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Booktivism: Elena Jenkins

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Booktivism: Elena Jenkins

Elena Jenkins explains how her book, Veganism: Your Questions, Answered, can help transitioning vegans. We’ve all been there; rolled our eyes at questions about protein, smiled politely while a non-vegan proclaims their love for bacon, been there, done that, got the vegan t-shirt. Like it or lump it, being asked questions is something you sign up…

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Charcoal – What is meant by ‘Activated’ and ‘Natural’

Charcoal comes in two forms, natural and activated. ‘Activated’ charcoal is made when the raw material (usually nut shells) goes through a forced process where it is carbonised at temperatures up to 12000C and acid washed to produce a friable, very fine powder.  This is called a super-adsorbent.  This type of charcoal does not occur…

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Burberry Put an End to Using Fur and Will Stop Burning Excess Stock

High-end fashion brand Burberry has announced today that they are eradicating the use of fur in their products. They join several other brands that have made this decision, including Gucci, Versace and Michael Kors. Unfortunately, these brands still use leather, but removing fur and ending their contribution to this practice is a step in the…

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New Vegan Beauty Box Launches in the UK

A new vegan beauty subscription box service has launched in the UK, amid the rise in demand for cruelty-free beauty products. Subscription services are a great way for beauty lovers to get a selection of products each month, with companies tailoring boxes to the customer’s needs. However, many of these boxes aren’t vegan, but the…

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Are Unilever and L’Oréal Jumping on the Vegan Bandwagon?

Veganism shows no sign of slowing down, and more brands are noticing this as an opportunity to cash in. We’re all thankful for the brands that have vegan beliefs at heart, who are supplying us with innovative new products increasing the availability of vegan items. Of course, all businesses are in it to make a…

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A Very Vegan Wimbledon – Which Tennis Stars are Vegan?

The vegan movement shows no signs of slowing down so we’ve taken a look to see which players follow a vegan diet. Wimbledon starts this Monday 2nd July, so grab some strawberries and your favourite non-dairy cream to sit back and watch the action this summer! Venus & Serena Williams Venus Williams adopted a vegan…

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Vegan Celebrities – Fighting the Good Fight

Last week we spoke about the rise in vegan and plant based athletes. This week, we are taking a look at vegan celebrities and how they use their fame and celebrity status in motivational ways. The thing about celebrities is it’s that they are listened to. They inspire people of all ages to achieve dreams…

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ASOS Updated Animal Welfare Policy Includes Silk, Mohair and More

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Online retailer Asos have updated their animal welfare policy and added silk, mohair, cashmere, shells, teeth, animal bones and horns, and feathers and down to their policy. The new policy will come into effect in full from January 2019, and products will no longer be sold on the site. In a statement shared with just-style,…

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Stella McCartney Fights River Thames Plastic

We are all becoming more aware of just how much plastic pollution is impacting our environment, with many of us taking positive steps towards reducing our plastic usage. However, this does not change the fact that despite our best efforts to recycle everything we can, a staggering 8 million tonnes of our plastic waste ends…

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