Going Vegan for 2020


#1 of 6 changes you can make in moving towards a more plant-based diet: drink (and make) oat and nut milks. One common argument against dairy products is that it is unnatural to consume them. Humans are the ONLY species that consumes milk in adulthood, they are also the ONLY species to drink the milk of other animals.
Oh yeah, and the industry is super cruel, essentially feeding into the meat industry. It is so easy these days to make milk at home - the easiest and cheapest being oat milk. It is also less wasteful - make what you need, when you need it!! #youcandoit #govegan #bekind #endspeciesism #cowsmilkisforbabycows #plantbasedmilks #goplantbased #vegansofig #gotnutmilk

#2 of 6 things you can do in moving towards a more plant-based diet - buy some nutritional yeast and get used to using it. Put it on salads, pizzas, and burritos. Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, B vitamins and trace minerals.
Fortified nutritional yeast contains more B vitamins than unfortified varieties, as extra amounts are added during manufacturing. #youcandoit #veganuary #govegan2020 #vitaminb12 #vegansofig #nutritionalyeast #nutritionalvegan

#3 of 6 things you can do to move towards a plant-based diet - stock up on plant based proteins! There is no dearth of selection or flavor in the types of beans and grains you can choose from. Edamame, quinoa, and lentils are just a few beans and grains with the highest percentage of plant-based protein - not expensive and easy to cook. Make sure you pair with yummy spices and herbs!! #youcandoit #govegan #veganuary #vegan2020 #foryourhealth #fortheplanet #fortheanimals #nomorecholesterolmeds #nomorehighbloodpressure #nomoreexcuses

#4 of 6 things you can do to move towards a plant-based diet is realizing that it is not only your diet that matters, but also what you buy to wear, sit on, and sleep on. Leather, fur and feathers are in more products that you realize. How far you want to go as a vegan to cut these products out of your life is up to you, but it is important to be more aware of how wool, feathers and skin are taken from animals and turned into everyday products. What you might want to do with what is already in your wardrobe is also up to you. Don’t fall into the trap of other people’s judgement- but know the impact of your own. #youcandoit #leather #canadiangoose tortures #wearvegan #buyvegan #nowool #cotton #canvas #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #fortheenvironment

#5 of 6 things you can do when transitioning to a plant-based diet - pace yourself. Try as best you can to finish the vegan challenge this January, we are all rooting for you! And hopefully as you get through the month it will get easier. Remind yourself why you are doing it - whether for your health, the health of the planet, or for the animals. Plug into ted talks, educate and re-educate yourself particularly in moments of weakness. But know that this is your journey, not anyone else’s. You got this! #youcandoit #veganuary #milliondollarvegan #veganforbeginners #veganrecipes #vegansofig #veganuarychallenge #veganfortheplanet #veganforhealth #veganforanimals

#6 of 6 recommendations for those going for gold in 2020 (aka plant-based diet) is to stay connected! Social media has a plethora of groups that do well reminding followers of the importance of plant based living. There are also groups specifically designed to support you through the process. @peta is just one of many organizations that provide free 
#veganstarterkits. Subcribe to vegan influencers like @earthlinged or news sources like @plantbasednews and chefs like @fullyrawkristina for the healthy stuff or @thedorkyfrench for some absolutely yummy dessert recipes! Vegan food is anything but boring. And even when it might look unhealthy, with ingredients like chia, almond flour, oats and flax seeds, even the most gluttonous of treats can be healthy #youcandoit #veganuary #vegan2020 #goforgold #govegan #govegan2020 #stayconnected #vegansofig #welcome to a more #sustainable #moral #and more #ecologicallyfriendly #wayofliving and eating! Happy New Year from us at Bosani and all the best for the New Year!!
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Gift Ideas for Vegans/Vegetarians

Gift Ideas for Vegans/Vegetarians

Shopping for your vegetarian/vegan friends and loved ones is actually not as difficult as you might think. 

These days there are a TON of options out there, from food to fashion, many of which are not only vegan friendly, but also sustainable and eco-friendly (the two do not always go together!) Certainly when purchasing food stuff, animal products always seem to have a way of slipping in when you might least expect them to - and nothing says "gift fail" like accidentally giving your vegan friend a treat with soy lecithin or a bag lined with leather or even coated with beeswax. 

This is where BOSANI is here to help - we offer a range of affordable high quality plant-based accessories that are vegan, sustainable and eco-friendly. How? Unlike many vegan accessories that consist primarily if not solely of plastic (PU leather), we use materials that are plant-based and sustainably produced - cork, Piñatex (pineapple leaf fabric), and cotton (such as our waterproof canvas wallets). This means that our products are breathable - great for sports, water-resistant - can even go into the shower with you, and not toxic to the environment like PU plastics or animal skins (particularly harmful during the manufacturing/color processing phases). 

 While our plant-based vegan accessories are totally unisex, we have some fan favorites among the vegan men - especially our range of Piñatex money clips and mechanized wallets - and our newly released tactical waterproof canvas mechanized wallets. And favorites among our vegan women are our Piñatex pouches - perfectly matched to our colorful arrange of plant-based watch bands. The double tours especially are particularly fashionable. 

