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

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7 Cruelty-Free Vegan Cologne for Men

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Whether you’re shopping for a cruelty-free, vegan cologne for yourself or for a gift, it can be hard to navigate to find one that wasn’t tested on animals or contains any animal-derived ingredients.

Trying to figure out which cologne or fragrances are vegan can be a bit tricky as the list of ingredients for fragrances aren’t always easy to read and manufactures are not required to disclose every ingredient that goes into their fragrances because it’s considered as a “trade secret”.

But not to worry because I found 7 cruelty-free and vegan cologne for men that weren’t tested on animals and does not contain any animal ingredients!

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Cologne

Jack Black ($72)

Blue Mark by Jack Black is a cruelty-free and 100% vegan cologne for the modern gentleman. It is a classic scent – with notes of citrus and warm woods – the perfect anytime fragrance.

Aromi ($14-$35)

Aromi offers vegan cologne in both solid and liquid versions. “Each cologne is named after something one could call a man, including: Very Manly, What a Stud, Sexy Man, Handsome, You’re Hot, Outdoor Guy, Sweet Dude, Masculine, and Douchebag.

Aromi’s Solid colognes are perfect for traveling or whenever a portable fragrance is needed, such as a gym bag, backpack, desk or briefcase, to name a few. The liquid colognes contain our signature cologne blends in the traditional spray format. Aromi solid and liquid colognes are handcrafted, formulated, and poured in the Aromi laboratory using only natural essential oils and premium perfume ingredients.”

CLEAN ($95)

CLEAN is a cruelty-free fragrance brand and they carry a lot of options for vegan cologne. Their CLEAN RESERVE focuses on gathering pure ingredients responsibly—all with a steadfast commitment to high-quality scent. This vegan cologne from CLEAN is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, phthalate free, non-toxic, and comes in eco-conscious packaging.

Herban Cowboy ($29)

Herban Cowboy’s natural and 100% vegan cologne utilizes natural scents from lavender flower oil, bergamot fruit oil, lemon peel oil, lime oil, clary sage oil and ylang flower oil. US made and recyclable.

The Body Shop ($28)

The Body Shop has several cruelty-free and vegan cologne options for men including this one, Arber Eau De Toilette which is described as an outdoorsy scent that’s clean and sophisticated.

Percy Nobleman (£37)

Percy Noleman Signature Fragrance is a cruelty-free and vegan cologne best suited for the sophisticated gentleman. This cologne is described as “a compelling burst of citrus notes which both invigorate and excite the senses. Once settled, the base and mid-notes come into play while the sweeter top notes take a step back. The prominent musk and vanilla provide the perfect blend of old and new, helping to create a fragrance which is both timeless yet original, a true great in the making!”

Aesop ($155)

Aesop’s vegan cologne is described as a contemporary interpretation of a classic cologne. “Aesop’s Tacit Eau de Parfum has a distinctive yet familiar citrus top note, which mellows to a fresh and verdant heart of Basil Grand Vert. Inspired by the Mediterranean coastline as well as the clean notes found in more traditional colognes, this blissful marriage of tradition and modernity is worthy of your favourite modern gentleman.” I get my Aesop products from here if you wanted to go check it out!

What are some of your favorite vegan colognes?

What do you think?

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  • Webb
    April 3, 2019

    Bodyshop is owned by L’Oréal. Therefore, not eleigble for cruelty free status.

    • Vicky Ly
      April 3, 2019

      L’Oreal sold The Body Shop to Natura and Natura is a cruelty-free corporation. The Body Shop is also cruelty-free and they don’t test any of their products or ingredients on animals.

    • Rachel
      December 11, 2019

      Great list

  • Morgan
    August 27, 2018

    This is just the kind of list I was looking for! A lot of the vegan cologne lists don’t feature high end brands– I had no idea Clean and Aesop had cruelty free men’s fragrances. My boyfriend loves that Body Shop one, I think I’ll get him one of these next!

  • Shelby
    July 29, 2018

    Awesome post! It’s so hard for men to find cruelty free products. I feel like we always forget about them lol. This is so helpful! I’m trying to get my mom and dad to make the switch. I’ll have to show him these 🙂

    • Vicky Ly
      July 29, 2018

      I totally agree! Although all skin, hair, and personal care products are unisex but I know there’s some guys that prefer to use products marketed to men and in my research, I found the options were very limited. Hope to see more and more cruelty-free brands for men soon! =)

  • Yvonne
    July 28, 2018

    ‘Scent & Colour’ match your fav designer fragrance and, so does ‘Eden’ both are fabulous with the fragrance staying on just as long as any designer one at the fraction of the price ?

“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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