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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 10.7.20

by Laura Barns

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Welcome to your weekly dose of the best vegan stories from across the globe. Aka, your ultimate feel-good foodie news.

That’s why we’ve rounded up the main six things you need to know before going vegan, to help you on your journey. Because whatever stage you’re at on your quest to eat more plants, we’ve got you covered.

1. Impossible Foods Partners With Colin Kaepernick’s Social-justice Program To Fight Food Insecurity

This week, Oakland-based startup Impossible Foods kicked off its partnership with social-justice program Know Your Rights Camp, founded by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Impossible Foods donated its plant-based meat to food truck Al Pastor Papi, which distributed free meals at the Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church. The Marin Food Bank will distribute additional Impossible Foods meals to communities in need. Impossible Foods will also donate to Know Your Rights Camp’s events in Los Angeles and New York City, among other regions. 

2. George at Asda Announced all its Handbags are Now Vegan

Shoppers will find a range of styles on offer including a pale pink ring detail bag, a burgundy mini mock croc crossbody bag and a mock croc black bag. Conscious consumers can shop the range safe in the knowledge that no animal-derived materials have been used in the collection, and no animal testing has been undertaken as the full range has been registered with The Vegan Society.

3. Lidl Launches Vegan Skincare And Shower Range Across U.K.

According to Bristol Post, a spokesperson for the supermarket said: "All products within the range are made with organic olive oil which boasts a number of beauty benefits due to its hydrating nature and high antioxidant content." All products, which hit the shelves on July 2, retail for just £1.99.

4. Roger Federer Just Launched a Completely Vegan Tennis Shoe

Last autumn, Roger Federer invested in Swiss running brand, On. Now, he’s launched a new, tennis-inspired sneaker with the brand—and it’s vegan. Dubbed “The Roger,” the vegan shoes are the Swiss professional tennis player’s first foray into sneaker design. Made with vegan leather, the sleek, white unisex sneakers have clean lines and minimalist design.

5. Jammie Dodgers are now Fully Vegan Again

Be still our childhood hearts. Fans were vocal in their disappointment that dairy had been added to these previously plant-based treats. So Jammie Dodgers decided to reformulate the ingredients once again to bring them back to their former vegan glory. The new plant-based Jammie Dodgers are set to roll out to stores across the country from 13th July onwards, with a new darker coloured packet design and logo to make it easier for people to spot which packs are suitable for vegans.


By Laura Barns
Laura Barns

Laura is our Copywriter, who is obsessed with the Hearty Roots Stew (and has been known to eat a double serve for lunch on more than one occasion). On her day off you’ll find her walking her puppy Ralph, stopping off at bookshops and cocktail bars along the way. 

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