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...

Never too late for a fresh start ✨ doing something is better than doing nothing 🌱
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I had failed to meet my personal goals to living minimally and more sustainably this month, but I will keep trying to do better — even if it means making some mistakes along the way! 🌎 (via @createcultivate)

Never too late for a...

10 Seriously Kickass Vegan Apparel Brands You Need To Be Wearing

This post may contain affiliate links.

Regardless of your reasons for being vegan, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 vegan t shirt brands that carry some kickass graphic tees with various different messages!

The cool thing about some of these vegan t shirt brands is that they donate partial or all profits from each sale to an animal rescue or protection organization.

So you’ll be sure to win some karma points while looking fresh to death! I’ve also added 10 more badass vegan t-shirt and apparel brands in addition to this list in a separate post

Vegan Police

I was wrong all along when I said there was no such thing as the Vegan Police! This Canadian vegan apparel brand is all about spreading kindness, compassion, and love for the earth! No arrest or search warrants here.


Veganized World

Get $5 off your order from Veganized World, use coupon code: ETHICALELEPHANT at checkout.

Who says vegan awareness shirts have to be boring? That’s especially not the case with Veganized World’s clever vegan designs that’ll have others do a double-take! Veganized World is on a mission to build a tribe of compassionate world-savers who want to do good in this world, a veganized world that is! Join them by rocking out in one of their totally badass apparel!


In The Soulshine

Sometimes we want more than just a beautifully designed vegan shirt, we also care about the workers who make our shirts! And that’s exactly what In The Soulshine believes in too! Each of their shirts are sweatshop free and ethically made, stating on their website “Our tailors choose how much they want to get paid per item they sew so their salary ends up being 3 -5 times more than the average for a tailor in Bali.” That makes every shirt, totally worth it!


Vegan T shirts by Raw Apparel

Raw Apparel

Looking for a t-shirt that’s a conversation-starter, on-trend, minimal design, wearable, controversial yet fun?! — that’s a lot to ask for in a t-shirt! but somehow the vegan babe who created Raw Apparel has mastered the art of designing some of the best vegan awareness apparel that’ll check everything off your wishlist! Raw Apparel’s vegan shirts will definitely turn a lot of heads and spark a conversation like their “Meat Sucks” shirt.


Alba Paris Art

If beautiful illustrations gets you excited then Alba Paris Art‘s vegan awareness t-shirts and apparel will surely get you wired! Created by wife and husband duo, their mission is to create meaningful clothes for a good cause while raising awareness of animal cruelty! And as you can tell by their creative designs, they are doing just that! They also donate 10% of net profits to animal sanctuaries and vegan non-profit organizations.


Viva La Riva

There’s not much information about this Vegan Etsy Shop but all I know is that I love their vegan t-shirt designs, especially the Plant Based Princess tee! Each adorable vegan message is printed on an organic cotton/bamboo shirt and $1 from each sale goes to an animal or environment charity!


BEETxBEET

BEETxBEET is a modern vegan apparel brand that brings you a healthy dose of t-shirts with a purpose! Each shirt is screen printed by hand and designed to help spread awareness about conscious eating and environmental issues surrounding food. If you love your organic veggies, show them some love and rock a BEETxBEET tee!


Meaningful Paws

Who doesn’t want to support a good cause while looking fabulous?! Talk about #lifegoals!! and the peeps over at Meaningful Paws totally gets that. All of their adorable and chic vegan t shirts and accessories are all about spreading compassion in a positive and loving way. They also donate a portion of each sale to animal advocacy organizations.


Wear Bare Bones

For the unapologetic vegan (sorry, not sorry!), Wear Bare Bones’ vegan awareness shirts is pure badassary and proves you can be a little bad while doing good for the animals and the planet! Show them what’s good in Wear Bare Bones’ “Vegan As F*ck” and “Carb So Hard” tee because veganism is where it’s at!


Herbivore

Finally, this list would not be complete if I didn’t include Herbivore Clothing. Printed on organic cotton and hemp, their shirts have been seen on just about every vegan you know in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, Canada!


Editor’s Note: this post has been updated to reflect updates and changes in the industry.

This post contains affiliate links which, while they don’t change the cost for you, earn me a small commission.

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26 Comments
  • Radek
    February 6, 2020

    Please include my favourite vegan tshirts from Punk Parrot

  • Mary
    October 16, 2019

    TOTALLY AWESOME

  • Milley Jane
    August 30, 2019

    Indeed kick ass they are all cool I would love to wear them. I love collecting vegan items such as clothing, bags and shoes and even home decor.

“Make ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.”― Marc Bekoff

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