Natural, organic, green, clean, cruelty-free … Cosmetic labels say a lot of things, and it’s hard to know what really means squat. Throw in labels like ‘vegan,’ ‘non-toxic’ or ‘made with organic materials’ and packages gets even more confusing. Don’t worry. We’re gonna (try to) sort it out for you—though when it comes to makeup labeling, the guidelines (where they exist) aren’t exactly stringent, and most products aren’t tested or reviewed by the FDA. More
Easter isn’t always a lot of fun for the hens who supply all those eggs we love to hide. In fact, PETA reports that the egg industry is responsible for the suffering of 280 million chickens each year who endure a “nightmare” of a life that includes a large portion of their beaks being cut off with a burning-hot blade and no painkillers. Many of them are unable to eat, they say, because of the pain and end up dying from dehydration and weakened immune systems. The hens who do survive then share a tiny 18″ x 20″ cage with up to 11 other hens. Most are never let outside to move or span their wings. In addition, traditional Easter eggs made from real eggs or plastic create a lot of waste for our environment.
So this Easter, let’s take action and have a cruelty-free celebration. Here are five vegan and eco-friendly “egg” ideas: More
A roundup of natural, vegan and cruelty-free makeup, beauty and personal care brands. No animal products, no animal testing. More
Stella McCartney, one of the few successful mainstream eco-friendly designers, has been named creative director for the 2012 British Olympic team. She’ll be designing all of the athletes’ clothing and gear, as well as the fan clothing. This is pretty … More