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Is COVID-19 the Last Nail in the Fur Industry’s Coffin?

Is COVID-19 the Last Nail in the Fur Industry’s Coffin?

It’s safe to say that fashion has successfully uncoupled from fur. Never has it been as shameful and questionable to be seen wearing an animal pelt as it is today, and 2020 may just have given us one more reason to shun fur forever. It started with Gucci. In late 2017, its CEO Marco Bizzarri...

How Going Vegan Affected My Eating Disorder Recovery

How Going Vegan Affected My Eating Disorder Recovery

TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains descriptions of behaviours linked to eating disorders. I remember being eight years old and holding my Barbie doll in my hands, admiring her endlessly long legs, wasp-like waist and unrealistically slender limbs. “I want to be this thin”, I recall thinking. Two years later, when I was 10, my teacher...

Everything You Need to Know About Transitioning to Vegan Beauty Products

Everything You Need to Know About Transitioning to Vegan Beauty Products

From leather to lipstick, vegan living beyond food is becoming mainstream. Among the growing movement for environmental consciousness in the beauty industry, interest for vegan beauty is growing: sales of beauty products labelled “vegan” grew by 38% in the UK in 2018, with global sales expected to reach $20.8 billion by 2025. The GrandView report that...

The Ultimate Guide to Decorating a Vegan Home

The Ultimate Guide to Decorating a Vegan Home

So you’ve got the vegan diet figured out – after Veganuary, it’s all been smooth sailing. You’re also on your way to a cruelty-free wardrobe and a completely vegan makeup cabinet – so now you’re a Level 5 Vegan, right? Well…not quite. Think about it: the place where we spend the most time – especially...

Why It’s Time to End the “Purity Myth” of Ethical Living

Why It’s Time to End the “Purity Myth” of Ethical Living

In the beginning of 2020, there was a subtle revolution on the menu at one of the best-known fast-food burger chains in the world; the Rebel Whopper entered the Burger King line-up of greasy treats. This wholly plant-based creation was what many vegetarians and vegans, along with quite a few flexitarians, had been anxiously waiting...

Why Silk is Problematic – and the Silk Alternatives Vegans Wear Instead

Why Silk is Problematic – and the Silk Alternatives Vegans Wear Instead

In 2018, an unusual story spread through fashion press: retail giant ASOS would be ceasing all sale of mohair, cashmere, feathers, and…silk. While the fashion industry is no stranger to brands banning materials (countless luxury designers have refused to work with fur over the last few seasons, and most retailers have banned angora), a brand...

Environmental Footprint: How Your Shoes Are Harming the Planet

Environmental Footprint: How Your Shoes Are Harming the Planet

Sustainability has gone from a fringe interest to a crucial factor in today’s fashion industry – brands are racing to prove their eco credentials, and consumers are increasingly seeking out sustainable items. But somehow, as journalist, author and activist Tansy Hoskins notes, the quest for sustainability tends to end at footwear. “I like stories that...