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Style File: Darth . . . Vegan?

Vegan applied to fashion usually means no animal

Vegan applied to fashion usually means no animal was harmed in the making of a product. And no style was attempted. But the folks at Olsenhaus, makers of "pure vegan" footwear, have a flair for design; at Moo Shoes, Manhattan; endless.com and olsenhaus.com. (Credit: Handout)

Vegan -- applied to fashion -- usually means no animal was harmed in the making of a product. And no style was attempted. But the folks at Olsenhaus, makers of "pure vegan" footwear, have a flair for design. And a serious "Star Wars" fetish -- hence names like the Ewok boot (tall, buckled, with furry panel up the front), Jedi pump (metallic T-strap) or the Millennium wedgie, $300 (named for Han Solo's spaceship); at Moo Shoes, Manhattan; endless.com and olsenhaus.com

LI's ethical chic

East Meadow natives (and sisters) Jill and Tracey Spiritus aren't "Star Wars" fanatics . . . but they're both healthy eaters (Jill's vegetarian, Tracey's vegan), and they decided their wardrobe should be as cruelty-free as their diet. So they launched their own website in September, offering handbags, shoes and accessories made of materials like bamboo, recycled plastic bottles and a super-soft faux leather. Check out their gear ($50 to $250) at compassioncoutureshop.com.

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