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...

Does SheaMoisture Test on Animals?

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Is SheaMoisture cruelty-free?

Answer:

Inconclusive. It is not clear whether SheaMoisture is cruelty-free or not.

Buy or boycott SheaMoisture at your own discretion.

SheaMoisture Animal Testing Policy (2018)

There is virtually no information on SheaMoisture’s website about their stance on animal testing except for a very underwhelming statement “Tested on our family for four generations. Never on animals.”

SheaMoisture also proudly displays the PETA cruelty-free bunny logo on their product packaging and website but since PETA isn’t the most trustworthy source, I tried digging a little deeper to get to the bottom of understanding SheaMoisture’s animal testing policy.

So I emailed them and they responded saying:

“Thank you for contacting SheaMoisture. Sundial Brands LLC is a privately owned, animal cruelty-free company. We do not test on animals, we are not affiliated with any companies which test on animals, and we do not sell in parts of the world that require animal testing. In fact, in most parts of the world there is a trend towards the banning of animal testing, so savvy ingredient suppliers have provided cruelty-free ingredients for many years now. It is a simple matter for us to require our suppliers to certify they do not test on animals. While there are ways for companies to obtain our products to do what they want with them, those users are not affiliated with us and we cannot control what they do with the products.”

WHAT? If that caught you off guard and you’re still confused about whether SheaMoisture is cruelty-free or not.. you aren’t alone. I was very confused by their response so I wrote back:

“Just one part I’m not understanding, when you said “While there are ways for companies to obtain our products to do what they want with them, those users are not affiliated with us and we cannot control what they do with the products.”

Could you please clarify on that some more? In what type of situations or cases would companies want to test your products? Is it to test the safety of your products? or are your products being tested on animals by a third party as required by law?

SheaMoisture replied back with:

“Once a product has been purchased by a user, we cannot see what they are doing with that product. It can be a typical customer or a company or whomever. We cannot answer your question โ€œIn what type of situations or cases would companies want to test your products?โ€ as we do not have any association with companies or people that test on animals.”

I understand and agree companies have no control over what customers do with their products after they’ve purchased them, but I don’t think SheaMoisture should even be considering or feel responsible for those type of cases, and bringing it up in their animal testing policy seems strange to me.

What I don’t get is that they mention there’s a possibility that other companies are using and testing their products on animals without their knowledge.

That seems very shady to me and doesn’t give me the confidence to believe that SheaMoisture is doing everything they can to ensure none of their products or ingredients are tested on animals, even when they aren’t doing the testing themselves.

Therefore, I sadly cannot conclude whether SheaMoisture is cruelty-free or not.

I am posting my correspondence with SheaMoisture publicly so that all of you can make up your own conclusion and decide for yourself if you want to buy or boycott SheaMoisture!

It should also be noted that SheaMoisture’s parent company, Sundial Brands was acquired by Unilever, a corporation that continues to test on animals till this day.

Is SheaMoisture Vegan?

If you would like to support and buy from SheaMoisture but want to know which of their products are vegan… this is what they had to say:

“Regarding being vegan, many of our products do not contain any animal by-products but some do. We do not keep a list of products that do or do not contain a list of ingredients. Please check the ingredients of the product you are interested in to see what is in the formula.”


 

 

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4 Comments
  • Lisa
    March 25, 2019

    P.S. to add to my earlier comments: this is in reference to the come by Carolins: what She’s Moisture products have you seen that DON’T have that “secund part of their sentrnce saying, “… never on animals”??
    Asking because they concerns me, though I’ve yet to come by that….
    Thank you

  • Lisa
    March 25, 2019

    I also don’t believe that Shea Moisture should be penalized whatsoever just by being completely open & honest about the “fact” that some retailers may knowingly or more likely, UNknowingly might be selling PRODUCTS that May have been tampered with! Their labels all say that they’re tested only on family (meaning of the human type) & never on animals. Why shouldn’t that be clear enough?
    I absolutely love their NATURAL, pure hair & skin products, look & feel better when I’m using them, & am extra happy that they’re affordable.
    Why would such a family-based, all natural company resort to outright LYING on all of their product labels? I know–“well duh–to increase sales”! But in my opinion, there are still far more very popular products out there that sell like crazy & are certainly NOT cruelty-free!
    So, those people who don’t care, & continue to buy whatever they want, cruelty-free or not, stop have more than enough to choose from!
    IDK, but I haven’t ever thought twice that She’s Moisture might NOT be cruelty free, especially when it comes directly from THEIR own website.
    I will continue to believe in them, & buy their fantastic products!

  • Evelyn
    September 23, 2018

    I have noticed that Shea Moistures packaging has changed so a lot of their products have the logo placed elsewhere on the bottle. In regards to the statement that seems to have everyone off guard, Shea Moisture has to answer that question carefully from a PR perspective and I think they did so wonderfully, It gives you just enough information to do additional research. I know what they are talking about and I am not an employee with Shea Moisture nor do I get paid or compensated by them so I don’t have to follow those same guidelines. There has been a pattern of retailers such as Target, Walmart etc selling counterfeit products. I personally have noticed it the most with hair care since that is what I buy the most. I noticed it with Shea Moisture and DevaCurl. DevaCurl has made statements that Target is NOT a certified retailer yet I have seen these “products” at my local Target) Allegedly it has happened with Urban Decay cosmetics and plenty more. Shea Moisture shouldn’t be penalized for that. They have nothing to do with it and it’s completely out of their control. Hypothetically speaking, if a shopping center sold counterfeit products against the brands knowledge it’s not going to have the same formula (no longer be cruelty free) and the brand obviously wouldn’t know about it or be able to control/stop it. It’s the same as people selling fake Gucci bags. Shea Moisture added that comment to bring attention to a problem that a group of us experienced. I now will only purchase from their website directly.

  • carolina
    July 26, 2018

    I have noticed today that the products being sold do not contain the “cruelty free” stamp and in the sentence where it said “tested in our family for four generations. never on animals.” the second part disapeared :/

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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