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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Meet Hsuan, who creates ethical clothing with awesome messages

I found out that Hsuan Lin was going to be at VegFest and I couldn't wait to meet her. She had a warm, fun and compassionate way about her, which came through in her emails and her t-shirt designs. She sold out of some of her creations so quickly, that I didn't even get to see them! However, I ended up getting three of them for myself! Naturally, the next step was to write this, so that she can tell you about her vegan business, Bazaar De Luxe.  

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How to create a cruelty-free wardrobe

Jacquelyn Lewis is the founder of The Stylish Kind. She was drawn towards independent designers who focused on fashion which put people and animals first, without compromising on style! Their ethical stance was against sweatshops, they wanted to ensure that pollution was minimal and they excluded animal products from their designs. 

As a result of being exposed to this, Jacquelyn's wardrobe became cruelty-free and sustainable.

Jacquelyn's goal is firmly established in helping others find style without harming the environment, people or other animals. Below you'll find Jacquelyn's tips on how to turn the decision to make your wardrobe cruelty-free, in to a reality. 

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How to find out if what you're buying is made from animals or not

It can be a bit daunting when you know you don't want to buy something but you don't know how to find out what it's made of.

Some people don't mind asking the staff in the shop whilst others want to browse and decide without any input from anyone else.

Here's something that will make things easier for you. 

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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 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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Why I follow a vegan lifestyle

In this post I am going to share my journey, which went from eating meat, to consuming vegetarian food, and then making a shift to a vegan diet. 

I find it interesting to hear what motivates others to change what they eat, because the reasons are often very different. 

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