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About Authentic-Vegan

After transitioning from lacto vegetarians to fully vegan, owners Tom and Alexandra knew that the clothing they wanted to sell had to follow the same code of ethics. Much of the clothing available today is not produced with fair practices, nor is it animal cruelty free. Human beings in poor areas are mistreated, overworked, underpaid, and quite poverty stricken.  Many of these people are ill, hungry, and dejected with no better options or hope for the future.   Additionally, many of those same companies, as well as many companies who do not mistreat their workers, utilize animals in this same way.  - Animals are overworked, underfed, and run ragged for transport of goods.  - Animals are used and abused for...

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Fair Practices

At Authentic-Vegan, we are committed to support ethical labor practices, and for this reason, we are happy we can offer you a Fair Wear Foundation products.   The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization striving to improve working conditions in the textile industry. The foundation is an initiative by trade organizations in the textile sector, trade unions and NGO's.  Fair Wear Foundation verifies that member companies implement a Code of Labour Practice along their supply chain and checks compliance by monitoring audits and remediation efforts. Annual reporting by member companies and by FWF itself promotes transparency at all levels.  The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and...

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Manufacturing Practices, Social and Environmental Impact

Printing Methods All of our Authentic-Vegan T-Shirts, hoodies, sweats, “shoulder tote bags” and cushions use the Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing method: DTG uses inkjet printing technology with specialized water based (no insects) textile inks manufactured by DuPont. DTG yields outstanding results on most garments. The practice of curing these water based inks within the fabric yields an extremely comfortable print with a soft feel on the fabric. Tote bags (except Shoulder tote bags), cushions, mugs, phone cases use the dye sublimation method: Dye sublimination is a heat and pressure transfer system. Sublimination ink is transferred onto polyester and specially coated surfaces like metal or ceramic using heat and pressure. This is an image transfer process which leaves a completely...

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VEGAN VITALITY

Living , breathing, existing as a sentient being, in the present world as a millennial, by now you are sure to have been acquainted with the vastly chosen, prominently growing, guilt-free, cruelty-free chosen and practiced lifestyle of a vegan; commonly referred to as Veganism.  For those of you, who are fresh to this fast growing culture, in a nutshell; Veganism is in its effect a mirrored practice of compassion within and among other earthly creatures. Veganism, promotes living in harmony with other sentient-beings cohabiting with us on this planet, this practice is sustained by choosing not to consume if not completely, then realistically the very least possible amount of man-made products, which would involve in the constant harming of animals,...

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