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9 of our favourite vegan labels

Image via Sans Beast
Words by Fashion Journal

Go vegan.

The search for vegan products isn’t always an easy one.

If you ask us, finding something that’s animal-friendly, affordable and nice to look at should be made into an Olympic sport. Maybe then we’d get the recognition we deserve for this stellar round-up.

We’ve pulled together nine of our favourite vegan labels, covering beauty, fashion and accessories.

Sans Beast (pictured above)

You don’t need to be vegan to appreciate Sans Beast’s bags. The recently launched label has just unveiled its second collection, The Book of Harlequin, which delivers the brand’s popular hip bags and Brief Liaison tote in brand new colourways, alongside new styles. Helmed by former MIMCO Managing + Creative Director Cathryn Wills, the brand strives to produce ethically- sound collections from man-made materials, without compromising on the importance of timeless design and integrity. Expect custom hardware, interchangeable straps and a range of the highest quality finishes. It’s all available online and at selected David Jones.

sansbeast.com

Sportsgirl

Sportsgirl is welcoming three new vegan lipsticks to its range, giving us cause for celebration. The Pout About It lipstick will be updated with three highly pigmented shades – Amber, Nurture and Bloom. Amber arrives in a matte finish, while Nurture and Bloom are crème-based, providing your lips with a glossy shine. Each product is enriched with vitamin E, evening primrose and jojoba oil, and comes packaged up with a new magnetic closure lid. And despite already being cruelty-free, Sportsgirl has now introduced a vegan section to its beauty hub, with an ever-growing list of releases added to the offering.

sportsgirl.com.au

Butt Naked Body 

The good people at Butt Naked Body don’t believe in gimmicks. Instead, they prefer to keep things simple through their range of vegan beauty products, which use natural and organic ingredients to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Expect a collection consisting of the bare essentials – free of any preservatives or chemicals. You’ll find body scrubs and soaks in flavour combinations like dirty chai and coconut and lemon, with all goodies made right here in Australia. Best of all, Butt Naked Body donates 5 per cent of profits to Melbourne’s Save-A-Dog scheme, a no-kill animal welfare organisation.

buttnakedbody.com.au

MUSQ 

Finding a beauty brand that’s kind to your body, animals and the planet is no easy task, but MUSQ is setting about to change that. The Australian label specialises in natural skincare and mineral makeup products, free from any nasty chemicals or toxic preservatives. Instead, you’ll find they’re filled with native Australian ingredients like lemon myrtle and lilly pilly. The range spans rosewater face mists, jojoba cream cleansers, antioxidant toners and more, keeping your skin healthy the way nature intended. For added piece of mind, MUSQ is accredited by PETA, Choose Cruelty-Free and Truth in Labelling.

musq.com.au

RAWKANVAS 

RAWKANVAS is an example of what comes to fruition when you are passionate about a cause. The cruelty-free range was founded by a vegan who couldn’t find #shelfie worthy skincare that was also free from animal products and testing. The offering is a holistic collection which includes a cleanser, exfoliant, toner, moisturiser, facial oil, crystal-infused drink bottle and more. Months of research and testing went into creating the line, with all formulations produced locally in small batches by a team of experts. RAWKANVAS is offering readers a free jade roller with every purchase – just use the code FJ at the checkout.

rawkanvas.com

The V Spot 

The V Spot isn’t just a marketplace for vegans, but for the socially conscious too. Bringing together ethical shopping in one handy destination, it boasts a curated range of eco fashion and beauty products. Think apparel, shoes, bags and accessories, as well as makeup, skincare, fragrances and more. All items are proudly vegan, ethically made and environmentally friendly. The aim is to help you make more informed choices about the products you’re buying, without compromising on the look or feel.

thevspot.com.au

Bali Body

Bali Body’s out to prove you don’t need warm weather to boast a summer glow. The vegan brand offers a range of tanning and skincare products to keep you looking perfectly sun-kissed all year ’round. Keeping everything local, Bali Body’s formulas are 100 per cent Australian made, containing only natural and nourishing ingredients. Ideal for even the most sensitive of skin types, pick from tanning oils made from coconut, pineapple, watermelon and cacao oils. For those who like to get their glow the sunless way, Bali Body also offers shimmering body oil and bronzing lotions, alongside lip balm, sunscreen and moisturiser.

au.balibodyco.com

VURDAN

VURDAN’s mission is simple; to create luxury accessories without harming the planet. It does this through its range of vegan clutches, using a synthetic leather that’s friendly to animals and the environment. Because not all faux leathers are created the same, VURDAN prides itself on the use of its premium microfibre material, promising wear for years to come. The brand was also one of the first to introduce personalisation to vegan bags. Pieces can be monogrammed with your full name, initials or a personal message in gold for an extra personal touch.

vurdan.com.au

Humankind

Humankind was born out of a desire to make the world’s best vegan accessories available to Australians. The online store sources high-quality pieces from all over the globe, bringing together a curated selection of bags, shoes, belts and wallets that are both functional and stylish. Every purchase helps our furry friends in two ways. By shopping at Humankind, the demand for leather shrinks as good-looking alternatives become easily accessible, and 10 per cent of profits go towards charities working to improve the lives of animals. Warm fuzzies all ’round.

humankind.net.au

This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 182. You can read it here.

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