 So what are you waiting for - the holidays are just around the corner and I know you are keen to lock in those vegan gifts right away. Oh - and a portion of all our proceeds goes to organizations that rescue farm animals. So not only are you getting a great gift, helping the environment, you are also supporting the opportunity to support our cute (but sadly exploited) animal friends. 

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What do you Know about the Leather Industry

 

 

 

Source: Inside Bangladesh's Polluted, Billion-Dollar Leather Industry from WIRED https://www.wired.com/2017/01/adib-chowdhury-a-thousand-polluted-gardens-inside-bangladeshs-polluted-billion-dollar-leather-industry/

Photo Source: Wired, Inside Bangladesh's Polluted Billion Dollar Leather Industry

Leather can be made from the skin of cows, pigs, sheep, goats, alligators, even ostriches and kangaroos - though cow skin makes up approximately 65% of all leather produced worldwide. 

The cattle leather industry is one of the most economically important by product of the meat and dairy industries. 

A large amount of leather comes from China, India and South-East Asia, where the regulations are less strict regarding both human and animal safety. Therefore, the animals are often subjected to an even harsher reality than those raised in regulated countries. This includes the skinning of animals while they are still alive, a process that can take up to 20 minutes.

The tanning process, whereby the animal skin is transformed so that it will not rot and take on undesirable properties, produces a high amount of hazardous chemicals and pollutants, many of which are not disposed of safely The wastewater from the process, often containing flesh, excretions, and other animal by products, can be damaging to the wildlife it comes in contact with.

Hexavalent chromium, used in the production of leather, is toxic to humans and classed as a carcinogen. Those exposed to hexavalent chromium are at increased risk of developing lung cancer, asthma, or damage to the nasal epithelia and skin.

Leather use used for a wide range of products in the fashion industry, including shoes, watch bands, wallets, purses, jackets, baseball gloves, sports balls, automobile interiors, and home furnishings. However, we at BOSANI are committed to offering cruelty free, eco friendly alternatives, such as cork leather and fabric made from pineapple leaves. 

Remember that the leather that you buy came from an animal that likely suffered and was killed (and possibly also skinned) in a torturous manner. This skin belongs on the animal, not on us. Supporting the leather industry is supporting cruelty. 

Food as much as fashion should exude positive energy - buy non-leather, cruelty free fabrics and feel good about your wardrobe.

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Plastics


 

  

All of Bosani's products are created using natural plant fibres that include organic and recycled cotton, cork leather, Piñatex (from pinapple leaves) and natural dyes. The company uses only 100% certified organic and recycled cotton, and all their producgts are made in a GOTS-certified factories. 

Each of our products is handmade in Europe from materials sourced from Portugal, the Philippines (via the UK), and Turkey.

Bosani is dedicated to ensuring consumers know the journey of each garment and the sourced materials. All its products are also delivered using sustainable packaging. Bosani's collections are made for women and men, and are inspired by an ethical and ecological approach to fashion and design. 

 

Many animal-lovers and ecologically conscious clothes enthusiasts are increasingly opting for non-leather products that promise sustainable and environmentally friendly garments. But all vegan fabrics are not all environmentally friendly. 

While it is true that leather, fur, wool, cashmere and other animal-derived materials pollute the planet, endanger workers’ health and cause animals to suffer needlessly, vegan fashion brands should also be environmentally conscious. Consumers often forget about the environmental impact of some fabric alternatives, even those that are "vegan".

Vegan leather is often made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyurethane (PU). Not only are they made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource,  they are also not biodegradable - thus playing a key role in the growing presence of plastic in the oceans. 

Other fabrics that are made out of plastic include faux fur, lycra, elastane, polyester, polyamide, nylon, viscose and spandex.

According to a report developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the fashion industry actually accounts for 15-30% of plastics found in the oceans and produces around 17-20% of all industrial water pollution, as well as substantial greenhouse gas emissions. According to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2017, if nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget.

To reduce the amount of plastic in the oceans and landfills, consumers need to reduce the use of plastics all together - not support the continued use of plastics in our consumer economy. 

This is why Bosani, as much as possible, avoids the use of plastics in its products. 

Bosani uses ecological leather alternatives, such as cork, pineapple leather and organic and recycled cotton.

Concerns around ocean plastic are on the rise, and much of the focus has been on the impact of plastic bottles, coffee cups and straws. However, the fashion industry actually accounts for 15-30% of plastics found in the oceans, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Although most vegan fashion brands claim that their fabrics are made of recycled plastic, these brands can’t stop the microfibres these clothes release making their way into waterways.

It has been found that synthetic materials release microfibers each wash. These microfibers then travel to the local wastewater treatment plant, where up to 40% of them enter rivers, lakes and oceans.

  


 

 

 



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Welcome to our online store

Welcome to our online store

Welcome to our online store! 

Our team is proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time. 

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Our mission is to provide you with animal friendly accessories with designs that are simple, clean, casual, attentive to each ecological detail; we are ceaseless in our experimentation of new designs and plant-based fabrics, tailoring solutions and refining textile constructions that combines with an instinctive passion for the research on materials, maintaining as much as possible, ethically sourced, biodegradable, and ecologically friendly fabrics.  




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