Is Veganism here to stay?

The rise in animal-free diets and products is ever increasing, with consumers becoming more concerned about sustainability and clean eating.

Small businesses across the British Isles are rising up to the demand and proving that veganism is not a fad.

In fact, data released by Google News shows that there has been an increase of 90 per cent in ‘vegan’ searches. This along with the 185% jump in the number of vegan products launched in the UK between 2012 and 2016 according to Mintel, suggests that the market is fast-growing.

Though it’s still niche, vegan products are on the rise and may well be in your homes already.


Have you tried any of these brands?

Bloomtown Botanicals, Exfoliating & Moisturising Sugar Scrub: The Grove (Blood Orange & Pink Grapefruit), £12

Bloomtown’s multi-award-winning eco-luxuries are inspired by the tangled woods, lush gardens and wildflower meadows of Cornwall. They’ve recently launched a new set of vegan lip balms too!



Bio D, Cleaning products, £2.00 – £66.65

All BioD raw materials are free from genetically modified ingredients; animal by-products and they are subject to scrutiny and approval by The Vegan Society.




Risdon & Risdon, Street Apron with Cork Straps, £75

Risdon & Risdon are a young British company designing and making a new breed of aprons from their workshop in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Risdon & Risdon


Organic Surge, Organic Surge Fresh Ocean Hand & Body Lotion, £ 7.95.

Organic Surge channels the vibrancy and goodness of nature into our everyday lives, lavishing it with naturally-derived, intensely nourishing ingredients and deliciously fragrant essential oils.


Organic Surge


Rosa and Clara Designs, Flamingo Flourish Cosmetic Bag, £18.

Rosa and Clara Designs creates homewares, gifts and stationery featuring cheerful, illustrative patterns. From pineapple print lamp shades to charmingly illustrated list pads, everything is designed to bring colour and cheer into your everyday life.

Rosa and Clara Designs

Terre Verdi, NeroliPom Moisturiser (£34)

Terre Verdi is one of the earliest UK based companies to manufacture COSMOS Organic products, and the first to manufacture a water based face moisturiser to gain COSMOS Organic certification by Soil Association, the NeroliPom Moisturiser. Cruelty Free certified, botanical-based, and multi-award winning! Spoil someone with this beautiful beauty treat!

Terre verdi

Neroli Pom Moisturiser

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