Fashion and Beauty – Totally Vegan Buzz

Israel becomes first country in the world to ban fur sales

The ‘historic’ ban signed into law by environmental protection minister Gila Gamliel will exempt the use of fur in ‘scientific research, education or instruction, and for religious purposes or tradition.’ Israel has become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fur. The bill was passed into law by environmental protection minister …

Vans launches first vegan-friendly, eco-conscious sneaker collection

Vans’ Eco Theory capsule is one of the brand’s first steps to ‘broader sustainable living’. Iconic streetwear brand Vans has launched its first sustainable vegan shoe collection in the US. The new Eco Theory range is a nod to the company’s ‘holistic approach to health and sustainability’. It combines environmental consciousness with the classic Vans …

Estonia is the first Baltic nation to ban fur farming

Estonia becomes the 14th European nation to ban fur farming following years of campaigning by local animal welfare groups to get the ban done. Estonia has become the first Baltic state to ban fur farming. The Estonian parliament voted on its animal welfare bill and 55 out of 101 members favoured the ban. The news …

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds gifted a goose following ‘surprised’ wedding

“We hope the gift will inspire Britons to spare other geese by refusing to eat their flesh and by joining the campaign to ban foie gras.” UK prime minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have been gifted a rescued goose after the couple tied the knot in a ‘surprised’ ceremony on 29 May. The goose …

UK government seeks public view on whether it should ban fur trade

“We already have some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world and as an independent nation we are now able to re-examine some of our animal welfare laws, including the import of fur for use in fashion products.” The UK government is seeking the views of the public, the fashion industry, and businesses …

TRESemmé just stopped testing on animals worldwide

“Compassionate shoppers everywhere can now look to TRESemmé for professional quality hair products that are not animal-tested.” One of the most widely recognised hair-care brands TRESemmé – owned by Unilever – has banned all animal tests for its products worldwide. The move comes after working with vegan organization PETA and as part of a wider …

Luxury jewellery company creates world’s first vegan-certified diamonds

Aether diamonds are the world’s first and only carbon-negative diamonds made from 100% atmospheric gases using sustainably sourced energy. A luxury jewellery brand has become the first in the world to receive a vegan certification for its positive-impact diamonds.  Last month, Aether was granted accreditation by Vegan Action, one of the leading vegan certification organizations …

Home furnishing giant ditches alpaca wool following undercover investigation

“Drab decor made from the fleece of struggling alpacas is out.” Home furnishing giant Williams-Sonoma has pledged to stop sourcing alpaca wool after an exposé revealed inhumane animal torture. The American consumer retail company joins a slew of high street fashion giants including Marks & Spencer, Overstock, UNIQLO, Valentino, Columbia Sportswear, and New Look in …

Jaden Smith to launch next New Balance Vision Racer in pink

The new vibrant vegan Vision Racer is the collection’s eighth iteration. Jaden Smith has partnered with shoe giant New Balance to launch a new colourway of their vegan sneaker collaboration: Vision Racer. The new kicks follow the “ReWorked” pair launched last month in celebration of this year’s Earth Day. The Pink New Balance x Jaden …

Hawaii to become latest US state to end cosmetic animal testing as demand for cruelty-free soars

Hawaii will soon join California, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Maryland in passing legislation that bans animal testing for cosmetics. Hawaii is set to become the latest US state to ban cosmetic animal testing. On 30th April, the Hawaii Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act (HCFCA) passed its final vote in the state legislature. Once signed by Governor …