Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

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

So accurate 👌🏻😂✨ (via

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 🤔✨
(📸 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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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...

Gift Ideas for the Vegan Fashionista

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Got a vegan fashion slayer on your holiday list and not sure what to get them? What’s a vegan fashionista you ask? They’re the compassionate trendsetter in your group and are the hardest to shop for as they’re always ahead of the trends and seem to know what’s gone out of style before you even knew it was in style.

No need to stress, because I’ve rounded up some great gift ideas for the vegan fashionista in your life! So they can go on to slaying trends without slaying animals.

What to Get Vegan Fashionista?

All the products mentioned in this list are cruelty-free and not tested on animals, as well as, 100% vegan, and do not contain or use any animal-derived ingredients or materials like leather, wool, cashmere, fur, etc.

Leopard Vegan Puffer Jacket – NOIZE

This trendy animal-print puffer is super warm and will shield you from the unpredictable cold, all the way down to -15°C/ 5°F. It features a pillow collar, hidden adjustable bungee cord, and hidden breeze-busting elastic cuffs. Filled with high-quality polyester fiber derived from recycled water bottles, NOIZE’s parkas are also windproof, water-resistant, and free of harmful chemicals. NOIZE’s strict code of ethics is designed to equally consider your need for expressive and affordable fashion, innocent animals, as well as this beautiful Earth we call home.

NOIZE coupon code: ‘ETHICALELEPHANT20‘ to receive 20% OFF your order.

Vegan Satchel – Angela Roi

Vintage feel, modern look. Angela Roi’s Hamilton Satchel is a new style added to their Hamilton Collection. The antique gold hardwares add a classic touch to the bag. After years of searching for the perfect balance between durability and softness, Angela found this new vegan micro-pebble leather, which possesses both structure and flexibility. Hamilton is the first collection Angela created with the new material. Meticulously handcrafted by their skilled artisans, Hamilton Satchel is complexity made simple.

Women’s Gold Ring Vegan Belt – Doshi

A wide black vegan leather belt that will go with just about anything! Made from high-quality and durable vegan leather. Chic and sophisticated gold ring buckle will complement any casual, work, or evening attire.

Doshi Coupon Code: ‘ETHICALELEPHANT10‘ to receive 10% off your order over $50+.

Luxe is a Lifestyle Vegan Nail Set – Londontown

A glam rose gold bag including all the essentials for a perfect manicure including some of my favorite vegan nail products from Londontown like their Nail Hardener & Base Coat, Protective Top Coat, Nourishing Cuticle Oil, Fresh Glow Cuticle Remover. All nail products included in this set are cruelty-free and vegan.

Never Say Never Sweetie Bralette

The best-selling Never Say Never™ Sweetie™ bra features a supportive wireless fit. Allover scallop edge lace trim lies gently on the skin. Semi-sheer lace. Pullover style bra. Adjustable shoulder straps. Matching Never Say Never Lace Thong also available.

TIVC Vegan Watch – 36mm Rose Gold + Pink Band

This elegant and feminine vegan watch from TIVC Watches is the ultimate handcrafted timepiece to represent all seasons of change. All of TIVC watches are fitted with quick release straps making it easy for you to change up the style of your watch. The slim silver case is made from stainless steel with the roman numerals on the dial complementing the overall classic-look of this vegan, eco-friendly watch.

STEAMERY Cirrus No.2 Steamer – Pink

Yes, this steamer is an excellent alternative to the iron! Efficient, easy to use at home and easy to bring on a weekend- or a business trip. The steamer works on all kinds of fabrics, from a satin blouse to a linen shirt. Your clothes get smooth, wrinkle-free and presentable. The steam also reduces bad odors and removes shallow dirt.

Crystal Grid Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette – Aether Beauty

A palette with 12 cosmic-inspired shades infused with crystal gemstones in shimmer and metallic finishes that dazzle your eyes with incredible luster. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging. These shades are formulated with coconut oil and shea butter to create an über-smooth, buttery texture for one swipe application. This palette is sustainably packaged.

Frances Vegan Leather & Ponte Slim Pants

Take your legging look to the next level of sleek streetwear with these superslim pants that feature butter-soft vegan leather combined with stretchy ponte.

Petite Armament Wallet – SANS BEAST

Whether you’re treating yourself or a friend, a wallet is an easy choice. SANS BEAST’s ‘Petite Armament’ version is small but cleverly unfolds to reveal a lot of space for cards, cash, coins. The compact silhouette is perfect for slipping into smaller handbags.

Petalo Wrap Crop Top – Reformation

Softly ribbed and ready to wrap, this cheeky crop top styles you with a touch of sass. I love this crop top, it’s super flattering and the tie-knot is such a cute detail. Made with 95% modal and 5% spandex.

Role Model Vegan Flat – BC Footwear

A pointy-toe flat with a padded footbed and a slight wedge heel is always a smart choice. All of BC Footwear shoes are now 100% vegan! These leopard vegan flats from BC Footwear are perfect for both casual and work attire.

Fox Tie Neck Long Sleeve Minidress – Reformation

In this pretty little mini, a proper bow at the neck and sweetly ruffled sleeves balance beautifully against the leggy length and curve-skimming silhouette.

Vegan Patent Leather Boots – Matt & Nat

These are some badass high-heel vegan patent leather boots! Feel like a boss in these gorgeous vegan boots from Matt & Nat, can be worn with jeans, leggings, skirt, or nothing at all — because you’re the boss here.

Kester Black First Date Gift Set

This limited edition gift set includes Kester Black’s new liquid lipstick paired with a matching and exclusive nail polish shade. Packed in a totally ‘Grammable, recycled gift box and reversible gift wrap by Melbourne illustrator Beci Orpin, this is the ultimate prezzie for the beauty lover in your life. All Kester Black products are cruelty-free, vegan and made in Australia.

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“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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