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“Shame on you”: Vegan Kourtney Kardashian slammed for posing in $9,000 lamb leather outfit

Kourtney and her husband Travis Baker actively promote themselves as vegans. Kourtney Kardashian has been criticized over one of her latest posts on Instagram, where she poses in a very racy blue ensemble. While many fans attacked her for her dressing style, which seems to have changed a lot after she got involved and married …

Ralph Lauren urged to drop cashmere due to ‘abject’ animal cruelty

“The question is, when will Ralph Lauren embrace its own definition of true luxury and drop cashmere.”  Ralph Lauren has been urged to ditch cashmere from its designs. Animal rights charity PETA called on the luxury fashion brand to stop the use of the fine, soft wool, obtained originally from the Kashmir goat. At Ralph …

Get your beauty fix: These vegan brands ranked the highest on social media

Florence by Mills, Rare Beauty, e.l.f. Cosmetics and Haus Labs are the most popular vegan beauty brands on social media. The vegan beauty industry is booming. Driven by growing consumer demand for ethical products along with sustainability,  eco-responsibility, and a general rise in veganism, the global vegan cosmetic market is valued at $15.17 billion. A …

Global beauty brand Avon takes first steps towards Leaping Bunny approval

Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny programme is the globally recognized gold standard for cruelty-free products. Global vegan beauty brand Avon has partnered with Cruelty Free International, to get certified under the Leaping Bunny programme. Avon is a direct-selling company in the beauty, household, and personal care categories. It has been in business for over 130 …

Canada finally bans cosmetic testing on animals

The ban in Canada has materialized after years of advocating from animal welfare activists and industry leaders.  Canada has finally put a ban on cosmetic animal testing, as demand for cruelty-free products continues to soar. The county passed a powerful bill outlawing toxicity tests in a move described as  “historic,” to spare the lives of …

Nike joins Adidas and Puma in committing to mulesed-free wool

A number of top sports brands have published anti-mulesing policies after exposés revealed the cruelty of mulesed wool production. Footwear and sports giant Nike has taken a giant step towards animal welfare by switching to certified non-mulesed wool. The decision follows campaigning by global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS, which has been advocating against the …

Stella McCartney debuts sustainable vegan leather bag made from banana plants

The innovative material is a durable and waterproof fabric that’s “entirely natural, circular and plastic-free”. Luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney has launched its first-ever bag made from banana plants after using vegan mushroom leather in its earlier designs. The latest item is part of the brand’s autumn 2023 collection. Dubbed Bananatex, the material is touted …

Leonardo DiCaprio-backed vegan brand LØCI just released corn leather sneakers

LØCI sneakers are handmade in Porto, Portugal. They are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. British sneaker brand LØCI has launched a new line of vegan sneakers made from corn leather. According to the eco-luxury unisex footwear brand, its innovative corn leather sneakers are as ‘resistant and durable’ as real animal leather – and eco-friendly as well. …

PETA calls on King Charles to ditch real fur for birthday parade

“Not only we believe it is our duty to protect wildlife, but also we think there is no excuse when high-quality alternatives exist.” Animal rights group PETA has urged King Charles to wear faux bear fur at his first Trooping the Colour as monarch. The organisation sent His Majesty a letter, along with a sample …

Ariana Grande’s R.E.M. beauty is now certified cruelty-free

The makeup brand can now add PETA’s logo to its vegan products. Ariana Grande’s vegan skincare brand is now fully certified cruelty-free, following approval from PETA. R.E.M. beauty products will soon feature PETA’s logo and appear in PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies database of products not tested on animals. The brand has confirmed that they don’t …

UK government denies lifting 25-year cosmetics animal testing ban but animal campaigners unconvinced

Following concerns sparked by a recent EU rule change, the PM released a statement that ruled out lifting the UK’s ban on animal testing for cosmetic products. Animal rights groups have raised concerns that the government has secretly abandoned the UK’s ban on animal testing for cosmetics. It comes after the government informed that it …

Indian startup to produce vegan leather goods made from mango pulp

The new material is made using 50% of discarded mango pulp and could be an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic leather. Indian startup Aamati Green has constructed a 30,000 square meters capacity plant to produce an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic leather. It comes after CSIR-CLRI (Council for Scientific & Industrial Research- Central Leather Research Institute) in …