This One Not About Shoes, But Food

    Bill Gates invests in vegan food company. The future of food is vegan.


    Have you ever considered opening your own vegan shoe store? A simple way to get started is to buy a franchise licence, which gives you the right to retail Vegan Wares products in your locality.  It’s simple and easy because: you don’t need any particular technical expertise in footwear you have instant access to a […]

  • Fair@Square Festival

    We’re excited to be taking part in the Fair@Square event for the first time! It will be held at Federation Square, Melbourne on November 30 & December 1. It’s a free public festival held annually celebrating ethical, sustainable and morally responsible behaviour – in line with what Vegan Wares’ is all about. Come along to […]

  • Vegan Festive Season

    What a great time of year this is! There are so many cruelty free/vegan festivals occurring around Australia and the world. Last Sunday was the Cruelty Free Festival in Sydney, with a wonderful array of vegan stalls, including ours. We had on display samples of our footwear made in our Melbourne shop, and for purchase […]

  • Animal Justice Party

    With the federal election coming up here in Australia we thought we’d do a short blog about the Animal Justice Party. The AJP was formed a couple of years ago to be the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves in Australian parliament. Their vision is:     A planet on which animals are treated […]

  • Dr Melanie Joy book signing at Vegan Wares!

    As Vegan Wares is one of the major sponsors of Dr Melanie Joy’s tour of Australia and New Zealand we’re excited about Dr Joy coming to our shores in a couple of weeks time. And if you’d like to  meet her we’re hosting a book signing opportunity at our Collingwood store, 11am on Monday August […]