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. 🌍🌿
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"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.
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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.
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Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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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 @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...

*Hype Vegan Nail Polish Review – #VeganManiMonday

This post may contain affiliate links.

I haven’t done a Vegan Mani Monday in a while because I decided to give my nails a little bit of a “detox” and went totally bare for a month.

During this time, I did play with some sheer cruelty-free and vegan nail polish from *hype.

They sent me their Voilà Nail Polish Set to try a while back, but since I don’t typically wear sheer nail polish or have the patience and steady hands to do an at-home french manicure, I haven’t really tried these colors till now!

The set comes with 3 sheer vegan nail polish from *hype, along with a pure white vegan nail polish called Snow.

I’ve swatched, tried, and reviewed Snow a few years back, which you can read more about it in this post here.

*Hype’s Voilà Nail Polish Set is inspired by the classic French Manicure. As mentioned earlier, I cannot attempt to do a french manicure on my own nails so I won’t be using Snow with the sheer polishes.

Instead, I will be using the sheer polishes on their own for a very natural look. I’ll also be applying *hype’s Top Coat for a high-gloss finish.

*Hype Sheer Vegan Nail Polish

*Hype’s Voilà Nail Polish Set came with 3 sheer vegan nail polish: Sheer Chiffon, Sheer Ballerina, and Sheer Bride. I’ve also included their top coat in the photo above.

Sheer Chiffon – described as a luminous soft pink.

Sheer Ballerina – described as a creamy nude pink. It has tiny iridescent blue shimmer in it.

Sheer Bride – described as a sheer ivory gloss.

Top Coat – protects nail polish color and adds shine to nails.

To give you a better idea of how all 3 sheer nail polish colors look on my nails, please reference the above photo.

Each nail has on 2 coats of *hype’s sheer polish colors. My pinky nail has on just the top coat.

It’s very hard to pick up the difference on camera but there is a slight difference. Sheer Ballerina has more of a creamy and shimmery finish. Sheer Chiffon has a pink undertone. Sheer Bride has a yellow undertone.

Review: Hype Nails Set – Voilà

If you love a french manicure, I think you’ll enjoy Hype Nail’s Voilà Nail Polish Set. You’ll get different undertones with each sheer color.

But as someone who doesn’t have the steady hands or skills to do french tips, this set isn’t really for me.

However, I would recommend purchasing the nail polish included in this set individually.

The nail polish colors are sheer but gives a “my bare nails but better” sort of look that I prefer more than going completely bare nails.

On my complexion, I did find the 3 colors to be very similar and almost identical, especially Sheer Bride and Sheer Chiffon. At first glance, I couldn’t tell the two apart. But that could simply be my pale complexion and they may appear to look different on a darker skin tone.

Here’s how all 3 sheer nail polish from *hype looks in the bottle.

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