Vegan body jewelry is readily available from hundreds of online retailers and even popular eco-friendly food stores such as Whole Foods and Trader Joes. A number of retail shops such as Los Angeles’s Alternative Outfitters or Humanitaire in Costa Mesa CA, are also chock full of amazing vegan body jewelry. A number of salons, spas, and henna tattoo artists also sell vegan body jewelry created by local artisans. In addition to vegan body jewelry, many vegan and vegetarian boutiques, artisans, and cruelty free clothing companies sell all-vegan, cruelty-free, and sweatshop-free shoes, belts, bags, wallets, t-shirts, and makeup. Search for cruelty-free clothing companies at Caringconsumer.com
When shopping for vegan and vegetarian friendly body jewelry (outside of vegan and vegetarian retailers and shops), look for items that help support organizations such as Green People (www.greenpeople.org), the International Vegetarian Union (www.ivu.org), and the Green Products Alliance (www.greenproductsalliance.com). Also, read the labels. Words like organic, cruelty-free, botanical, fair trade, herbal, handmade, and natural will help you avoid purchasing products that contain animal derivatives or byproducts.
Also, vegan body jewelry doesn’t have to be sparkly to be pretty. Cruelty-free vegan body jewelry can be made from hemp, cotton, linen, bamboo, plastic, rubber, metal, cloth, or wood. Keep in kind that 100% cruelty free means not even a fly, a beetle, or a bee was harmed during the manufacturing process.
In addition to Caringconsumer.com, you may locate vegan and vegetarian organizations, businesses, retailers, food stores, and more, by visiting the Vegans World Network at Vegans World Network, www.vegansworldnetwork.org.