Enjoy the last weeks of summer with some of our favorite summer things!
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Protect your eyes with eco-friendly sunglasses. These fabulous styles are made from recycled materials. When their lifetime is up, they can be sent to TerraCycle to recycle again!
Bring colors and culture to the beach with these fun towels!
Beach Towels by Studio 189 (luxury item)
All My Relations by Eighth Generation
Ribbons Beach Towel by Eighth Generation
Walk in confidence wearing shoes in a variety of styles.
Unisex vegan sandals by NAE
DARCO Sandals with Straps – by NAE
Jefferson Block by Native Shoes
Hoya Croco Ciel by Minuit
Beat Poetry Sandal by BC Footwear
Apple Leather Clogs – by Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather
Play in the oceans, rivers and lakes in a new suit!
Grey Swim Trunks by Urban Native Era
Swimsuit by Soul Curiosity
Keep vibrant skin with this moisturizing stick in eco-friendly packaging.
Water Connects Us All by Beyond Buckskin
Sacred Plants T-shirt by thentvs
Raven T by Ginew
Protect Native Culture by oitclothing
Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese (luxury item)
You Are On Native Land t-shirt by Urban Native Era
Woven Twill Shorts by Pact
The Coastal Daily Shorts by Pact
Block excess sun rays with these great summer hats!
You are on Native Land baseball cap – by Urban Native Era
You Are on Native Land trucker cap – by Urban Native Era
Khaki Black Six Block logo hat (luxury item)
These smooth eco-friendly vegan lip balms are good for you and the planet. Even the packaging is plastic free!
Strawberry Vanilla Vegan Lip Balm by J & L Naturals
Tinted Vegan Lip Balm by Ethique
Orange Tangerine Vegan Lip Balm by Meow Meow Tweet
Citron Picnic Basket by Kazi
Effie Modal Dress by LA Relaxed
Sokha Banana Midi Dress – Purple Sage by Valani
Sokha Banana Midi Dress – Cloud Dancer by Valani
Floral Embroidered Dress – Cream + Silver by Symbology
Yali Dress by Diarrablu
Mailys Dress by Diarrablu
Isle of Spice Wrap Dress by Fenoel
Strapless White Dress by Victor Glemaud (luxury item)
It is almost Independence Day! That is, until there is finally an Independence Day for the indigenous nations of Abya Yala (aka: America).
Enjoy exploring these businesses owned by African Abya Yalans (aka: Americans)!
(Los Angeles, CA)
Get Coco Luv vegan pastries here: https://cocoluvcookies.com/collections/pastry
Delightful Foods (aka: The No Cookie Cookie)
(Online Orders and Oakland, CA location)
Get Delightful Foods treats here: https://nocookie.com/
Way to Life Foods
(Online orders and California locations)
Get Way to Life foods here: https://www.waytolifefoods.com/
Get more info on Souley Vegan here: https://souleyvegan.com/
(Vegan restaurant in Los Angeles, CA)
Get more info on Azla here: http://azlavegan.com/
Stuff I Eat
(Vegan restaurant in Inglewood, California)
Get more info about Stuff I Eat here: https://www.stuffieat.com/
Houston Sauce Co.
(Online Orders and Houston, TX location)
Get Houston Sauce here: https://www.houstonsauceco.com/
Symphony Potato Chips
Get potato chips here: https://symphonychips.com/pages/our-product
Get more info about DaJen Eats:https://dajeneats.com/
Vegan cheese! (Chesterfield, VA)
Get vegan cheeses here: https://www.rooteddelights.com/home
Get vegan food at NuVegan: https://www.ilovenuvegan.com/
For dads, grandpas and father figures. Here are some great Father’s Day gift ideas to light up their day!
Get Cariuma shoes here: https://cariuma.com/?currency=USD
Bite Body Balm, Bar Soap, and Deodorant
Unisex body moisturizer, bar soap and re-fillable vegan deodorant.
Get Bite self-care products here: https://bitetoothpastebits.com/products/body-balm-kit?variant=40598182527081
Myro Vegan Deodorant
Unisex plant-based re-fillable deodorant
Get Myro products here: https://www.mymyro.com/products/deodorant-starter-kit
Vegan Apple Leather Wallet
Get a vegan leather wallet here: https://immaculatevegan.com/products/mens-brown-bill-fold-wallet
Vegan Leather Belt and Wallet
by Watson & Wolfe
Get a vegan leather wallet and belt here: https://www.watsonwolfe.com/non-leather-vegan-belts/
Vegan Leather Shoes
Get vegan shoes here: https://www.gentleberg.com/product/cap-toe/
Vegan Leather Apple Skin Black Boots
Stainless Steel Shaver
Get the shaver here: https://www.fendrihan.com/products/parker-sr1-barber-straight-razor
Veecoco Vegan Cooking Lessons
Get vegan cooking lessons here: https://www.veecoco.com/all-courses
Here are some vegan LGBTQ+ owned companies to support immediately!
