Not all vegan ice creams are created equal. There are choices to be made if you really care about your impact. We suggest a couple of the better options.
Is veganism the new normal?
Greggs' quorn 'sausage' roll may have offended Piers Morgan, but for others it signalled a new era. The Vegan Society reports a fourfold increase in the number of UK vegans since 2014, from 150,000 to 600,000. 42% of those switched in 2018. In November, Waitrose analysed millions of its own customer transactions, and polled 2,000 … Continue reading Is veganism the new normal?
Can we really make peace with silk?
It's not difficult to understand why mankind has a centuries-long history of using silk. A natural fabric which makes beautiful, luxurious yet durable outerwear and practical, tactile, insulating yet breathable underwear, its production also lends itself to small-scale, cottage-style industry. Unfortunately it's usually stolen from the caterpillar of the moth bombyx mori (or 'silkworm) in … Continue reading Can we really make peace with silk?
Ethically woolly – what’s the problem with sheep farming?
Unfortunately, the image of the cared-for sheep leaving its lush pasture to submit to a skilled, respectful shearing is far from the reality of where most of our woollies really come from.
Could China open the doors to a global cruelty-free cosmetics market?
The last two decades have seen rapid progress in relation to animal testing on consumer products and ingredients. Most consumers are more aware of its unreliability and increasing irrelevance, and know what suffering it causes. Alternative testing methods are being developed and adopted and customers are demanding cruelty-free cosmetics in particular. The EU, India and … Continue reading Could China open the doors to a global cruelty-free cosmetics market?
Is there a cashmere sweater among your Christmas gifts ?
If there was a cashmere sweater among your Christmas gifts, you may now be enjoying its tactile warmth, or perhaps wondering at what cost this luxurious garment was produced. Strong, light, and incredibly soft, quality cashmere is a downy underfleece grown by a specific breed of goat for extra insulation in winter. Known in China … Continue reading Is there a cashmere sweater among your Christmas gifts ?