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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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. 🙌🏻
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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...

Ultimate List of Vegan Belts for Men & Women

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A leather belt is one of the pieces in our wardrobe that’s often overlooked when we think about animal cruelty in the fashion industry. What may seem like a small piece to a big issue where animals are used for clothing is actually one of the easiest small accessories to make the switch over to a cruelty-free and vegan alternative. To help you out, in this post, I’m sharing some of my favourite vegan belts.

Whether you need a vegan belt to keep your work pants up or you want to take your look from day to night, there are many options sans animal cruelty.

I’ve rounded up some of the best vegan fashion brands with a variety of vegan belts. From functional to fashionable finds, there’s something for you here in this list!

List of Vegan Belts

Matt & Nat Vegan Belts · Casual to formal men & women’s faux-leather belts · $35-$50

Vegan Belts by Matt & Nat
Vegan Belts by Matt & Nat

Bhava Vegan Belts · Chic faux-leather women’s belts · $49-$159 · Ethically manufactured in Spain

Doshi Vegan Belts · Men’s and women’s designer faux-leather dress belts · $29-$35 · (Receive 10% OFF, orders over $50. Code: ETHICALELEPHANT10) Also available on Amazon.

Doshi Vegan Belts
Doshi Vegan Belts

The Vegan Collection Belts · Unisex casual and formal synthetic microfiber vegan belts · $26-$32 · Available on Amazon

NAE Vegan Belts · Women’s, men’s, and unisex faux-leather belts in various styles · €35-€49 · I love these braided leather belts!

NAE Vegan Belts Available at Petit Vour

Will’s Vegan Belts · Contemporary women and men’s vegan leather belts in various colors · $40-$47 · Ethically made in Portugal

NOAH Vegan Belts · Unisex formal vegan belts, available in vegan leather, vegan suede, and elastic braided fabric · €59-€79

NoAni (No Animal) Vegan Belts · Modern unisex vegan belts made with eucalyptus fiber suede · $70-$95 · Ethically handmade in Italy

NoAni Vegan Belts Available at AllTRUEist

Vegetarian Shoes Belts · Affordable casual unisex faux-leather vegan belts · £12-£28 · Made in England

Truth Vegan Belts · The OG of vegan belts, styles for women, men, and kids (casual belts) · $28-$76 · Available on Amazon

Corkor Vegan Belts · Unisex and men style vegan belts made from high-quality sustainable cork materials · $30-$35

Corkor Vegan Belts

Bleed Clothing Vegan Belts · Unisex and women’s sustainable vegan belts made from a mixture of paper and latex, also cork belts available · €30-€50

Brave Gentleman Vegan Belts · Men’s vegan belts made with hi-tech, Italian-made vegan future-leather and Italian future-suede · $95 · Artisan-crafted in New York City’s historic Garment District

Risorse Future Vegan Belts · Environment-friendly and sustainable unisex vegan belts, faux-leather, cotton, and hemp belt options · €30 · Made by craftsmen from the Marches region in Italy


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3 Comments
  • Jain Shweta
    February 17, 2020

    Hello.Thanks for sharing the article.The information provided by you is important about the belts made by animals skin as in day to life.Great article,

  • Patricia McDevitt
    December 31, 2019

    Thank you for providing cruelty-free alternative products. We must respect all non-human animals and stop abusing and using them for selfish human consumption.

  • Chip
    October 12, 2018

    I highly recommend Grip6 belts/buckles. They are vegan (accidentally, but vegan non the less). I own four different belt straps and four different buckles and they are all interchangeable. Love them, check them out if you have time.

“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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