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February 07, 2019

Cruelty Free Living Is Here To Stay

Much of the world is trending towards plant based eating & plant based products. We believe that this shift is here to stay. In the near future, “vegan” may very well become the new organic. Even professional athletes are turning to a plant based diet to help increase their performance. On top of that, there are tons of new plant based foods sprouting up all over the world like:

  • Vegan egg alternatives
  • Vegan fast food restaurants
  • Vegan "beef" jerky

Not only that, but vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere as well. You’d probably be surprised to know that already established fast food & dine in restaurants are beginning to incorporate vegan and animal friendly meals. You can check out a nice list here


Where Vegan Living Is Headed Towards

It should come to no surprise to you that interest in a cruelty free vegan lifestyle is going through the roof, at a rapid rate. Especially among Millennials & Gen Z’ers with an entire quarter of 24 - 34 year old Americans declaring themselves as vegans or vegetarians.


It’s very clear that 2019 will be the year of the vegan, in fact, the massive consumer goods company in Europe called Unilever just purchased The Vegetarian Butcher , a dutch meat substitute company. This shows that the cruelty free lifestyle is becoming more than just a fad, or phase, it is a worldwide phenomenon. Vivera steaks are selling out, Vegan junk food is becoming mainstream and more. If you’re interested in switching over to a vegan lifestyle the right way, you can find fantastic resources over at Earth Save Miami .


What This Means For The Environment

Not only are there health benefits to going plant based, we can literally save the planet if everyone adopts a vegan lifestyle. Let’s start with how a world shift to veganism can impact the main thing that keeps the planet alive, water. I’ll put it plainly, the more animal livestock we replace with plants, the more water there will be to go around. Just to put this in perspective, it takes up to 200 times more water to get a pound of beef than to get a pound of plant foods. Now, let’s move on to the main thing that keeps us alive, Oxygen.


Methane & Nitrous oxide from cows & clearing forests for animal agriculture both contribute greatly to climate change. In short, less animal agriculture = more air to breath.


How Veganism Affects Health

It can help you lose excess weight

  A well balanced vegan diet can provide you with all the vital nutrients you need to not only look your best, but function at your best as well. Vegan foods are very nutrient dense. Meaning that you can actually eat less and still feel full and satisfied with your meal.

It appears to lower blood sugar levels & improve kidney function

In one study, 43% of participants who follow a vegan diet were able to reduce their  dosage of blood sugar medication

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It may protect against certain cancers


The World health Organization states that about one-third of cancers can be prevented by factors within your control, including diet. Smoked and processed meats actually promote certain types of cancers. Vegans usually eat more fruits and vegetables than non vegans and this can account for why vegans may benefit from a 15% lower risk of developing or dying from cancer.


Ivy & Fig thinks that it's possible to maintain the look and feel of leather products, without the cruelty.

We also make sure that your bag or wallet is made by only the best and most durable leather alternatives. Be part of the vegan explosion, with us :)


If you wanna see our selection of vegan products click here

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