California-based Bolt Threads, the makers of cruelty-free MicroSilk®, is launching a commercially available vegan leather made from mushrooms. The material, called Mylo™, uses mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms which, in the wild, grow under the forest floor as tiny threads forming a vast woven network. Ecovative, a biomaterials company in New York that creates […]
North Carolina-based vegan meat brand No Evil Foods has launched its products in 250 Walmart stores throughout the southern U.S. Walmart locations in North and South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, and Georgia will now carry the company’s vegan “Comrade Cluck” chicken strips, “The Stallion” Italian sausage, “El Zapatista” chorizo, and “Pit Boss” BBQ pulled pork. The vegan […]
Aimee Hughes, a Sheffield-based designer, has launched a line of vegan-friendly denim jackets. Hughes, who is vegan, had been hand painting jackets for two years as a hobby. When she realized she couldn’t find other hand-painted clothing that used vegan and eco-friendly materials, she decided to make her business official and offer her jackets to the […]
New York-based Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary has launched a dairy industry awareness campaign, starting with posters in a New York City subway station that feature “Colin Kowpernick” — a rescued dairy calf named after vegan NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The ads show Colin along with another calf named Woody — the two are residents of […]
Waitrose & Partners, the sixth-largest grocery retailer in the UK, has pledged to reduce its plastic waste. The employee-owned company will replace single-use plastic bags and loose produce bags with corn-starch based bags which consumers can compost at home. In 2015, the British government imposed a five pence fee on single-use grocery bags to encourage […]
Pumpkin spice season has arrived and with it, a new offering from vegan-friendly chain The Hummus & Pita Co. Its Pumpkin Spice Hummus Shake uses real pumpkin purée and a blend of spices to deliver a “guilt-free” taste of autumn. Like the New York-based company’s other shake flavors, the Pumpkin Spice Hummus Shake is vegan […]
Atlanta-based cinnamon roll chain Cinnaholic will open its first Washington location this October in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattleites will be able to customize freshly baked cinnamon rolls – a new batch is made every 20 minutes – with a wide variety of frostings including chocolate, chai, and peanut butter, along with toppings like vegan […]
New York-based meal kit company Blue Apron has pledged to cut gestation and farrowing crates from its supply chain. In its June statement to investors on Animal Welfare, the company said it has a responsibility “to ensure the health and well-being of animals raised throughout our supply chain.” Gestation crates are metal enclosures in which […]