Monday, August 27, 2012

Words of Wisdom from Jane Goodall

Rachel Sarnoff, of Mommy Greenest and blogging fame, recently had the tremendous pleasure of interviewing Jane Goodall, and here is a quote:

"I met so many young people as I traveled who seemed not to have hope for the future. They were depressed, angry and apathetic. “Roots & Shoots” [encourages participants to understand that ] every single one of us makes a difference every single day. We can’t live through a day without making an impact. And we all have a choice."

What difference, what choices will YOU, will WE make today? 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Quotable Quotes - From Petrified to Freedom

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
—Mark Twain, American author (1835–1910)

 One of the long-held opinions the world could stand to break is the "beeflief" that ingesting animal products is necessary for human health.  Here at EtsyVeg we know this to be false and are happy to support release from the bondage of this petrified idea:-)

Some chains you won't want to break, from two EtsyVeg stores: Yukiooki and Ideology. Enjoy!

Chain from Yukiooki
A Compass for your soul?
And from Etsy shop Ramshackle Studio:

Speaking of Petrified - the real deal

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Know What You Wear

An Angora Rabbit 
Here at EtsyVeg we thought we'd share a short & sweet article regarding the way animal-based fibers are acquired for the making of some fabrics like cashmere and angora.  Knowledge is power and we believe everyone should be able to make informed choices.  There aren't any scary photos, so go ahead and read it here:-)

At the bottom is a link to Vegan clothing and accessories companies if you're interested in shopping Vegan.   Many of EtsyVeg members also sell cruelty-free goodies, so check our shops as well, just click on Crafty Veggie Marketplace (carrot logo) on the right of your screen.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quotable Quote - Long Live the Faux Fur

"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."
—James A. Froude, English historian (1818–1894)

What IS amusing, perhaps - items that honor the animal kingdom whilst making a mockery of sport hunting.  Here, a few (decorative) giggles at the expense of trophy taxidermy:

Technicolor Faux Bear Skin Rug
Hilarious Photo Within a Photo

Faux Antlers - in PINK!  genius.

 (all from Etsy sellers).