- When I went vegan 9 years ago, it was primarily health-motivated. Consuming animal products was making me sick and I began realizing that following a plant-based diet made me feel exponentially better. Little did I know that adopting a vegan diet would end up curing my eczema and asthma, conditions I assumed I would have to live with for the rest of my life.I started doing research and became much more conscious of the impact that my choices had, not only on myself but on animals and the environment. My passion for leading a vegan lifestyle grew and I knew that I wanted to create a business that would reflect these ethics. I decided that an “activism apparel” company would be the perfect way to start the conversation around adopting a lifestyle that would create a positive impact on our planet.Not only did I want the messages I was spreading to reflect my morals and values, but I also wanted to make sure that I was operating my business in an ethical way. Thus, I made a conscious effort to ensure that all of my clothing is sweatshop free, as well as ethically made with vegan inks and dyes, making it free of harmful toxins and chemicals.A huge part of my business is also spreading awareness through social media platforms. I make sure to promote what I eat and wear every day on Instagram (@vegetaryn). I believe that by giving people a look into my daily life, I’m able to lead by example and show people that a vegan lifestyle is completely doable.
VBR wants to pay a tribute to a pioneer in vegan and eco-friendly fashion, Joe Komodo. Since 1988, Joe has been creating ethical garments and has stayed true to the cause while keeping it stylish and comfortable.