Here at Little Soap HQ we genuinely care not only about our planet and wildlife, but about our products and the ingredients we use to create our beautiful soaps. That’s why we are so thrilled to let you know we have recently been fully vegan society accredited! This week we’re blowing our own trumpet. We want to let you know exactly what this means, why it means so much to us, and three small things that you can do right now if you’re looking to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Enjoy!
What does Vegan Society accreditation mean?
The Vegan Society first coined the word ‘vegan’ back in 1944 and their aim is to work “towards making veganism an easily adopted and widely recognised approach to reducing animal and human suffering.” Becoming a charity in 1964, the Vegan Society also became a limited company in 1979 and works tirelessly to support the principles of Veganism.
a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals. (Vegan Society)
To become fully Vegan Society accredited, businesses must meet strict criteria set out to ensure that the products they sell are 100% vegan. You can read more about the standards we’re required to meet here.
Put simply, being Vegan Society accredited means that you can rest assured that our ingredients, production and packaging are 100% vegan friendly. We do not use ingredients that are tested on animals, and our products are not tested on animals. We use only natural ingredients that do no compromise vegan values and we do not condone the exploitation or cruelty to animals.
Why is this important?
The Vegan Society’s sunflower symbol on our products means that you don’t need to worry about any Little Soap Company product, and that any purchase you make with us will not compromise your vegan lifestyle. being fully accredited is so important to us because it acknowledges our own values and company ethos, and allows us to shout about our products a little more too. We believe that good quality, natural products should be widely available for all!
Its important that our customers know we adhere to the Vegan Society’s criteria and that we our products “contain no animal ingredients, its ingredients have never been tested on animals and that the processing aids used in the manufacturing process are vegan.” (Vegan Society)
Three small things you can do to adopt a vegan lifestyle
It may be that you’ve been toying with the idea for a while but you’re not sure where to start. It may be that you’ve already made some changes to your lifestyle but you want to go a little further now. Whatever your reasons, we strongly suggest you go and visit the Vegan Society website to check out the plethora of advice, recipes and tips over there. And here are three more small changes you can make today:
- Use Little Soap Company products. Now that you know we are 100% vegan friendly, what are you waiting for? Additionally, look out for the Vegan Society sunflower symbol for a solid guarantee that the product you’re about to buy is definitely vegan friendly. Read your labels and ensure that you’re satisfied with the ingredients too. The Vegan Society symbol can be found on cosmetics, toiletries, food and clothing.
- Be prepared to try new things. It might be that adopting a vegan lifestyle will require you to step out of your comfort zone a little… but that’s ok! We all benefit from trying new flavours and new products, and you might just find some new firm favourites to make you smile!
- Write down all the reasons why you want to do this. Sometimes it helps to have it all down on paper so that you read it back and confirm to yourself that what you’re doing is important. And if you find that you’re tempted to fall back into old habits, for whatever reason (we’re all human, after all!)- then dig out that list and read it again. Reconfirm why adopting a Vega lifestyle is the right thing for you to do.