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...

Review: Acetone-Free & Vegan Nail Polish Remover Wipes – Sienna Byron Bay

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I get asked all the time for recommendations for cruelty-free, vegan, and non-toxic nail polish remover and to be honest, I personally haven’t had any luck with finding one that works and for someone who does their nails 2-3 times a week, I’m really picky on my nail polish remover.

But that all changed when I got my hands on Sienna Byron Bay’s acetone-free, vegan nail polish remover wipes!

Vegan Nail Polish Remover Wipes – Sienna Byron Bay

What I like about it? These pre-soaked nail polish remover wipes are so easy to use. I like how well-saturated they are. It’s not dripping wet and it doesn’t dry too quickly like other nail polish remover wipes I’ve tried before. So it’s perfectly saturated!

I can completely remove the polish of up to 7 nails using one of the wipes. I think if the pad was slightly bigger, it could possibly remove all 10 of my fingernails with a single pad. It’s not that the wipes are too dry to use on the remaining 3 nails but it’s that the surface area of the wipes gets covered in nail polish that it removed. So you sort of run out of space to remove the rest of your nails. For me, I typically use up to 2 wipes to remove all the polish off of both hands.

It does leave an oily residue behind but it’s very easy to wash or wipe off.

How much is it? $18

How is it packaged? It comes with 40 wipes, neatly stacked in a glass jar.

What does it smell like? It doesn’t have the traditional chemical-y nail polish remover smell to it but it has a unique scent… I don’t know why but the smell sort of reminds me of cooking oil? Let me be clear here, it doesn’t smell bad, it just smells different. Ya get me?

Where can I get it? Online at Petit Vour.

Sticky Base Coat – Sienna Byron Bay ($25)

In addition to the vegan nail polish remover wipes, I got to also try out Sienna Byron Bay’s vegan sticky base coat.

This claims to protect the natural nail whilst assisting in long term color adhesion.

Just like a good face primer, I never go without a base coat. This one from Sienna Byron Bay is easy to use and works well with Sienna Byron Bay’s nail polish colors, as well as, other nail polish brands.

It adheres well underneath nail polish and it dries quickly to a glossy finish.

Sienna Byron Bay is a cruelty-free, vegan, and non-toxic nail polish brand. I’ve tried a handful of their beautiful and clean nail polish formula before, which you can find here and here. I would highly recommend their nail polish and now, their nail polish remover wipes and base coat!

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