Suit makers: Make a suit vegan.


Men's suits are very often made from wool (or including wool). The animals producing the wool (typically sheep or goats) sooner or later are killed in the process. Frequently they are also hurt (or even mutilated, google "mulesing") during the shearing process. This violence towards animals is unnecessary, and therefore morally dubious. 
Silk is also often used in suit making. Silk worms are killed for silk. It's unclear, but it's possible that silk worms can suffer.    
Note: Animal-derived materials such as horn or mother of pearl are frequently used in men's suit jackets (see below).

When considering potential alternatives to wool in fashion many might think "plastic". Plastic as in polyester or nylon, plastic as in tacky and not upmarket. If someone raised you right (or not) Lard's "polyester suit Nazis will control the world" might come to mind.
Whatever comes to your mind (maybe environmental concerns, too) it is morally questionable if environmental concerns, or fashion preferences can justify causing unnecessary suffering to others. Even if this pribble-prabble about animal ethics does not interest you. there are more and more consumers [!] that ask for vegan suits. 
Note that the buttons might also be made from materials of animal origin. 

Non-animal alternatives to wool:
- cotton
- linen 
- polyester or nylon (synthetic)
- rayon (including cupro and viscose; made from regenerated cellulose) 

Nice suits can be made from non-animal materials. See the following examples:


GIORGIO ARMANI [POLYESTER + CUPRO SUIT = TECHNICAL/TECHNO CREPE ] [2019]
Soho line slim-fit half-canvassed suit in technical crêpe cavalry twill
Composition 87% Polyester, 13% Cupro
Long sleeves
Button closing
Dual back vents
Multipockets
Two inside pockets
Semi-lined
Lapel collar
Multipockets











GIORGIO ARMANI [CUPRO SUIT ] [2019]
suit [they just named it "suit"]
Composition 100% Cupro
Basic solid color
Long sleeves
Button closing
Multipockets
Lapel collar
Semi-lined 










EMPORIO ARMANI [COTTON SUIT ] [2019]
Single-breasted, modern-fit suit in cotton
Composition 100% Cotton
Darts
Basic solid color
Long sleeves
Hook-and-bar, zip
2 buttons
Dual back vents
Two pockets
Two inside pockets
Fully lined
Lapel collar
Mid Rise
Tapering leg cut
Coin pocket
Plain weave 









JOOP! [cotton & viscose suit  ] [2019]
SLIM FIT
JOOP! HERBY-BLAYR SUIT
[Outer fabric: 95% cotton, 5% lycra (elasthane)]Lining: 100% viscose or 55% viscose and 45% polyester]




Prada [nylon suit ] [2019]
Technical fabric single-breasted suit
Product details
Two buttons
Slim-fit
Constructed shoulder
Classic lapels
Welt pockets with flap
Back vents
Lined jacket
Trousers with angled slash pockets on the front and welt pockets with buttons on the back
18 cm hem width
100% polyester
72 cm height
NYLON










Gucci Check cotton [suit] Style ‎561838 ZAA4Q 2166
[non-vegan buttons]
[Note: This is not an endorsement or approval of Gucci or any of the mentioned companies.]
PRODUCT DETAILS
[jacket]
Sartorial excellence and an eclectic vision combine for an exclusive assortment of tailored pieces presented for the Spring Summer 2019 collection. Crafted from check cotton, this single-breasted jacket is defined by a full canvas construction, ensuring an ideal fit and drape. An interlining canvas—a highly refined sartorial structure—in the lapel, front of the jacket and extending through the bottom, takes hours of effective workmanship for each piece to be completed and guarantees improved protection from professional cleaning.
Brown, ivory, orange and yellow check cotton
Horn buttons
Body: viscose lining; sleeves: cupro lining
Full Canvas construction
Single-breasted
Peak lapel
Patch pockets
Three interior pockets
"Tailored with a traditional men’s Full Canvas construction" label
Two-button closure
Jacket length: 30"
Measurements are based on a size 46 (IT)
100% cotton
Made in Italy
The model is 6'1" and is wearing size 46 (IT)
[trousers]
Brown, ivory, orange and yellow check cotton
Cupro half lining
Interior sartorial cotton belt
Front slash pockets
Button-through back besom pockets
Flared leg
Hook and zip closure
1.5" cuff
43" length
27" leg opening
Measurements are based on a size 46 (IT)
100% cotton
Made in Italy
The model is 6'1" and is wearing size 46 (IT)






