Plant Shift

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.

What should I do with my shoes and clothes that aren't vegan?

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.

I couldn't justify disposing of them and I wasn't ready to replace them so it seemed a good idea to continue to use them.

Then, there were other items which I gave away because I didn't look at them in the same way. I just didn't want to use them any more.

I changed the car I drove when the time was right

As time went on, I wanted more alignment, more consistency and more satisfaction with the things around me so, I reduced the clothes I had, we replaced the leather chairs and when we bought a new car, we got one without leather seats.

It was all in good condition, so I gave it away to people I knew or used Freecycle or sold it or made donations to shops that raise money for charity, such as, St. Luke's and Trinity Homeless Projects.

Do I own and use anything which is not vegan?

I still have some things which I've kept because they have sentimental value or because I still use them. Do whatever feels right for you. Everything doesn't have to happen all at once. :)

“Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.”
- Henry David Thoreau