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”?
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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.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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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.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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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.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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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!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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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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(📸 via @niu.body)

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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(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
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“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! 👠🌿
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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! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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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.
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Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
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I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

Never too late for a...

The Best Etsy Vegan Shirts and Clothing Shops

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Etsy is a great place to find handmade items while supporting independent creators around the world. What is Etsy.com? Etsy is an online marketplace where you can shop for one-of-kind items, personalized gifts, vintage goods, and an endless selection of products made by small or local designers.

I love browsing and shopping for vegan shirts on Etsy because I like to support other vegan creators, whether their local or on the other side of the world. I find Etsy is a great place to discover vegan makers from around the globe who just want to do and make some damn good things for animals and the planet!

But shopping on Etsy can be overwhelming with new products and shop owners added daily which makes trying to find what we’re looking for difficult and time-consuming.

So I’ve scoured and rummaged through Etsy to find some of my favourite Etsy vegan shirts so you, too, can help support these amazing and incredible vegan designers!

What are vegan shirts? A vegan shirt is one that’s made from plant-based bananas that you can ingest while a concerned relative grills you on your protein intake. Just Kidding. Although an edible shirt does sound cool AF. Vegan shirts is defined here as apparel that contains some sort of vegan awareness message while also considering the materials to make the shirts to ensure no animal fabrics were used.

A side note here, I’ve seen some Etsy shop owners shamelessly copying other vegan apparel designs and selling them on Etsy. I’ve tried my best to not include any copy cats in this list but if a few slipped by me, please let me know and I’ll remove them from this list.

List of Vegan Etsy Shirts

HeartCure Clothing - Vegan Etsy Shirts
HeartCure Clothing – Vegan Etsy Shirts

HeartCure Clothing – Vegan clothing for the change makers, life savers & earth lovers! Screen-printed on 100% organic cotton apparel, Fair Wear Certified and sweatshop free. Profits support animal sanctuaries and vegan activists.

Unmeat Future - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Unmeat Future – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Unmeat Future – Apparel for plant eaters. Unmeat Future was created by a graphic designer based in New York, drawing inspiration from the things she’s passionate about – love, plant based diet, planet saving! Reach some people, change some lives!

WILDDTAIL - Vegan Etsy Shirts
WILDDTAIL – Vegan Etsy Shirts

WILDDTAIL – Anti-animal abuse apparel in the pursuit of passion for captive animals, our oceans, endangered animals, rainforests, and mother earth for a kinder sustainable future for all. “It all started with the movie Blackfish. I felt so much passion for the orcas that I started an inspirational instagram account dedicated to freeing the orcas from SeaWorld. I never dreamed I would end up making shirts or creating a business to help free them.” – Ashley, creator of Wilddtail

FTLA Apparel Vegan Etsy Shirts
FTLA Apparel Vegan Etsy Shirts

FTLA Apparel – Eco-Friendly, Cruelty Free, Fashionable line of clothing for Animal Lovers, Advocates, Rescuers, Vegans, Pets and their Humans. Owner and designer of FTLA Apparel, Kimberly, hand screen prints each garment one by one on a per order basis using polyester mesh screens and non-toxic, cco-friendly, water-based inks.

Vegetaryn - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Vegetaryn – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Vegetaryn – Funny & punny merchandise that helps raise awareness about the vegan lifestyle. Vegetaryn shirts are all ethically made, 100% sweatshop free, and hand printed in Los Angeles. A portion of sales is donated to various organizations like Mercy For Animals, Rescue & Freedom Project, PETA, etc.

Vegan Veins - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Vegan Veins – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Vegan Veins – Vegan Veins is on mission is to provide you with influential apparel that raises awareness about animal rights everywhere you go. Everything is sweatshop free, locally printed in Canada, and shipped in 100% biodegradable, eco-friendly packaging. Some items are made in Canada out of sustainable bamboo and organic cotton. 10% of all proceeds are donated to farm sanctuaries and animal/human rights organizations each month.

Kindness Lives - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Kindness Lives – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Kindness Lives Apparel – Through their activism apparel, Kindless Lives encourage all to adopt a vegan lifestyle with a belief that animals are not here for us and should be loved for who they are.

Goose and Rabbit - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Goose and Rabbit – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Goose and Rabbit – A vegan-run shop that uses environmentally friendly products whenever possible. Selling a range of vegan shirts to wear while raising awareness about veganism, as well as, cute vegan enamel pins and accessories. Established in 2015, Goose and Rabbit is a one woman business run by Roisin.

Rekindle Clothing - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Rekindle Clothing – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Rekindle Clothing – Wearable art to spread Compassion. Hand-painted vegan shirts and customizable designs on pre-loved denim jackets to raise money for animal charities. The idea behind Rekindle Clothing was to combine my love of buying second hand, with my passion for animal rights and the environment and tie it all together with my creativity! I hope to continue spreading compassion and encouraging people to view our planet and all of the animals we share our planet with in a better light. – Lisa Skelly, artist and creator

Vegan Creature - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Vegan Creature – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Vegan Creature – Dark themed vegan clothing for a Hardcore Herbivore. Creating wearable art that brings awareness to Human Wrongs and animal rights. Animals and Humans, we are all the same and should live in PEACE. Eat Plants not your Friends, go VEGAN!

