So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become...

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in bed and wondering why you haven’t gone cruelty-free in 2020 yet 🤔✨
(📸 via @niu.body)

Lazy Sundays 💖 Laying in...

I love you all for going vegan! ✨ Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕 (via @sassyspudshop)

I love you all for...

What can I say..? I’m just a hopeless ramen-tic! 🍜
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What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
“It’s not about being perfect! And we don’t know any vegans who walk around saying that they are, or that they cause zero harm. Veganism doesn’t mean causing ZERO harm (that would be delusional)... but it definitely means causing a lot less of it!! And causing LESS harm than before (before being vegan) is definitely worth celebrating and continuing to advocate for.

Don’t let the vegan haters get you down. Usually the people pointing their fingers and trying to find a flaw in veganism are the ones who simply don’t understand it or don’t know what it takes to stand for something.” (Words by @vegan_boss, 📸 via @unmeatfuture)

THIS. 🙌🏻 . “It’s not...

Show your love & support for vegan businesses in the comments by @ tagging some of your fave brands so we can follow and discover them too! 💚 (📸 via @brightzine)

Show your love & support...

Cruelty-free is the only way to be!🐇✨

Cruelty-free is the only way...

A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
NOTE: This pictogram does NOT guarantee whether the glue used contain animal products, please contact the shoe manufacturer/companies to inquire about the source of their glue.
Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

Never too late for a...

35 Awesome Etsy Finds for Vegans

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Awesome Etsy Finds for Vegans!

Shopping on Etsy can sometimes feel like you’re shopping at a flea market. With thousands of new products added daily to the online marketplace, how can you make sure you’re not missing out on anything good or worthwhile?

Well, my friends, I’m a HUGE fan of Etsy! Especially when it comes to finding vegan goods because most Etsy shop owners that offer vegan products are usually vegan themselves! They’re just regular ol’ peeps who thought, “hey, we need a vegan version of that!” So shopping on Etsy is a great way to support other vegans!

To help you get on the Etsy bandwagon, I’ve gathered my top 35 Etsy finds for vegans! This list is full of awesome vegan shirts, bags, stickers, skincare sets, and household items! They also make for some perfect and thoughtful gifts for vegans!

Vegan Etsy Finds

Eat Jam, Not Ham T Shirt

Couldn’t have said it cuter myself! | Eat Jam, Not Ham Unisex T-shirt ($24.98)

Compassion is the New Fashion tote bag

Bag all your compassionate goodies in this! | Compassion is the New Fashion Reusable Tote ($15)

It's Cool to be Carbivore Mug

 Always a nice reminder! | It’s Cool to be a Carbivore ($19.99)

Plant Based Princess T-shirt

A thoughtful gift for the princess in your life! | Plant Based Princess Vegan Shirt ($28)

Vegan Hand Embroidered Patch

A great way to customize your clothes! | Hand Embroidered Vegan Patch ($5.87)

Vegan for the Animals 8x10 Print

Great for putting in a frame or customizing your school/office supplies with!| Vegan for the Animals 8×10 Print ($5)

MeDusa Vegan Mini Clutch Handbag

Stunning cruelty-free bags without having to hurt animals!| MeDusa Vegan Mini Clutch ($90)

Unicorns are Vegan Cropped Top

I believe it! | Unicorns are Vegan Cropped Top ($22.64)

Vegan Stickers

YAAAAAS. | Vegan Stickers 

I'm So Vegan Right Now T-Shirt

This shirt is like, totally trending right now. | I’m So Vegan Right Now T-Shirt ($38.56)

Kale Chips and Chill Decal

Netflix and Chill for Vegans. | Kale Chips & Chill Netflix Sticker/Laptop Decal ($1.99)

Vegan Heart Pin

A noncommittal way to personalize your clothes!| Vegan Heart Enamel Pin ($5.64)

Vegan French Clay Handmade Soap Bar

Yes, most bars of soap aren’t vegan! | French Pink Clay Vegan Soap Bar ($6.29)

Vegan Pizza + Vegan Taco Stickers

Let it be known, my two favorite things!| Vegan Pizza & Vegan Taco Stickers ($1)

Yes, I Get Enough Protein T-Shirt

If I hear someone ask me again…| Yes, I Get Enough Protein T-Shirt ($29.99)

Friends Not Food Poster

How can you eat them? They’re so adorable!| Animals are Friends, Not Food Poster ($8+)

Vegan (Personalized) Bracelet

Fully customizable!| Plant-Powered Bracelet ($16)

You Had Me At Coconut Bacon T-Shirt

Say no more! | You Had Me at Coconut Bacon T-Shirt ($24.99)

#Vegan Necklace

Join the hashtag vegan club! | #Vegan Heart Necklace with Paw Print ($23)

Plant Powered T-shirt

This shirt says it all! | Plant Powered Unisex T-Shirt by Dharma Store ($25.99)

Welcome to my Vegan Kitchen Sign

A place where no animals are harmed! | Welcome to my Vegan Kitchen Sign ($25)

Vegan Ninja T-shirt

Bet you didn’t know? | Vegan Ninja T-shirt($26)

Natural and Vegan Skincare Set

Being vegan made easier with this set! | Natural & Vegan Skincare Set ($42)

Vegan Vibes Sweater

No bad vibes here! | Vegan Vibes Unisex Sweater ($45)

Everyday I'm Brusselin' Tote Bag

This is easily one of my favourite tote bags! | Everyday I’m Brusselin’ Tote Bag ($26)

Rabbit Heart Necklace

LOVE all animals!| Vegan Necklace ($16)

Vegan Vinyl Window Decal

Stick this on your car or laptop!| Vegan Vinyl Window Decal ($7.99+)

Lavender Matcha Mask Vegan Face Mask

Nourish and cleanse your skin with this cruelty-free mask! | Vegan Lavender Matcha Face Mask ($14)

End Animal Testing Makeup Bag

Now that’s one way to help raise awareness! | End Animal Testing Makeup Bag ($11.32)

Save Them With Kindness Tank

Kindness always wins. | Save Them With Kindness ($26)

Vegan Shampoo by Sudsatorium

No animal ingredients in this shampoo! | Strawberry Fields Forever Vegan Shampoo ($10.69+)

Herbivore Love T-Shirt

Herbivores, where you at!? | Herbivore Dino Shirt ($19.95)

Vegan Snuggle T-Shirt

Animals make the best snuggle buddies! | Vegan Snuggle T-Shirt ($23)

Aromi Vegan Liquid LIpstick

A carmine-Free lipstick!| Aromi Vegan Liquid Lipstick ($17)

Free Them All Necklace

This says it all! | Free Them All Vegan Necklace ($15.80)

Which of these handmade vegan products did you love? Did I miss any? Be sure to leave some of your awesome vegan Etsy finds in the comments below! 

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  • Lii
    November 6, 2016

    These are so cute!! <3

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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35 Awesome Etsy Finds for Vegans