Posts in Cruelty Free Awareness
Sustainability & Vegan Design Get Engaged

Sustainability has been a buzzword in the design world for years and it makes sense that we want to offer our clients options that are earth friendly.  I speak candidly about this topic, vegan design, my course and my very personal path that led to where I am today as a vegan educator. It is one of my favorite interviews with Kimberly Seldon of The Business of Design.

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How to Choose Non Toxic, Healthy Fabrics

Did you know that 27% of a fabric’s weight is it’s toxins? Find out about the thousands of chemicals & toxins found in the fabrics you surround yourself with every day! Wrinkle free or iron free sheets contain Formaldehyde in order to avoid the wrinkles. How insane is that?

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Deborah DiMare Featured in Unique Homes Magazine

What image comes to mind when you think of vegan design?

I imagine ultra luxury such as a beautifully made crisp white bed or a fabulous living room with beautiful sumptuous fabrics. The feeling of any vegan space should always emit good health, comfort, happiness and an overall “feel good” environment, a space you never want to leave. Vegan design focuses on optimal health and well being.


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5 Tips To Finding Cleaning Products That Are Safe For Your Home

Have you ever checked your cleaning product ingredients only to find that there aren’t any listed? That’s because cleaning products are not required by federal law to carry a list of ingredients. It’s a mess. I can help you sort through the hype. Say goodbye to Windex!

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What To Consider When Moving With Pets

Moving, even if you’re doing it alone or with professional services, is already stressful but moving with your pets doesn’t have to be. If you’re planning to move anytime soon and you still don’t have any idea on how you can do it with your furry friends, consider these tips!

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Top 9 Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season – to buy gifts that spread the light of kindness! Here are 2017's Top 9 Vegan Holiday Gifts, because a compassionate & cruelty-free gift will always be a more thoughtful choice.

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Just Announced: Deborah DiMare Will Be Speak At The Seed Food & Wine Summit

We are so excited to announce that Certified Cruelty Free founder, Deborah Rosenberg, is going to be a speaker at the Seed Food and Wine Festiva in Miami on November 3rd! Deborah will speak amongst influential figures such as, Rich Roll & John Salley...

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Woo Bamboo Registers Our Trademark!

We are excited to announce that eco-friendly oral care company, WooBamboo!, has registered for the Certified Cruelty Free trademark! Instead of using the typical petroleum-based, non-recyclable plastic like most toothbrushes, WooBamboo! uses bamboo...

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Your Sofa Could Be Made From Dogs & Cats

June 21st, 2017 marks the start of the 9th annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, a 10-day celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees...

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Looks Could Kill: Your Guide to Cruelty-Free, Vegan Cosmetics Lists!

Mice, fish, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals, birds, cats, dogs, mini-pigs, monkeys, chimpanzees – amongst other sensitive, intelligent animals – needn’t be slayed, just so you can slay (pun intended). It’s easy to splurge on make-up without a second thought about the actual cost of the product beyond your dollars.

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Bentley Goes Vegan and Leather Alternatives 101

What does the top car manufacturer Bentley and top celebrities like Beyoncé or Ellen DeGeneres have in common? THEY ARE ALL VEGAN.

That’s right! The UK-based company founded in 1919 is one of the most expensive car brands worldwide, with models retailing for a minimum of $180,000 – if you don’t opt for interior and technical customizations that is. And now, it is catering to appeal to upmarket owners demanding ethical options and their vegan customers by exploring innovative custom-made non-animal materials for its interiors...

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As Featured On PETA: The Fur Industry

Imagine that a group of strangers knocks down your front door at random and kidnaps you and your family. Not only have they invaded your home, they also have plans to use your hair for a coat, your skin for their shoes, and whatever else they choose for living-room decorations. While this gruesome scenario is disturbing and difficult to imagine happening to us Homo sapiens, it’s an everyday reality for fur-bearing animals...

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What Does “Conscious Living” Even Mean? By Alex Ruiz

If you’ve listened to our podcast, you know that we’re about “conscious living,” but what exactly does that mean? I define it as making better choices; from the food we choose to nourish ourselves with to the companies we choose to support and everything in between. It’s about being more in tune with how our everyday and seemingly innocuous decisions not only effect us, but also our environment, the planet, and all the other beings we share it with. It’s also about taking that extra step and extra time to research something to ensure that animals weren’t harmed or tested on, that it was ethically and sustainably sourced, that the workers that make the product aren’t victims of child-labor or work under atrocious and appalling conditions. It’s about caring a little more...

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Stella McCartney Unveils 'Skin-Free Skin' As Leather Alternative

Designer and advocate for animal welfare, Stella McCartney, showcases cruelty-free fashion as she debuts her own leather alternative material, which she calls "skin-free skin." McCartney told The Guardian, "I am so excited that we have finally developed fabrics that look just as good as the real thing and therefore genuinely pose a question to the industry about why anyone needs to use leather any more."

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Vegan Or Real Leather?

We asked people at a gift show in New York City whether they preferred real or vegan leather. After we told them they could save 1 billion animals every year by using vegan leather, their answers quickly changed. Take a look for yourself!

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