Gucci G Frames jersey [suit] Style ‎545990 ZAAEN 4333
[jacket]
PRODUCT DETAILS
The initials of the House's founder Guccio Gucci alternates with a checkboard pattern in the geometric G Frames motif defining this jersey jacket, part of Cruise 2019 preppy influence. First appearing in the Ivy League schools in the Northeast United States, the collegiate style features deconstructed and versatile jackets, now reworked in Gucci's whimsical looks and combined with streetwear inspired silhouettes.
Dark blue and beige G Frames jersey
Grosgrain trim
Cupro lining
Notch lapel
Front patch pockets; chest welt pocket
Interior pockets
Two-button closure
Approximately 29" in length based on a size 46
100% cotton
Made in Italy
The model is 6'2" and is wearing size 46
[trousers]
Dark blue and beige G Frames cotton jersey
Contrast piping down the leg
Sewn pleats
Elastic waistband with hidden drawstring
Front slash pockets
Button-through back besom pockets with self covered buttons
15" leg opening
100% cotton
Made in Italy
The model is 6'1" and is wearing size 46






Gucci GG canvas [suit] Style ‎563510 ZKU09 9863
[jacket]
PRODUCT DETAILS
Sartorial excellence and an eclectic vision combine for an exclusive assortment of tailored pieces presented for the Spring Summer 2019 collection. Crafted from GG canvas, this single-breasted jacket is defined by a full canvas construction, ensuring an ideal fit and drape. An interlining canvas—a highly refined sartorial structure—in the lapel, front of the jacket and extending through the bottom, takes hours of effective workmanship for each piece to be completed and guarantees improved protection from professional cleaning.
Beige/bordeaux GG canvas
Self-covered buttons
Body: viscose lining; Sleeves: cupro lining
Full Canvas construction
Single-breasted
Notch lapel
Patch pockets
Three interior pockets
"Tailored with a traditional men’s Full Canvas construction" label
Two-button closure
Jacket length: 30"
Measurements are based on a size 46 (IT)
71% cotton and 29% polyester
Made in Italy
The model is 6'1" and is wearing size 46 (IT)

[trousers]
Blue and red Baroque viscose acetate jacquard on the front, check cotton jersey on the back
Multicolor stripe down the sides
Elastic waistband with drawstring
On seam front pockets
Knit rib detail at the leg opening
Wide, loose fit with a tapered leg opening
71% cotton and 29% polyester
Made in Italy
The model is 6'1" and is wearing size small






Brunello Cucinelli Tuxedo [1] SKU 191MD443AS20
Délavé linen satin tuxedo with shawl lapel jacket
[non-vegan buttons]
Details
blazer
mother of pearl button closure
welt pockets and chest pocket
cuffs have four mother of pearl buttons and functional buttonholes
cupro lining
double interior pockets: lower welt pocket, two upper with button closure and pen holder
drop 7

trousers
zip closure with metal hook and backing button
vertical front pockets
back welt pockets
19.5 cm hem
cupro lining to knee
traditional-fit
100% linen












Brunello Cucinelli Tuxedo [2] SKU 191MD443AS21
Délavé linen satin tuxedo with peak lapel jacket
[non-vegan buttons]
Details
blazer
two mother of pearl button closure
welt pockets and chest pocket
cuffs have four mother of pearl buttons and functional buttonholes
cupro lining
double interior pockets: lower welt pocket, two upper with button closure and pen holder
drop 7
double back vent

trousers
zip closure with metal hook and backing button
vertical front pockets
back welt pockets
19.5 cm hem
lining to knee
traditional-fit
100% linen









Brunello Cucinelli suit [1] SKU 191MD445LDN5
Délavé linen chalk stripe Leisure suit: jacket with patch pockets and trousers with small pleats
[non-vegan buttons]
Details
blazer
3-roll-2 closure with horn buttons
patch pockets, ticket pocket and patch chest pocket
cuffs have four horn buttons and functional buttonholes
cupro half lining
two interior pockets with button closure and pen holder
drop 7
double back vent

trousers
zip closure with button and backing button
slanted front pockets
back welt pockets
double pleat
18.5 cm hem
lining to knee
leisure-fit
100% linen






