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Fashion Critical Supports No Meat May & The Internet Can’t Cope

My great buddy, Fashion Critical, recently announced signing up to No Meat May (yes, I know who FC really is, but I’ll never tell). To highlight the post, FC used an ages old a pic of Lady Gaga in the gross meat dress, because, you know, the page is all about irony, comedy and being […]

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Breaking News – Animal Justice Party Candidate, Emma Hurst, Wins Seat In NSW Upper House

Animal Justice Party representative, Emma Hurst, has won a crucial seat in the NSW upper house and will hold the balance of power alongside others on the crossbench, including former Labour leader Mark Latham. This is the Animal Justice Party’s second seat in the NSW Legislative Council. Ms Hurst, who has a master’s in psychology, is […]

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Plant-Based Eating Goes Mainstream With Meat Free Monday At Grill’d

Wondering where to have lunch or dinner today? Here’s a suggestion – Grill’d. Because today, all their restaurants are going meat-free! We recently reported on Grill’d’s Beyond Burger and their clever marketing tactics encouraging carnivores to try a plant-based burger. Grill’d’s new burgers feature patties by Beyond Meat – a US based company backed by some heavy weight […]

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Do Protests Further Or Hinder The Vegan Cause?

Wow, what a week. Animal rights activists in Australia put veganism front and centre of rolling news coverage. For those of you who missed it (where were you?), a group of animal rights activists staged protests around the country, notably shutting down Melbourne’s CBD, to mark the one-year anniversary of Dominion, an Australian doco that […]

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Prince Harry & Meghan Markle To Raise Their Baby Vegan

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly plan to raise their new baby as vegan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have just moved into their new home in Windsor, Frogmore Cottage, are expecting their first child later this month. According to an unnamed “palace insider,” who spoke to Woman’s Day, “Meghan wants her baby to be raised […]

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Meet The Team Putting Raw Materials In Easy Reach Of Designers

Here at The Vegan Company, we’re all about making it easier for people to be conscious consumers. So, when we heard about RawAssembly, whose goal is to help designers source their raw materials responsibly, we had to take a look. Thea Speechley and partner Ben George have taken a leap of faith. They have parlayed […]

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Vegans Get Schnitty With It

Eating out as a vegan, especially with a group of omnivores, is historically a less than fulfilling experience. But that’s all been changing in recent years. In forward-thinking cafés and hatted restaurants, vegan food has been making waves. And now it’s coming to a fast food chain near you. Schnitz is the latest to join […]

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Fashion Giant H&M Jumps Aboard With Pineapple Leather & Orange Silk

Once lambasted for its disregard of ethical cred, Swedish fast fashion powerhouse H&M has been pulling up its bamboo cotton socks of late, and its latest announcement is certainly another step in the right direction. This season sees the launch of The Conscious Exclusive collection – a range that includes a statement jacket in a […]

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The Beyond Burger By Grill’d Encourages Meat Eaters To Take A Day Off. Now That’s Clever!

Grill’d has made a smart decision in how it has marketed the new Beyond Burger patties, explains Josh Berg. Grill’d has announced the introduction of the Beyond Burger patty for four of its most popular burgers, a plant-based alternative to a regular meat patty. Upon hearing the news, my little vegan ears wiggled in excitement. […]

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Swisspers Takes A Step Forward to Help Our Sea Life

It’s fairly safe to say that nobody ever wants to see a picture of a seahorse with its tail wrapped around a cotton tip ever again. The picture I’m talking about was taken by Wildlife Photographer of the Year Justin Hoffman in 2017, and it features a tiny seahorse ‘anchoring itself’ on a discarded single […]

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BREAKING NEWS… China Finally Puts An End To Animal Testing In Cosmetics!

You may recall a few months back, that we posted a story celebrating the beauty industry for being the most active and sincere when it comes to animal testing. First it was NZ, then Australia and now we see China, which was potentially the last bastion of animal cosmetic testing, banning the abhorrent practice completely. That’s […]

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Stella McCartney Calls Out Designers Still Using Leather & Raises Awareness For Rainforests Too!

Leading London fashion designer and staunch vegan, Stella McCartney has lashed out at fashion houses that still use leather in their collections. Amidst a sea of activism during the recent London Fashion Week, where PETA protested the use of wool in so many collections, British Vogue published an interview with the iconic designer where she […]

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London Fashion Week Highlights Activism As A Major Trend

The Northern Hemisphere is in a fashion whirl, as Autumn Winter 2019 Fashion Week events being held first in New York, then London and shortly, Milan and Paris. These events not only showcase the fashion trends for the season ahead, they also give us insight into the state of the world around us. If London […]

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Vegan Menswear Label Garners Celebrity Support At New York Fashion Week

Star of The Good Wife, vegan actor Alan Cumming, hosted a presentation by powerhouse vegan menswear label Brave Gentleman at an intimate soirée and runway show at The Mercer Hotel during New York Fashion Week earlier this month. Wearing a vegan suit crafted by the design house out of bamboo fibres, Cumming welcomed guests and […]

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3 Huge Wins For Animals This February!

February has been quite the month for the animals, with major steps forward in improving welfare across the board. Here’s a snapshot! 1. Australia Bans Animal Testing For Cosmetics Filling our social feeds on Valentine’s Day was news of the Australian Government finally passing a bill that effectively bans animals testing of industrial chemicals in […]

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The Celebrity Designer Shunning Silk!

Grammy award winning pop-star, make-up mogul and fashion designer, Rihanna, has released a sexy AF lingerie collection that is completely silk-free! Everyone’s fave Bajan popstar, Rihanna, recently announced she was extending her Fenty range with a lingerie collection, Savage X Fenty. This luxury, sexy collection is a bit of a first in the designer bras […]

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There’s A NEW VEGAN MAGNUM & There’s Never Been A Better Time To Enjoy Ice Cream!

When The Vegan Company got word that MAGNUM was releasing a vegan version of its luxury ice-cream, a certain team member (naming no names, but a dedicated MAGNUM lover who gave them up when becoming vegan), went off in hot pursuit. It wasn’t easy, as these things have been selling out fast. She traipsed around […]

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Stop The Press! Vegan Senator Cory Booker Is Running For President In 2020

On Friday, New Jersey Democrat Senator Cory Booker threw his hat into the ring for his bid at Presidency. He also happens to be the first vegan senator to ever do so and notably, is the only vegan serving in the Senate. A long standing advocate of plant-based, cruelty-free eating, Sen. Booker commented in a […]

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Australia Leads the World in Vegan Searches

As we approach Australia Day, a time when we’re encouraged to eat lamb and “throw another shrimp on the barbie”, it’s heartening to see that Australians are googling the word “vegan” in record numbers – more than any other country in the world! Google Trends shows that an analysis of searches from around the globe during […]

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Skin Care Giant Dermalogica Transitions to Vegan

News just in … skin care giant Dermalogica is embracing 2019 as The Year of The Vegan with a new focus on sustainability, environmentally-friendly products, plus a dedicated vegan category on the site. While they don’t have any official statements as to when this transition will be complete, we couldn’t be more thrilled if we’d […]

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