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. 🌍🌿
"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.
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.
Many of them are forced to live and work in shocking conditions.
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”?
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.
Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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.”
Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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.
But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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!)
 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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 🤔✨
(📸 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! 🍜
(📸 via @vegan.meme)

What can I say..? I’m...

THIS. 🙌🏻
“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! 👠🌿
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! 💗
Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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.
Shoes: old from @callitspring

A quick and easy way...

Medusa’s Makeup Vegan Beauty Box | August Birthday Month 2019

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Trying to navigate through the world of cruelty-free and vegan makeup just got easier with Medusa’s Makeup’s monthly vegan beauty box!

Medusa’s Makeup Vegan Beauty Box

Medusa’s Makeup is a super fun monthly vegan makeup subscription box where every month, you’ll receive 4 full-size makeup products from Medusa’s Makeup’s collection.

All of Medusa’s Makeup is cruelty-free and not tested on animals, as well as, 100% vegan. This means none of their products contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products, ensuring no animal had to suffer for the sake of beauty!

The monthly beauty box ships to US, Canada, and Internationally, starting at US$16.95/mo and you can cancel at anytime.

If makeup isn’t your thing, then you’ll be happy to hear that Medusa’s Makeup also has a cruelty-free and vegan monthly skincare box! Or if you want a mix of both vegan makeup and skincare products, you can customize your very own box with 4 full-size Medusa’s Makeup products of your choice.

Medusa’s Makeup Birthday Beauty Box 2019

They sent and gifted me their August 2019 beauty box and it also happens to be their BIGGEST and most EPIC box of the year because they’re celebrating their birthday month in August!!

You can still get your hands on Medusa’s Makeup Birthday Month Box, but you’ll want to hurry before they run out!

Let’s see what’s inside Medusa’s Makeup Birthday Beauty Box!

Sweet Cheeks in Double Dare ($13) – A shimmery fuschia pink vegan blush. This is incredibly pigmented and if you want a natural blush look… go very very light-handed.

Glitter Blush Brush ($9) – This is my favorite item in this month’s box! The glitter brush handle is so pretty and the synthetic, vegan bristles are super soft.

Liquid Eyeshadow in Audrey ($13) – A shimmery, metallic gold vegan liquid eyeshadow with a doe-foot applicator. Blends well and you can easily build it up for more pigment and shimmer.

Glitter in Mystique ($13) – Cosmetic grade, micro-sparkle, vegan loose glitter, can be applied on eyes, lips, and face. Mystique is a holographic light blue loose glitter. You will need glitter adhesive to apply.

Bonus Items!

Medusa’s Makeup Vegan Beauty Box usually includes 4 full-size vegan makeup products but since this is their special edition birthday box, they’ve included 3 bonus items!

Motel Keychain ($8) – This is such a cute keychain. It’s plastic, pink, and one side has Medusa’s Makeup’s logo and the other side says “Escape the Ordinary. 304”

Rawganic Facial Wipe ($2) – A 100% organic cotton, biodegradable makeup remover wipe, also cruelty-free and vegan.

Medusa Sticker Sheet ($2) – I love these huge stickers, they’re so fun!

Final Thoughts

The total value of this special birthday edition Medusa’s Makeup’s beauty box is $55. You also get a $5 off coupon for your next purchase.

These types of vegan beauty boxes are always so much fun to receive as I get to play around and try out a bunch of new vegan makeup products.

I would definitely recommend subscribing to Medusa’s Makeup’s Vegan Beauty Boxes if you love makeup, new to vegan beauty, or looking for the perfect gift to give someone who is!

Subscribe to Medusa’s Makeup’s Vegan Beauty Box here.

PR or Purchased? In full disclosure, Medusa’s Makeup sent me their August Beauty Box to try. 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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