Down is designed to help keep waterfowl warm, but it is now commonly used and promoted as a “natural” stuffing for warm clothing and bedding for humans instead.
Gentle World volunteers frequently receive inquiries from vegans looking for reliable information about feeding a healthy, nutritious plant-based diet to their companion animals.
During the past decade, the popularity of super foods has been growing, as more and more people are looking for ways to combat the effects of our increasingly toxic environment, bad diet habits, unhealthy lifestyle choices and the stress of modern living. Of course, for us vegans, the first question is whether or not the [...]
We recently received some samples from Morrocco Method Products, a hair care company that specializes in natural vegan products for skin and hair, as well as chemical-free shampoos and conditioners for cats, dogs and horses. “Through over 40 years of experience in the holistic hair care industry, here at Morrocco Method, we offer you the [...]
Some dogs have a problem with dental tartar, and our rescued boy is one of them. Over the past couple of years, we’ve had to adopt a rigorous dental cleaning regimen for Valiant, because otherwise his teeth become quickly covered in plaque that is a nightmare to remove. In addition to snacks of crunchy kibble, [...]
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what could be a better excuse for indulging in a little chocolate therapy with a beloved friend? (Or alone, for that matter – there’s less chocolate competition that way.) Nowadays, the range of vegan chocolate treats is so extensive it’s enough to make a person wish she could just [...]
Unlike some animal ingredients, leather can usually be spotted quickly, but since it’s also so ubiquitous it can just as easily be overlooked. You’ll find leather in clothing and personal accessory items, like shoes, belts, gloves, and handbags. It can show up unexpectedly on some of these items, such as in the case of leather [...]
While some vegan milks (such as soy) have a flavor similar to cow’s milk, others (like coconut and hazelnut) offer a new perspective on how tasty plant-based milks can be. Whether added to cereals or smoothies or enjoyed on their own, non-dairy plant based milks can be bought unfortified, or fortified with important minerals and vitamins such as [...]
Is your Champagne flute ready for Valentine’s Day? If, like many others, you plan to celebrate with this bubbly celebratory drink, you should know that it may not be vegan. Also see: Is Your Alcohol Vegan? Bon Appetit explains that the base for Champagne is typically a dry wine made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, or a [...]
“Conscious Decadence: Exquisite Treats for Grown-Up Palates” Need a special holiday gift for family or friends? Look no further! Allison’s Gourmet is a consciously vegan company, offering organic, vegan and fair-trade sweets of every kind. Baked goods, artisan chocolate truffles, fudge, caramels, toffee, brittle, peanut butter cups, peppermint crème patties, and more; available on their own, [...]
“The largest vegan grocery store on Earth” For Gentle World founders Light and Sun, a vegan supermarket was once a dream, when they would search in vain for delicious vegan food, way back in the seventies. Now that dream has come true, with a retail outlet located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, Viva La Vegan… A 100% vegan [...]
Is your makeup brush made with goat hair or synthetic bristles? Does your eye shadow have fish scales or mineral mica? There are many alternatives to cosmetics that use animal products, and many conscious companies are providing not only vegan lines, but organic and environmentally friendly choices as well.