Brunello Cucinelli suit [2] SKU 191MD417LDN5
Délavé linen Leisure suit: jacket with patch pockets and trousers with small pleats
[non-vegan buttons]
Details
blazer
3-roll-2 closure with horn buttons
patch pockets, ticket pocket and patch chest pocket
cuffs have four horn buttons and functional buttonholes
cupro half lining
two interior pockets with button closure and pen holder
drop 7
double back vent

trousers
zip closure with button and backing button
slanted front pockets
back welt pockets
double pleat
18.5 cm hem
lining to knee
leisure-fit
100% linen






Brunello Cucinelli suit [3] SKU 191MH454HDB0
Délavé linen chevron Smooth suit: one-and-a-half-breasted jacket and trousers with double pleats
[non-vegan buttons]
Details
blazer
6 horn button closure
patch pockets, ticket pocket and chest pocket
cuffs have four horn buttons and functional buttonholes
cupro half lining
two interior pockets with button closure and pen holder
drop 7
double back vent

trousers
zip closure with button, metal hook and backing button
slanted front pockets
back welt pockets
18.5 cm hem
double pleat
lining to knee
smooth-fit
100% linen






Brunello Cucinelli suit [4] SKU 191MD4467BTZ
Délavé linen houndstooth suit
[non-vegan buttons]
Details
blazer
3-roll-2 closure with horn buttons
welt pockets with flap, ticket pocket and chest pocket
cuffs have four horn buttons and functional buttonholes
cupro half lining
two interior pockets with button closure and pen holder
drop 7
double back vent

trousers
zip closure with double button and backing button
slanted front pockets
back welt pockets with button
18.5 cm hem
lining to knee
traditional-fit
100% linen






Rubinacci BEIGE HARRINGBONE LINEN UNLINED BLAZER [2019]
Product Code: 3BR-A2416
[non-vegan buttons]
Description
This destructured blazer in beige harringbone linen , is the icon of Neapolitan tailoring, born from the idea of a super light jacket from Mr Rubinacci in the late 1930s.
The blazer is single breasted, 3 horn buttons on two and patch pockets , completely unlined and made in a fabric that does not make wrinkles perfect for traveling.           
The choice for who wants a unique blazer.
100% Linen







Rubinacci BLUE DENIM LINEN UNLINED BLAZER [2019]
Product Code: 3BDP-CA6148
[non-vegan buttons]
Description
This destructured blazer in denim linen , is the icon of Neapolitan tailoring, born from the idea of a super light jacket from Mr Rubinacci in the late 1930s.
The blazer is double breasted, 6 horn buttons and 2 patch pockets , completely unlined and made in a fabric that does not make wrinkles perfect for traveling.           
The choice for who wants a unique blazer.
100% Linen










Rubinacci BLUE LINEN UNLINED BLAZER [2019]
Product Code: 3DPR-CA6142
[non-vegan buttons]
Description
This destructured blazer in blue Linen , is the icon of Neapolitan tailoring, born from the idea of a super light jacket from Mr Rubinacci in the late 1930s.
The blazer is double breasted, 6 horn buttons on two and patch pockets , completely unlined and made in a fabric that does not make wrinkles perfect for traveling.           
The choice for who wants a unique blazer.
100% Linen







Rubinacci BROWN LINEN UNLINED BLAZER [2019]
Product Code: 3DPR-A2354
[non-vegan buttons]
Description
This destructured blazer in brown Linen , is the icon of Neapolitan tailoring, born from the idea of a super light jacket from Mr Rubinacci in the late 1930s.
The blazer is double breasted, 6 horn buttons on two and patch pockets , completely unlined and made in a fabric that does not make wrinkles perfect for traveling.           
The choice for who wants a unique blazer.
100% Linen








Rubinacci BLUE COTTON UNLINED BLAZER [2019]
Product Code: 3BDP-LR02851
Description
This destructured blue blazer in cotton , is the icon of Neapolitan tailoring, born from the idea of a super light jacket from Mr Rubinacci in the late 1930s.
The blazer is double breasted, 6 horn buttons on two and patch pockets , completely unlined  and made in a fabric that does not make wrinkles perfect for traveling.           
The choice for who wants a unique blazer.
100% Cotton






  
If you are looking for vegan suits, also have a look here.

If you are looking for vegan suits in Europe (and more affordable than the designer suits above) have a look at Mango Man or Zara, or other similar fashion retail chains.