When most people think of veganism, the immediate place the mind goes to is food. However, veganism is actually defined as a lifestyle that attempts to exclude all animal products from personal use, in an attempt to limit the exploitation of animals and animal cruelty as much as possible.
What this means is that ‘vegan’ does not simply mean not consuming animal products in one’s diet, but also from clothing or any other purpose, as much as is possible. Much of the clothing we wear are made with animal products. Leather used in belts, shoes, jackets, and more are all made from animals.
There are even products that may appear vegan, but use animal derived glues in their manufacturing process. For everyone who cares about the wellbeing of both our animals and our planet, it is important to shed light on the positive impact vegans are having by choosing to exclude animal based products from their lives.