A New Type of Vegan Leather

This excellent bit by The Gloss lists traditional leather alternatives. Most are made with petrol byproducts, including those utilized by Puma and Birkenstock. Enter Pinatex, a pineapple leather that is much easier on the planet and doesn’t use petrol products like it predecessors. Instead, it uses the leaves of pineapples, which are a waste product…

Food Culture and Timing in Taiwan

One of the most confusing things for me when I first got here was the timing of everything food here: certain things are only served during certain times and all of it can be rather arbitrary.  Here we will run through some basic food enterprise types and what times they are available. Breakfast Shop 5:00…

#WhoMadeMyClothes 誰做我們的衣服

You might remember I posted this video a couple days ago, which is about promoting ethical fashion in Taiwan. Ethical fashion covers the entire clothing production process from material production, sourcing, logistics, retailing and distribution. Even little things like packaging can be made more eco-friendly and ethical. I’ve always been into green and ethical fashion;…

Ethical Fashion 道德時尚

What is ethical fashion and why should vegans care? This short bilingual video featuring Vnicorn founder Sidney Hsu and succinctly explains why ethical fashion is important. 什麼是道德時尚而為何維根該觀照這個議題呢?這短片由台灣Vnicorn的Sidney Hsu出現並簡潔地解釋道德時尚的重要性。  

Where to Get Muskin (Mushroom Leather)

I’m sure everyone has seen the mushroom leather vid that’s been trending on the internet, posted by influencers such as David Wolfe and the like. Someone commented on my Facebook asking where to get it and with a bit of sleuthing I figured it out! Muskin is mushroom leather made from Phellinus ellipsoideus, which is from the…

Taipei International Vegetarian and Health Exhibition 9/2-9/5

  The Taipei International Vegetarian and Health Exhibition will be held at the World Expo Center 1 building.  It will feature natural food products, vegetarian restaurants, veggie condiments and other goods. It is free to sign up! There are 2000 free tickets on a first-come-first-serve basis. The regular price of the ticket is 150 NTD….

Brave Gentlemen Fall Boots Preorder Now Open

  Brave Gentlemen just announced their Fall boots pre-order! I’m kind of drooling over the Monk Brave Gentlemen is a menswear aesthetic brand launched by Parson’s instructor Joshua Katcher. The company embraces a slow fashion methodology, using quality vegan materials, ethical labor, and sustainable innovation. The shoes are created in collaboration with  Novacas, a 100%…

Breaking: Demonstration for Big Orange

The press conference for the murder of Big Orange by National Taiwan University exchange student Perry Chan (Chén Hào-yáng 陳皓揚) was successful. Over 100 people showed up on in 31C/90+F degree Tuesday morning to show their support and concern for animal welfare, and over a dozen media outlets were on site to record and broadcast the…

Breaking: Demonstration for Self-Confessed Cat Killer Planned for 8/16

Details for the demonstration to take place on 8/16 outside of the Taipei Governmental Law building have been posted on this Facebook event page. Perry Chan, or Chén Hào Yáng (陳皓揚), has been prosecuted for the killing of Orange (大橘子 dà jú zî), which he confessed to. He recently confessed to killing a stray cat known as…

Vegehip: Online Vegan Grocer

Vegehip is an online vegan retail shop offering a selection of vegan groceries, baked goods, classes, and more. Their ideology is to introduce veganism by letting people try it for themselves. Goods are divided into 4 categories with various shipping fees: Section A: Vegan butter and other groceries such as frozen dumplings, tinned veg fish…

Living Vegan

What is it like working as a vegan in an industry dedicated to the perpetuation of animal cruelty? I used to work at a restaurant supply company selling knives, and not just any knives. We sold some of the sharpest, highest quality knives in the world.  Japanese knives. Our knives ran the gamut from $35…