Posts tagged vegan design
Biophilia - Designing with Emotion & Nature

Our Decor Affects us Physically and Emotionally.

Biophilic Design is the study of how our environments have a tremendous affect on us. Our interior spaces and exteriors such as sidewalks and buildings have a profound influence over our moods and the way our body physically reacts. It’s super interesting. I interviewed Elizabeth Calabrese, leading speaking and influencer for the study of Biophilia. We spoke about everything from hormones to the sidewalks of New York City

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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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Crush of the Month: India & Purry

Meet India & Purry, our Crush of the Month! India & Purry is a capsule collection of decorative pieces for the home by artist Jessica Hollander. The capsule collection features notecards, bookmarks, art prints, tea towels & throw pillows that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

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Crush of the Month: Utama Spice

We are so excited for you to meet our April Crush of the Month, Utama Spice! Utama Spice is a traditional skincare company based in Ubud, Bali. Founded by  Dayu Suci and Melanie Templer in 1989, the original goal of Utama Spice was to maintain the Balinese tradition of using 100% natural & herbal remedies...

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Crush of the Month: Donna Salyers' Fabulous Furs

Fabulous Furs began with a passion for animals, needle, thread, and the belief that cruelty-free fashion could be achieved. Nearly 30 years ago, after sewing a luxurious faux fur coat for herself, Donna Salyers designed a sewing kit so others could do the same.

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Crush of the Month: Marisol Hernandez of Exciting Windows

We are so excited for you to meet our Crush of the Month, Marisol Hernandez of Exciting Windows! Exciting Windows! by Marisol specializes in Custom Draperies, Shades, Blinds, and Shutters. In addition can help you with Upholstery, Bedding, and Motorization.

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5 Tips to Veganize Your Summer Spaces

Wherever you are, take a slice of summer with you. Summer is the season of sunshine, exercise, beach, and fun. The textures, sights, and smells of summer increase our natural, feel-good serotonin and boost our immune system, while the feel of sand on our bare feet stimulates our nerve endings and heightens our awareness.

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Our Course Is Now ACCREDITED by IDCEC!

We are so excited to announce the our Online Course is now accredited by IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council.) All ASID, IDC, IDEC & IIDA interior designers who take our course are eligible to receive 7.5 CEU credits. Click to learn more...

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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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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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Planted In Miami Podcast: The Humane Revolution

Deborah Rosenberg has always loved animals, so after learning about the atrocities occurring in various animal industries, she quickly turned her successful luxury interior design business, DiMare Design, into a cruelty-free/vegan design brand by replacing animal derived products with sustainable alternative materials. Listen to the interview with Deborah Rosenberg...

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India & Croatia Ban Fur!

We have great news, Certified Cruelty Free followers! India has banned the imports of fur and reptile skins AND Croatia has banned fur farms. What an amazing start to the new year! India has decided to ban the import of skins such as chinchilla, reptile, fox and mink skins. It is no secret that factory farmed animals are mistreated and the methods used to kill these innocent animals are inhumane, extreme and cruel.

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