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Keeping your home clean, cosy and beautiful doesn’t have to harm animals.

Whether it’s laundry and household cleaning, or styling and furnishing your home, we’ve put together a guide to Vegan Trademark certified household products to get you started!

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Bedding

Down feathers in duvets and pillows might be an obvious animal product you look out for in bedding, but there are some not so obvious ones too. Dyes, recycled materials, treatments and finishes on buttons and thread (such as certain oils to give them a sheen), as well as the textiles and processes involved in producing mattresses, can all involve the use of animals.

Ensure your bedding is vegan friendly with these products, all checked against our standards:

Cottonsafe Mattresses

Cottonsafe’s vegan mattresses in Value, Choice, Luxury and Children’s are all certified with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark. These chemical chemical-free and vegan mattresses are made from natural, biodegradable and sustainable Cottonsafe® fabric.

John Lewis Duvet & Pillows

John Lewis stock a Synthetic Vegan Down Pillow and Duvet in 4.5, 10.5 and 13.5 tog.

The pillow has a specialist fibre-cluster filling that traps air to create a lofty, natural goose down-like feel, and the 280-thread count cotton-tencel™ cover is more sustainably sourced. The duvet is filled with 100% recycled blown-fibre clusters and is encased in a multi-pocketed construction that mimics a feather and down duvet, creating warmth without weight. You can read more about each product's sustainability by clicking on the Product Descriptions.

Ethical Bedding Sheets

Ethical Bedding also have animal-free replacements for your sheets. Their vegan, sustainable and organic Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Pillowcases and Duvet Cover are made from eucalyptus TENCEL yarn, finished with their renowned 4:1 'sateen' weave for ultimate comfort. They come in White, Cool Blue and Stone Grey so you can choose the colours that best suit your home décor. 

bECOsy Companion Animal Beds

How could we forget bedding for your furry family members? Unlike many dog beds that are made from leather, wool or stuffed with goose feathers and down, bECOsy's vegan beds use durable Oxford cloth, faux Sherpa fleece and are filled with natural shredded latex. They’re also chemical-free and hypoallergenic. The materials help the bed keep its shape and increase longevity, and the convenient removable filling means it can be easily washed at 30 degrees. The smaller sizes are ideal for your feline friends too!

Kitchen & Cleaning

The Vegan Wax Wrap Co.

For a more eco-friendly kitchen, The Vegan Wax Wrap Co. have plant-based wax wraps for leftover food, sandwiches and more in a variety of sizes and bundles. They’re soy and palm oil-free and reusable for up to a year.

Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth’s new refillable foaming handwashes are made from natural ingredients and a great animal-free and sustainable addition to your home.

Wilko Plastic Free Wipes

Wilko have a range of vegan, affordable and plastic-free wipes for various uses around your home. From floor and anti-bacterial multi-surface to bathing wipes for your companion animals, Wilko have you covered. Simply look for the Vegan Trademark on packaging.

For more home cleaning solutions that are kinder to animals and the planet, check out our blog all about cleaning with a clear conscience. It's packed full of product recommendations under ‘Vegan Household Cleaning Alternatives’.

Baby Care

Nimble do a full collection of essentials that are not only suitable for vegans but also safe and effective for cleaning your baby’s clothes, bottles and toys. The range includes a laundry detergent, softener, cloth nappy detergent, bottle cleaner and an antibacterial spray cleaner. They’re all available at nimblebabies.com.

Styling & Fragrance

No interior is complete without the little touches that make it distinctly yours, whether that’s the homeware you style it with, or the scents you fill it with. Here are some that have been verified by us:

Oxford Clay Ceramics

From vases and planters to dishes for your soap or jewellery, Oxford Clay have some beautiful handmade ceramics to style your vegan home with. They use no animal ingredients or tools to make their products and all pots are fired in a kiln powered by 100% renewable electricity.

Evermore London Candles

Nothing exudes ‘cosy home’ like burning beautifully scented candles! Evermore London’s range of luxury candles in Flore, Light, Grove, Tides, North, and Moon, are each hand-poured in the UK and inspired by mother nature. They come in glass that is part recycled and fully recyclable, and plastic-free packaging with the boxes made from FSC ferried paper (that do not come wrapped in cellophane).

Tisserand and The Body Shop Diffusers

If candles aren’t your thing and you prefer diffusers, check out Tisserand’s Mind Clear diffuser oil, or one from their collaboration with National Geographic in Explore, Paradise and Retreat. The Body Shop also have a Tuberose & Orange Blossom and a Salted Caramel & Vanilla Reed Diffuser.

A Good Journal

Every bedside table (or desk) needs A Good Journal! With pages made from reused stone and hand-bound by a distinguished master bookbinder, its faux leather, buttery-soft to the touch cover will not only look great as part of your décor but also remind you to take time out in your day for some mindfulness and reflection.

Gardening

If you’re fortunate enough to have a garden, here are some essentials to help keep your garden vegan friendly from some of our trademark holders:

Bio-D

Home & Garden Sanitiser – also available in 5 litres. It can be used on patios, paths, decking, driveways, greenhouses, water butts, waste bins, sinks and drains, to clean and disinfect your home inside and out. It’s safe for use in septic tanks and cesspits, and like all Bio-D products, is free from synthetic chemicals, phosphates, preservatives, enzymes and perfumes.

Wilko

  • Plastic-free Antibacterial Garden Wipes – use them on PVC window frames, plastic garden furniture and glazed garden ornaments.
  • Organic Plant Feed – suitable for flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs grown outdoors, under glass and in grow bags.
  • Organic Tomato Feed – for stronger, healthier growth and tastier tomatoes grown outdoors, under glass and in grow bags.

Natural Grower

  • Natural Liquid Fertiliser – suitable for all plants; fruit and vegetables, grass and trees. It’s also excellent for feeding your indoor houseplants!
  • Natural Soil Conditioner – excellent at retaining water when used as a mulch on the surface or when dug into the soil, which reduces your watering requirements through the dry summer months. As a mulch on the surface, it also helps to suppress weeds.

Fertile Fibre

Fertile Fibre’s Vegro Range of composts is vegan, organic, peat-free and Soil Association certified and includes:

BAC

BAC have a complete selection of vegan plant care products including starter packs and various fertilisers. Click on your chosen product to see where it’s stocked near you, or purchase through BAC’s webshop.

Hopefully, this is more than enough to get you started on making a kinder and more peaceful home with some great vegan products! If you have any additional go-to home products certified by The Vegan Society, share them online and tag @vegantrademark on Instagram and Twitter to help others out.

By Vegan Society Brand Marketing Officer, Nishat Rahman.

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