Veganism as a way of life is growing like never before. People across the world are adopting vegan to live sustainably and cruelty-free. Vegan, all-natural and cruelty-free products are becoming mainstream in the consumer market today.
Even in India, we have seen a major uptake of vegan products, with several brands coming forward to cater to this rise in demand. These brands are offering vegan versions of various foods and lifestyle products. These vegan brands are offering faux meat, dairy-free milk, cruelty-free cosmetics that are not tested on animals, and accessories made of vegan alternatives. Some of them are selling homegrown and organic produce that is free from animal milk, beeswax, eggs, meat, fish, silk or any dye from insects.
These brands offer a myriad of food and self-care products which contain natural plant-based ingredients. The secret to good health and beauty lies in veganism. Do your bit to stop the animal exploitation and adopt veganism to save the innocent animals. Go ‘VocalForLocal’ and try these natural, safe, gentle and effective vegan products. Go on, shop guilt-free!
Category #1: Vegan Food
Goodmylk aspires to make plant-based dairy affordable and accessible for everyone. With products ranging from almond, coconut, soy, cashew, oat milk, peanut curd, vegan mayo and dairy-free butter, Goodmylk products have an unparalleled taste. Its founder, Abhay Rangan, is passionate about saving animals and the environment. PETA awarded Goodmylk with ‘Best Vegan Curd Award’ in 2019.
Among the best vegan food brands to supply plant-based meat is Gooddot. Co-founders Abhishek Sinha and Deepika Parihar’s vision and mission are to revolutionise the food we eat with compassion by providing delicious alternatives to animal meat. One can choose from a series of lip-smacking collections including mock soy meats, veg pulao, biryani, Thai green curry, noodles, tikkas and protein-packed food.
Need some vegan breakfast fix? Jitin Munjal’s Jus’ Amazin has a spectacular range of butter, chutney, seeds, organic peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, seed butter, organic peanut flax chutney, roasted seeds and much more. Packed with the goodness of vitamins, their products are an instant source of energy. All-natural ingredients, unique products and flavour combinations make Jus’ Amazin products delicious and nutritious.
Anuj Rakyan is the CEO and Founder of Raw Pressery, India’s first cold-pressed juice company. With no added sugar, preservatives and natural ingredients quench your thirst with delectable juices, coffees, plant milk and protein milkshakes. Shop for savoury vegan delights like lemonade, sugarcane, pomegranate, guava, kale, almond milk and more products to get your daily dose of vegan beverages.
Hari Prasad Mithai Wale
We Indians love our share of laddoos, mithai, barfis, pethas and a whole lot of sweets on every occasion. Who says they have to come at the cost of animals? Hari Prasad Mithai Wale is a Pune based Indian vegan sweets brand which offers products that are free from dairy, cholesterol and cruelty. Their products range from Ragi, Oats, Flax seeds Laddoo, Carrot besan barfi, Sev barfi, Modaks etc.
Category #2: Vegan Beauty and Personal Care
Shankar Prasad, the founder of Plum, started this venture, which turned into an award-winning beauty brand. With 100% vegan, cruelty-free products, Plum offers a wide range of skin and body items, free of harsh chemicals. These products have natural ingredients like Green tea, Chamomile tea, olives, macadamia and grape seeds. Plum offers an endless list of skin, hair, body and makeup products.
The mother-daughter duo, Asha and Divya have created an exquisite personal care vegan brand named Vedaearth. It combines aromatherapy and Ayurveda in a contemporary blend. With nature at its core, Vedaearth supplies a collection of skincare, haircare, body care, makeup and wellness products. Their carefully curated products are rooted in nature without causing any harm to animals.
The Switch Fix
Among the best vegan brands in wellness is The Switch Fix that boasts of clean, conscious and rad plant-based products. The brand offers Acai, blue-tea, viva-la Sativa shampoo bars, conditioners, hair oils and organic toothbrushes. Their creations are non-toxic, plant-based, cruelty-free, and plastic-free. The brand aims at blending natural goodness with the top of the choice products to create a healthy and balanced planet.
Category #3: Vegan Leather Alternatives
PETA approved Gowma is one of the best vegan brands offering leather alternatives for animal lovers. Founded by Gautam Ostwal in 2017, the brand offers an exceptional collection of women and men footwear, wallets, laptop bags, travelling and sling bags, backpacks and travel accessories. A lifestyle infused with the Indian tradition of ahimsa and reverence for cows, Gowma paves way for a lifestyle free from animal exploitation.
Broke Mate is another brilliant vegan alternative to leather products with their superior range of handbags, slings, satchels, laptop bags, wallets and clutches. Founder and Director Rumika Sharma believes in offering premium-quality vegan leather products with designs that are minimal, modern and functional. Made in India, Broke Mate is a PETA Certified brand that offers luxurious fashion at an affordable price.