Looking for consciously-made vegan belts? Let me introduce you to @doshishop, a US-based vegan fashion brand offering a range of vegan leather handbags, briefcases, backpacks, belts, and accessories for men and women. πŸ’Ό πŸ’ž All of Doshi's accessories are free of animal materials and all ethically made using environmentally-conscious processes.
This is one of their reversible vegan belts for women. That's right, you get two belts for one! One side is pink and the other is brown (also available in other colors) You can dress this belt up or down; casual or for work/professional attire.
Use coupon code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT10' to receive 10% off order $50+
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Every kindness matters πŸ’•βœ¨
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SB 241, sponsored by Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) and signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, prohibits the import or sale of any cosmetic if the final product or any ingredient was tested on animals after January 1, 2020.
Last year, California became the first state to enact β€œhumane cosmetics” legislation, followed by Nevada in June. Illinois’ new law provides additional incentives for cosmetics companies to invest in non-animal alternatives to help them stay competitive in a changing global market while sparing animals from painful tests. (Source: Animal Welfare Institute)

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Cruelty-free Makeup doesn't have to be expensive! 🐰 There are so many affordable + high-quality cruelty-free makeup brands now available at most drugstores so that you can easily make the CF switch even if you're on a budget! πŸ’‹ πŸ’–
Love this illustration by @timetogetclean of some CF drugstore makeup brands πŸ‡βœ¨
And there's many many more!! πŸ‘‡πŸ»
100% Vegan + Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands:
🌱 ELF Cosmetics – 100% Vegan
🌱 Pacifica – 100% Vegan
🌱 B. - 100% Vegan
🌱 Emani – 100% Vegan
🌱 EcoTools – 100% Vegan
Cruelty-Free Brands with Vegan Makeup Options:
(Updated: Aug 14)
πŸ’„ Pixi Beauty
πŸ’„ Essence
πŸ’„ Barry M
πŸ’„ Physicians Formula
πŸ’„ Milani
πŸ’„ Mineral Fusion
πŸ’„ BH Cosmetics
πŸ’„ ColourPop
πŸ’„ CoverGirl
πŸ’„ L.A. Girl
πŸ’„ theBalm
πŸ’„ Makeup Revolution
πŸ’„ GOSH Cosmetics
πŸ’„ Jordana
πŸ’„ Flower Beauty
πŸ’„ Catrice
πŸ’„ Makeup Academy (MUA)
πŸ’„ Lottie London
πŸ’„ Real Techniques
πŸ’„ Ardell Lashes
πŸ’„ Eyelure
🏒 NYX Cosmetics (owned by L’Oreal)
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Miss Frankie 10-free nail polishes are also cruelty-free and 100% vegan! πŸ’…πŸ»πŸŒ±πŸ‡
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Is This Brand Cruelty-Free? (Infographic)

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Doing the research to figure out if a brand is cruelty-free or not can sometimes be frustrating and confusing. Some brands are totally transparent and will gladly help answer any questions about how they source ingredients and manufacture their products, whereas other brands will reply with very general statements complete with shady claims.

To help you figure out whether a brand is truly cruelty-free or not, I’ve created this helpful infographic to assist and guide you through the cruelty-free research!

How to Know if a Brand is Cruelty-Free or Not

1. Does {brand} test their finished products on animals?

This question ensures the brand does not test the finished product that we hold in our hands on animals– EVER.

2. Does {brand} test any of their ingredients or formulations on animals?

Often times we just think about the finished product but we also have to ensure none of the ingredients or formulations were tested on animals as well.

Although it’s true in the past that some ingredients, even water, has been subject to animal testing, but we want to make sure no new animal tests occur. Brands usually commit and guarantee to not test their ingredients/formulations on animals after a specified date.

3. Do any of the {brand’s} ingredient suppliers test on animals?

Most brands don’t make all of their ingredients from scratch so they’ll usually source ingredients from suppliers. We want to make sureΒ those ingredient suppliers are also not testing on animals.

This is where most brands fail to substantiate their cruelty-free status and policy. They’ll come up with excuses about having too many suppliers to conduct an in-depth cruelty-free analysis or that they switch suppliers so often that it’s too time-consuming to verify all their animal testing policy.

It’s important for brands to verify with their ingredient suppliers to ensure none of the ingredients they source are tested on animals in order to be claimed as a cruelty-free brand.

Sometimes, if the company utilises online review management software, you’ll be able to find out some information on the reviews that other buyers have left.

4. Does {brand} ask others to test any of their products or ingredients on animals on their behalf?

We asked earlier if the brand tests on animals but often times, brands will commission or ask others to do the testing for them. I know, very sneaky!

5. Does {brand} sell in markets (i.e., Mainland China) that may require animal testing?

Finally, we need to ask if a brand sells in markets that require animal testing. Currently, Mainland China is the only country that requires all imported cosmetics to be tested on animals. Any cosmetic brand that is selling in-stores in Mainland China is not cruelty-free.

Cruelty-Free or Not?

If a brand can answer all of the above questions with “NO” then that means they’re considered to be cruelty-free!! And if a brand answers “YES” to a question or is unable to provide a clear answer then sadly, I wouldn’t consider them to be a cruelty-free brand.

I recommend asking all of these questions when doing your research of figuring out if a brand is cruelty-free or not. Keep in mind that just because a brand isn’t considered cruelty-free now, doesn’t mean that they can’t make changes to their policies and practices to be a cruelty-free brand in the future!

Asking these types of questions to brands ensure that they know conscious consumers care deeply about the issues of animal testing for cosmetics and we will do our research to only support brands that choose to never test on animals!

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β€œMake 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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