Just stop eating animals. 🐷🐣🐮🌱 (via @antieatmeatclub)

Just stop eating animals. 🐷🐣🐮🌱...

Bite Beauty is now officially 100% vegan! 🌱✨ @bitebeauty recently reformulated all of their products and has removed all animal-derived ingredients and by-products (like lanolin, beeswax, and carmine) from their entire collection. 🙌🏻
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However, it should be noted that their Lip Lab is not completely vegan, yet! They’re working on making it vegan in the near future. 🌿💖
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Bite Beauty's Vegan Statement:
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"Yes, Bite Beauty products are vegan.
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Our reason to go vegan was simple-we’ve evolved. We can create high-performance formulas without ingredients that come from animals. As we’ve been innovating with superfoods, we’ve learned we can get amazing results that perform on par with-if not better than-formulas that contain animal byproducts.
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Further, we wanted to create products everyone can love-including people who crave clean, cruelty-free and vegan beauty."
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📸 via @bitebeauty

Bite Beauty is now officially...

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 and Vegan Purses and Bags

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Are you looking for a vegan purse or bag that doesn’t look like it was upcycled from a sack of potatoes?

I’ve been building this list of vegan bags for some time now and I’m so excited to share 20+ vegan handbag brands who are proving we don’t have to compromise –on style or ethics– in order to accessorize guilt-free!

Vegan Bag Brands

What are vegan bags you ask? Are we supposed to eat it? Not quite! Actually, never eat your vegan bags!

This list of vegan handbag brands include companies that are making ethical vegan products and accessories without using materials that were derived from animals. And that includes materials like leather, suede, fur, silk, alligator skin, etc!

Angela Roi

Vegan Handbags and Purses by Angela Roi
Angela Roi Vegan Handbags & Purses

Angela Roi luxurious vegan handbags are made from EPUL (Excellent Polyurethane Leather) and they also donate a portion of sales to ASPCA!

Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat is one of the original vegan fashion brands, well-known for their stylish and premium quality vegan bags. Matt & Nat handbags are made without using leather or any other animal-based materials, the lining of each bag is also made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles!

Alexandra K.

If you don’t think one can have high fashion handbags that are made without real leather, then let me introduce you to Alexandra K’s vegan bags! All of Alexandra K. vegan purses are made with high quality synthetic leather that looks and feels like the real thing but of course, without having to hurt or harm animals!

Freedom of Animals

Freedom of Animals cruelty-free and vegan bags are made using high quality materials that are comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton. To create their stunning color, the materials are dyed using vegetable-based dyes that are also recycled.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney vegan purses are unlike any other! Stella McCartney’s high-end designer vegan bags were designed and made without ever using leather, skins, feathers or fur in any of their products. The brand strongly believes that no animal should give their life for the sake of fashion.

Denise Roobol

Denise Roobol’s vegan bags merge the concept of minimalist and functional designs while only using high-tech vegan materials. Denise Roobol vegan purses will make you forget about all your other designer handbags and prove to you that one can definitely have high-fashion and vegan bags at the same time.

88 (eighty-eight)

88 vegan bags are an affordable option but without having to compromise on quality! 88 uses various vegan leathers and materials to make their stylish and functional handbags! The only thing you’re going to have to ask is, which 88 vegan handbag to buy?!

Pixie Mood

Pixie Mood is a Canadian-based vegan handbag brand and all their products are made with cruelty-free materials ensuring no animals are harmed in making their products!

MeDusa

MeDusa vegan bags were created by Israeli designers and pride themselves in the fact that all Medusa designs are cruelty-free, eco-friendly and incredibly durable.

LaBante

This vegan bag brand, LaBante was created with the idea that every woman should be able to afford luxury. LaBante’s heart lies on the ethos of “FashionWithRespect”. Their team works hard to research and source the best materials, ensuring their handbags are made with ethically sourced materials in a humane manner.

Jill Milan

Designers of Jill Milan were inspired to create their own luxurious leather-free and vegan bags when they couldn’t find many options on the market. And they successfully did just that! Creating some of the most beautiful vegan purses worn and adorn by many celebrities at the Oscars, the Emmys, and AMAs!

Their animal-free purses are handmade in Italy, in 100% sweat-shop free factories. They also donate 10% of sales to charities that benefit animals!!

