๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

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 Mobile Apps – Find Products Not Tested on Animals

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We all want quick and easy solutions to help us make better and informed consumer choices, and thankfully there are some helpful tools we can use that are available right at our fingertips โ€“ literally!

Currently there are 3 mobile apps available on the market to assist you in the wonderful world of cruelty-free shopping. There are always going to be more mobile app development happening to create more cruelty-free applications for the app store. Whether youโ€™re looking for a new deodorant, dish detergent, or even furniture polishโ€ฆ these apps will help you out immensely, saving you time and energy! Many businesses choose to outsource this task to companies such as Pegasus One mobile app development company, so it’s good to see some apps going the extra mile to focus on cruelty-free shopping.

In this post, I’m going to share with you my review and ratings of each app’s features!

CRUELTY-FREE BY LEAPING BUNNY

The Cruelty-Free app is very straight-forward to use and itโ€™s available for FREE on both Androids and iPhones.

The Cruelty-Free app alphabetically lists over 200 U.S. and Canadian companies that are certified under the Leaping Bunny Program. You can also use the search bar at the top and type in a brand name.

There is another list available on this cruelty-free app where you can find cruelty-free brands within a productโ€™s category like nail care, dish detergent, self-tanners, and more.

The Cruelty-Free app also lets users scan a product’s barcode to instantly know whether the brand is certified by Leaping Bunny.

The Cruelty-Free app is perfect for someone who swears by the Leaping Bunny program since it only lists brands that are certified under their accreditation.

This app doesn’t say which brands are not cruelty-free. It’s based on the assumption that if the brand is not listed, then it’s not considered cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. The app also doesn’t let you filter to know which brands offer vegan products or tell you where we can buy from the brand.


BUNNY FREE BY PETA

The Bunny Free app allows users to check to see if a company is cruelty-free using one of their three features; (1) Typing the companyโ€™s name in the search box (2) Scan a productโ€™s barcode (3) Browse their alphabetically ordered brand list. It also provides you with the companyโ€™s details like address, phone number, website, products and availability.

The app is FREE and is available for both Androids and iPhones. Bunny Free uses data from PETAโ€™s cruelty-free shopping guide.

Loving the simplicity of this app, itโ€™s great for consumers who want to quickly find out about a companyโ€™s cruelty-free status. I especially love how this app tells you which brands are not cruelty-free and therefore should be avoided. There’s also a filter option to only show companies that are vegan!

The Bunny Free app doesn’t let you browse by product category. For example, if I was looking for a cruelty-free nail polish brand.. I’d have to go through the entire alphabetical list and click on each one to see if “Nail Polish” is listed under their Products description.


CRUELTY-CUTTER BY THE BEAGLE FREEDOM PROJECT

Cruelty-Cutter is my all-time favourite cruelty-free mobile app in which I had to write a separate blog post outlining the many cool features provided by the app and that you can click here to read.

In short, Cruelty-Cutter combines all the features available from both the Cruelty-Free and Bunny Free apps, and then some.

  • Scan a product
  • Search by companyโ€™s name
  • Cruelty-Free directory list by company’s name
  • Cruelty-Free directory list by category like nail care, dish detergent, self-tanners, and more.
  • Provides companyโ€™s information like direct link to website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

Some additional features:

  • Keeps a log in your โ€˜Historyโ€™ of all the products you scanned
  • You can add a product that youโ€™ve scanned to your list of โ€˜Favouritesโ€™
  • Ability to share your results with friends on social media with ease
  • Earn โ€˜Doggie Dollarsโ€™ when you take action which you can redeem them for deals on cruelty-free products

Cruelty-Cutter is available to download for a donation of $2.99 to the Beagle Freedom Project and available for iPhone and Android users.

Everything about this app is amazing!

Sometimes the data is questionableโ€ฆ this app includes companies that are not certified by either Leaping Bunny or PETA’s Cruelty-Free Programs.


So there you have it!

Three great tools to help you shop cruelty-free because what you buy DOES make a difference!

What do you think?

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6 Comments
  • Anna
    August 14, 2019

    I use app “Care Cruelty-Free” for quick CF/vegan status check. It’s pretty easy to use and looks great
    They use PETA and CFKitty brands database

    • Vicky Ly
      August 14, 2019

      Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll be sure to check it out! =)

  • Sonogirl777
    February 9, 2016

    I am confused by apps like Cruelty Cutter, because companies like Younique are just listed as no testing, but as another blog post you have points out, Younique is not truly certified as CF, so then people are kind of mislead by the app I. Thinking products listed ARE CF when they may just not test their final products on animals but still use ingredients that have been tested on animals. Products like Rodan Fields are not listed in Cruelty Free App but are posted in Cruelty Cutter. Makes it confusing and user still has to do their own research, which makes app a bit less useful. I do like the contact info that Cruelty Cutter lists so users can do their own research.

    • Vicky Ly
      February 9, 2016

      I totally agree with you! There’s always going to be inconsistencies with any third party verifying whether a brand is cruelty-free. I talk more about the different methods and their limitations of finding cruelty-free brands in this post: https://ethicalelephant.com/how-to-tell-cosmetics-are-cruelty-free/

      but sadly, like you said, it is confusing and we gotta do what we feel comfortable with doing. Most people rely on the Cruelty Cutter app and trust their cruelty-free standards however I would advise people to use the app as a starting guide and like you said, do more research on your own if you find anything that is questionable like Younique.

  • Sissi
    January 4, 2016

    Did you check out the new app Go Cruelty Free? It contains Leaping bunny and peta brands!

    • Vicky Ly
      January 4, 2016

      Hey Sissi! Just downloaded the app to check it out! A very comprehensive list and love how it’s organized by popular stores and skincare categories! Is this your app that you designed? =)

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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