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)

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You Can Now Find Vegan Shoes at Free People, ASOS, Zappos & More!

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Shopping for animal-free shoes that are vegan-friendly can sometimes feel like a chore. I love shoes but I love animals more, so it’s totally worth taking the time to read the composition of every shoe to make sure none of the vegan shoes I buy and wear came from a dead animal.

But let’s be real, it sort of gets tedious and tiresome after awhile.

I think this is also the main reason why some people struggle with finding and shopping for vegan shoes, it feels like actual work.

I totally get it! Sometimes we just want someone else to do the work for us so that we don’t have to, and there are plenty of vegan shoe shops that are working tirelessly to try to solve this very issue. However you can find a good pair of shoes that are vegan friendly like these Vessi waterproof sneakers if you know where to look, it’s worth it in the end.

But after several years of being vegan and not one to give up my shoe obsession, I found a growing number of online shops that actually have a category of vegan shoes (as well as vegan handbags and accessories) so that we can view and shop for animal-free shoes without having to do much work!

I am defining “vegan shoes” here as shoes that were not made out of animal leather, skin, hair, or feathers. Although most shoes nowadays also do not use animal-based glue, this was not a criteria I looked into when defining shoes as being vegan. If the glue used in your shoes is an area of concern for you, please do further research to ensure the brand of shoes you intend to buy do not contain animal-based glue.

In this post, I’ll share with you some of the popular online shops that cater to vegans that are looking for vegan shoes options and more importantly, I’ll show you exactly how to find these pages, some are more obvious than others. But when searching for these sites don’t always jump straight onto Google Chrome, as they can track your searches which leads to an influx of pop up ads all over your screen and this definitely isn’t what you want. You can visit websafetyadvice.com for some alternatives.

So let’s get to it!


Free People

This popular retailer has its own category for vegan shoes, as well as, vegan leather and faux fur jackets & outerwear to make it super easy for us to view and shop for vegan-only clothing! Free People has vegan Birkenstocks, vegan western-style boots, and some of the cutest vegan booties.

How to find: Hover your mouse over SHOES on the main menu and then you’ll see VEGAN SHOES in the first column.

Price Range: $50-$300 for vegan shoes at Free People


Lulus

Lulus.com has one of the best collections for vegan shoes and they have a number of categories to shop from including vegan flats, vegan sandals, vegan heels, and vegan boots! Lulus mostly carries their own brand of vegan shoes but they also have some designer shoes that are made from all vegan materials like Steve Madden, Kendall + Kylie, Betsey Johnson, and Chinese Laundry.

They also have a shop category to find vegan handbags and purses made from vegan leather.

How to find: Hover your mouse over SHOES on the main menu and then you’ll see VEGAN SHOES, underneath of that you can click to view VEGAN FLATS, VEGAN SANDALS, VEGAN HEELS & WEDGES, or VEGAN BOOTS.

Price Range: $19-$180 for vegan shoes at Lulus.com


Zappos

Zappos has an entire shop collection for their vegan shoes, clothes, and bags! Zappos carries a range of affordable and mid-to-high end designer brands, so you can find a pair of vegan shoes for as low as $20 or a pair of designer vegan heels from Moschino on sale for $300.

How to find: You can find it by simply typing “vegan” in the search bar or adding /vegan to the end of their domain url: www.zappos.com/vegan and from there, you can use their filter options on the left sidebar to view SHOES or whatever else you’re looking for.

Price Range: $20-$300 for vegan shoes at Zappos.com


Nasty Gal

Nasty Gal has a fab selection of vegan-friendly shoes, clothes, and accessories. I especially love shopping at Nasty Gal for dressy vegan high heels and boots.

How to find: In order to find and view what’s vegan, just type “vegan” in their search bar and then from there, you can click SHOES in the sidebar to only view vegan shoes.

Price Range: $20-$150 for vegan shoes at Nasty Gal


ModCloth

ModCloth is the go-to retailer for fashionable vintage-style must-haves and they have a bunch of vegan shoes, accessories, and clothes as well!

How to find: Just type “Vegan” in the top search bar and then a list of their vegan shoes and accessories will appear.

Price Range: $30-$80 for vegan shoes at ModCloth.com


ASOS

ASOS carries, in my opinion, the largest online selection of vegan-friendly shoes. Shop for vegan boots, flats, sandals, trainers, and even slippers at ASOS! Buying vegan shoes can be expensive, so with any of the sites mentioned, I recommend checking out coupon codes on websites such as PromoCodeWatch.com before you buy any. This will make the purchase so much more affordable!

How to find: Click on “shoes” in the main menu, then click on the drop-down menu that says LEATHER / NON LEATHER and then click NON LEATHER and from there, only shoes made from non leather materials will appear.

I haven’t personally gone through 1,000+ of their Non Leather shoes to see if they’re all vegan or not so I’m unable to say if this is 100% reliable but I think it’s a great starting point nonetheless, just make sure you double-check the materials!

Price Range: $15-$370 for vegan shoes at ASOS


Have you shopped at one of these online shops for vegan shoes, handbags, or accessories before?

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2 Comments
  • cc
    February 4, 2018

    How can you not include animal derived glue as a criteria for vegan shoes?! It’s an essential criteria, else they are just synthetic shoes which anyone can find anywhere. Seems a bit pointless I’m afraid.

    • Stephen Gavin
      February 10, 2019

      Totally agree. Not enough companies state this in there materialsist. It just shows they have no clue as to what Veganism actually means to a person.

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