If we want to live in a world that is greener, a world with less cruelty, and world that is kinder to people, we need to buy vegan. It’s easier than you think. You don’t have to eat 100% vegan or wear hemp to do your part. That’s why we started Unicorn Goods, the world’s largest ethical vegan catalog. Change can start with your wardrobe and happen gradually, one purchase at a time.
You that you can make small changes that will add up over time. Here’s how I did it. I initially became vegetarian for environmental reasons after seeing the movie Food Inc. As an environmentalist, I couldn’t eat meat anymore without feeling like a hypocrite. Animal agriculture one of the worst polluting industries for the environment, emitting more carbon that the entire transportation industry combined, and responsible for clearcutting irreplaceable rainforests like the Brazilian Amazon. It’s impossible to consider yourself an environmentalist if you eat meat, eggs, or dairy.
From being a vegetarian, it was a gradual process learning how animals are treated in general in the agriculture industry, all the way down to dairy cows and laying hens. The dairy industry is part of the veal industry, and just what happens to all of those roosters who can’t lay eggs, anyway? On top of the humane aspects, the animal agriculture industry is also incredibly cruel to the people who work in it, and Human Rights Watch calls it one of the worst perpetrators of human rights violations.
When I finally became fully vegan, I did it with my wardrobe first. Leather is part of the animal agriculture industry, too, in addition to wool, fur, down, and silk. I tried to buy a pair of non-leather shoes that looked good and would last a long time, and it took me six months of scouring the Internet. I set out with my cofounder to make vegan shopping easier with Unicorn Goods.
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Unicorn Goods is the world’s largest ethical vegan catalog. We are a resource for people who want to buy things that are better for animals, people, and the planet. As a Public Benefit Corporation, our mission is to reduce animal suffering by selling and promoting animal-free products. Unicorn Goods is a PETA-Approved Vegan vendor and donates 1% of profits to pro-animal organizations.
Our team is driven by the desire to help everyone be a better person. Our daily decisions add up, and small purchases are your voting with your money for the type of world you want to live in. Check out Grant from Cause Artist’s cool collection on Unicorn Goods for men’s vegan clothing for social entrepreneurs, or our One for One collection. Let us know if you have a hard time finding anything. Our personal shoppers are here to track down that hard to find item so that you don’t have to. If you’re driven to buy a better world, then let us help you.
Serial social entrepreneur and team leader of Public Benefit Corporation @UnicornGoodsCo, the world’s largest ethical vegan catalog. Instagram @unicorngoods