- Lil’ Yenta’s Bakery
The pictures speak for themselves!
Get yummy treats from Lil’ Yenta’s Bakery here: https://lilyentas.com/
- V Marks the Shop
The owners are not only part of the LGBTQ+ community, but also African Abya Yalan (aka: African American).
Get snacks at V Marks the Shop: https://vmarkstheshop.com/
- City Saucery
(NYC Greenmarket stands and Nationwide shipping)
This LGBTQ+ team is helping save the planet! They collect good quality ugly tomatoes that are normally thrown away by large food factories to make delicious vegan sauces and spreads!
Get tasty products from City Saucery here: https://citysaucery.com/
- Lagusta’s Luscious
(New Paltz, NY and Nationwide Shipping)
Variety of vegan chocolates. Lovely boxes of chocolaty treats great for gifts!
Get Lagusta’s Luscious chocolates here: https://lagustasluscious.com/
Vegan cheese perfect for hors d’oeuvres at your next party!
“June is Pride Month, and at RIND by Dina & Joshua, we’re celebrating as an LGBTQ+-owned business!” Tweet by @RIND_CHEESE
Get vegan cheese here: https://www.rind.nyc/
- Meow Meow Tweet
This personal care brand has plastic-free packaging options for lip balm and face cream!
Get Meow Meow Tweet products here: https://meowmeowtweet.com/
- The Wild Chive
(Los Angeles, CA)
The photos of vegan entres have us drooling: sandwiches, burgers, fries, fried chicken sandwiches and more!
Get delicious food at The Wild Chive: https://www.thewildchive.com/
(Los Angeles, CA)
Formerly a clothing store – now this team is focused on graphic design and consulting.
Get in touch with Beet x Beet here: https://beetxbeet.com/
- Gay4U Vegan Eats
This is a pop-up eatery that provides a safe space for trans-identifying people of color. Formerly located solely in Oakland, CA, they have closed their store to travel the nation with their unique combination of Asian and Latinx comfort foods. Let’s hope you get a chance to try ’em out!
It’s a great time of year to get gifts for those you care about. Thoughtful giving can boost their day and yours!
The Vegin Out
Vegan meal delivery!
Prepared vegan meal delivery!
Vegan gluten-free drinks and snacks
The Detox Market
- Baby & Kids
Crate & Barrel
> Living Room
> Dining Room
- Tools / Hardware / Construction
The Home Depot
Barnes & Nobel
- Vegan focus
No Meat Athlete
Will’s Vegan Store
Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather
For First Nations of *Abya Yala Heritage Month (aka: Native American Heritage Month) and to celebrate First Nations Heritage Day on November 25th, we visited Native American World at Venice Beach!
*Abya Yala is the original name of the land called “America” by European invaders.
Native American World is a cozy charming shop with a mystical quality to it. Enchanting flute music sweeps you into its open doors. Once inside you are surrounded by interesting handmade items from First Nations in North Abya Yala (North America), Central Abya Yala (Central America), and South Abya Yala (South America).
We are happy to say the owner is from a First Nation. The staff are helpful and attentive. You are guaranteed to struggle not to purchase something from this unique store.
Enjoy your time there!
Native American World – Indigenous
1207 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California, USA 90291
As we travel the coast of what is currently known as Southern California – Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County – It is important to recognize and acknowledge we are on the land of the First Nations of Abya Yala (called “America” by European invaders to their land). These First Nations are the Chumash Nation, the Tongva Nation (aka: Gabrieliño Nation), the Acjachemen Nation, and the Payómkawichum Nation (aka: Luiseño Nation). We at VEGANavigate make this video in honor of them. We believe it is important that our first video on their land and those that follow, never forget who’s land we are living on.
