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10 Online Ethical Fashion Stores To Help You Live More Consciously

A few years ago we posted an insightful Q & A with Joshua Katcher from the Discerning Brute. He shared his views and research on human rights and animal cruelty as it relates to the fashion industry. Since that post, TMV readers were keen to take action and find ethical fashion stores that they could support.

Having awareness of what’s really going on behind the scenes is always a good first step. However, I know when I first discovered the truth, I felt overwhelmed with what to do next. Where do I shop? How can I trust the brands? Do the clothes perform and match my style? What does a sustainable textile look like?  / Read More »

how to make more time for yourself

In this post, we respond to one of our reader’s frustrations, tackling the challenge of how to make more time for yourself when you work long hours. This one is a doozy, but an area that we’re familiar with.

Let’s take a closer look at this readers concern.

Regarding your question “what is your biggest frustration with your health and wellness journey?” – the first thing that comes to my mind is not having enough time to look after myself. / Read More »

Vegan Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

Vegan Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

I don’t know if it’s just my ignorance here in Australia, but I hadn’t heard of a Reuben sandwich until we did some travel through the US. And it wasn’t that we even came across the traditional one with the corned beef, Swiss cheese, and the lot. It was the vegan version in pretty much every cafe we sat down in. I had it in a couple of different places and loved the combination of the tempeh with the sauerkraut and the sauce. Just the crunch of the bread with the flavours on the inside, quickly made me want it again when we came back home. I love those flavour combinations, and after studying other recipes, what I had tasted during my travels, and what I generally like, I’ve created a vegan tempeh Reuben sandwich that I’m sure others will also love!  / Read More »

What Is Minimalism? An Introduction To Living With Intentionality

What is minimalism? To answer this question, here’s a snippet from our book:

In recent times minimalism has become a trend, even though it’s a concept that has been around for centuries. It’s all over mainstream media, and we’ve seen it used across various industries including fashion, design, food, technology, beauty, housing, and more. We even named our company Minimalist Company Proprietary Limited! But when the hype-dust clears, what does minimalism actually mean?

Minimalism has traditionally been linked to pure, intentional art and design concepts. But we believe it’s much more than that. We define minimalism as the process of identifying what is essential in your life and eliminating the rest. Less is more. / Read More »

animal rights movement

The animal rights movement is something we’re incredibly passionate about here at The Minimalist Vegan, and it’s a big reason as to why we started this blog in the first place.

In a moment, I’m going to share some ideas of how you can support the animal rights movement, but before I do that, what does animal rights mean?

Animal rights is the idea in which some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.

As we know, animals cannot communicate directly with humans, well at least not with words. Therefore they don’t have a voice to stand up for themselves.

I believe you, and I have a responsibility to defend the defenseless. / Read More »

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