This World Vegan Day we are announcing that we are adding Vegan as the 6th of Gather&See's Philosophies.
Why now? Well, quite simply it comes down to you. More and more of our customers have been coming to us enquiring about Vegan products and how to find them. Veganism has become increasingly popular in the past few years and we can see the benefits, not only for animals and humans but also for the environment.
So what are the benefits of Vegan? Well, first and foremost is the question of animal welfare. Vegan products do not include any animal products of any kind and are completely cruelty-free. No animal will have been so much as touched in order to produce our Vegan labeled products. If animal welfare is something you are passionate about then.
The more we follow a Vegan inspired lifestyle, the more we can reduce Co2 emissions caused by the processing of animal products. In fact, a recent study by the University of Oxford Researchers found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet and lifestyle could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73 percent. With the latest news on how far short we are currently falling with regards to climate change targets, this has to be something to bear in mind.
"Cutting meat and dairy products from your diet and lifestyle could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73 percent."
We already stock plenty of Vegan products and brands. Many items are naturally Vegan-friendly such as jewellery, lingerie and our extensive range of organic cotton pieces. But the new category also allows us to highlight Vegan alternatives to leather, silk and wool. Brands such as Rakha, Veja and Vildnis have built ranges specifically to address this and we are glad to be able to provide you with more choice.
With so many of our customers living a Vegan lifestyle we feel that now is the time to highlight it as a Philosophy in its own right. This will make it easier for you to shop Vegan only products. If you aren't Vegan yourself, it might inspire you to consider these pieces in a new light. As with all our Philosophies, it is about providing you with all the facts and information to make your own informed choice about what you wear.
We are also excited to be bringing on more Vegan brands on board very soon.. watch this space!