Threads for Love - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Threads for Love – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Threads for Love – Threads for Love is on a mission to spread compassion through vegan, eco-friendly and ethically made apparel. 10% of every sale is donated to various animal rescue organizations. Each item is hand screen printed using vegan-friendly ink and environmentally conscience printing practices. Designs are printed on either a sweat-shop free & sustainable shirt or a thrifted and upcycled garment.

Vegan Police - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Vegan Police – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Vegan Police – As a long-time animal advocate and artist, Heather combined her two passions to create Vegan Police, a vegan apparel and accessories Etsy shop. “I am so happy to be able to have this shop & be able to donate to some of my favorite charities. I am a mom of two, wife, artist, activist, ex closeted vegan. I live in a little town on the coast of BC, Canada. I am grateful to have the support of the vegan community to give me the opportunity to do what I love. Let’s change the world.” – Heather, owner of Vegan Police

Equalities Apparel - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Equalities Apparel – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Equalities Apparel – Created by Megan, a vegan feminist mother with a profound need to protect other lives: both animals and humans, alike. All designs are uniquely created by Megan from her home in Los Angeles.

DesignWildChild - Vegan Etsy Shirts
DesignWildChild – Vegan Etsy Shirts

DesignWildChild – unique vegan, feminism + nature inspired shirts inspiring you to stay wild, wild child. The unique creations at DesignWildChild are crafted to make you smile, laugh and feel empowered. They use only the best, environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free materials.

Vegan Power Co - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Vegan Power Co – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Vegan Power Co -Retro-Inspired Vegan Apparel & Accessories by Alicia. “100% No Sweatshops & Eco-Friendly. Screenprinted by hand, variations will occur. We don’t use any animal-based ingredients in our screenprinting inks & process. Designed & printed in Los Angeles, CA! Go Vegan!

Anticarnist - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Anticarnist – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Anticarnist – Ethically made vegan activist apparel. T-shirts are screen printed on 100% organic cotton, sweatshop free, Fair Wear Foundation apparel using vegan inks and biodegradable/recycled packaging.

i.heart.avocado - Vegan Etsy Shirts
i.heart.avocado – Vegan Etsy Shirts

i.heart.avocado – Fun Flair and Vegan Apparel inspired by a love of avocados, i.heart.avocado is always evolving to create designs that are fun and unique for everyday wear.

Aesthetic Kale - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Aesthetic Kale – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Aesthetic Kale -Vegan shirts and apparel created by a vegan dude on a mission to spread veganism, awareness, compassion and love. All of Aesthetic Kale products are 100% vegan from the material to the ink. Sweatshop-free certified, and a tree is planted per purchase.

Fair Square - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Fair Square – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Fair Square – Fair & Sustainable Vegan Shirts & Accessories. Combining their passion for the vegan lifestyle with their previous experience in screen printing, Fair Square offers ethically-made, hand-printed bamboo T-shirts with vegan messages. And the best part? Wearing our T-shirts doesn’t just help you start a great conversation with your fellow human beings, it also helps out our animal friends. Fair Square donates $5 per shirt to a local animal sanctuary. Buy a shirt – help a sanctuary!

Quinoa Style - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Quinoa Style – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Quinoa Style – Made for vegans by vegans. Creator of Quinoa Style and long-time vegan, Nikola knows there’s nothing better than expressing yourself through a t-shirt and just wanted to see more fun vegan designs and as such, an idea of creating a vegan clothing line was born. In her shop, you will find funny designs that will make you an awesome vegan.

Wholesome Soybean - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Wholesome Soybean – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Wholesome Soybean – Ethically-made vegan apparel & accessories. Spreading compassion, protecting our planet, & inspiring conscious food choices. Every design is created to spread a positive message. Wholesome Soybean apparel is ethically-made, hand-printed locally, features original artwork, and take pride in their commitment to using earth-friendly, recycled packaging.

Vegan Footprint - Vegan Etsy Shirts
Vegan Footprint – Vegan Etsy Shirts

Vegan Footprint – Vegan t-shirts, apparel, sweaters, and gifts. Vegan Footprint was created by vegans dedicated to bringing creative, inspiring, controversial, and informative vegan styled clothing and accessories. All of the inks and materials used are eco-friendly. Vegan Footprint offers unisex and women’s shirts made from 100% cotton and DTG printing to achieve quality prints.

Let me know what are some of your favourite vegan shirts on Etsy, in the comments below!

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2 Comments
  • Anticarnist
    June 19, 2019

    Thanks so much for mentioning Anticarnist 🙂 I really appreciate it

  • Renee Marchitto
    May 28, 2019

    Thank you for including Threads for Love! I feel so honored to be amongst so many awesome brands.

“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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