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This weeks News
Oatly’s New Fashion Line – Swedish brand Oatly—known best for its vegan oat milk—is taking a step into the sustainable fashion world! With the launch of their first line of upcycled denim jackets, these one-of-a-kind vintage jackets are each hand painted by 10 female artists with messages that reference back to Oatly’s bold Post-Milk Generation campaign. The range of jackets include the slogans “eat less animals” and “choose plants.”
Oatly’s limited-edition jackets are part of the brand ReRuns clothing experiment designed to tackle waste. The initiative also includes upcycled t-shirts (made in partnership with second-hand clothing brand Goodfair) and printed with Oatly’s popular phrases such as “wow, no cow”. Unlike most buying experiences, customers can only choose their size and message when buying these shirts. The T-shirts range in price from $14 to $24.
Miyoko’s Creamery Launches a New Ice Cream Flavor in the USA Miyoko Schinner’s vegan empire continues to expand into new food categories, retailers, and even new Countries every year! Most recently, Miyoko’s Creamery partnered with Seattle-based ice cream brand Frankie & Jo’s to develop Miyoko’s Butter Toffee & Chocolate ice cream flavor. The seasonal product will be available to ship across the USA through the brand’s website until November 2 and in-person at Frankie & Jo’s Seattle locations.
Online Auctions To Support This Fall
Animal Defense & Anti-Vivisection (ADAV) Auction Every year, millions of animals experience excruciating pain and die in the name of research that does not reliably predict human outcomes. Live animals are used for burn research, psychological and physical pain research, given cancer, blinded, subjected to broken bones or strokes, swim tests in icy water, forced to inhale smoke, and more. All when alternative ways of research exist and it has been shown time and time again that, in research, animal models produce misleading results. Help Support the ADAV by participating in their auction, Click Here to check out their auction page.
Vancouver Humane Society is holding their first ever online silent auction this week with more than 60 items available to bid on, all generously donated by local businesses. The auction will run from October 20-26, so be sure to check it out as soon as possible!
Fairy Creek Frontline Art Auction Donations from this auction will go directly to frontline land defenders, supporting the preservation of our forests, and protecting our wildlife kin. Go to @ella_km on Instagram to check their highlights to see what auction items are available and read more about how to participate! Items include ceramics, art prints, tattoo flash, and even a vegan friendly cake! Bidding will end Sunday, October 24th.
Movie We discussed
EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION takes audiences on a cinematic journey around the world, from the depths of the Amazon rainforests to the Taiwanese Mountains, the Mongolian desert, the US Dust Bowl, the Norwegian Fjords and the Scottish coastlines, telling the story of our planet through shocking testimonials, poignant accounts from indigenous people most affected by our ever-changing planet, globally renowned figures and leading scientists. This powerful documentary sends a simple but impactful message by uncovering hard truths and addressing, on the big screen, the most pressing issue of our generation – ecological collapse. Narrated by Kate Winslet, this impactful film reminds listeners what one step they can take to help avoid catastrophic climate change before it is too late. While many people find this controversial, avoiding meat, dairy, and eggs can be the consumer driven change that would give us time and a fighting chance.
Feature Interview – Drop Naked
We had such a fun time chatting with the inventor and founder of Drop Naked, Matan Volach. Drop Naked is an amazingly decadent Chocolate morsel filled with peanut butter-caramel. Made with whole food ingredients like dates, peanuts, and vanilla bean these are chocolates that make you feel a bit more confident in how you snack. Talking to Matan, it was so evident that this business was started out of a passion for good food. Matan has cut no corners bringing his chocolate drops to market! Starting out of his home kitchen, Matan has slowly grown his business and you can now find his products across British Columbia! Check out their website dropnaked.com to find out where you can buy their delicious products!