cruelty free clothes

anonymous asked:

Hey, do you know any website where I can buy non-tested on animals beauty products and others vegan stuff like clothing?

I’m sorry for the delay! Moved several states over and I’ve been writing a ridiculous amount over the last two weeks. So I’m sorry for being so busy!

There are tons of websites! I’ll link a few that I can think of.

101 High-End Brands of Vegan Makeup 

Cruelty-Free Brands (100% vegan products highlighted in bold) 

16 Amazing Vegan Clothing Stores Online

anonymous asked:

i see those videos of animals being abused and exploited on farms & i get so angry and sad, but i go eat a dinner of chicken my mother prepared. i feel extremely guilty and uncomfortable eating meat now, but i can't go fully vegan or vegetarian (for many reasons i'm not going to explain) right now (i can go partially) and my family wouldn't really understand my choice (again, not going to explain). how do i overcome this? i feel like a villian

I can only imagine how that would feel. I went vegan at 19 and was lucky enough to have a job and bought my own groceries. You can only do the best you can, and things that seem little do help. When you go buy deodorant, tooth paste, hair products, etc. can you buy cruelty-free/vegan ones instead? It takes a little googling ahead of time, but most stores carry at least one brand that is cruelty-free.

Buying clothing not made out of fur, leather, wool, and down is also going to help. I don’t know what age you are, but maybe reach out to local vegan/veg groups? Either at school or on Meetup if you’re over 18. It can really help you feel supported when you’re around other people who care about animals like you do.

My mom didn’t get it either. Most families don’t. But you would be surprised what a couple of really great documentaries will do. “Vegucated” is one of my favorite documentaries for non-vegans who have zero concept of veganism or animal rights. It’s even light-hearted and funny at times, but it still puts animals at the center of what veganism means.

You’re not a villain, anon. Far from it. Just keep doing the best you can, and remember that someday you’ll have more control over your life, and that will be good for both you and the animals.

❀ 「 headcanon o6.

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                Back home in her own kingdom, Princess Peach funds her own affordable, vegan and cruelty-free fashion line called PESCA FANTASIA. It is a clothing line of very feminine items from dresses to purses and shoes to lingerie. They are mostly focused on handbags, shoes and dresses but the lingerie line is picking up and getting more and more popular and the supply will meet the demand.

                When Peach realized how many designers there were that couldn’t guarantee 100% cruelty-free clothing and accessories, she decided she had to do something about it. Peach doesn’t really design the clothing herself - she has hired a very talented and stylish team of artists to do that part of the job but she does get to constantly offer her opinions and input and tell them what she both wants to see and wear. Most of her wardrobe is from her own clothing line, not out of arrogance but because it is entirely based upon her style and it is guaranteed to be free of any kind of animal-cruelty.

               Pesca Fantasia is only famous in her country and the nearby surrounding areas of France and Italy. It is starting to pick up popularity in North American now that people are so vegan conscious.

anonymous asked:

Is there any proof that being a vegan is beneficial to your health?

Hello! Yes, there is ample evidence that plant-based diets can provide many health benefits, and more and more mainstream medical and scientific authorities are acknowledging this.

The American Dietetic Association has gone on record saying that vegan diets are not only complete and healthful, but can even improve the health of individuals at any stage of the life cycle including children and youth, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, adults, and elders. (X)

Recently, a Harvard study was published by the National Institutes of Health linking red meat to an increase in mortality. Those who consumed the highest levels of both unprocessed and processed red meat had the highest risk of all-cause mortality, cancer mortality and cardiovascular disease mortality. The World Health Organization took this argument a step further with a study that showed that all meat consumption is linked with a higher mortality rate.

Eggs are so unhealthy that the USDA has forbidden the egg industry from even being able to use the words healthy, nutritious, or even safe. The levels of cholesterol and saturated fats, and also the high risk of salmonella, make eggs one of the most dangerous foods you can eat. (X)

Out of all animal products, it would be the most difficult to argue that humans need dairy. Cow’s milk is for baby cows, not adult humans. There is no other species on earth that drinks the milk of another species, nor that drinks milk as an adult. Cow’s milk contains certain nutrients and hormones that are designed to turn a tiny calf into a 700 lb cow within a year. Humans consuming dairy is incredibly detrimental to health. (X)

An article published in Food Technology explained that plant-based diets can either minimize or completely eliminate people’s genetic propensity to developing chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes contain no cholesterol and are low in fat, especially saturated fats. They are also high in fiber and other nutrients.

