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An interview with Rebecca Mink, of Mink Shoes.

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Rebecca Rebecca Mink is a pioneer of cruelty free, high end fashion.  She founded Mink shoes in 2004, and since then Rebecca's shoes have adorned the feet of some of the most famous and glamorous women in the world.  I recently had the pleasure to speak with Rebecca, and was totally smitten by her effervescent style, magnetic personality and beauty inside and out.  I am hoping very much to meet her in person soon, but in the meantime she has kindly obliged me for an interview.... How long have you been vegan? ​Vegetarian since 4 (39 years) and vegan since ​18 (25...

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Piñatex™... The new leather alternative for vegan fashion designers?

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I recently read a blog post by Joshua Katcher of The Discerning Brute that piqued my interest, particularly as it was about a product that we are developing here in the UK... The holy grail for vegan fashion designers surely is to find the ultimate alternative to leather. A material that is at once aesthetically pleasing, strong, durable, ages well and can be used to create the appearance of the various animal skins that are currently used in fashion such as snake skin and supersoft lambskin (I know... it's sad even talking about babies' skins being used for handbags :(...)....

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Vegan Fashion Designers... Spotlight on Vaute Couture

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Vaute Couture... Spelled for Haute Couture with a V for Vegan, but said like VOTE. Vaute Couture is an independent vegan fashion house by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart whose raison d’etre is to develop apparel and fabrics that are better than wearing animals ever could be. "Fashion is an industry, it’s business. An industry has two aims when developing material and production methods­ to increase profits and decrease costs. A living sentient being’s needs will only get in the way of these two aims, and therefore does not belong in the business equation. An animal’s needs are only considered extra costs in a...

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Veganise your Hair in 2015

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Hair...we all know that the final touch to any look is hair and nails...  If you want to look polished, glamorous and gorgeous you need to look after it and it's not always easy to find vegan options that work as well as what we're used to.  However, it's not impossible and lucky for me I have just discovered that I have a local salon using the Organic Colour Systems hair care range...and they are definitely not alone, there are now plenty of places where you can have your tresses trimmed and bouncy blow-dried and wait for it... even coloured without harming...

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Vegan Fashion Christmas Gifts

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Merry Christmas everyone!!  I hope you had a wonderful time with your families and loved ones.  I had a lovely relaxing day with close family, there was just a few of us and the doggies :) Our three rescues, 2 Romanian 1 from the UK. I wanted to share with you a couple of great vegan gifts I was given yesterday.  The first one is is this North Face "Thermoball" ski jacket. North Face Cruelty-free ski jacket North Face have said that the “ThermoBall™ insulates, packs and feels like down, but delivers total versatility.  It provides uncompromising warmth even when...

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