Sparkle and Joy, an interview with Moon Child – Ethical Business: Ethical Life

Emma and Sophie both have Fashion design degrees and work full time as greeting cards publishers. While they are not bringing joy and sparkle that way, they bring it in another!

On evenings and weekends they work hard creating Organic, Fair Trade and gender neutral baby clothes! We think Moon Child are a good example of how so many ethical small businesses function: friendship and passion backed up with of the dedication and handwork!

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Vegan Perfume from Flaya: Ethical Business Ethical Life

flaya vegan perfumeFlaya make vegan perfume: they are a female lead, vegan, small  family business run by mum and two daughters.

Launching in June 2017, these former health shop owners have created Vegan Society and Nature Watch certified perfumes that are selling like… very aromatic hot cakes!

Their minimalist, classy style with a twist of something rebellious, backed up with genuine quality and deep rooted ethical principles, makes them fit right in with today’s vegan scene! Here’s what they’ve got to say…

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Sheffield Viva! Vegan Fesitval Nov 2017

We had a great day at Sheffield’s Vegan Festival Today!


We especially enjoyed our vegan pepperoni style pizza by Sheila’s Kitchen.

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The Objectives of Organic

Organic certification logo EUEver wondered “What’s the point Organic food?” It is about health? Or about the environment? Why should I buy Organic pet food, my pet can’t tell the difference… Well here is the lowdown: The Objectives of Organic!

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Ethical Business: Ethical Life – Abundance foods

We recently spoke to Marcia, a specialist in healthy vegan “sweet tooth” foods and founder of the artisan healthy treat company Abundance Foods.

Her approach to life as a sweet and chocolate lover is inspiring and comforting: there are healthy ways to feel satisfied which don’t involve refined sugar and the health problems linked to it.

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Ethical Business: Ethical Life – Effiena and Vegan Beauty Cosmetics

vegan beauty cosmetics

Meet Mesquitta, a young and dynamic woman on a fascinating journey. Her business, Vegan Beauty Cosmetics, sells gorgeous glitzy handmade vegan nail polish and cosmetics. But Effiena’s story is an interesting one: she became aware of veganism through her business, rather than starting the business from a vegan perspective. How great is that? Let’s find out more…

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Ethical Business: Ethical Life – Why I am a Goupie Groupie

goupie vegan chocolatesFamily recipe, ethical and not-too-expensive: Goupie chocolates are a sweet revelation! I first tried them through my monthly Vegan Tuck Box, and was an instant convert! So, when I met Grace at The Great Yorkshire Vegan Fair, I was determined to feature Goupie on our Ethical Business: Ethical Life blog series. Here is what she had to say!

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Ethical Business: Ethical Life – Plant Faced Clothing

Plant faced clothing are a fab fashion company. They are part of a new generation of entrepreneurs where ethical is no longer an abstract ideal or a niche, but mainstream, practical and accessible. There’s no messing about with frilly floral grannie styles here: plant faced make stylish, youthful clothes… Ethically! Here’s what they have to say!

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Ethical Business: Ethical Life – The Crafty Kim Searle

ethical buisness ethical lifeMeet Kim Searle, textile and jewellery super-woman! We met Kim at a vegan fair in Manchester and fell in love with her quirky, intelligent and beautifully made trinkets. Anna even has a “Badass Feminist Killjoy” floral banner on her desk! Kim will be attending lots of Vegan fairs in the coming months, and also runs workshops regularly!

So, Kim, how did you get into crafts and textiles?

I started making things to sell when I was about 16, I really loved making things but have always been a realist and knew that I couldn’t keep buying materials and that there were only so many things I could make for myself and friends.

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Northern Vegan Festival Twitter Competition Winners!

Following the Northern Vegan Festival, those who took their pets an ethical present home from our stall got the chance to enter our photo competition on Twitter. Here are our wonderful winners!

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