Nov 1

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"Keep Calm and Vegan On"

Donald Watson coined the term "vegan" in 1944 when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England. Veganism is currently defined as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, be it from food, clothing, or any other purpose. Dietary vegans (also known as strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meat but also eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances. The term ethical vegan (also known as moral vegetarian) is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals for any purpose. Another term is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable. This tartan, designed by the Glasgow-based kilt makers Slanj is available "in a completely vegan kilt made from tartan woven entirely from animal-free materials."๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒฝ

The first tartan designed specifically with Vegan values was recently introduced by Slanj, which has kilt and trews stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

 

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. Distinctions may be made between several categories of veganism. Dietary vegans (also known as strict vegetarians) refrain from consuming animal products, not only meatbut also eggsdairy products and other animal-derived substances.[d] The term ethical vegan is often applied to those who not only follow a vegan diet but extend the philosophy into other areas of their lives, and oppose the use of animals for any purpose.[e] Another term is environmental veganism, which refers to the avoidance of animal products on the premise that the industrial farming of animals is environmentally damaging and unsustainable.

 

According to the company:

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"We are just trying to increase awareness of the positive effects of vegan living. The idea for the kilt was born from the increasing demand for a traditional kilt abstinent from animal products.  We have also designed a brand new tartan for the kilt to celebrate and marry Scottish Tradition with Vegan Living. The vibrant tartan encompasses earthly inspired colors and is unique in that every color is exactly the same width. This symmetry and the equal representation of colors indicate the importance of balance in life.The cloth will be woven in a specially developed polyester viscose material and will be available for kilts, clothing, and accessories from Slanj Kilts and other outlets."

 

And from the register notes:

 

The Vegan tartan has been designed to celebrate vegan living. Using earthy colours the symmetry and equal representation indicates the importance of balance in life.

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To learn more about World Vegan Day and its history, click the beautiful spectrum of food!

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