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In 2010, Brave GentleMan was launched in Brooklyn, becoming the first vegan lifestyle menswear brand in the world.
Joshua Katcher is a fashion designer, author, activist and has lectured internationally on sustainable and ethical fashion. He wrote first book in 2018, Fashion Animals, dedicated to understanding how and why animals are exploited in the fashion industry.
Brave GentleMan does things differently. “We embrace a slow-fashion production model. We resist industry-induced ‘seasons’. We invest in sustainable innovation, superior vegan materials, ethical labor & classic styles made with quality.“
“We don’t believe animals belong in the fashion production system, or any industrial system for that matter. We believe that people making our clothing and growing, developing or processing our materials deserve respect and dignity through safe conditions and a living wage. We believe that ecosystems should not be destroyed in order to make fashion.”
Instead of animal-based leather, Brave GentleMan uses Italian-milled ‘future-leather’ which is a high-tech, EU Ecolabel Certified, PU-based microfiber. PU is made in a strictly controlled and regulated chemical process, during which only a few grams per ton of chemical is ever released into the environment. The final polyurethane polymer is chemically inert, and therefore harmless. PU is also biodegradable by way of fungus found in landfill and soil.
Brave GentleMan was awarded Menswear Brand of the Year (2016) and Most Influential Designer of 2015 by PETA.