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...

10 Cruelty-Free Beauty Advent Calendars (2018)

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‘Tis the Season to Be Cruelty-Free! We’re excited to kick-off our Holiday posts with a round-up of some cruelty-free beauty advent calendars!

Count down the days till Christmas with these cruelty-free advent calendars, there’s something different behind each door so resist the temptation to open them all in one go!

Here’s a list of 10 cruelty-free beauty advent calendars from brands that DON’T test on animals.

Please note that although these brands do not test on animals, some of the products featured in the advent calendars may not be entirely vegan. The only verified vegan advent calendar is Ciate London’s Mini Mani Month Nail Set.

1. bareMinerals Out of This World Advent Calendar (£79) loaded with 24 days of bestsellers and fan favorites for complexion, eye, lip and lash, this big, beautiful package has it all and then some. *bareMinerals is owned by Shiseido, a parent company that does test on animals.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Universe Advent Calendar ($250) contains 12 cruelty-free full size & mini award-winning beauty & skincare heroes.

3. Makeup Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar (£50 On Sale £30) contains Revolution’s cruelty-free favorites including highlighters, lip glosses, lipsticks plus a brand new colorway of our bestselling Re-loaded Eyeshadow Palette.

4. Ciate London Mini Mani Month Nail Set ($59) contains 20 mini cruelty-free and vegan nail polishes, one full-size polish, a mini treatment, a mini top coat, and nail transfers for every holiday occasion.

5. Green People Green Regime Beauty Advent Calendar (£75) filled with 15 organic and natural beauty must-haves including 3 full sized products. Made with eco-friendly, recyclable packaging.

6. Lottie London 12 Days of Slay Advent Calendar ($24) contains 11 cruelty-free Lottie miniatures (mix of lip, face, and eye products) and one full size transforming liquid lipstick.

7. The Rituals Advent Calendar Gift Set ($89) filled with 24 luxury cruelty-free Rituals products for a fresh surprise every day. Let this advent calendar help you cherish your daily ritual of a moment for yourself.

8. NYX Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days Of Beauty-Advent Calendar ($79) contains 24 cruelty-free makeup products from NYX including 10 powders, blush, highlighter and eyeshadow, and 14 lip products. Available at ASOS and Ulta. *NYX is owned by L’Oreal, a parent company that does test on animals.

9. The Body Shop 25 Days of the Enchanted Deluxe Advent Calendar ($110) contains 25 cruelty-free beauty treats to revive and re-energize your body and mind. “We don’t want to give away all our secrets, but expect a full-size Body Butter, Face Mist and Matte Lip Liquid among the surprises.”

10. Dr. Hauschka Advent Calendar ($85) contains 24 high-quality organic cotton bags, each carrying a Dr. Hauschka product that is full of natural ingredients and healing knowledge.

Which of these cruelty-free beauty advent calendars are your favorites?

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