โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

Cruelty-free & Chill ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒผ
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @chillhouse

Cruelty-free & Chill ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒผ ....

Show Some Bunnies You Care By Wearing one of these Cruelty Free Shirts!

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12 Cruelty Free Shirts to Help End Animal Testing for Cosmetics Once and For All!

We’re seeing a major shift in consumer awareness as more and more people are looking behind the labels to ensure the beauty products they’re about to slather onto their skin are safe and ethically made. One thing caring consumers are not compromising on is the fact that animal testing for cosmetics is outdated and inhumane and we won’tย take part in any of it.

Cruelty-free beauty is defined as cosmetics that are not tested on animals duringย allย stages of product development and production. Millions of animals are used for cosmetic testing every year so the animals need our help to get the cruelty-free message out! Sport one (or several) of these cruelty-free shirts to help spread the word!

1. Cruelty-Free Beauty is the New Black |ย ECCrueltyFree

There’s a reason why cruelty-free is the latest beauty trend and that’s because more consumers are waking up and demanding for more compassionate and kinder choices! Are you part of this growing cruelty-free trend? If so, rock it like you mean it with this stunning fitted cruelty-free shirt from ECCrueltyFree!

Cruelty Free Beauty is the New Black by ECCrueltyFree

2. No Bunny Deserves To Be Tested On |ย Vaute Couture

This tank by a vegan fashion designer at Vaute Couture is in support of Humane Society’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign.ย Show your support and let the world know that no bunny deserves to be tested on! P.S. Have you signed the petition yet?ย (Also available in a t-shirt)

No Bunny Deserves to be Tested On by Vaute Couture

3. Bunnies Before Beauty |ย ECCrueltyFree

No bunnies (or any animals for that matter) should have to suffer for the sake of beauty! It’s unbelievable that our furry friends have chemicals dripped into their eyes and rubbed onto their skin in order to bring a new shade of lipstick to market. Well, there’s actually no need to test on animals in this day and age! Make that statement heard with this eco-chic tank by ECCrueltyFree!

Bunnies Before Beauty by ECCrueltyFree

4. #noanimaltesting |ย Meaningful Paws

The only hashtag that matters, make your voice matter in the #noanimaltesting movement and stand up for the millions of animals used in product testing with this super adorable sweatshirt by Meaningful Paws! Can you believe it’s made from recycled plastic bottles and organic cotton? (Also available in a t-shirt and sweater)

noanimaltesting hashtag sweatshirt by Meaningful Paws

5. Don’t Make Me Blush |ย Arm the Animals

Animal testing is so incredibly outdated and unnecessary to the point where it’s embarrassing how some cosmetic companies are still doing it in the year 2016! Show them that there’s absolutely no beauty in animal cruelty with this fabulous shirt from Arm the Animals! (Available in multiple colors)

There's no beauty in animal cruelty shirt by Arm the Animals

6. Don’t Mess With The Best Cause the Best Don’t Test On Animals |ย Vaute Couture

Vaute Couture has done it again with this remarkable top benefiting Leaping Bunny, the gold standard for cruelty-free! Show your support to all that Leaping Bunny has done for making the process of finding truly cruelty-free products a whole lot easier with this shirt because they truly are the best!! (Also available in a tank top)

Don't Mess With The Best Because The Best Don't Test On Animals by Vaute Couture

7. Beauty Not Cruelty |ย Arm The Animals

It’s getting a lot easier advocating for cruelty-free beauty when there are beautiful shirts like this one from Arm the Animals that’ll help get the word out — I choose beauty not cruelty! (Available in multiple colors)

Beauty Not Cruelty Shirt by Arm The Animals

8. Love Life, No Matter Whose | Herbivore

Sometimes people just need to be reminded that a life is a life. We don’t reserve any rights to take ones life away especially to test our beauty products. Help remind others to Love Life, No Matter Whose with this super adorable top from Herbivore! (Also available as a t-shirt)

Love Life | No Matter Whose Tank by Herbivore

9. Animals Aren’t Lab Tools – End Animal Testing |ย NZAVS

It’s so obvious but sometimes we just need to say it out loud or in this case, have it printed on a shirt! Animals shouldn’t be treated as mere property or equipment, let them free! This shirt supports the efforts of New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society.

Animals Aren't Lab Tools | End Animal Testing Shirt by NZAVS

10. Rabbit’s Kissย | Arm the Animals

Seeing make-up on animals is so silly. Just as silly as using them to test our makeup! The only makeup a rabbit should ever wear is a kiss from me and you! The shirt comes in multiple colors from Arm the Animals.

The Only Makeup a Rabbit Should Ever Wear | Rabbit Kisses by Arm the Animals

11. True Beauty is Cruelty-Free | Alba Parisย 

They say, true beauty comes from within. And within us, we know that testing cosmetics on animals is inhumane and unnecessary so that’s why we pledge to be cruelty-free! Let your true beauty shine in this cruelty-free shirt from Alba Paris! (Available in multiple colors)

True Beauty is Cruelty Free Shirt by Alba Paris

12. Friends Not Test Subjects | Vaute Couture

Why are we in this fightย to help endย animal testing you ask? Cause animals are our friends and we wouldn’t dare let our friendsย beย routinely blinded, poisoned, orย killed in order for us to feel pretty! Your voice matters; help stand up for your friends with this cute shirt from Vaute Couture!

Friends Not Test Subjects by Vaute Couture

BONUS! Fight Animal Testing Tote Bag | Lamuditaย 

But where are your going to put all of your fabulous new cruelty-free beauty purchases? Let your message be heard while you shop for cruelty-free goodies with this Fight Animal Testing tote bag by Lamudita!

Fight Animal Testing Tote Bag

BONUS +1!ย ย I Do Not Support Animal Testing Pin | ThatVeganCow

When all said and done and you can’t commit to any cruelty-free shirts, go for a pin like this one from ThatVeganCow that can be attached to just about anything instead!

I Do Not Support Animal Testing Pin

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4 Comments
  • carol jean lynch
    July 2, 2018

    I think a t-shirt should be made that lists the companies that do testing, in big RED bloody letters!

  • ModVegan
    March 10, 2016

    I’m not much of a t-shirt person, but some of these are pretty cute (I love #2). Your blog is fantastic – it’s so nice to have a resource like this, and I can’t wait until the comprehensive vegan beauty list is available. Thanks for all your hard work!

  • Christina Richards
    March 10, 2016

    LOVE this round-up Vicky!

    • Vicky Ly
      March 10, 2016

      Awe! Thank you so much Christina! It was fun making this list =)

โ€œMake 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.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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