Vegan means to go without any raw materials of any animal origin. There are many ways to embrace Veganism, such as in the products that are brought and used.
This is reflected in various areas of life, especially in soaps, natural cosmetics, clothing, furniture, furnishings and giftware etc to be found on our wholesale product pages. We clearly label all our Vegan products.
Natural cosmetics: no animal testing, no ingredients of animal origin.
Clothing, bags: no material made of animal wool, silk, leather, furs.
Furniture and Furnishings: for example exchange of leather seat covers with faux (or plant-based) leather, fabric made out of cotton and hemp and other plant materials.
100% cruelty-free Soap, Shampoo and Cosmetics
As an example of some of Affinity Wholesale products, all of our soaps, shampoo and cosmetic products are 100% natural, unique and handmade. All are 100% cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and palm oil free. Most are Vegan and are labelled as such.
How the soap is made is important. All vegan soap is plant-based. We only use vegetable oils instead of saponified animal fats as a base. No harsh chemicals, all are 100% SLS and Parabens Free. Completely natural using plant extracts and oils from reputable sources eco-friendly lifestyle.
- All-natural– Plant Based soaps tend to have more natural ingredients than conventional soap. So they’re perfect for people with sensitive skin or those who are conscious of exposure to synthetic ingredients commonly used in conventional soap.
- Made with essential oils– Instead of using artificial fragrances that may cause skin irritation, vegan soaps use essential oils to give them a unique blend of scents instead. Apart from their relaxing aroma, essential oils have other benefits too. For example, lavender promotes relaxation and sleep while lemon clears skin and fights off bacteria and viruses.
- No parabens– Parabens are commonly used as artificial preservatives in cosmetic products like shampoo and soap. It can be listed as methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and isobutylparaben on the label. A study found out that when used on the body, it can enter the bloodstream and stay in the tissues. When you use paraben-containing products for a long time, you may have a certain level in your body causing it to disrupt hormone function. It has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues in women.
- No SLS– Sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS,is the ingredient responsible for the rich lather in soaps and shampoo. Not entirely a bad thing, but SLS may cause skin and eye irritation. So if you’re one with sensitive skin, eczema, or psoriasis, it’s best to avoid this ingredient in your cosmetic products.
- Zero Waste– Vegan soap bars are a fantastic way to make your bathroom (or kitchen sink area) less wasteful. Make sure to keep them safe on a soap dish or soap tin, away from water puddles, and they will last a lot longer than liquid soap as you will only use exactly what you need.
- Plastic-free– It can’t be vegan if it ends up harming and polluting the planet. This is why vegan soaps come in plastic-free packaging. Some are even sold naked or are wrapped in minimal packaging using recycled paper that is fully compostable or recyclable.
- Handmade– Because of the attention and love poured into making handmade vegan soaps, their quality is unique and top-notch which means value for your money. Plus, buying items handmade by local artisans, family businesses, and small brands also means supporting the local community and economy. Win-win!
The Reasons For Veganism Lifestyle Are Varied
Vegans are individuals who may avoid animal products for ethical, health, religious, spiritual or environmental reasons.
To a sustainable lifestyle belongs the conscious dealing with the life of animals. This results in consumer behaviour that is characterised by ethical behaviour and decision making. This includes the rejection of large-scale animal husbandry as well as the restriction of the freedom of the animals.
Nutrition through plant products is much more efficient than via farm animals, as they themselves must be fed in turn. For this, a multiple of the plant food is needed. That means a lot of energy for fodder production, the use of pesticides and the use of large areas of land.
Prevention of diseases of civilization and allergic reactions to animal-based cosmetics and beauty products.
Religious or spiritual reasons
Goes against religious or spiritual held beliefs.
“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment”.
Vegan products can be recognised by the “Vegan” label with Affinity Wholesale product pages.
You can read more about Veganism in:
European Vegetarian Union-Plant Based Interests in the EU.