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What is a vegan shampoo? And 11 fantastic brands to try

Do you know which ingredients make your shampoo non-vegan? The cosmetic industry has gone through a radical shift in the last few years as more consumers become aware of the impact their purchases make. As a result, the demand for vegan hair care products has soared. Consumers are becoming more conscious of the ingredients in …

Does Kylie Jenner’s controversial lion head dress celebrate wildlife or glorify animal cruelty?

Schiaparelli’s new collection debuted gowns donned with realistic-looking, albeit faux, wild animal heads. Reality star and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner made a shocking entry when she sashayed a furry haute couture promoting Schiaparelli’s collection that debuted at the brand’s spring/summer 2023 show. Daniel Roseberry, creative director of the French haute couture house claimed that “no …

Canada finally moves to ban cosmetic testing on animals after years of advocate pressure

“This is a huge step forward for animal welfare in Canada.” Canada is set to become the latest country to ban cosmetic testing on animals following in the footsteps of more than 40 other countries that have already outlawed the controversial practice. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is expected to update the changes to the federal …

Dakota Johnson was just called out for starring in Gucci’s new handbag campaign. Here’s why

Animal activists were disappointed with Johnson for modelling snakeskin bags for Gucci. Dakota Johnson has been called out over her latest Gucci campaign that uses reptile skins.  Johnson was recently named ambassador for Gucci’s Jackie 1961 series of handbags, and was seen with highly priced handbags that are reportedly made of python and crocodile skins, …

French fashion house SCMP to ditch down and feathers from collections

The SCMP group banned fur in 2019 and exotic skin in 2020. SCMP Group, which operates brands like Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot, and Fursac, has banned items made of down and other feathers. As such, the luxury fashion company, which has 1,684 stores in 43 countries, will not use animal hair in future collections, starting …

Victoria’s Secret & Co bans cashmere after vegan appeal

“Victoria’s Secret’s decision is a win for the countless gentle goats who will be spared the agonising ordeal of someone ripping their hair out.” Luxury fashion retailer Victoria’s Secret & Co has banned cashmere from all future collections. Animal rights activists have applauded the move, and urged shoppers to help animals by always choosing vegan …

Leonardo DiCaprio expands vegan investment portfolio – this time it’s a shoe brand

The investment is part of DiCaprio’s efforts to mitigate the effects of the climate crisis Leonardo DiCaprio has added another vegan brand to his investment portfolio. This time he has backed  Løci – a British footwear label known for its understated vegan sneakers. The Academy Award-winning environmentalist’s backing is part of a £4 million seed …

Rimmel London is now cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny approved

The brand confirmed that it doesn’t test on animals at any point during production and beyond unlike its parent company. Global beauty brand Rimmel London has now been certified as cruelty-free. The popular British cosmetics brand, which is owned by Coty (a non-cruelty-free brand), has received the Leaping Bunny mark of approval from Cruelty-Free International. …

Petition for an EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics racks up over 1.4 million signatures

The petition gathered a whopping 1,413,383 signatures. For a record-breaking second time, more than one million people across the European Union have demanded an end to animal testing. The Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics/End Animal Testing European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) which called on the European Commission to end the cruel use of animals in cosmetics and …

Stella McCartney launches vegan skin care line that raises the bar on “conscious” beauty

“I obviously wanted to do the cleanest skin care that we could do in luxury, the purest of the pure.” Stella McCartney is the latest celebrity to venture into the beauty industry, having launched her clean and sustainable skincare brand, STELLA. The tightly curated lineup is created in collaboration with LVMH and has only three …

Demand for vegan bag brand Telfar skyrockets after a shoutout from Beyoncé

“This Telfar bag imported, Birkins, them shit’s in storage,” the songstress croons on her final track Summer. Beyoncé, who is known to use her platform to support the Black community and businesses, has provided insight into her fashion taste through a special shoutout to Black-owned and vegan luxury brand Telfar, in her latest album, Renaissance. …

The Crown star Gillian Anderson urges Versace to ditch exotic skins

The American actress says the company must do more to uphold its pledge to make alternative, low-impact materials a reality for the fashion industry – ‘starting with no longer sourcing exotic-animal skins’. Emmy Award winner Gillian Anderson is urging Capri Holdings—owner of Michael Kors, Versace, and Jimmy Choo, to ban the sale of exotic skins. …