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...

My First LOVE GOODLY Cruelty-free Lifestyle Box! + Coupon Code

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I’m so stoked to receive and share with you all my first ever LOVE GOODLY cruelty-free lifestyle box!!

I’ve been a long-time follower of LOVE GOODLY, but haven’t been able to get my hands on one of their boxes until recently because they now ship to Canada!

So what’s the hype with LOVE GOODLY? They are a bi-monthly (ships every other month) subscription box where you’ll get 4-5 mostly full size products that are cruelty-free, organic, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and 100% vegan!

What makes LOVE GOODLY different from other cruelty-free and vegan boxes I’ve tried is that they not only include beauty-related products but they also throw in some lifestyle, household, healthy snacks, or wellness products into their thoughtfully curated boxes!

Each box you receive promises to contain over $80 value in products, but you only pay a fraction of that at US$29.95! Now, that’s a sweet deal. Use coupon code: ETHICALBOX to receive $8 off your first two boxes!

LOVE GOODLY boxes also makes for a perfect gift idea this holiday season!

Let’s get into what was included in this October/November LOVE GOODLY box shall we!!

LOVE GOODLY Cruelty-free Box

This box contains products valued at over $100! There’s a great range of products in this box, we got some color cosmetics, skincare, makeup tool, and some wellness items too!

Mineral Blush by Belle Pierre ($35)

This mineral blush in Autumn Glow contains Mica, Titanium Dioxide, and Iron Oxides. The color is like a peachy-bronze. It is a very lightweight, blendable, natural mineral blush with some shimmer.

Blush Brush by 100% Pure ($19)

I LOVE how they included a makeup brush that could be used together with the mineral blush! I don’t know why other beauty boxes don’t do that often!?

This is probably the prettiest cruelty-free and vegan makeup brush I own! The antibacterial synthetic bristles are super soft and fluffy, and you can never go wrong with a sturdy soft pink wooden handle.

Blueberry Mask by Mindful Skincare ($30)

This face mask truly smells like blueberries! It claims to be a delicate cream mask that’ll leave your skin glowing, packed with nourishing ingredients like organic aloe vera, green tea, Hyaluronic Acid, and organic blueberries. The ingredients sound very promising!

But it’s hard to believe this is a full-size product, this 25ml bottle is supposed to last 4-6 weeks.

Calm Aromatherapy by Mr. B’s Necessities ($11.95)

I love aromatherapy roll-ons! They’re super convenient to use and carry around. I especially love aromatherapy oils for relaxation so I’m all for this one included in LOVE GOODLY’s box. It is a nice balanced blend of soothing oils including lavender, orange, sweet almond oil, jojoba and spruce essential oils. It smells very calming and the smell isn’t overpowering!

Mint Breath Spray by moondani ($8.50)

This leads us to the last item in LOVE GOODLY’s October/November box and this breath spray is their non-beauty related item, which is an interesting pick!

I’ve actually never tried breath sprays before! I’m a mint kind of gal so I’m glad I got to experience something I wouldn’t have typically tried.

This breath spray contains no additives, preservatives, alcohol or sweeteners. It definitely does the job of giving you fresh minty breath as it contains cardamom, fennel, and ginger but I’m not really a fan of the taste of fennel. The good news is that it doesn’t have an after-taste so maybe if I suck it up and get over the whole fennel part, I might use it again!

My final thoughts on my first ever LOVE GOODLY cruelty-free and vegan lifestyle box is I would definitely recommend it. It’s a great way to discover and try out new products and the variety in this box really goes to show you’re bound to find a winner or two! Use coupon code: ETHICALBOX to receive $8 off your first two boxes!

They also have an online boutique where you can find and shop for more cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic beauty and wellness products! Use Coupon Code: ETHICALSHOP to receive 20% off your purchase, minimum order of $25.

LOVE GOODLY Coupon Code: ETHICALBOX

What do you think of the cruelty-free products in this LOVE GOODLY box?


Disclaimer: I received press samples in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are always 100% my own.

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