For good measure, the UN is now urging the world to adopt a vegan diet, citing how healthy doing so would be for the planet as a whole. The environment will certainly benefit from such a shift, but it’s clear that vegan diets are safe and healthy for humans as well, or else I highly doubt the UN would be telling everyone to adopt them. (X)

As a final note, it’s important to remember that although veganism can provide ample benefits for human health, it should not be seen as just a diet. Veganism is a lifestyle that aims to protect animal rights and abolish the use, abuse, exploitation and killing of sentient beings. That is why vegans also opt to buy cruelty-free clothing, cleaning products, toiletries, etc.

I hope you were able to find my response helpful, but if you should have any more questions, never hesitate to ask.

anonymous asked:

I'm almost vegan, except most of my sweaters are made of wool. I never buy new sweaters, I wear those of my father, or I bought them in Oxfamshops that sell secondhand clothing. Do you think there is a difference between wool and secondhand wool? I don't know how to feel about it. (I'm gonna send this to other vegan bloggers as well :)) Thank you!

If you own previous wool sweaters I don’t find it wrong to use them. The damage is done. Some people still use their wardrobe until is no longer useful, some others donate them to charity (the ones that are able to do it).

If is not for a real necessity in my opinion is the same buying them from a secondhand store if you are already vegan. Try always to look for synthetic things, as much as you can. Always give your best when trying to find non cruelty stuff. :)

anonymous asked:

hiiii you probably get this question a lot but I'm new here and i wanted to ask if you could tell me some reasons to become vegetarian or vegan? and foods to eat instead of meat and all of that, that have the same nutrients and stuff, because I'm 16 and I still need some of them to grow, at least that's what my mol tells me when i tell her i want to stop eating it

Hi anon, I’d be more than happy to.

Veganism is the absolute minimum we should be doing for animals, regardless of whether you are an animal lover or not; animals should not be treated as property. While it was once true that we needed animals to live and this was part of the natural order of things, this has no longer been the case for a very long time. The human body has absolutely no requirement to consume animal products, we can thrive on a vegan diet at all stages of life. If living vegans like myself aren’t proof that we don’t need animal products, you can take a look at the long list of vegan athletes at the very top of their respective sports. There is no vitamin or mineral you cannot gain from a vegan diet with the possible exception of vitamin B12, which is very easy to acquire through fortified plant milks which come in a huge variety, or nutritional yeast and supplements. While there is debate whether or not veganism is healthier than omnivorous diets, it is at least as healthy, and there is no serious nutritionist or health professional who would argue that it isn’t possible to be very healthy as a vegan. When it comes to cost, vegan staples like pasta, rice, beans and canned vegetables are the cheapest items in any supermarket and are significantly less expensive than their animal based alternatives. Even here on tumblr there are vegans living on food stamps, vegans in low income employment and poor vegans raising families. Personally when I went vegan my food bill cut by a third. As for the other aspects of a veganism like clothes and non-animal tested products, there are a wealth of cheap and ethical products. You can find lots of recipes and advice on nutrition in my resources section.

All of this means that exploiting animals for food, clothes and entertainment is entirely unnecessary and we do so purely for pleasure. Is that a good enough reason to do something, despite the fact that that it is incredibly cruel? This is the exact same reason people arrange dog fights, and kill bulls, and hunt. If they aren’t acceptable to justify those things then they aren’t acceptable to defend our own exploitation either. Documentaries like earthlings demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that raising animals for our benefit is monstrously cruel and that animal cruelty is an intrinsic part of farming. There is no such thing as cruelty free food, clothing or products that come from an animal. When animals are being used to make a profit, their preferences will never be taken seriously regardless of what we see in TV advertisements the industry spends millions on to make us all feel a little less guilty. But deep down, everyone knows animal products are cruel. If you offer to show a video of where their food comes from, they always refuse because they already know it will be a horror film. This goes for both meat and dairy, as dairy cows are forcibly inseminated have their children taken from them and male chicks who don’t produce eggs are ground up by the millions. All of these “producer” animals are slaughtered when they outlive their profitability, which is why it makes little sense to boycott meat but continue to consume eggs and dairy. There is no moral difference between these products. This goes for organic and “free range” too, as legally these labels mean very little for the animal’s themselves. Even on the smallest family farms, animals are being exploited and killed for reasons of fashion and taste. It is not possible to humanely kill a sentient being who does not want to die. The issue isn’t how we exploit animals, it’s that we exploit them at all.

