Yeah, That’s Vegan.
Listen, we’re not here to lecture anyone on lifestyle, we just love our loyal vegan customers who rave about the great taste of Nubu, and appreciate that it is 100% vegan and made from simple ingredients. But enough about us. Let’s talk about you, Vegans.
Historically, the vegan lifestyle was predominantly limited to food choices. “Going vegan” beyond dietary preferences was quite a feat even just ten years ago. But the market has embraced veganism in a big way in recent years and all kinds of vegan products are now much more accessible. Here are some products you can buy vegan:
- Vegan leather textiles (e.g. purses & bags)
- Clothing: no feathers, fur, silk or leather
- Cosmetics (no animal products or animal testing)
- Hair products (no animal products or animal testing)
- Tattoos (no animals products in the ink or aftercare)
- Cleaning & household products
And of course, food!
Peta.org has some amazing resources for those that are looking for tips on a vegan lifestyle, and actually offers a vegan starter kit.
If you’re a little bit nerdy, like us, you might be interested in how some of these products are made, animal free!
First we dove into vegan leather.
Learning about some of the ingredients that can be used to make vegan leather was truly inspiring. Lady Gaga could pull of wearing pineapple leaves, but can we? Apparently, Yes! According to Peta, “Vegan leather is often made from polyurethane, a polymer that can be made to order for any designer’s whim. It can also be made from innovative and sustainable materials such as pineapple leaves, cork, apple peels, other fruit waste, and recycled plastic and used to create products that put animal skins to shame.”
Our next fascination was vegan tattoos.
Truth be told we never considered that the tattooing process would be something that vegans had to check on. According to The Vegan Society most tattooing inks contain animal products as the binding agent.
“Gelatin is used as a binding agent and is perhaps the most common animal ingredient found in tattoo ink. Some inks will use shellac instead, which is derived from beetle shells.
Bone char is used in some brands of black ink to give it a darker pigmentation.
Some inks also contain glycerin, which is used to stabilise the ink and provide a smooth shade. Glycerin is a tricky ingredient because it can be made from soybean or palm oil (although some vegans abstain from the latter) or derived from synthetic ingredients, but it can also be produced from tallow (rendered beef fat).”
Thankfully there are a few products and solutions now available so vegans can rock some sweet ink if they want to. Vegans can search for a vegan tattoo shop (they are popping up!) or bring their own ink and aftercare supplies which can be purchased fairly easily online.
And the list goes on.
There are so many great vegan products out there, and Nubu is proud to be among them, serving the vegan community with a delicious snack that is easy for on-the-go. Having to hunt for vegan products (especially tasty treats) can be a drag, but Nubu is great for throwing in that cute new vegan work bag and heading on your way.