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. 🌍🌿
"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.
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.
Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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”?
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 🤔✨
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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...

Cleanest Nail Polish On the Market – Sienna Byron Bay

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This week’s Vegan Mani Monday, I’m trying and swatching 3 more of Sienna Byron Bay nail polish, in the colors Harmony, Blossom, and Love.

I’ve previously reviewed Sienna Byron Bay’s vegan and non-toxic nail polish before, which you can read more about here.

What I absolutely love about Sienna Byron Bay nail polish is how they have one of the cleanest nail polish formulas available! They’re also strongly committed to producing safer and non-toxic products and being as environmentally-friendly as possible. Some nail varnishes contain toxins that can be absorbed into your skin and also affect the health of your nails. They can cause infections like nail fungus if you’re not careful (take a look at txhealthpool.org if you’re being affected by this). This nail varnish doesn’t have any toxic ingredients in though so you won’t need to worry about that.

From their signature wooden caps made from local, non-native sustainable timber, instead of generic plastic nail polish caps, to their breathable and water permeable 7-free nail polish formula that are completely Australian-made!

In addition, Sienna Byron Bay’s nail polish are certified Vegan and Cruelty-Free, meaning none of their nail polish formulas are tested on animals or contains any animal-derived ingredients (like fish scales, gross!).

Sienna Byron Bay Nail Polish Review

Alrighties, let’s get into the swatches of Sienna Byron Bay’s beautiful nail polish in the colors Harmony, Blossom, and Love.

Harmony – Sienna Byron Bay ($25)

Harmony is describe as a Pastel Tropical Peach Nail Polish with a Crème finish

For such a light nail polish color, Harmony was surprisingly very pigmented and only required 2 even coats. This is a gorgeous tropical peach, perfect for a summer vacation or staycation!

Blossom – Sienna Byron Bay ($25)

Blossom is described as a Mid-tone Rose Pink Nail Polish with a Crème finish

This was actually the thickest nail polish formula compared to all the other Sienna Byron Bay’s colors I’ve tried before. Extremely pigmented, you can probably get away with just one coat but I have on 2 coats here. This rose-pink color is EVERYTHING. I’m in love!! ?

Love – Sienna Byron Bay ($25)

Love is described as a Flamingo Pink Nail Polish with a hint of Gold glitter.

I’ve never seen a nail polish color quite like this one before! Beautiful pigment, it’s a bright cool tone pink where you can see a little bit of the gold glitter. I have on 2 even coats.

Which of these nail polish colors is your favorite?

What do you think?

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1 Comment
  • Nikki
    August 20, 2018

    Those are some beautiful shades. Will definitely have to try Sienna Byron Bay nail polishes soon!

“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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