Even ignoring all of this cruelty, animal agriculture is responsible for causing untold environmental destruction, it is responsible for 18% of greenhouse emissions, more than the exhausts of every vehicle on earth combined, if we include by-products of livestock that figure rises to 51%. Both the United Nations and the World Watch Institute are advocating meat and dairy free diets as necessary to save the world from the worst effects of climate change. Cowspiracy on netflix demonstrates the extent to which companies cover up this destruction, as farms are responsible for poisoning water sources, land degradation, excessive resource use and air pollution. If you are in any way concerned about deforestation or the environment, you should be vegan, as vegan diets have a significantly lower carbon footprint when compared to vegetarians or meat eaters. On top of this, one third of the planet’s arable land surface is being used for grazing land, and 70% of formerly forested land in the amazon is used for ranching. This has a devastating impact on wild animals too, with studies warning that meat eaters are speeding up worldwide species extinction. 

If you don’t care about animal rights or the environment, caring about humans should be enough to make you go vegan. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people in the world, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2014-2016. With this being the case, while the unequal distribution is a large part of the problem, we really need to talk about the fact that we feed most of our crops to farmed animals, not humans, and farmed animals require significantly more calories to get them to slaughter weight than they will ever return in meat. This is also incredibly inefficient in terms of land use, as on one acre of land we can produce around 53,000 lbs of potatoes, 40,000 pounds of tomatoes or just 137 lbs of beef, and that statistic comes from the beef industry itself. This in a world where humans are starving to death in their millions is absolutely unforgivable. Combine this with the fact that the majority of people working in slaughterhouses are poor immigrants with no other option who are doing one of the most dangerous and traumatic jobs in the world and you have a good case for going vegan even without taking animals into account. 

I could sit here and give you a thousand reasons to go vegan, but realistically most people already know it’s the right thing to do. Most of us love animals and we all agree that they shouldn’t be harmed unnecessarily, and we know that using animals for their flesh, skin, secretions, or as entertainment is not necessary under any reasonable definition of the word. Just look at the case for exploiting animals when compared with the myriad of reasons for stopping. Culture? Tradition? Habit? Convenience? Taste? Do any of these really sound like good enough reasons to justify such a cruel and unconscionable act? As the wonderful Benjamin Zephaniah puts it in this video, when people ask, “why are you vegan?” perhaps the question should be: “Why aren’t you?” 

If you need any help getting started, check out this ask and my resources page for links or drop me a message. I am always happy to help. 

anonymous asked:

what do you call a person who eats a vegan diet, but might not necessarily use cruelty free products such as clothing, furniture, makeup etc? I eat a vegan diet, but I've got shoes that I owned before going vegan that are made of leather and some furniture at home is made of leather too. even if I want to become entirely vegan, I still have to live at home so I can't really give up the sofa lol. can I still call myself a vegan?

Someone who just eats a vegan diet but still buys leather or other products derived from animals is called plant based.

But yes you are still vegan, as long as you aren’t buying anything that contains animal products, (or tested on animals) as of now…Some people prefer to throw away or donate old leather and stuff, but you don’t have to, it’s a personal choice. :)

Being vegan isn’t about being perfect, so if you make a slip up you can still call yourself vegan!!! Just learn from it and move on. It’s all about trying to create the least harm possible and making sure your dollar and actions aren’t supporting the horrible industry of animal agriculture, animal entertainment, animal fashion or beauty products! :)

anonymous asked:

what do you call a person who eats a vegan diet, but might not necessarily use cruelty free products such as clothing, furniture, makeup etc? I eat a vegan diet, but I've got shoes that I owned before going vegan that are made of leather and some furniture at home is made of leather too. even if I want to become entirely vegan, I still have to live at home so I can't really give up the sofa lol. can I still call myself a vegan?

I personally think that if you don’t buy these products anymore and just use what’s leftover you can call yourself a vegan. I mean, throwing it away won’t make it better. I just think as a vegan you shouldn’t buy any of these non vegan products anymore (i don’t even buy milk for someone else). I also have a non vegan 40 years old couch which i took with me in my new apartment from home because i don’t have money to buy a new one and I think it’s absolutely ok.