Happy Halloween! Here’s a list of some great vegan candy…
Save the planet, save the animals, save us all! Here are some vegan candies that usually have no plastic packaging:
SOURCE: Sweet Candy Cafe
The candy above usually has no plastic packaging and the following vegan candies have less plastic packaging than most:
Charm’s Blow Pops
Cry Baby (in a box)
Now & Later
Super Bubble Bubble Gum
Other vegan candies:
Brach’s Lemon Drops
Brach’s Star Brites Peppermint Candy
Go-Max-Go Candy Bars
Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape
Sour Patch Kids
YumEarth (Lolli Pops)
Did you have fun at your local Pride celebrations or are you feeling bummed because you missed out? Well, purchasing from brands owned by someone in the LGBTQ+ community is another great way to show your support, allyship and pride all throughout the year! Lets shop!
Beet x Beet
This company is woman owned and they do all manufacturing locally in Los Angeles. The yarn and ink used are 100% vegan. Also, the packaging is all made of recycled materials and is recyclable. I like the…”beet”…of this :D.
Get stuff at Beet x Beet here: https://beetxbeet.com/
Need some gender neutral gear? Brave Gentleman is your store – especially for kicks – the footwear ranges from sporty to professional. If you’re trying to find something to replace your worn out leather shoes, there is a large assortment of options made of polyurethane (PU). Although PU is not the most eco-friendly material, their chart below shows it is vastly better for the environment than tanning dead animal skins. So, for you, if it’s between leather and polyurethane – go Brave Gentleman.
Get stuff at Brave Gentleman here: https://www.bravegentleman.com/
Get stuff at Brave Gentleman here: https://www.bravegentleman.com/
Arium has a wonderful collection of traditional and exotic plants. They are of the variety that can be grown in pots from home. Arium has even partnered with local artists to sell their hand-made ceramic pots – pretty cool huh? So, lets help out – get to growing!
Get stuff at Arium here: https://ariumbotanicals.com/
photo source: https://otherwild.com/
Otherwild is an LGBTQ+ woman owned company with vegan and eco-friendly products to fill your home with. Our favorites include stainless steel containers as well as colorful coffee mugs, t-shirts and pins with fun graphics, and great phrases.
Get stuff at Otherwild here: https://otherwild.com/
Suay Sew Shop
photo source: https://suayla.com/
They use repurposed materials and eco-friendly dies. You can get clothing, blankets, pillows, towels and more. Everything is made right in L.A. They also offer a few really awesome services. If you have items like shirts or pants that you would like to keep, but they have a tear or hole, Suay Sew Shop does repairs! Check out their website to see all the other cool products and services.
Get stuff at Suay Sew: https://suayla.com/
Here are 11 great gift ideas for your dad or a father figure in your life! They are all vegan and eco-friendly options to help you make a socially responsible purchase for Daddy-o. Happy Father’s Day!
Cold Brewer with Stainless Steel Lid
Get the Cold Brewer here: https://www.county-line-kitchen.com/products/cold-brewer-with-stainless-steel-lid
Vahdam Chai Tea Assortment
Get the Vahdam Chai Tea Assortment here: https://www.vahdamteas.com/products/chai-tea-assortment-gift-set-12-tin-caddy?variant=32946751569963
Get the Stoneware Mug here: https://unitedbyblue.com/products/16-oz-potters-mug?variant=36469138686024
BewBow Bamboo Cutlery
Get the BewBow Bamboo Travel Cutlery here: https://handykitchenwarestore.com/product/bamboo-utensils-cutlery-set-bewbow-reusable-cutlery-travel-set-eco-friendly-wooden-silverware-for-kids-adults-outdoor-portable-utensils-with-case-bamboo-spoon/
The Sistain Bamboo Straws
Get the Sistain Bamboo Straws here: https://shop.thesistain.com/products/bamboo-8-straw-4pck?variant=39328703479921
United by Blue SoftHemp™ Socks
Get the Soft Hemp Socks here: https://unitedbyblue.com/products/softhemp-printed-sock?variant=39363900506184
Corkor Messenger Bag
Get the Corkor Messenger Bag here: https://www.corkor.com/collections/cork-messenger-bags/products/cork-messenger-bag
Get the Air Plant here: https://www.air-plants.com/pages/air-plant-club
Triple Surfboard Wall Rack (made of Bamboo)
Get the Bamboo Triple Surfboard Wall Rack here: https://www.corsurf.com/collections/surfboard-racks/products/the-core-multi-rack
Recycled Wine Bottle Platter
Get the Recycled Wine Bottle Platter here: https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/recycled-wine-bottle-platter-with-spreader?clickid=UdFWEuXWmxyIT1C0SyQ3A0xGUkDx7YTuIyyv1U0&irgwc=1&trafficSource=Impact&sharedid=thespruce.com
Sqwishful Sqwish Set
Get the Sqwishful Set here: https://sqwishful.com/products/sqwish-set