Wilby

Wilby is a UK-based fashion brand and they make exquisite vegan bags and purses that are animal-free and environmentally-conscious.

BAREL

The BAREL collections combine aesthetic value and environmental sensibility by creating high-end handbags and accessories made of cruelty-free and vegan-friendly materials.

Melie Bianco

Melie Biano’s vegan bags can only be described as accessories with purpose. Their premium vegan leather handbags are sculpted with love in a cruelty-free, animal friendly environment, using fair trade principles

Urban Expressions

Urban Expressions vegan purses and bags are not only functional but their animal-friendly handbags are always on-trend and a fab luxurious, yet ethical, chic option!

Hipsters for Sisters

Want to go hands-free? Hipsters for Sisters’ modern vegan belt bags are the latest must-have accessory! Hipsters for Sisters’ vegan bags are made with earth-friendly materials and do not use leather, skins, fur, or PVC (polyvinyl chloride) in any of their products.

Ethique212

Ethique212 vegan bags are made using only “better leathers” that are completely animal-free. Ethique212 has gone above and beyond with their commitment to being a responsible company to humanity, the environment, and our animal-friends.

Just Lovely

Just Lovely vegan bags are well, just lovely! Their vegan purses and bags were inspired by their commitment and passion to enjoy fashion without any animal suffering. All of Just Lovely handbags are made using only non-animal materials like synthetic leather and natural fibers.

Mary Point

Mary Point vegan bags embodies their love for animals and minimalist design. All of Mary Point bags are a timeless classic and prove that we can have it all, ethical accessories that are always in trend!

Tragwert

Tragwert’s vegan purses and bags are trendy and sustainable, made with durable materials where no animals have to suffer. All of their handbags are made from 100% vegan leather.

Nella Bella

Nella Bella is a Canadian brand of handbags and accessories that utilize vegan fabrics to create beautiful, trend setting, high quality collections that accentuate an individual’s sense of style. Nella Bella creates a wide variety of handbags and accessories that effortlessly cater to both the sophisticated and the casual.

GUNAS

via @gunas_newyork

GUNAS vegan bags are 100% sweatshop-free and animal-friendly! GUNAS bags are made without the use of silk, fur, wool, or leather! They do not use any PVC and instead use a variety of fabrics like coated canvases, nylons, eco-polyurethane, ultra-leather, ultra-suede, and recycled polyester for linings.

I’d love to know, which of the vegan handbag brands are your favourites?


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15 Comments
  • Jack
    August 27, 2017

    Here is another that is promoting accessories that are all cruelty-free and pro-animal

    oneeyedowls.com

  • Silvia
    August 8, 2017

    Great list, Vicky! For high-quality vegan bags my go-to is Corkor (corkor.com) 🙂

  • Lee
    July 27, 2017

    I know there is another called Eve Cork (www.evecork.com). I would like to hear your opinion on this one.

  • Jill W.
    April 1, 2017

    I love Nella Bella and Melie Bianco…also Bug Buddha. I dream of one day getting a Stella!!!!

  • TIm Hordo
    March 27, 2017

    Great post Vicky, have you checked out Rock Rebel? If so, what sort of information did you get from them? Thanks!

  • Caldwell
    February 19, 2017

    Lovely post! Thank you for showcasing various classy and cruelty-free options. It’s inspiring to see so many brands moving toward compassionate means as a foundation for their business. 🙂

    I just thought I’d mention in addition that gunas is a line to be wary of; I know a few ladies who have had terrible experiences with them, in terms of both bad customer service and poor quality of product.

    It’s always best to support compassionate brands, but the way they’re run is essential as well.

    Thanks for the post!

    x

  • Camille Blanchod
    February 2, 2017

    They all look fantastic! I haven’t shopped in a long time but this list is waking up my old & sleeping inner fashion addict 😀 Thanks for the list !

  • Veganpower
    January 21, 2017

    Excellent work like always 🙂 !

  • Debra
    September 9, 2016

    Thank you for including Hipsters for Sisters in your roundup! We truly appreciate your support of our small, sustainable, made in America, brand. : )

  • Brittany
    September 7, 2016

    Thanks for featuring GUNAS! Love this post xo

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