Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
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However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

I just finished reading ‘Slave to Fashion’ by @safia_minney 📚 and it has completely changed my perspective on the true cost of cheap clothes. ✨ Definitely a must-read to understanding modern slavery in the fashion industry and the need to support fair trade and ethical brands that are transparent about how their products are made with respect for people and the planet. 🌍🌿
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"Today, a whole generation of shoppers expect to be able to buy cheap clothing - but these low prices are only possible because of the slavery and exploitation that exist in the fashion supply chain.
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The price of clothes does not reflect the true cost to the farmers, spinners and weavers, tailors, finishers, quality-control teams and packers who are underpaid and overworked in the race to get the latest fashion items into our stores.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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Workers in developing countries are often left helpless by a lack of workplace representation and unions that could speak up for their rights. As a result, we are witnessing a global 'race to the bottom', with developing countries competing against each other to supply the cheapest labor in a bid to attract brands to their factories."

I just finished reading ‘Slave...

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via @vegan.meme)

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”?
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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.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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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.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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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.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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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!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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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 🤔✨
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(📸 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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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“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...

6 Ways to Be A Voice For Animals At School

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School Activism Vegan

Starting a student-run vegetarian club or organizing an animal fundraising event on campus are excellent ways to show you care about animals during the school year but what are some discreet ways we can be a voice for animals for those of us who just want to do our small part without drawing too much attention?

Try one or all of these 6 ways to be a voice for animals throughout the school year, they’re also all budget-friendly too! They apply to all students attending elementary school, high school, college, or university!

*By clicking on the images, you’ll be directed to where you can buy/download the products mentioned!*

1. Use your tech gadgets as a walking billboard

Since our bags, laptops and phones never leave our sides, this is a great opportunity to make a statement and use our trusty gadgets as an advocacy billboard. You can purchase and even customize decals to stick on your laptop or phone covers as well as getting personalised backpacks at https://www.promotionchoice.com/categories/Bags/Custom-Backpacks/.

Be Nice to Animals or I'll Kill You Macbook Decal - Etsy Shop: iinky
Watercolor Beet Vegan Full Color - Vinyl Decal Etsy:MilkMugDesignsVegan Revolution - Laptop Decal Etsy: Cutthesheet

If you don’t want to make the commitment to putting stickers on your laptop or phone just in case you change your mind or want to switch out for a new design, then you can opt for a noncommittal phone case.

2. Dress it up with advocacy pins

I use to collect pins as I travelled across Europe because they were inexpensive and super easy to carry around without taking any room in my luggage! Wear these pins on your school bag or pencil case and I’m sure they’ll spark up an engaging conversation. You can also buy magnet versions of these pins to put in your locker.


3. Customize your notebooks and binders

I remember clipping magazines and making collages to personalize all of my school notebooks and binders. Now it’s a whole lot easier, you can create an awesome design from your computer, print it, and insert it into your binder cover in a matter of minutes! All you need to start this creative process is look into specialist office suppliers such as office monster who sell supplies for your office. Once you’ve got your notebook, you can customise it as much as you want by adding your personal touch. When you’re making the new designs and prints for your PC, why not look at getting a new computer? Even if you have ‘bad credit’ you can still get a loan with Lending Expert.

I found this works best with binders that have the clear sheet protector on the front and back covers so you can easily insert a sheet of paper and switch it out throughout the term.

If you’re not feeling so crafty and prefer to have one designed for you, Etsy is a great place to find instant downloadable prints and you can even ask for a custom one. Just be sure to adjust the page settings when it comes to printing them so they fit perfectly on your notebooks or binders!

You can also use stickers to personalize your school notebooks, if you’re buying them online, you’ll unfortunately have to wait for them to arrive in the mail as there isn’t an instant download option available.

4. Changing your computer’s desktop wallpaper

Going paperless? If you don’t have a notebook and instead use your laptop for note-taking then you can alternatively use your laptop’s desktop wallpaper to help get the message out!

Design something of your own, download some online for free, or purchase a design from Etsy for an instant download to replace your current wallpaper. Easy as vegan pie!

5. Sport a vegan statement t-shirt

Another option is using your chest as a vegan billboard with one of these 10 vegan apparel t-shirt brands I’ve mentioned and another 10 more I’ve recently added.

Vegan Shirts Advocacy

6. Carry pamphlets and flyers with you at all times

You never know when someone in class may show interest in helping animals or switching to a plant-based diet, I always like to be prepared and have some literature ready if the time calls for it.

Let me know in the comments below what are some ways your going to be a voice for animals during the school year?

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