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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 …

Milton Keynes mum who developed vegan skincare line to help son’s eczema debuts in Harrods

British-Nigerian pharmacist, Shalom Lloyd founded Naturally Tribal Skincare after experimenting with African home remedies to relieve her newborn who suffered from extreme eczema and itchy irritation. Today, a vegan skincare line is making its debut in the ‘Born & Bred’ section at Harrods-owned brand-new H Beauty store in Milton Keynes. While H Beauty is a …

Activists give Levi’s a ‘dressing down’ for its continued use of leather patches

“Levi’s wants to appeal to a progressive base, but it’s missing the mark as long as it keeps marring its denim and its reputation with leather.” Today, clothing brand Levi Strauss & Co. has got a ‘dressing down’ in its virtual annual meeting from animal rights organization PETA. The vegan charity, which bought shares in …

Fossil launches eco-friendly cactus leather totes to celebrate Earth Month

Alongside its new eco-friendly tote bag, Fossil is also releasing a limited-edition solar watch is in celebration of Earth Month and as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. This week, classic accessory brand Fossil launched a “pro-planet tote bag collection” made from cactus leather. The new collection is in celebration of Earth Month and …

Karl Lagerfeld uses cactus leather for new vegan designer handbag collection

The luxury fashion house releases its first 11-piece vegan and eco-friendly collection in partnership with model Amber Valletta. Fashion house Karl Lagerfeld has launched its first vegan leather handbag collection made from cactus and organic cotton.  The label collaborated with 1990s supermodel, actress, and friend of the late fashion mogul, Amber Valletta to debut a …

Saks Fifth Avenue to ditch fur to match ‘customer preferences and societal shifts’

“Trends constantly evolve and the sale of fur remains a significant social issue. As such, eliminating it from our assortment is the right step for us to take at this time.”  This week, Saks Fifth Avenue announced it will stop selling fur and all animal-fur clothes and accessories will be off its shelves by 2023. …

Maryland to become latest US State to ban animal-tested cosmetics as cruelty-free demand soars

“The world is moving away from cosmetics testing, with 40 nations having passed laws to end or limit cosmetic animal testing. We urge lawmakers to move swiftly and end the cruelty for good.” Maryland is set to become the 5th US state to ban animal-tested cosmetics amid growing demand for cruelty-free products. Lawmakers unanimously voted to pass …

Ricky Gervais and Zac Efron to star in Save Ralph – a film to end animal testing

The upcoming animated short film that spotlights the issue of animal testing is produced by Humane Society International (HSI) and written and directed by Spencer Susser. Ricky Gervais and Zac Efron are starring in a short-animated film – Save Ralph – that demands an end to animal testing. Written and directed by vegan filmmaker Spencer …

Luxury fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga go fur-free

“Nearly 80% of Brits associate brands that use fur with the words ‘cruel’, ‘outdated’, ‘unethical’ or ‘out of touch’ so it’s clear that fur is a sinking ship in PR terms.” Kering-owned fashion brands Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga have gone fur-free. The announcement, which came in Kering’s 2020 Universal Registration report follows the Humane Society …

Adidas revamps iconic Stan Smith sneaker using recycled materials as part of sustainability drive

“A new standard in sustainability, crafted in a classic silhouette. Because style and sustainability shouldn’t just go hand in hand, they belong on your feet.” Adidas has revamped its iconic tennis-inspired sneaker giving it a sustainable makeover this time. The Stan Smith range, which gets its title from the tennis star of the same name …

Lug unveils first-ever PETA-approved vegan leather collection

“We are very proud of the debut of our new vegan leather collection. We had very high standards for ourselves and insisted on a proper finish when launching this collection.” A popular lifestyle brand has launched its first-ever vegan leather collection. Founded in 2005, Lug, which is known for its fashionable handbags and accessories has …

Hourglass cosmetics launches new vegan, carmine-free red lipstick

The new insect-free lipstick uses an innovative ingredient Red 0 that symbolizes ‘Hourglass’ ongoing commitment to animal welfare’. Luxury beauty brand Hourglass has launched a vegan carmine alternative in partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever. While carmine lipsticks get their characteristic red tinge from crushed cochineal beetles – a whopping 70,000 insects are killed for …