For the next installment of my Cruelty-Free Holiday Gifts Series, I've complied a wish list with my favourite finds from allTRUEist, a Montreal-based Ethical Designer Boutique that offers a collection of high-quality, vegan fashion and beauty products, including handmade luxury handbags (with innovative vegan materials like pineapple leather), jewelry, beauty products and accessories made by ethical and sustainable fashion designers from across the globe.
So you might be wondering why we should choose vegan products when it comes to fashion and lifestyle items. In addition to causing the suffering and deaths of millions of animals each year, the production of animal-based products like wool, fur, and leather significantly contributes to climate change, land devastation, pollution, and water contamination.* This pollution is the result of both animal agriculture practices and the toxic chemical process generally involved in converting “the putrefactive raw skin into a durable material (i.e., to keep it from rotting in the buyer’s closet)”.* [For a detailed look at the issue of sustainability within the context of animal agriculture practices I highly recommend checking out Cowspiracy].
The allTRUEist ethos is simple - to provide its customers with great fashion that is made with the highest standards of design, craftsmanship, sustainability and ethics. Founder and President, Marcus Aliaga, ultimately wants to see the classification of “ethical fashion” become synonymous to “vegan fashion”. Around this time last year, I interviewed Marcus and asked him all of the big questions about how he got his start in fashion and what sets allTRUEist apart in the Canadian fashion scene. You can check out the interview here.
In celebration of the holidays, I've teamed up with allTRUEist for a GIVEAWAY! Keep reading to learn how you can enter to win a $50 gift certificate. PLUS I've got an exclusive promo code from allTRUEist for my readers: use promo code "LOVE" for 15% OFF on your next purchase on the online store!
I've included my holiday wish list picks below with all of the items that I'm absolutely loving right now from allTRUEist. I made sure to include items for guys too! You can click the images below to check out the item details on the allTRUEist website, and don't forget to use the code "LOVE" at checkout to get 15% OFF your order!
BLACKBERRY BUCKET BAG (PINEAPPLE LEATHER) by Alexandra K
BLACK ALCANTARA UNDER THE KNEE BOOTS by Opificio V
GREY-TAUPE CHELSEA BOOTS by Opificio V
PIÑATEX UNISEX LAPTOP BRIEFCASE (PINEAPPLE LEATHER) by Alexandra K
BLACK LACE UP OXFORD BROGUES by Opificio V
10-FREE NAIL POLISHES BY TRUST FUND BEAUTY
LONG LINE BRALETTE - NIKKI by Mayana-Geneviere®
Instagram Giveaway Details
I've teamed up with allTRUEist for a special giveaway just in time for the holidays. We've got a $50 Gift Certificate for the allTRUEist online store up for grabs! To enter: Visit my Instagram post from today (pictured below) by clicking here.
Shipping Details: allTRUEist ships from Montreal, Quebec to Canada and the US. Between November 23rd to December 25th, 2016, allTRUEist is providing Free Standard shipping (Ground) within the US & Canada for any purchase over $50. Shipments outside this timeframe will be subject to the Standard shipping policy.
This post was in collaboration with allTRUEist. This is an unpaid endorsement and I was gifted the Trust Fund Nail Polish for review. I only share content about products that I personally support, and that are of the highest integrity. The coupon code provided is an affiliate link, which means that if you use this code to purchase product, I’ll get a commission. Don’t worry – the price is still the same for you, plus you'll get a 15% discount with my promo code!
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Promo Code Details: The 15% off code "LOVE" from allTRUEist can be applied to your entire purchase on www.alltrueist.com. This code expires January 15th and is limited to one use per customer.
*”Wool, Fur, and Leather: Hazardous to the Environment." PETA. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015. <http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/animals-used-clothing-factsheets/wool-fur-leather-hazardous-environment/>.
Note: Products in the NAU collection contain recycled wool and recycled down from post consumer products that would have otherwise gone to landfill. While those products technically contain animal product that has been recycled, the focus of NAU is creating sustainable products as an alternative to similar items that would otherwise be made using new animal-products or new synthetic materials.