Being a vegan is more that just what's on your plate. Vegans do not buy products made from leather, wool or silk. When it comes to buying toiletries and cosmetics, it becomes a little trickier to spot the animal products as they are listed by their chemical name. At the bottom of the page, I've included a few ingredients to look out for that are derived from animals.
Examining every item for animal products would be time-consuming and incredibly tedious! Here I've included some personal recommendations, as well as shops and businesses that sell vegan products. Visit Cruelty Free International where you can download or order The Little Book of Cruelty Free. As well as identifying the shops that sell cruelty-free products, it also identifies which shops stock vegan products.
I love my Chelsea boots fromWills. I bought them
in November 2013.
I had around 4 years of wear before I had to have them resoled.
Urtekram's Rose shampoo and conditioner is my current fave.
Simple Animal has a range of t-shirts that are vegan and eco-friendly. I bought my t-shirt at a vegan fayre in London. A lovely, comfortable fit with a fun print of Buddy the dog!
Not an exhaustive list by any means, but it's a place to start. I have not included the major supermarkets as they all have a range of vegan products.
*Source: Vegan Freak by Bob Torres and Jenna Torres, 2005
Alcohol may contain animal products such as isinglass (fish bladders), egg, milk or gelatin. Unfortunately, they are rarely, if ever, listed on the label and so some research is needed.
By no means an exhuastive list and I will be adding more. I have included the price of a lipstick in order to compare prices. As you can see there is little difference between the brands listed below.
|Brand||Where to buy||Price (of lipstick)|
|B. Makeup||Exclusive to Superdrug.||£6.99|
|Barry M||Boots, M&S, Superdrug||£4.99|
|Beauty Without Cruelty||Click here to visit online shop||£6.95|
|Benecos||Holland and Barrett. Click here to see a more comprhensive list of stockists.||£6.95|
|e.l.f.||Buy online from Superdrug||£4.50|
Better for you. Better for animals. Better for the environment.