Every January, Veganuary, a non-profit organisation, encourages people worldwide to try vegan for January and beyond. It is a great initiative, where more than one million people from 192 countries have taken part. (Veganuary)
Whether you're a vegan or not, making small switches can have a big impact on growing positive supply chains and the planet. We source the best ethical vegan products for you to purchase everything you need, knowing that no animals have been harmed in the process.
Here are our top 10 vegan beauty, home and fashion products:
1 > Eco-Soy Wax Candles
A great alternative to beeswax candles are these eco-soy wax candles by Lux Luz and Know The Origin. Eco-soy is produced from the oil obtained from soya beans, which is then purified and solidified into a wax, as a result it is fully biodegradable and contains no pesticides or herbicides. All of the candles are vegan friendly and our glass jars and aluminium lids are recyclable.
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2 > Vegan Leather Watch
Finding accessories that are stylish but cruelty free is not easy, and finding a watch that was simple and stylish, but with a faux leather strap was pretty impossible. So Laura founded Votch, which strives as a company to do better and to create a product that inflicts no harm to animals and as little to the environment as possible.
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3 > Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash.
Whilst UK bans animal testing, tin he US still over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year to test cosmetics. (Do Something)
Ksoni is a natural beauty brand with 100% plastic-free products. As well as being in quirky, aluminum, recyclable cans, they use natural ingredients infused with essential oils so our formulations are vegan, cruelty-free, SLS, sulphate & paraben free & suitable for a wide variety of hair & skin types.
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4 > Vegan Leather Bags
In order to keep us with leather wallets, handbags and shoes, the industry needs to slaughter 430m cows annually by 2025. (Siegle)
It’s important for Matt & Nat to not use leather. Simply put, they don’t like hurting animals and they care about the welfare of the planet. Their collections are all designed by their close-knit team in Montreal, Quebec. They develop prototypes and collections based on our sketches, using our signature vegan leathers and using eco-friendly materials like recycled nylon, cork and rubber. (Matt & Nat)
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5 > Recycled Stone Paper Notebooks
14% of deforestation is done to satisfy our huge appetite for paper goods. (Paper On The Rocks)
Karst Stone Paper produce innovative waterproof notebooks, manufactured from byproducts of the construction industry. Their notebooks use no trees, water, wastes, acids or bleaches to produce and have a carbon footprint that is 67% less than pulp paper due to their use of solar power.
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6 > Vegan Recycled Trainers
Humans Are Vain are a beautiful vegan footwear brand using sustainable and recycled materials such as Pineapple leaves and recycled plastic ocean trash. Manufactured in Portugal and Sweden, they have carefully selected ethical factories with the highest possible standards. Ensuring they operate a circular economy, each product can be recycled at the end of life.
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7 > Vegan Chocolate
We have an amazing range of vegan chocolate from chocolatiers, such as Chocolate and Love, Seed and Bean and Ocelot. Whether you're looking for a rich dark 71% chocolate bar, a single origin 80% bar, or something with more a fruit flavoured tang to it, Chocolate and Love have dairy free, chocolate bars registered by the Vegan Society to suit every taste.
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8 > Unisex Backpacks
There are over 24 types of animal skins that are commonly used to make leather in leather goods and accessories, with cattle skin being the most widely used. (Cult of Carry)
Ucon Acrobatics reimagines this waste and creates stylish, urban-inspired backpacks from plastic bottles. Each Ucon Acrobatic bag is produced in factories in China that pay at least triple the areas minimum wage, with each factory audited several times a year.
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9 > Organic and Vegan Skincare
Each year more than 500 000 animals are harmed, tortured and slaughtered for the purposes of animal testing for cosmetics. (Cruelty Free Only)
All UpCircle products are natural, organic, vegan and sustainable, meaning your skin can look great without costing the planet. UpCircle creates beautiful and effective skincare and beauty products that are made from a range of by-products ingredients from other industries.
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10 > Trainers Made from Corn Waste
Carlos saw the leather industry dominating the shoes industry, slaughtering millions of animals slaughtered every year. He founded Flamingos’ Life to produce vegan sneakers and save millions of animals that the fashion industry kills for making shoes. He knew that there was an alternative to leather and started developing a biodegradable, bio-based material made from corn waste.
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