Helsinki Fashion Week to ban leather from shows from 2019

helsinki fashion week bans leather

Labels taking part in the Helsinki Fashion Week will no longer be allowed to use leather in their collections, as the event’s organisers have pledged to ban the material from 2019. Whilst many designers are pledging to ditch materials like fur and mohair from the catwalk, few designers or fashion event organisers have taken a stance again leather, More...

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fishing nets ocean plastic pollution
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 10th, 2018
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Fishing nets make up almost half of ocean plastic pollution

A recent survey for the Ocean Cleanup campaign found that fishing nets account for almost half of the plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. This means that they are a greater ocean pollutant than bottles, microbeads More...

Why isn't honey vegan
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Friday, August 3rd, 2018
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Honey: Why isn’t honey vegan, and what we can use instead?

Vegan but missing honey on hot toast? Charlotte Willis gives you the low-down on why you shouldn’t eat it but how you can get your bitter-sweet-tasting fix. There was a time when I loved nothing more than More...

are vegans cruelty-free
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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Being vegan: How cruelty-free is it?

Helen Bee Greener goes behind the scenes to discover the truth. You say ‘vegan’ and it seems simple – you’re talking about a person who chooses, usually for personal and ethical reasons, not to eat or More...

thomas cook stops selling tickets to seaworld
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
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Thomas Cook will no longer sell tickets to Seaworldover amid animal welfare concerns

As of next summer, tour operator and holiday giant Thomas Cook will cease selling tickets to theme parks where orcas are held captive. The biggest of these are Seaworld, Florida and Loro Parque, Tenerife. Despite More...

By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Meet the family who are creating a vegan animal sanctuary in Somerset

A family in Somerset are doing everything in their power to make their dream of establishing an independent, vegan animal sanctuary and haven for wildlife a reality – but they need our help!  Since the sale More...

brussels end animal testing
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
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Brussels to end animal testing on cats, dogs and primates

The Government of Brussels-Capital has banned animal testing on Dogs, Cats and Primates from January 2020. This landmark decision will reduce the number of animals in experiments by almost a fifth. The ban will More...

fur ban uk
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
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Mislabelled fake fur could lead to a ban on real fur in the UK

After a report called out retailers for inadvertently mislabelling real fur as fake, a cross-party group of MPs has suggested a ban on selling real fur altogether. In their study ‘Fur Trade in the UK’, the More...

animal agriculture effect on climate change
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Research shows animal agriculture is worse than oil for driving climate change

New research today shows that the animal agriculture industry is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the world’s biggest oil companies and even some Western nations. A study by the Institute for More...

wales bans animals in circuses
By VeganFoodAndLiving On Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
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Wales to ban the use of wild animals in circuses

The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has announced that the Welsh Government will ban the use of wild animals in circuses. In a statement released yesterday (17th july), the Welsh Government said: “the More...