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California has become the first state to ban the sale, donation, and manufacture of clothing, shoes, or handbags with animal fur.   Governor Gavin Newsom signed the new bill on Friday, October 11, 2019, and it will go into effect on January 1, 2023. The new legislation was signed along with a bill that bans most animals from use in circuses an...

Rather than utilizing traditional plastic-based vegan leather, or ‘pleather’, in its products, the vegan fashion brand Samara has dedicated itself to using an eco-friendly alternative. Those apple peels that many people discard of? Samara is using them to create a vegan leather alternative that’s fashionable and friendly. The small Toronto-based br...

Washington, DC – September 17, 2019  –­­  Viva La Vegan Apparel , a new-to-market vegan fashion brand, has coined the word VEGAN to mean Value Everything Grown and Natural and is gaining traction fast in the fashion world for their bold, vibrant and colorful designs.  Founder and Chief Executive Officer Nicholle Savoy and Chief Finan...

With veganism becoming a growing lifestyle choice for many, the demand for plant-based products and services has skyrocketed in the past few years. Whatever the reason for adopting a plant-based life (ethical, sustainability, or health concerns), the nation has witnessed a continuous rise of vegan food options, restaurants, magazines, and lifestyle...

When it comes to the terms “eco-friendly” and “vegan” footwear, what probably comes to mind is earthy silhouettes that are made of canvas, hemp, or some other similar material, such as cotton. However, the luxury brand AERA is setting out to redefine what eco-friendly and vegan footwear looks like.   Rather than footwear that resembles be...

In June, Kim Kardashian West shared with her Instagram followers that she had gone fur-free. The announcement came in the caption of an image of her 5-year-old daughter North wearing an all-white fur coat. Kim wrote, “Remember when I wore this! She picked out the same look lol but fun fact – I took all of my fave furs and remade them in faux fur.” ...

Due to stronger animal cruelty concerns, the second-largest clothing retailer in the world– H&M– is now selling more vegan clothing than ever.   H&M’s aim is to stop using cashmere (and remove cashmere from its current line of clothing) by the end of the year 2020. This action is part of the company’s larger 2030 goals list, which...

As vegans well know, ocean pollution is a major environmental concern worldwide. In fact, it’s now believed that there are approximately 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, according to Ocean Crusaders . Of that mass, about 269,000 tons float on the surface, and nearly four billion plastic microfibers per square kilometer litter th...

Vegan activists from PETA, one of the world’s largest animal rights charity organizations, have requested that the massive luxury brand Prada discontinue the use of exotic animal skins at its annual meeting in Milan.  Should Prada deny their request, PETA activists will alternatively ask that Prada allow them to make random visits to its suppl...

As a vegan for over 16 years, I have dedicated my entire life to advancing animal rights, worker’s rights, and fighting climate change through vegan fashion.  For the past two years, I have been developing  Legends & Vibes , a vegan and sustainably-sourced women’s clothing line. My brand is available online as well as in Vegan Scene ,...

Developed by Ananas Anam,  Piñatex  is a natural and sustainable textile made from pineapple leaves. The production of  Piñatex  not only offers an alternative to leather, but also creates new opportunities for pineapple growing countries; and no extra land, water, fertilizers or pesticides are required to harvest them. The leav...

Since this issue is all about renewal, I decided to tackle the frustrating problem of dry, flaky skin, all too common during the colder months that many of us are currently experiencing. The best way to restore a radiant complexion and smooth skin is by exfoliating regularly. Here are some of my favorite new vegan and safe exfoliating product finds...

Hugo Boss is a luxury fashion brand most of us have heard of due to their quality lines of clothing for both men and women. Now, they’re making news for something as equally wonderful as it is impressive: Hugo Boss just launched a menswear shoe made from pineapple leaves. The shoes are produced with a natural material that comes from pineapple leaf...

With veganism on the rise, it’s no surprise that questions about vegan alternatives to Botox are also arising. For those looking to avoid harmful ingredients and animal products, Botox can pose some concerns. One of the ingredients in Botox, albumin , is a protein from human blood that can also be derived from eggs. Then, besides the fact that the ...

As retail giants compete to advance their products, Adidas is looking to the future of green fashion. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprints, leading to more eco-friendly choices when it comes to retail shopping. Adidas is meeting consumers in the middle with their newest addition to their shoe line: the Stella Stan Sm...

Nina and Randa Nelson, identical twins, are the authors of The Clear Skin Diet (Hachette Book Group, 2018), and believe it or not, this is a book that you cannot put down. It is a heart-warming story of two very creative and exceptional young women whose careers in the entertainment industry were sidelined by acne. But, their fortitude, resourceful...

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