In the 1942 animated film Bambi, the titular character’s mother is shot and killed by a deer hunter. Who knew that, 70 years later, the Disney movie would inspire a cruelty-free clothing line?
Based in Vancouver, Bambii Clothing was founded in 2012 by designer Caitlyn Kellar. Also known as Kaykay Bads, Kellar has blended her passions—business, fashion, and animal rights—in this line of vegan streetwear with attitude.
Kellar told Veg Coast by email: “Being ‘vegan’ means no animals are harmed in the making of our gear, we use absolutely no animal or animal by products. That means no leather, suede, wool, feathers, fur or silk. We produce cruelty free swagger.”
Bambii’s tops, bottoms, and hats are available online. In August, Bambii showed off its stuff at the RAW:Vancouver launch party. Kellar hopes to get her Canadian-made streetwear into a few local boutiques before expanding to Toronto and Los Angeles.