“It began with my parents,” Stella said. “It’s more than just saying that we’re vegetarians. It’s a philosophy of how you conduct your life and time on the planet. We were quite a responsible family.
One of the things I was taught growing up was, “Do unto others as you would have done to yourself.” So it’s not just about not killing cattle and “Meat-Free Monday.” It’s a way of life. But we’re not claiming to be perfect.”
Stella continues to promote the values she grew up with by refusing to use leather or fur in her fashion collections, sourcing sustainable materials when possible and donating a portion of sales from some of her fashions to the family’s Meat-Free Monday campaign.