Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and I hope you are too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ #alonetogether
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๐šƒ๐š’๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š–๐šŠ๐šข ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘, ๐š‹๐šž๐š ๐šœ๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž.
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(๐Ÿ“ธ via @theeverygirl)

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and...

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...

Eco-Holiday Gift Guide for Him

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Looking for some eco-gift ideas for a special someone in your life? Whether it’s for a parent, significant other, sibling, or friend, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items that are perfect for gifting this Holiday season!

As always, all the products mentioned in this post (as well as my entire site) are cruelty-free + vegan, meaning they don’t contain any animal products. In addition, I try my best to support, buy, and promote ethical and sustainable products, being mindful of who made the products and what materials are used.

Eco-Gift Ideas for Him

Patagonia Black Hole Cube

Patagonia Black Hole Cube

Clamshell design with zippered mesh dividers organizes headlamps and tools in your pack or clothing in your duffel. Made with a burly, lightweight 100% recycled polyester fabric and 100% recycled polyester lining. Available in multiple colors.


Plastic-Free Razor - Well Kept

Plastic-Free Razor – Well Kept

A sustainable, plastic-free shaving razor alternative, this solid brass, matte black safety razor comes with one blade for a superior shave and reduced irritation and ingrown hairs. Well Kept is a Canadian company! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


Jack Black - Beard Grooming Kit

Jack Black – Beard Grooming Kit

A well-rounded regimen for an unbeatable beard, featuring four steps of care that cleanse, condition, soften and style. Jack Black’s Beard Grooming Kit includes a vegan beard wash, beard lube conditioning shave, beard oil, and a beard comb which are all paraben-free, cruelty-free, and free of harsh surfactants.


Hurtig Lane - Men's Vegan Watch

Hurtig Lane – Men’s Vegan Watch

Hurtig Lane’s Mykonos Vegan Leather Watch was designed for the fashion conscious minimalist. Elegant and sophisticated yet highly fashionable it can be worn in any setting, with any outfit. Its versatility and style make it the perfect watch for any occasion. Available in multiple colors. Use Hurtig Lane coupon code: ‘ETHICALELEPHANT15’ to receive 15% off.


Matt & Nat - Shay Duffle Bag

Matt & Nat – Shay Duffle Bag

Vegan duffle bag from Matt & Nat, featuring a rounded gusset, single side metal zipper pocket, and main metal zipper compartment opens all the way to the side. It comes with a removable and adjustable crossbody strap. 100% recycled nylon lining. Available in black and grey.


Everlane - Uniform The Bomber Jacket

Everlane – Uniform The Bomber Jacket

This modernized take on the classic MA-1 flight jacket is made from a partially recycled, water-resistant woven blend and styled with easy magnetic pockets. This style was made in Vietnam at a technical outerwear factory where all manufacturing happens under one roof, rather than in different factories, to produce a high-quality end result. Available in multiple colors.


VEJA - V-10 Sneaker

VEJA – V-10 Sneaker

All Black Vegan Leather, VEJA’s V-10 Sneakers features insets of waterproof mesh made from recycled plastic bottles texture the sides and toe of a court-inspired sneaker that’s made to make a difference. The shoe features a lining made from recycled fabric and a sole of wild Amazonian rubber.


S'well Eats - Stainless Steel Thermal Container

S’well Eats – Stainless Steel Thermal Container

Sโ€™well Eatsโ„ข fuels all your food needs in an easy, eco-friendly fashion. Simply prep, nest, goโ€”and eat! Built to keep fresh meals cold and hot longer, perfect for plan-ahead types and leftover lovers alike. Here, there, and everywhere you use it, this one-of-a-kind, 2-in-1 food bowl is a stylish, sustainable solution for everyday eating. Likely to inspire second glances during your commute, โ€œdesk envyโ€ at the office, and oohs and aahs on the picnic blanket and beyond.


Thug Kitchen Cookbook - Eat Like You Give a F*ck

Thug Kitchen Cookbook – Eat Like You Give a F*ck

A classic vegan cookbook and a #1 New York Times Bestseller! Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food with more than 100 vegan recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs.


Vitruvi - Black Stone Diffuser

Vitruvi – Black Stone Diffuser

Virtuvi’s beautifully-crafted stone diffuser helps you diffuse essential oils throughout your home while doubling as a stunningly simple piece of decor. A diffuser is a beautiful way to scent your space naturally. Whether you keep it at home or at work, it functions as a non-toxic candle alternative, while also giving you the flexibility to change up and customize the scent to suit your mood.


FEED x National Geographic - Zip Pouch

FEED x National Geographic – Zip Pouch

Make an impact in more ways than one with FEED’s compact, durable zip pouch crafted in partnership with National Geographic from recycled water bottles. Available in multiple colors.


Vegan Men's Belt - Doshi

Vegan Men’s Belt – Doshi

Doshi’s Metallic Black Square Vegan Belt combines durable microfiber with a clean, sophisticated metallic black buckle. Perfect for work attire, casual wear, and special occasions. Doshi coupon code: ‘ETHICALELEPHANT10’ to receive 10% off orders $50+


Grey Fisher Beanie - WAWWA

Grey Fisher Beanie – WAWWA

Use the organ inside of your head to make a sensible decision for your head, by treating someone special to one of WAWWA’s lovely Fisher Beanies. For every hat purchased, WAWWA donates another to those who are in need. 100% organic cotton label hand-stitched on to cuff. 100% Acrylicย Yarn. WAWWA coupon code: ‘ETHICALELEPHANT10’ to receive 10% off.


OrganicBasics - SilverTech Starter Pack

OrganicBasics – SilverTech Starter Pack

Get the basics with OrganicBasics’ SilverTech Starter Pack which includes their Men’s Tee and a 2-pack of Boxers, made with organic cotton and SilverTechโ„ข yarn promising that you’ll stay cooler when it’s hot and warmer when it’s colder! Available in multiple color options.


Blue Markโ„ข Eau de Parfum - Jack Black

Blue Markโ„ข Eau de Parfum – Jack Black

The infusion of top notes of Watermint, Cilantro, and Bergamot with Japanese Juniper, Ginger Essence, Patchouli, and Driftwood makes for a refreshing scent thatโ€™s great for everyday wear. Flood the senses with freshness and the finest essential oils crafted with an artisan’s skill by world-class perfumers. Alcohol denaturant to impart fragrance on skin.


Christmas Eve Bamboo Sock Gift Box - Thought

Christmas Eve Bamboo Sock Gift Box – Thought

Thought’s sock gift pack contains four pairs made in their super soft bamboo blend. These sustainable, festive socks are breathable, naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so your feet (and the planet) stay happy and healthy. The box is reusable and was exclusively designed by their in-house Graphic Designer. All of Thought’s gift boxes are made using vegan glue.

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