Make these 5 winter essential swaps to be cruelty-free in the cold
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Winter’s coming! Not long now until thick scarves and mittens become our favorite fashion accessories.

But did you know that your seemingly-innocent winter clothing and cold-weather beauty essentials could be making animals suffer?

Here are 5 things you need to ditch this winter to enjoy it without contributing to animal cruelty.

1. Coats

This may be something we rarely want to think about, but winter coats and jackets are often stuffed with down from geese and ducks that are plucked alive.

No animal should have to suffer to keep us warm, right?

For a cruelty-free outerwear option, check out the awesome winter coats by vegan brands like Vaute and Noize. They use high-tech vegan materials that will keep you warm without hurting animals. Just how it should be.

2. Boots

Finding a super slick pair of boots that keep your feet dry and warm in winter is essential.

But many types of winter boots are made using suede, leather, or non-vegan glue.

For stylish, practical and completely cruelty-free winter boots, visit Avesu – the world’s biggest vegan shoe store! Plus, the shoes they sell are all ethically and sustainably produced. It’s a win-win!

3. Mittens

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The worse thing you could do in winter is leave the house without a pair of warm gloves. Brr!

Swap mittens made from leather and suede with materials like faux leather, faux suede, or vegan yarn.

We’re absolutely in love with these Kittensmitten handmade vegan yarn mittens on Etsy right now.

4. Lip balm

Cold winter air can lead to dry, flaky lips. That’s why a good lip balm is an absolute beauty bag must-have. But often they’re made using animal-derived ingredients, such as lanolin (sheep wool grease – eek!), and beeswax.

Enter our organic vegan peppermint lip balm, a lip lifesaver that’s made using coconut oil, candelilla wax, shea butter, vitamin E, and peppermint essential oil.

5. Hand lotions

Hand lotions, like many other self-care products, are often made with animal-derived ingredients:

  • Lanolin
  • Arachidonic Acid (comes from animal liver)
  • Uric Acid (derived from animal urine)
  • Retinol (fish liver oil)
  • Estradiol or Estrogen (comes from pregnant mare’s urine)

Often, they are also tested on animals.

This winter, make sure you keep your hands soft and moisturized without contributing to animal suffering. Go for cruelty-free hand lotions from brands like 100% Pure, Puracy, and Andalou Naturals.

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