Sustainable designers talk vegan leathers, upcycling and slow fashion

Veganuary is over, but that doesn’t mean your sustainable fashion journey has to be.

The Veganuary challenge was created by a UK nonprofit of the same name to educate people about veganism during the month of January. While in 2014 it started off as a sign-up program to help participants follow plant-based diets, it has since grown into a movement, with people in every field — particularly fashion and beauty — embracing it.

Over the past several years, the interest in vegan and sustainable fashion has risen rapidly, according to The Vegan Society, not only among young designers who are conscious about the health of the planet, but also among consumers who are learning about the benefits of leaving behind fast fashion.

“Good Morning America” spoke with a group of sustainable designers about how they developed their businesses, why they decided to take the vegan route and what can

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