Veganism is soaring in the UK. In recent years, the number of vegans has risen to 3.5 million, with 7% of the country’s population now enjoying vegan diets. This figure doesn’t include the many people who have taken to vegan cooking on a part-time basis, with the meat-free day movement swaying even diehard meat eaters.
There are many benefits that go hand-in-hand with a vegan diet. As well as the numerous health rewards that can be reaped, the environment also wins with veganism.
Going vegan is now the number one way to lead a greener, more sustainable lifestyle. The limiting of animal products reduces our carbon footprints just as much as the regular recycling of household waste and those bicycle journeys to work.
Being vegan doesn’t just impact what you eat. Principles can be applied to multiple areas of life, from what you wear and how you furnish your home to your beauty routine. Here we take a closer at how everyone can embrace veganism in every part of life.
Becoming vegan in today’s modern world is easy. With greater accessibility to the best vegan cooking around, you can now enjoy a completely animal product free diet at home and when dining out.
Planning ahead and sourcing great vegan recipes from the net are just two easy steps you can take towards becoming vegan, and you’ll feel the benefits of your vegan diet right away.
Below, Healthline explains more about why switching from a traditional meat-based diet to a vegan one is a great idea for your health and wellbeing:
“If you switch to a vegan diet from a typical Western diet, you’ll eliminate meat and animal products. This will inevitably lead you to rely more heavily on other foods. In the case of a whole-foods vegan diet, replacements take the form of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, nuts and seeds… several studies have reported that vegan diets tend to provide more fibre, antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E.”
You don’t have to invest in (often expensive) vegan clothes and shoes to build a more sustainable and cruelty-free wardrobe. Choosing animal-friendly clothes that have been responsibly sourced and lovingly crafted is the key to introducing vegan principles to your wardrobe.
Alpaca wool and lambswool are just two super sustainable fibres that should be a part of any vegan wardrobe. Here at So Cosy, we are proud to present the best alpaca wool, merino wool and Gotland wool accessories around.
Our beautiful, handcrafted products are made from natural fibres so you don’t have to choose between luxury and sustainability. As well as being ethical and cruelty-free, our wool products are saving the planet, here’s how.
The same principles can be applied when furnishing your home. By choosing naturally occurring, responsibly sourced, cruelty-free materials you can create a stunning interior and support a more sustainable way of living.
Alpaca wool, merino wool, Gotland wool and jute are just some of the organic, all-natural fibres that can and should be used to make your house feel like home.
Your beauty regime
Embrace veganism some more by giving your beauty regime a vegan refresh. Make sure the beauty products you choose are completely cruelty-free and free from animal-derived ingredients by checking the label before purchasing.
Beeswax, carmine, keratin, and shellac are just some of the non-vegan additions to avoid. Make sure your beauty choices support the environment and animal welfare and try vegan beauty products with reduced or fully recyclable packaging.
Start your vegan makeover right here by updating your wardrobe and your home with our range of organic, all-natural wool and jute accessories and homeware.