While buying locally is preferred, sometimes you just can't find vegan necessities in local stores, especially if you live in East Cowpie, WY like I do! So here are some online sources for vegan products, many of them vegan-owned! Please help add to this list (especially vegan stores in other countries, since most of these are in the USA and Canada), or to post any experiences you've had with any of the companies listed if you think they'd be helpful.
Moo Shoes (shoes, of course! And apparel, accessories, books, cosmetics): http://www.mooshoes.com/ (There are a lot of hemp merchandise stores out there, but I've just listed these two because I've ordered from several times)...
Rawganique (hemp, other organic natural fiber apparel & home products): http://www.rawganique.com/ Strawberry Hedgehog (handcrafted bath & body products, gift baskets): Naani Shoppe (mostly personal care products, some accessories, jewelry): http://www.naanishoppe.com/
Vegan-Only Companies (in the US) April 02, 2007 7:56 AM
Here's a list of US companies that market only vegan products, from the folks at Gentle World (they also have a list of vegan mail-order companies and cruelty-free companies, among other wonderful resources on their web site):
I have a small issue with Down Bound... not all of the stuff that they show on their site is actually available.
Since they use "drop shipping" from their suppliers (they get an order, they contact the supplier who then actually ships it), things that they have on the website may not be available. But, the website doesn't say that.
What it does say, is that if you order something, and it's out of stock, you will get a refund. If you get something, and it doesn't fit, or you don't like it, you can return it, for store credit. Oh, and you are paying for shipping, both ways.
Well, if what you ordered, and got, is the wrong size, and they can't get the right size, then it's a hassle to get any sort of refund, as they really don't want you to go elsewhere, but order something else.
The Vegetarian Site (vegan, despite the name!) May 15, 2007 2:15 PM
We just ordered from The Vegetarian Site (vegan owned and operated, all items - clothing, food, books & DVDS, hemp stuff, etc - are vegan) for the first time on Sunday and have been really pleased so far. The prices are really good (best price on Jade Planet Pachira hemp boots we've found anywhere), good selection, flat $5 shipping in the US regardless of the size of the order, and they already shipped our stuff! Sweet.
Cowpie Creek is vegan owned and operated and offers a very large variety of vegan (and lots of related) merchandise, with free personalization available! (Friendly Neighbors To The North, be sure to check out their Canadian Vegan items! ) There's also info about factory farming, free vegan recipes and a veg*n chat room called Wolffie's Den. Click on the Cowpie Creek banner to check it all out...
I just discovered this site a couple of days ago, and this afternoon I ordered a personalized apron for a friend who just went vegan about a month ago. (She's doing great and I'm really happy for her!) In the process of ordering this gift, I've been enjoying a lovely email exchange with Cowpie Creek's warm and supportive owner Shirley, who has been vegan for about 16 years!
And before I even browsed the merchandise I'd checked out the free recipes (you can tell where my priorities are ) and this morning we made the Pumpkin Waffles. A new favorite! They are easy and delicious ~ fluffy inside, crispy outside, with lots of yummy flavor. Perfect for this time of year! (I substituted the oil with an equal amount of unsweetened organic applesauce, and used a combination of vanilla and unsweetened soy milk). So, happy shopping, cooking and/or chatting at Cowpie Creek!
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The friendly folks from Ahimsa Footwear had a booth at the Denver VegFest, and I was impressed with their product line, which includes more than just footwear. You can visit their store in Denver or order online.
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