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7 brands you probably didn’t realise were vegan

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Love Beauty and Planet

Whether you’re dipping a toe in Veganuary or have been plant-based for years, there are more vegan brands out there than you think…

From salt and vinegar Pringles to your winter bobble hat, it can seem like nothing gets the vegan stamp of approval these days. 

But thanks to 3.5million of Brits ditching all animal products over the past two years, more and more brands are ramping up their animal-friendly offering.

And while Ben and Jerry’s do the odd dairy-free tub and Charlotte Simone faux-fur jackets, some brands have been animal-free from the get go. They might not shout about it, but we want to. 

So, from the candle brand you can burn with a clear conscience to the beauty range that’ll become your new bathroom essential, here are seven brands you never knew were vegan.

The interiors one

Fancy candles are usually made with beeswax and an acid derived from animals, but there’s no need to downgrade your expectations for a vegan scent. 

Le Labo are proudly cruelty-free, completely vegan and some of the nicest scents you will ever burn. Bonus? Le Labo’s ethics extend to their perfumes, too.

BUY NOW: Santal 26 Candle, Le Labo, £52

The beauty one

It’s hard to ditch honey, beeswax and keratin from your entire beauty routine, but thanks to Love Beauty and Planet, going ethical in the bathroom is a no-brainer. 

Every shampoo, conditioner and shower gel is free from any animal-derived ingredients and 100% cruelty-free.

With ranges including Muru Muru Butter and Rose, Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower and Shea Butter and Sandalwood, you’ll smell amazing too.

BUY NOW: Love Beauty and Planet range, Tesco, from £5.99

The footwear one

Dr Martens are known for stompy boots (that tap right into the current grunge revival, FYI) made from lots and lots of leather, but music to every vegan’s ears - the brand have an extensive vegan range.

Shop the classic boot, brogues and satchels in maroon and metallics with zero animal-derived materials. 

BUY NOW: Dr Martens vegan range, from £60

The junk food one

Ain’t no party like a Party Rings party. Yep, they’re the treat that even your most carnivorous friend can’t hate. 

Ready for the best news of the year? So is Biscoff spread.

BUY NOW: Party rings, Tesco, £0.99

The fashion one

Jakke London make faux fur so thick, snuggly and covetable, you’ll wonder why anyone would ever bother with the real thing.

In a range of candy-coloured hues with fun prints and cheeky slogans, you’re bound to fall in love with about half the range.

BUY NOW: Jakke London Faux Fur Coat, £112

The alcoholic one

Vegan drinkers, it’s time to get continental. Most ales and many beers continue to brew with isinglass, made from fish swim bladders. 

The solution? Switch to German and Belgian brews, which can’t be brewed with the offending ingredient. That means it’s time to rekindle your love of vegan beer brands Stella Artois and Beck’s

BUY NOW: Stella Artois/Beck’s, Ocado, from £4

Go vegan in the shower this Veganuary with Love Beauty and Planet. Follow them on Instagram for tips on going vegan with your bathroom products.