While the definitions of vegan and cruelty-free are not altogether aligned, at its heart, the principle behind each is the same. Both labels represent, and are champions for, the protection of our furry and not-so-furry animal friends and their rights. However, with this fundamental principle in mind the definitions seem to yield an ethical gap
For us, sunscreen is not a nice to have, it’s an essential body care product (especially since we tend to live in sun baked Australia most of the time). But, as with most consumer products in this space, we’ve struggled to find truly sustainable alternatives. Just about every drug store option that I’ve seen is either far from eco-friendly and / or unhealthy….
Green Beaver was founded in Toronto in 2001 by husband and wife (and young scientists) team, Karen and Alain. All of their products are completely cruelty-free, organic and palm oil free. They also support a number of social and environmental initiatives and projects and their packaging is made of post-consumer recycled material and is always recyclable.
Founded in California in 2013 by Elysse Crabtree, Wabi Sabi Botanicals is the first beauty brand to provide Kiva micro-loans for women in developing nations. Their products are completely cruelty-free, vegan friendly and palm oil free. They’re also formulated with wild-harvested and ethically sourced ingredients from parts of South America and Africa. Their packaging is made of partially or entirely post-consumer recycled material – and is always recyclable