The Vegan Kind
How exciting to find out that there's a box of goodies that you can receive which is full of healthy vegan snacks, household products and more!
Over to Karris and Scott McCulloch, who will tell you more about TheVeganKind
What does the Vegan Kind specialise in selling?
We are an online service specialising in selling monthly subscription boxes, that are 100% vegan and cruelty free.
Where are you based?
We are based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Do you exclusively serve those who are local to you or can others who are further away access your products too? If so, how?
We ship our products all over Europe, and they can be purchased via our website too.
What inspired you to create a business that solely focuses on plant-based snacks?
I was a long term vegetarian who was completely unaware of the suffering caused by the dairy industry. For years I believed I was doing the right thing for the animals by being vegetarian, until I discovered the dark side of the dairy and egg industry. When I made the move to being vegan, I struggled to source vegan products easily and was constantly checking labels and feeling confused about what was right and wrong. I wanted to set up a business that made veganism easy and accessible to those who might be looking into a plant based diet, or even those who were just looking to try new things.
How easy is it for you to source vegan snacks?
The vegan industry is booming and there are hundreds of new and exciting brands to work with - we certainly aren't stuck for choice! Often, we like to try and track down brands that might be a little more difficult to get a hold of, ones that you wouldn't necessarily find on the shelf in your local supermarket, to give our customers the best variety possible.
How do they compare with non-vegan snacks?
Vegan snacks are ethically sound, cruelty free and are just as delicious as their non vegan counterparts. We don't believe you are missing out on anything by being vegan, the opposite in fact.
Do you have a range of boxes for different types of customers?
Currently we have a monthly vegan subscription box for food, household and toiletry items and we are just about to launch our first vegan beauty box!
Are you owned by, or in partnership with, another company that does test on animals or sell non-vegan products?
No, absolutely not. We are a stand alone company who are not owned by, or in partnership with anyone else.
Tell me a bit about yourself before you launched this company
I am a young wife and mother with a background in project management who has always been a huge animal lover.
What is your vision for the future of The Vegan Kind?
I want TheVeganKind to continue to grow and inspire people, and I would love to look into moving beyond Europe and sending our products further afield.