Everyone knows that gloves are a must-have! But what's not a must-have are gloves made from the fur and skin of slaughtered animals.
As such, we bring you a list of cruelty-free gloves that are just as fine and serve just as well as traditional animal fur and leather gloves, all of which are available in the UK.
Here is a selection of the five best vegan gloves you can wear for every day and winter use:
Every day use gloves - Jump to the Reviews
Winter Gloves - Jump to the Reviews
- TOSKATOK Faux Suede Winter Gloves for Women
- Istoner Women's Winter Gloves
- VBIGER Winter Cycling Gloves
Vegan Glove Materials
The most commonly used materials for cruelty-free gloves are polyester, nylon, spandex, fleece, faux suede, cotton, and PU leather.
Unlike for purses and wallets, vegan materials like cork and leaf leather are not frequently used for gloves as they're not flexible enough to match the versatility of the hands and fingers.
Reviews of the Best non winter Vegan Gloves
Here are our picks for vegan gloves for everyday use.
Contraband Fingerless Vegan Gloves for Women
These vegan fingerless gloves from Contraband Pink Label made of vegan microfibre, silicone rubber, lightweight lycra, and polyester are tough and durable.
You can use the leopard print gloves for a variety of activities, including light weight lifting, yoga, exercise, and even for work. Medium foam-padded interiors provide an excellent grip and prevent calluses from appearing on your hands.
The vegan leather used for the gloves is admittedly not as strong as traditional animal leather. Still, it’s more flexible and not prone to dye bleeding like animal leather. Additionally, the lycra material on the top is breathable, allowing heat to escape, preventing excessive sweating. The gloves are also machine wash compatible.
The Contraband Pink Label vegan leather gloves are available in sizes ranging from extra small to extra large. The design also incorporates finger tabs for quick and effortless glove removal, a feature ladies with long fingernails will appreciate.
- Finger tabs for easy removal
- Machine wash compatible
- Breathable lycra reduces sweating
- Not suitable for more intense tasks
- Limited variants
VBIGER PU Leather Women's Gloves
These chic gloves from VBIGER are made with high-quality PU leather matched with a soft fleece interior for added warmth on chilly days.
Available in black only, the gloves are designed with elastic wrist fasteners to ensure a snug and comfortable fit and make wearing and pulling off easy.
Additionally, these vegan faux leather gloves are touchscreen compatible— you can use the atm, cell phone, and other touchscreen devices without taking off the gloves. The gloves also have full palm touchscreen compatibility, unlike other gloves where only the index and thumb fingers work on touchscreen devices.
The gloves are available in small, medium, and large sizes, and being PU, the gloves are largely waterproof and have considerable grip; they're suitable for driving, shopping, jogging, and light work.
- Full palm touchscreen compatibility.
- Elastic wrist fasteners.
- Has considerable grip.
- Fleece interior for added warmth.
- Only available in black
Reviews of the Best Vegan Gloves for Winter
My lady, winter is coming. Here are some ethical gloves for when it becomes freezing outside.
TOSKATOK Faux Suede Winter Gloves for Women
These vegan winter gloves from TOSKATOK are made of soft faux suede with fluffy faux fur cuffs for an added feminine touch. A layer of fleece lines the entire interior of the glove to keep your fingers warm even when it's freezing outside.
Patches on the index fingers have touch screen compatibility, allowing you to operate your device without exposing your fingers to the cold.
The fake leather gloves are available in multiple colours, including navy, nude, camel, grey, and pink amongst others. On the other hand, (pun intended) the gloves do not come in larger sizes; they are better suited to ladies with small hands.
- Available in multiple colours
- Fleece interior for extra warmth
- Touch screen compatible
- Available only in smaller sizes
Istoner Women's Winter Gloves
Istoner women's winter gloves with 85 per cent nylon and 15 per cent lycra spandex are lightweight and stylish. The gloves are also functional, with soft fleece lining the insides to ensure that your hands are as warm as possible even on cold days.
The blend of nylon and spandex makes these vegan winter gloves nearly waterproof, allowing only the heaviest snow or rain to get through. The combination of materials also enables the gloves to stretch to fit larger hands.
Patches of vegan leather on the palm, thumb, index and middle fingers provide better grip to the gloves, making tasks like driving and picking up items easy.
Istoner women's winter gloves are available in black and leopard print, and either variant is hand and machine wash compatible.
- Faux leather patches for better grip
- Stretches to fit different hand sizes
- Machine wash compatible
- Interior fleece lining for better warmth
- Not touchscreen compatible
- Limited colour variants
VBIGER Winter Cycling Gloves
You can use these winter gloves from VBIGER for much more than cycling. The water repellent nylon exterior makes the gloves suitable for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and running even in the snow.
The gloves have a 3M Thinsulate cotton and fleece interior lining, matched with elastic cuffs that fit snugly around your wrist to ensure your hands stay warm even on the coldest days.
Anti-slip silicone in the palm of the gloves increases friction and grip, making it easier to handle different objects, including a steering wheel. Additionally, there is a conductive material over the thumb and index fingers, meaning you can interact with touchscreen devices without needing to take off the gloves.
The unisex gloves are available in small, medium and large sizes, in black and grey, with different colour patterns.
- The 3M Thinsulate cotton and fleece-lined interior ensure warm hands even on cold days
- Anti-slip silicone for better grip
- Touch screen compatibility
- Limited colour options
Vegan gloves are kinder, ethical alternatives to traditional leather gloves. Walking, exercising, driving, shopping, or using your phone, name it, there's a cruelty-free glove for the job. And when it gets cold, there are vegan gloves for the winter too.
Hopefully, you find this guide helpful in your search for ethical gloves. You can easily get any (or all) of the items listed, as all products ship to the UK.
If you can't to keep discovering new leather-free accessories, you can have a look at our selection of vegan boxing gloves.