Image via @piggyandpolly
Week after week, I write about trends, products and fashions we're currently loving, are looking forward to or simply admiring. A lot of the time, I don't make it known in our blog posts, but the gals of FTC are extremely loyal to a lot of brands and companies that are cruelty free. We are animal lovers through and through (we both consider our dogs our kids), enough so, that we NEVER carry real fur on the truck. If any of you reading this are smiling or nodding your head, then this blog post is for you! Today, we're sharing the most trusted cruelty-free clothing, products, brands and companies.
Image via Too Faced
A friend of mine is a makeup artist and she knows my love for bronzer meets no bounds. She suggested this Too Faced "Sun Bunny" Natural Bronzer and I instantly fell in love. It has just the right amount of shimmer, so it gives you an amazing glow that lasts all day long. When I'm in Sephora or any department store, Too Faced always catches my eye; it's such a bright, optimistic brand and I LOVE their company message:
"We use the finest, cutting-edge ingredients to create innovative cruelty-free color cosmetics that women love to wear." Beautiful make up without sacrificing the safety and health of harmless animals? I'm totally on board with this cruelty free company.
Image via Stella McCartney
A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs including clothing and accessories. She has the reputation of being one of the most ethical brands in the fashion world. Just last year, she released a new vegan fragrance called POP by Stella McCartney. The perfume is not tested on animals and is intended to promote strength in women. We absolutely love this! Another little impressive tidbit, McCartney also directs her workers to find or create new eco-friendly materials like faux leathers. She also forces the brand to use as much organic cottons as humanly possible. On a more personal side, she along with her entire family, including Paul, launched the Meatless Monday Initiative in 2009 to reduce meat-farming's impact on the environment/globe. Her loyalty is fierce, respect.
Image via Bite Beauty
Bite Beauty uses highly pigmented, trend-forward color palettes with hydrating formulas that are infused with food-grade ingredients. Take it from me, the Amuse Bouche lipstick is pure fire! Their small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. This product is also paraben and sulfate free, so you don't have to worry there! The price point is also appealing, ringing in at $30 per lipstick. Most importantly, absolutely ZERO animals are harmed in the process. Bite Beauty stands by a cruelty free policy and even the company that owns them, doesn't test on animals.
Image via Vaute Couture
Vaute is the world's first vegan fashion brand using innovative, high-tech sustainable textiles instead of animals. Straight out of Brooklyn NY, these animal activists use organic and recycled fibres to create textiles that are unique and appealing to others. Read more about their company here. If you're an animal lover, it's definitely worth your time. Oh, and if you're in the area, they have a flagship store in Manhattan. Find everything from a gorgeous new dress coat to a fun new swimsuit for the Summer.
Image via Trust Fund Beauty
Oh, Trust Fund Beauty, we adore you....
"If you are looking to minimize the toxic content you are exposed to and you believe you can be beautiful without being cruel, we are the indie cosmetics company for you." -Trust Fund Beauty
If that message wasn't enough for you, I will give it my best shot to pitch this wonderful company to you. Trust fund Beauty is 100% Vegan & cruelty-free, paraben free and GMO-free. All of their products are created in facilities that are certified, DOES NOT test on animals, and refuses to use animal bi-products. Their third party affiliates stand by this as well. If you're loving what you're reading, shop their beatiful collections here. A few months back, Ash and I were shopping in Distillery and she picked up a Trust Fund nail polish. The colour is so beautiful, and lasts around 15-20 days with big shine. Unheard of! She turned me into a Trust Fund Beauty lover that day!
Fashiontruck team xoxo