World Vegan Day with Flora & Fauna

World Vegan Day celebrates the success of the vegan movement, which is based on compassion and justice for animals.

At Eye of Horus, we support the rights of animals, children, men and women, believing all are equal and deserving of abundance. Producing luxury, ethical and plant-powered beauty is at the heart of what we do, ensuring all products are not only kind to our customers, but the planet too.

We sat down to discuss all things vegan and conscious living with Flora & Fauna, an Australian online retailer selling over 9000 ethical, eco, organic and vegan products with 300+ brands.

Also a stockist of Eye of Horus, Flora & Fauna source products and solutions that are better for us, better for animals and better for the planet.

Read on for helpful insights into veganism, mindful living and more.

What was the inspiration/purpose behind starting Flora & Fauna?

Our purpose is to help everyone make better choices.

We want the world to be a kinder and healthier place and we want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. We're here to drive change and make it easy for people to make these choices.

And I can’t forget Rosie the pig – the real inspiration behind Flora & Fauna!

Have you noticed an uptake in people seeking vegan beauty offerings and what might be some reasons behind this trend?

We’ve certainly seen a growing trend of people becoming more conscious of what goes into the products they are using and their environmental impact. People have discovered you can look and feel just as good knowing the products are cruelty free, better for the environment and better for you. Vegan beauty is all natural so people who might have found their skin is sensitive to harsh chemicals in their make-up or skincare are also looking for natural beauty alternatives that are gentler on their skin.

Why are vegan products beneficial, even to those who do not live a vegan lifestyle?

There are so many health benefits that come from living a vegan lifestyle, even for those who aren’t vegan. A prime example of this is our wonderful customers. Some of our customers may not necessarily be vegan but are allergic or have intolerances to dairy and gluten.

When it comes to beauty it’s not just you and the animals who benefit from natural, vegan beauty, but the plant-based ingredients are so much better for the environment, compared to the process of raising and processing animals for food or ingredients. Our vegan beauty products are high quality and long lasting, you can’t even tell the difference compared to generic beauty products.

Tips or advice for anyone considering a plant based lifestyle?

Transitioning to a plant based lifestyle might feel overwhelming at first but taking small steps will make it easier. This could be trailing simple alternatives, like a non-dairy nut milk instead of cow’s milk, or switching your meat-based nachos to a 3-bean chilli! There are so many fantastic alternatives out there.

What does beauty mean to you?

Beauty to me is about being confident and comfortable in your own skin. Some days we might not feel the need to wear makeup and some days we do, and that’s okay. We genuinely think beauty stems from the inside – so be kind to your body and the people around you and your true beauty will shine through!

One Eye of Horus product you cannot live without?

Bio Mascara. It just does exactly what a mascara should - it’s actually our best-selling mascara!

Be sure to tag @eyeofhoruscosmetics and #EOHbeauty on Instagram to show us your vegan beauty looks.

For any questions or advice on which products are best suited to you, reach out to the team over email, Instagram, Facebook or live chat.