I actually can’t believe that I have to write this post today. If you haven’t heard the unfortunate news, NARS, a cosmetic brand founded on cruelty free values has decided to forego ethics for profit and will start selling in mainland China which requires animal testing.
In the two days this has been announced, NARS has received a lot of obvious backlash. Time will tell if they listen to the criticism and use this as a publicity stunt much like the L’Oreal owned cosmetics brand, Urban Decay, a few years back.
Rest in peace NARS, maybe one day you’ll make it back into my personal collection, but until then, lets take a look at some fantastic cruelty free brands out there that would make great replacements in your ethical beauty collection.
Why people spend so much money to look exactly the same as each other is beyond me. To me, if I want something simple and basic, I would much rather save my money and later spend it on something unique and special.
I will get the obvious out of the way. Why, myself, a vegan, is targeting Canada Goose even though there are many brands like it is because of the company’s poor ethical standards. If you don’t know, I will get on my vegan high horse for just a second and enlighten. The coveted Canada Goose jacket that everyone has been drooling over for the last couple of years uses fur from wild caught dogs using primitive trapping techniques. These animals can be left to suffer and starve in traps for days at a time. While I don’t consider ANY form of animal based fabric ethical or necessary, I think we can all agree that this is a whole other level of disgusting.
If you are any kind of canine lover, I suggest not looking this up for yourself and just take my word for it.
Now off of my high horse and on to the list. These are just a few coats that will satisfy fashionistas and animal lovers alike.
No imported berries that you can’t pronounce or exotic fermented drinks that costs $5 a bottle; these foods are not only easy to find, but also very affordable and of course absolutely delicious. If you follow the simple philosophy that health and vitality are grown from the ground, not manufactured and sold in supplement stores, you’ll be well on your way to not only feeling better, but also looking better. Who knew the fountain of youth could be found in your fridge?