Veganism extends far beyond the food on our plates. What we wear, the body care products we use, and how we chose to spread compassion all factor into the vegan lifestyle as well. Christy Robinson, one of the many amazing vendors in the Vegan Cuts Marketplace, has been making beautiful jewelry with a positive message for nearly a decade. Read on to learn a bit more about how Christy got started making jewelry and what an average work day is like for her.
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The Vegan Cuts marketplace is filled with amazing products from compassionate vendors and we thought it would be fun to start a new little series on the blog, Indie Vendor Profiles, featuring Q&A sessions so we can all get to know these folks a bit better! First up, Djuna Shay, a cruelty-free fashion and apparel company based in New York City. Read more…
The air is crisp, leaves are changing to all shades of red and gold, and across the northern hemisphere, cold hands are warming themselves around hot cups of cider and cocoa once the sun sets. Autumn has returned once again, and as the days (and nights) become chillier, our summer wardrobes are put away in favor of warmer clothes. This is the season for snuggly socks, cozy sweaters, adorable scarves, and boots, and there’s an abundance of cruelty-free fashion out there to make the most savvy vegan fashionistas smile.
Fashion forward & kind to animals! In 2012, ecoCLOSET was founded in collaboration with vegan fashion powerhouse Cri de Coeur. ecoCLOSET’s mission is to bring fashion forward, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly shoes to the vegan masses at great prices. That’s one lofty goal this girl can get behind.
“There is always a way to wear fur.” – Anna Wintour
Ugh. It’s quotes like the one by Ms. Wintour there that keep the fur-as-fashion industry going, and that really has to stop.
How and when it was that wearing fur became a status symbol for the elite and attractive, we’ll never know. I’m guessing that a few tens of thousands of years ago, Grok gave Snurk a piece of pelt from some animal he’d killed and eaten, and she draped it over a shoulder to keep warm. Blurg thought Snurk looked prettier-than-usual and wanted a piece of pelt for herself, and so it began, and has kept going ever since. Or something. At the very least, back then it was a struggle for survival, and animals that were hunted for their food were used to their fullest potential, with skins as clothing, bones as tools, etc., but we’ve come a long way from those days, and there’s no excuse whatsoever to harm an animal for the sake of fashion.