January welcomes a chance to start fresh, try something new and make a positive change. And in recent years, we’ve seen a rise in people taking part in Veganuary, a month-long challenge that sees people remove animal-derived products from their diet, household products and more.
Many see veganism as a confusing, radical practice, but in reality, vegans simply want to do what’s best for the animals that exist on our planet. So whether you are intrigued, want to cut down on your intake of animal-derived ingredients or are taking part in Veganuary, keep on reading to find out simple and easy vegan alternatives.
“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose…”
The Vegan Society
We’re a big fan of sweet treats here in MerseyMade, whether it’s our delicious cakes, Tuck Shop’s products or a big bar of chocolate, they’re some of our favourite products! And believe it or not, there are plenty of vegan options available!
The majority of the contents in our cake cabinet are vegan friendly; tray-bakes, cookies, rocky-road, brownies, you name it!
Tuck Shop are the same, with their vegan products clearly labelled, making that search for the perfect cruelty-free snack even easier.
And for chocolate, the maestros behind Table chocolate have created two incredible dark chocolate bars. With varying strengths and different flavour tones, they offer variety despite their numbers being few.
Someone joked recently that candles are the new houseplants. Our ever-growing obsession is palpable, especially this winter. With the days being shorter and the nights colder, candles offer both light and warmth, with a little added extra of a gorgeous scent.
So many are surprised that such gorgeous items contain animal products.
But here at MerseyMade, we have you covered. The majority of the candles that we stock are soy-based, meaning that no bees, or their wax, were involved in the creation of these amazing items.
Try something new! Stray away from the usual meat and two veg and go for our vegan options.
Often switching it up offers you the opportunity to discover something you would have never considered before.
Our MerseyMade family has recently discovered the beauty of oat milk. A simple swap that offers an easy way to reduce your intake of animal products and is now a firm favourite amongst our own, never mind customers.
Whilst some go vegan for health, to reduce their carbon footprint or simply to make a change, most go vegan for the animals. So, what better month than January to add a bit of animal personality into your space.
Ducklings, sloths, cows, you name it, we’ll have something that catches your eye!
Veganism doesn’t mean leaving behind that which brought you joy. With Nails by Kristen already stocking all vegan and cruelty-free products and the shop stocking a multitude of bath bombs and soaps that are animal and skin-friendly, you can still pamper up without leaving veganism behind.