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These Vegan Versions Of Adidas’s Iconic Stan Smith Sneakers Are Made From Mushroom Leather

3 Mins Read Sportswear giant Adidas recently unveiled its plant-based versions of its famous Stan Smith Sneakers showcasing biotech company Bolt Threads‘ Mylo, a renewable mycelium-based vegan leather. Back in October of last year, Bolt Threads revealed that it has joined forces with leading names in the fashion industry such as Kering Group, Lululemon, Stella McCartney as well as […]

China Establishes Its First Voluntary Standard For Plant-Based Meat Products

4 Mins Read An industry group in China has established a voluntary standard for plant-based meat products, marking a first for the country. Issued by the government-affiliated Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), the standard outlines definitions and guidelines regarding labelling, packaging and storage of plant-based meats in yet another step forward for the growth and […]

Purezza: U.K.’S First Vegan Pizzeria Chain Expands To Manchester

3 Mins Read Award-winning 100% plant-based and gluten-free pizza restaurant Purezza announced its plans to open its 6th branch in Manchester’s Northern Quarter in May 2021. Purezza has existing branches around the U.K. including Bristol, Brixton, Hove, London and Camden with its new branch opening in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The pizzeria offers its guests plant-based versions of the […]

Regenerative Crackers? Simple Mills’ New Product Supports Sustainable Farming Practices

3 Mins Read F&B company, Simple Mills which focuses on developing better-for-you cookies, snack bars, and baking mixes, has unveiled a new line of Organic Seed Flour Crackers that represent the firm’s commitment to supporting regenerative farming practices. Founded in 2012, U.S.-based company Simple Mills launched a new range of vegan crackers available in three flavours including original […]

Vegan E-Com Platform PlantX Appoints Matthew Kenney As Chief Culinary Officer, Will Acquire His Plant-Based Deli

2 Mins Read In a recent announcement, the plant-based e-commerce platform PlantX has appointed Chef Matthew Kenney as its Chief Culinary Officer, signed a five-year partnership with Matthew Kenney Cuisine(MKC), and is looking to acquire New Deli, Kenney’s plant-based deli and retail space in Venice, California. Back in November, Canada-based PlantX, described by some as the ‘Amazon for […]

Japan ‘Healthy Junk Food’ 2foods Operator Launches Plant-Based ‘FoodTech Park’ Retail Concept In Tokyo

3 Mins Read Tokyo-headquartered wellness company TWO Inc has just launched its new “healthy junk food” concept to offer Japanese consumers nutritious plant-based offerings. The brand, 2foods, will be opening three new retail outlets in the Japanese capital Tokyo to cater to the rising numbers of plant-forward, ethical and conscious consumers.  The new “healthy junk food” brand 2foods […]

This New HEALabel App Is Making Conscious Consumerism Easy

4 Mins Read Most of us want to be conscious consumers, but it’s a pretty difficult task in practice. From the thousands of products available, whether it be food or beauty and skincare, it takes time and effort to properly research and decipher those that have the smallest impact on the planet, animals and people. This was what […]

Majority Of Dutch Citizens Favour Meat Reduction Policies, Survey Finds

4 Mins Read The majority of Dutch citizens are demanding more government action to reduce meat consumption and promote alternative proteins, a new survey has found. The research, which collected the views of Dutch respondents on a number of policies that would reduce the production and intake of meat and dairy products, indicated vast support for all the […]

After Ditching Animal Skins & Fur, Fashion House Karl Lagerfeld Unveils Cactus Leather Bag With Model Amber Valletta

3 Mins Read Founded by German fashion designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion house recently joined forces with model, actress, and activist Amber Valletta to co-create a sustainable accessories collection for Spring 2021 that features cruelty-free versions of its iconic K/Kushion bag by using vegan cactus leather instead of animal ones. In keeping with their efforts to achieve the […]

Filipina Vegan Chef Among First In U.S. To Serve OmniPork Ahead Of Retail Launch

4 Mins Read Chef Reina, the plant-based Filipino food concept headed by Filipina-American vegan chef and restaurateur Reina Montenegro, will be among one of eight restaurants in the U.S. to debut OmniPork products for the first time in the country. Partnering with Green Monday, the Hong Kong-based group behind the 100% vegan pork analogues, Chef Reina will be […]

Dunkin Donuts Adds Over 40 Vegan Donuts In Belgium

2 Mins Read Multinational doughnut company, Dunkin’, also known as Dunkin’ Donuts, recently announced that it has launched more than 40 vegan versions of its popular donuts in Belgium with plans to be available in stores across the country from mid-May. In an effort to expand its plant-based offerings, U.S.-headquartered Dunkin’ unveiled its new vegan doughnuts on the […]

H&M Joins Forces With Footwear Brand Good News To Unveil Sneakers Made From Banana Fibre & Grape Leather

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently partnered with footwear company Good News that makes sustainable trainers inspired by the retro age to unveil a new collection that features shoes made out of alternative plant-based materials as well as recycled ones. Swiss giant H&M and London-based Good News released its first unisex collection together that showcases materials like […]

TheVeganKind: U.K.’s Largest Vegan Online Retailer & Subscription Platform Raises US$4.8M Seed

3 Mins Read TheVeganKind raised £3.5M (approx. US$4.8M) in its latest Series A funding round that will help the company further upscale its retail business as well as facilitate better plant-based shopping experiences for their consumers. Literacy Capital, a closed-end investment firm looking to support small businesses, funded the U.K.-based TheVeganKind(TVK) in its latest series A round. TheVeganKind […]

Deliveroo Hong Kong Records 160% Increase In Plant-Based Food Orders

3 Mins Read Food delivery giant Deliveroo has reported surging demand for plant-based food in Hong Kong, with vegan and vegetarian orders growing by 160% over a 12-month period in its latest figures. In response, partner restaurants have been ramping up their vegan offerings, with the number of available options increasing triple-digits to reach more than 1,000 and […]

85% Of Global Veganuary Participants Plan To Make Plant-Forward Diet Permanent

4 Mins Read More than 8 in 10 people who joined the Veganuary pledge for the first month of 2021 plan on making their newfound plant-forward diets a long-term habit. The findings, revealed in the annual survey released last month, also showed record-breaking levels of participation this year, spanning 582,000 people across 209 countries and regions globally, with […]

Green Monday Unveils Plant-Based Pork OmniMeat In Stores Across Australia

3 Mins Read Green Monday’s food tech arm OmniFoods debuted its plant-based pork mince analogue OmniMeat in Australia last week and the vegan-friendly product will be available in various local supermarkets as well as in major Asian supermarkets across Sydney this month (April) with plans to be on more shelves across Asian grocery and independent stores very soon. […]

Dutch Alt Protein Player Schouten Unveils Plant-Based Chicken & Beef To Promote Food Systems That Rely Only On Plants

3 Mins Read Dutch family business and plant-based producer Schouten Europe recently debuted its plant-based chicken and beef to provide sustainable and healthy alternatives to the conventional meats that the company says brutally exploit animals and leave a high carbon footprint on the environment. Since the 1990s, Schouten has been working on developing plant-based proteins and supplies its […]