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...

These Shoes are Made from 100% Hemp!

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Shoes made out of 100% hemp? YES!

Are they comfortable? YES! Durable? YES! But do they look cool?! ALL KINDS OF YES!

That’s what the peeps at Bohempia, a Prague-based hemp footwear brand, have been trying to create for the past 2 years and they checked everything off ✔️ in making an ethical, sustainable, and vegan shoe that’s also classic, stylish, and versatile to wear!

About Bohempia

Bohempia is a brand that I strongly stand behind because they care beyond just making stylish shoes out of sustainable materials but they also care about the people who are making the shoes, where the shoes are made, and how their goods are produced responsibly.

“Hemp is a super plant with great sustainable and functional benefits. Our footwear assortment is stylish, unique and responsibly made in the very heart of Europe” – Bohempia founder, Tomas Roahl

Bohempia is the first Czech brand to be PETA-certified as a vegan brand. All of their vegan shoes are made using the world’s strongest natural fiber, HEMP! Inspired by classic footwear silhouettes that we’ve grown to love, Bohempia shoes can be worn on any occasion. All of their shoes are made in an independent factory in Zlin, Czech Republic and they also make sure their factory workers are paid a fair living wage.

About Bohempia Shoes

I have on here Bohempia’s low-top, KRASEN, in all black. It’s a true fit and super comfortable to wear! Here’s some more details about the making of these shoes:

  • 100% hemp canvas upper
  • All of Bohempia shoes are PETA-certified Vegan
  • Orthopedic insole with arch support and shock absorber
  • Vulcanized one-piece rubber outsole
  • REACH-certified eco-friendly dyes
  • EU-sourced materials only
  • Made in the Czech Republic

Support Bohempia

If you’re like me and nodding your head as you’re reading about all the awesome things that Bohempia has done and is trying to achieve, then you’ll be happy to hear that Bohempia has a Kickstarter campaign where you can help pledge to get more of these 100% hemp shoes to market!

But you’ll have to act quickly because the campaign is about to end soon! Learn more about Bohempia’s Kickstarter campaign here.

SUPPORT BOHEMPIA

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