Plant Shift

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Following a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, is about food, drink, clothes, shoes, body treatments, hair products and more. 

It's a conscious decision to think, walk and possibly, talk a better lifestyle. 

I support individuals who are thinking about making the shift, as well as, those who have already begun their plant-based journey.

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Video interview: how I shifted from a veggie diet to a vegan lifestyle

Interviewing vegan businesses

I've been interviewing vegan businesses for a while now. It started off by creating articles in which I invited the business to share some of the following information:-

  • raise awareness about what they sell,
  • discuss what made them create the business, 
  • share what their goals are 
  • how customers can buy their products 
  • express if their product is affected by the use of vegan 'ingredients'

However, more recently, I've ventured into the world of video. I have started recording short interviews with vegan businesses, through which they share what's new and show how they've grown since they began their journey. 

Read on to find out about my journey to a vegan lifestyle.

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Meet the duo behind TeenVGN

I was lucky enough to meet the duo behind TeenVGN at VegFestUK (2014). It was inspiring to meet two determined, passionate, confident, compassionate and creative females who want to serve others, to quite literally; make the world a better place! I want others to know what they want to achieve and why so here's an article which will achieve just that!

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What to do with your non-vegan shoes and clothing when you're ready to say goodbye

What to do with shoes, clothes and furniture that isn't vegan

For those who like things to be clear and definite...I'm sorry. I don't think that there's one straightforward answer which will suit everyone.

What I did with the non-vegan things that I owner prior to going vegan

When I first became vegan, I had silk saris, leather chairs, leather seats in the car, woollen clothing etc. As I researched and learned more about non-plant based materials I decided not to buy any more of these products but I kept the ones I had.

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Why don't vegans use or buy products containing fur?

In an earlier I post I mentioned that people follow things to different lengths/degrees. This applies here.

What is the connection between fur and veganism?

There are some who follow a vegan diet but they are fine with wearing animal products and there are those who won't. I see this as the key to determining whether someone is following a vegan diet or a vegan lifestyle. To me, the latter goes beyond diet. It's about embracing veganism in every part of life. It's the full shift, if you like.

Now the thing is; it's not always that clear. There are many people who don't 'choose' to use animal products with the knowledge of the suffering involved. They simply don't know, so you can't really say that they 'choose' to do it and are alright with it. Then there are those who know but don't see it as an issue.

If, like many, you haven't thought about how fur is sourced and you aren't aware of the processes involved; you aren't empowered to make a choice.

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Why don't vegans use wool?

I was following a plant-based lifestyle, or so I thought, for about 3 years before I found out the plight that sheep go through to provide us with wool.

The myth about wool

Contrary to popular belief, Sheep do not make 'extra' wool, which we need to help them remove. We're not doing them a favour.

They naturally produce SOME hair for themselves but they are given hormones and chemicals, which makes them produce an unmanageable amount of hair.

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Does being vegan mean you cut out dairy products?

The confusion about veganism

When I first began following a vegan diet, I found that some people thought vegan and vegetarian meant the same thing; others defined vegan as vegetarian minus eggs and some thought it meant vegetarian minus dairy products.

None of the above are correct! :)

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