Going vegan has many benefits. Veganism is a lifestyle that excludes all animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey, this includes clothes and accessories made from silk, wool, and leather. Some people choose to go vegan for health reasons, while others do it for ethical reasons. We take a deeper look at what Going Vegan offers:
The Health Benefits of Veganism
One of the many benefits of going vegan is that it can improve your health and fill you with vitality.
A vegan diet is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases.
Additionally, a vegan diet is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other chronic conditions. Whether you adopt if part time or full time, small tweaks are sure to make a big difference.
If you think that vegan food may be bland, check out my favourite vegan receipe: Baba Ganush by Otto Lenghi , which is super delicious and nutricious!
The Environmental Benefits of Veganism
There are many environmental benefits to veganism, including reducing the amount of resources used to produce food, reducing pollution, and helping to conserve natural resources. By choosing plant-based foods instead of meat and dairy products, vegans can help reduce the amount of land, water, and energy used to produce food.
Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73 per cent. - - source: Independant
Additionally, a vegan diet is lower in environmental pollutants, such as methane and nitrous oxide, which are harmful to the environment.
The environmental benefits of choosing vegan fashion is varied. By choosing not to wear animal products, you help to raise awareness that other options exist. In today's world there is no need for the extreme measures required for land cattle farming for leather by the fashion industry. The farming of cattle for leather is very used by tanneries to treat the hides so they can become used to make leather goods such as handbags, shoes, belts and clothes.
Then there is the environmental impact of manufacturing and shipping those products, most leather comes from countries like China, India, and Brazil.
These countries have a high demand for leather because it is often used in production cheaply and in large quantities. Additionally, by choosing vegan clothing, you are helping to protect endangered animal species by promoting a vegan lifestyle.
The Morphbags are made from vegan leather made from receycled PU and we plant one tree with every handbag sold in collaboration with One Tree Planted. We are supporting their reforestation efforst in the Amazon Rainforest, which has been gravely affected by deforestation due to cattle farming for decades.
You can read more about why The Morphbag is planting in The Amazon Rainforest HERE
The Animal Welfare Benefits of Veganism
Sadly many animals are treated so poorly before they are killed for food or to make leather. For example, cows are often kept in cramped, unsanitary conditions and forced to produce a lot of milk. This process often causes them to suffer from health problems and die young. Many people believe that leather is a byproduct of the food industry - which in many cases it is.
However, verifying if the animal skins used in fashion have in fact come from regulated, ethical, organic free range cattle farms is very difficult, if not impossible. The Leather Working Group is doing a lot to try and change that, but for us it’s just not enough - and we don’t believe in using animal leather for our handbags, because we are strongly against cattle farming, which is linked to deforestation of the Amazon.
You can read the Toxic Truth About Leather HERE to find out why The Morphbag choose to be cruelty free and vegan certified.
The Vegan lifestyle is one that does not involve any kind of animal exploitation. It goes against the traditional farming and meat-eating practices that involve the use of animals for food. According to the Animal Welfare Institute, veganism is "the only way to achieve the highest level of animal welfare." There are many benefits to adopting a vegan lifestyle, including reducing environmental impact, reducing health risks, and improving animal rights.
Style Benefits of Going vegan
Vegan fashion is on the rise, the demand for vegan cruelty free products is on the increase.
It used to be a case of giving up on the things you love in order to be vegan and support a vegan lifestyle, except now there are so many vegan substitutes for almost everything.
Conclusion: There are many benefits to veganism
Veganism is beneficial for both for people and for the planet. If you’re looking to make a positive change for your health, the environment, and animals, try going vegan. If you cannot commit fully to the vegan lifestyle, it's worth trying out the food and fashion alternatives as they have come on heaps and bounds over the last 5-years.
It is a great time to consider elements of the vegan lifestyle and if it's something that you could live with. We love The Immaculate Vegan as a marketplace that curates the best in Vegan fashion & accessories to help you look immaculate.
All beautiful products on The Immaculate Vegan are vegan approved, and it even stocks our Morphbags.
Do let us know in the comments if you've recently become vegan, or if you are a flexitarian opting to enjoy the vegan lifestyle a few days a week.
Whatever your choice, we support you! No judgment here from us.