Companies for the Compassionate Dude
As vegans, we are inclined to think about every purchase that we make. Where did this product come from? What is it made of? Who made it? These sorts of questions are necessary, as oftentimes, they drive us to make more responsible purchases. So whether you’re buying for yourself or for the compassionate guy on your list, this guide will help take some of the sleuthing out of shopping and make it even easier to find products that you can feel good about buying.
stone + cloth
stone + cloth aims to raise funds for the Knock Foundation, providing children in poverty-stricken areas of Africa with scholarships. The company makes backpacks, iPad cases, and utility pouches that come in elegant designs and colors, including sweet rucksacks that are sure to stand out (in a good way, of course!).
Look no further than KEEP to find rad pairs of vegan shoes in a bunch of different styles for whatever suits your fancy. Along with making sure that its customers never have to worry about leather or wool, KEEP has a representative from its company on every production line to ensure the fair treatment of all human animals involved.
Klean Kanteen is both a registered B Corporation and a participant in 1% for the Planet. In short, this company is awesome! Its products are all fantastic, too, and great for a day at school or a weekend hiking trip—or for a long protest since these keep your bevvies cold or hot forever, basically. And what do you know, there’s even a PETA-branded version of the company’s stainless-steel tumbler!
Guayaki Yerba Mate
Yerba mate is a tea-like drink indigenous to regions of South America that has the same kick as coffee but with an extra boost of nutrients that coffee doesn’t have. Guayaki sources its yerba mate ethically in just about every way you can imagine (just check out its credentials and certifications—there are plenty), and the company is committed to reforestation. How awesome is that?
Have you ever thought about using an ethical toothbrush? Well, maybe not until now, but Smile Squared puts that power (literally) right into your hands. With every purchase of a toothbrush, the company sends one to a child who doesn’t have one in an effort to improve dental health and awareness in underserved communities around the world. On top of that, the toothbrushes are made with super-sustainable bamboo. What’s not to love?
Every Man Jack
If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent way too much time scouring the stores searching for the perfect cruelty-free products for your hair, body, and face. Every Man Jack has the most complete set of products that I’ve come across that are specifically tailored toward men and that smell and work like a charm. Hey, the company even won a Libby!
The Vegan Collection
Everyone needs a snazzy belt and wallet, right? Look no further than The Vegan Collection, which carries several different styles (including reversible belts!) with quality faux-leather material. With the price point being in a reasonable range, it’s hard to pass up these sweet vegan fashion alternatives.
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