Veganism and ethical consumption

Shopping guides to help you find ethical vegan and cruelty free foods, clothing and health & beauty products. 

Plus other resources to help you go live a more sustainable lifestyle as an ethical vegan.

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The ethics of veganism

The benefits of a vegan lifestyle and its positive impacts on the planet and animals.

Vegan alternatives and Brands to beware

We look at vegan brands whose owners also sell animal products, and the ethical choices around honey, milks and soya. 

Product guides

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Butter & Spreads

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 brands of butter and spreads. 

We also look at palm oil scores, animal rights, shine a spotlight on Arla and give our recommended buys.

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Chocolate

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 99 brands of bars of chocolate, chocolate snacks and gift chocolates.

We also look at child labour, deforestation, shine a light on the ethics of Divine and give our Best Buys advice.

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Dairy-free Ice Cream

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 18 non-dairy ice cream brands.

We also look at palm oil, animal rights, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Froneri Ice Cream and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Clothes Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 43 ethical fashion retailers

We also look at sustainable fabrics, consumer actions, animal rights, shine the light on the ethics of Beyond Retro and give our Best Buy recommendations. 

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Ethical Shampoo

How to find an eco-friendly, cruelty free or vegan brand of shampoo.

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 77 brands of shampoo

We also look at tax avoidance, palm oil, 'no poo' alternatives and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Shoes

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 shoe brands

We also look at the use of toxic chemicals, workers' rights, leather, shine the spotlight on the ethics of Clarks and give our recommended buys. 

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Ethical Soap

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 58 brands of soap bars, liquid soaps and handwash. 

We look at whether bars or liquids are more environmentally friendly, vegan and cruelty-free soaps, organic soaps, palm oil, plastics, which brands contain toxic chemicals, and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Trainers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 47 brands of trainers.

We also look at supply chain policies, vegan brands, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Nike and our best buy recommendations. 

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Meat-free Sausages and Burgers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 brands of meat alternatives.

We also look at soya's link to deforestation in Brazil, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Beyond Meat and give our recommended buys.

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Skincare

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 70 brands of skincare products

We also look at toxic chemicals, vegan and organic options, shine a spotlight on the ethics of L'Oreal and give our recommended buys.

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Sunscreens

We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 sunscreen brands

Chemical versus mineral sunscreen, vegan suncream, eco-friendly and reef-safe sunscreen, non toxic sun lotions, the SPF labelling system, and our recommended buys. 

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Toothpaste

In this guide, we investigate, score, and rank the ethical and environmental record of 38 brands of toothpaste and mouthwash.

We also look at toxic ingredients, vegan brands, spotlight on Colgate-Palmolive, and give our recommended buys.

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Vegan and non dairy milk

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 vegan milk brands.

We look into the sustainability of non-dairy plant milks, including almond, coconut, hemp, rice and soya; nutrition, packaging and who produces them. With Best Buy recommendations. 

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Vegan cheese

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 19 vegan cheese brands.

We also look at non-vegan companies making vegan cheese, vegan cheese ingredients and palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of KKR and give our Best Buy recommendations.

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