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There’s Lots of Myths Around Vegan Fashion. Let’s Break Them Down

The world of vegan fashion is clad in assumptions that are outdated, misguided or downright wrong. Here’s where we dust them off and send them on their way. MYTH It’s not stylish BUSTED This is not only untrue, it’s actually the complete opposite of what’s happening on Planet Fashion right now. In 2019 it’s one […]

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Lab-Grown Meat Is The Future. Here’s Why

Throughout history, people have eaten meat as a large component of their diet. Vegans, on the other hand, eat plants. This is no revelation. The reasons for this difference are typically based in ethics, with vegans not wishing to fund the suffering and slaughter of conscious beings such as livestock. Environmental factors also rank highly […]

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They’re A Bit Late To The Party, But Finally McDonald’s Is Catching Up

Vegetables? No thanks! Or that’s what McDonald’s said when it debuted the McVeggie in Australia back in 2011. It was gone from the regular menu in less time than it takes to say Supersize Me! due to “lack of demand”. Now, McDonald’s has revised its opinion and joined other fast food chains – including Hungry […]

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Edible Water Pods Replaced 200,000 Plastic Bottles At The London Marathon

The London Marathon took a firm stance against plastic waste yesterday, replacing 200,000 water bottles with innovative water “pods” made from edible, biodegradable seaweed. The water pouches are made by Skipping Rocks Lab, a London startup that’s developing alternatives to consumer products typically delivered in plastic. “The changes and the trials we’re introducing for this […]

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How Should Vegans Vote?

With the general election looming, many of us are wondering how to cast our votes in a way that reflects and benefits our lifestyles. So does being vegan affect who you will choose to elect? Perhaps unsurprisingly it’s not that easy to find out where the major parties stand on animal rights. But we’ve had […]

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Kim Kardashian West Eats A Vegan Diet When She’s At Home

Last weekend, Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality TV star, Kim Kardashian West announced that her diet at home is vegan. The news was shared on Instagram to her 136 million followers when she posted pictures of a fruit smoothie bowl and sweet potato and avocado dish with the caption “I am eating all plant-based […]

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Topshop’s First Ever Vegan Shoe Collection Has Arrived

With their recent launch of a PETA-approved vegan footwear collection, high street fashion retailer, Topshop joins the growing number of brands listening to their customers and introducing vegan ranges in their mix. Handmade in Spain, the collection is made using premium materials that are completely free from animal products (including animal and fish-based glue). The […]

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Get Your Family On Board With One Day A Week

The family behind Meat Free Monday is going all out on Animal Agriculture with a self-produced short film. We’re HUGE fans of fashion designer Stella McCartney, a key driver of sustainable, cruelty free fashion long before it become a trend. And Stella is not the only family member doing her bit for the planet. The […]

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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 pic of Lady Gaga in the gross meat dress, because, you know, the page is all about irony, comedy and being obnoxious, […]

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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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