Last week was a HUGE week for veganism!
In today’s Veggie Athletic Weekly News Digest: The world’s first vegan menswear store opens; Vegan Ben and Jerry’s now delivered nationwide; Argentina implements vegan Mondays; Violife release large new range of vegan cheese; The international vegan flag is launched; Starbucks release first full vegan food option; First vegan supermarket opens in Israel; Air India goes vegetarian to reduce waste; Vegan chef receives prestigious French food award; Blanche Bakery to become Cardiff’s first vegan bakery and coffee shop; Miley Cyrus ha a new vegan tattoo and promotes What The health on Instagram.
Brave GentleMan, the world’s first vegan menswear store has opened in Brooklyn and PETA threw them a party to celebrate. It comes just prior to the New York Fashion Week.
Founder and creative director, Joshua Katcher, showed off the brand’s fresh, new Spring/Summer 2018 collection which included ‘future wool’ and ‘future leather’, an exciting synthetic alternative.
The world-famous ice cream brand has announced a nationwide delivery service that is debuting in the US. That means residents will be able to order vegan ice cream straight to their doorstep.
Delivery is available anywhere throughout the United States and orders can be placed directly through Ben and Jerry’s website ordering system.
Ice cream deliveries will be delivered frozen and contained within a ‘koozy’ to preserve its freshness.
Argentina’s Casa Rosada (the equivalent of the White House) has announced its commitment to only serving vegan food on Mondays.
The Casa Rosada employs 554 people who will all be following the vegan Mondays rule.
The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, will also be following the rule in the hope of improving the environment and their health.
The hope is that it will start a nationwide conversation about the health issues surrounding the high meat diets a majority of the population follow in Argentina.
After the launch of Tesco and Sainsbury’s vegan cheese line, we have more choice than ever. Now, Violife are expanding their range with the addition of new (and somewhat abstract) flavours.
Along with the new flavours, Violife packaging is getting a makeover which includes features such as re-sealable packaging, and recipe cards on the reverse of the product sleeves.
The new flavours are:
- Violife Blu
- Mediterranean Flavour
- After Dinner with Cranberries or Blueberries
- Chicken Flavour (?)
A team of designers has created the world’s first international vegan flag design in order to promote the battle for a cleaner and better world.
Lead designer, Gad Hakimi, collected materials from vegan associations from around the world, examining what form of branding would best encompass the vegan message.
Starbucks isn’t renowned as the most vegan-friendly chain out there, but they’re most definitely working on it. The most recently added Starbucks vegan option is the new Vegan Lentils & Vegetables Protein Bowl with Brown Rice, which sounds like it will be a huge hit vegans and meat eaters alike.
The protein bowl comes with butternut squash, roasted tomatoes, sunflower seeds, and a lemon-tahini dressing.
Inspired by famous German supermarket, Veganz, Israel now has its first ever vegan supermarket, Green Wave.
Israel has become well-known for the surge in veganism throughout the country. While many thought it was a passing trend, the lifestyle has quickly gained momentum with speakers such as Gary Yourofsky playing a large role in promoting veganism on national television.
Air India has decided to remove non-vegetarian meals in economy class throughout their range of flight paths. The move comes as the company wants to cut waste and become more efficient.
While the airline will no longer serve meat to economy passengers, business and first class customers will still be given a choice of meals.
The airline said that the main reason the decision was made was to reduce waste, reduce cost and improve the catering service on board.
It’s the first time it’s ever happened. Plant-based chef, Willy Berton, has won the title of ‘maître restaurateur’, for his restaurant Vegan Gorilla in France.
The restaurant is based in Nice and is described as ‘vegan, bio and gluten-free’. Dishes include fishless, fishermen’s stew, mushroom-based kefta over couscous, and strawberry cheesecake – as well as more traditional French-style meals like ‘fauxmage’ (vegan cheese) tartines.
Blanche Bakery began as a vegan cake pop-up store a year ago. Now the business will open its first permanent location this autumn.
Amy-Rose Hopkins, 21, and Remed Aran, 24, who started the pop-up venture a year ago, supply some of the city’s best-loved independent cafes and shops.
The pair has secured a business loan to cover costs, however, have started a crowdfunding effort to raise money for fixtures and fittings in the new store.
Since it’s release, What The Health has caused somewhat of a stir. It’s been branded as the most important vegan documentary highlighting the importance of eating vegan to sustain long-term human health.
Miley Cyrus has now posted her admiration for the film on Instagram, urging her fans to watch the documentary.