5 Tips to Veganize Your Summer Spaces

5 Tips to Veganize Your Summer Spaces

Wherever you are, take a slice of summer with you. Summer is the season of sunshine, exercise, beach, and fun. The textures, sights, and smells of summer increase our natural, feel-good serotonin and boost our immune system, while the feel of sand on our bare feet stimulates our nerve endings and heightens our awareness.

Going Wool-Free

Going Wool-Free

I grew up in New York, where the winters are freezing. I recall the excitement I felt as a child when putting on my wool mittens, scarf, and coat and wool-lined boots before going out to play in the snow until dark...

Matt & Nat Registers Our Trademark!

Matt & Nat Registers Our Trademark!

We are so excited to announce that vegan fashion line, Matt & Nat, has registered for the Certified Cruelty Free trademark! Matt & Nat is a global vegan fashion line. Their collections can be found in boutiques across Canada, the United States, the UK, Japan, Germany and Australia.

Our Course Is Now ACCREDITED by IDCEC!

Our Course Is Now ACCREDITED by IDCEC!

We are so excited to announce the our Online Course is now accredited by IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council.) All ASID, IDC, IDEC & IIDA interior designers who take our course are eligible to receive 7.5 CEU credits. Click to learn more...

Why You Need To Watch Okja on Netflix

Why You Need To Watch Okja on Netflix

Last week the Netflix original film, Ojka, was released. Since seeing the first trailer a couple of months ago, our team has been excited to see the film and definitely did not disappoint. The action-adventure film shows the cruel reality of animal agriculture through the eyes of a young girl and her "super pig." Filmmaker, Bong Joon Ho's intention for film was for the film's "audience to consider, at least once, where the food on their plate comes from.."

Your Sofa Could Be Made From Dogs & Cats

Your Sofa Could Be Made From Dogs & Cats

June 21st, 2017 marks the start of the 9th annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, a 10-day celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees...

Looks Could Kill: Your Guide to Cruelty-Free, Vegan Cosmetics Lists!

Looks Could Kill: Your Guide to Cruelty-Free, Vegan Cosmetics Lists!

Mice, fish, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals, birds, cats, dogs, mini-pigs, monkeys, chimpanzees – amongst other sensitive, intelligent animals – needn’t be slayed, just so you can slay (pun intended). It’s easy to splurge on make-up without a second thought about the actual cost of the product beyond your dollars.

Bentley Goes Vegan and Leather Alternatives 101

Bentley Goes Vegan and Leather Alternatives 101

What does the top car manufacturer Bentley and top celebrities like Beyoncé or Ellen DeGeneres have in common? THEY ARE ALL VEGAN.

That’s right! The UK-based company founded in 1919 is one of the most expensive car brands worldwide, with models retailing for a minimum of $180,000 – if you don’t opt for interior and technical customizations that is. And now, it is catering to appeal to upmarket owners demanding ethical options and their vegan customers by exploring innovative custom-made non-animal materials for its interiors...

Cinco de Mayo: Recap & Rehash

Cinco de Mayo: Recap & Rehash

We hope you had a happy Cinco de Drinko – sorry – Mayo yesterday – an opportunity to celebrate Mexican culture knocking back tequila, margaritas and cerveza (Mexican beer) with party props like piñatas, oversized fake mustaches, sombreros, or serapes – in commemoration of the Mexican Independence Day. Right? WRONG! This perpetuates harmful stereotypes and may be hurtful to people’s sentiments, but don’t sweat it, you didn’t know!

As Featured On PETA: The Fur Industry

As Featured On PETA: The Fur Industry

Imagine that a group of strangers knocks down your front door at random and kidnaps you and your family. Not only have they invaded your home, they also have plans to use your hair for a coat, your skin for their shoes, and whatever else they choose for living-room decorations. While this gruesome scenario is disturbing and difficult to imagine happening to us Homo sapiens, it’s an everyday reality for fur-bearing animals...

Can Dogs Eat Bananas? 10 Toxic Foods, 23 Safe Ones and A Few in the Middle.

Can Dogs Eat Bananas? 10 Toxic Foods, 23 Safe Ones and A Few in the Middle.

Choosing the wrong food for your dog may lead to poisoning or even death in some cases. Chocolates, onions, and grapes are among the foods you should never give to your dog. For them, these foods are poisonous. Some of them might not even survive it if they have ingested these foods in huge quantities...

What Does “Conscious Living” Even Mean?

What Does “Conscious Living” Even Mean?

If you’ve listened to our podcast, you know that we’re about “conscious living,” but what exactly does that mean? I define it as making better choices; from the food we choose to nourish ourselves with to the companies we choose to support and everything in between. It’s about being more in tune with how our everyday and seemingly innocuous decisions not only effect us, but also our environment, the planet, and all the other beings we share it with. It’s also about taking that extra step and extra time to research something to ensure that animals weren’t harmed or tested on, that it was ethically and sustainably sourced, that the workers that make the product aren’t victims of child-labor or work under atrocious and appalling conditions. It’s about caring a little more...

Stella McCartney Unveils 'Skin-Free Skin' As Leather Alternative

Stella McCartney Unveils 'Skin-Free Skin' As Leather Alternative

Designer and advocate for animal welfare, Stella McCartney, showcases cruelty-free fashion as she debuts her own leather alternative material, which she calls "skin-free skin." McCartney told The Guardian, "I am so excited that we have finally developed fabrics that look just as good as the real thing and therefore genuinely pose a question to the industry about why anyone needs to use leather any more."

Vegan Or Real Leather?

Vegan Or Real Leather?

We asked people at a gift show in New York City whether they preferred real or vegan leather. After we told them they could save 1 billion animals every year by using vegan leather, their answers quickly changed. Take a look for yourself!

PETA Article: Why We Love Dogs

PETA Article: Why We Love Dogs

A few months ago, I went shopping with a friend of mine. It was hot and muggy outside, a typical summer Miami heat wave. There was a lot of traffic that day and it took us longer than expected to arrive to the store. By the time we got there, we were hungry and cranky. It was a Saturday and we would have been much happier at the beach...