One fantastic result of the recent growth in the vegan movement is that there is now a myriad of online resources – websites, forums, blogs, videos and podcasts – which provide education about vegan alternatives, a huge variety of recipes, and all sorts of information about vegan living.
If you try a quick web search, you’ll soon discover that fellow vegans are enthusiastic to share their knowledge about the latest information, and that there is a friendly community of people who will help you avoid the pitfalls – and discover the joys – of the vegan journey.
Non-vegan foods, clothing, cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, and other personal products, as well as vitamins and dietary supplements are easily replaced with plant-based alternatives. Most of these items can be found in natural foods stores, but for clothing and items that are difficult to find, check out these online stores: The Vegan Store, Vegan Essentials and Cosmos Vegan Shoppe.
If you’re looking to replace your leather, silk, down and woolen gear, keep your eyes open at second-hand stores and garage sales – you can often find animal-free clothing and shoes in these places, while reducing your environmental footprint at the same time.