And what does that mean for Kalani?
Public awareness is growing day by day, whether it is for issues of respect, information, trend or simply awareness. The questions of respect are increasing; respect for Nature, respect for biodiversity, respect for humanity, respect for differences, respect for low developed countries in the South,… and also respect for animals. The purpose of this article is not to say what is right or wrong, but to clarify questions and present a fact of a movement that is gaining popularity at the global level.
A little reminder… What is Vegan?
To avoid any confusion, many of you (certainly) who are reading this article today are probably affected by the issue, but let’s take a look at the general context.
The adjective Vegan refers to a person who excludes any product of animal origin from his or her diet and daily life. Donald Watson, co-founder of the VeganSociety and first veganist, invented the term “vegan” in 1944. Veganism is a way of life based on the refusal to exploit animals.
Vegans do not consume or use products of animal or animal origin: flesh, fur, leather, wool, silk, animal fats. Nor products tested on them such as certain cleaning products or cosmetics. The vegan lifestyle therefore extends to all food products, as well as products for everyday use: clothing, cleaning products, cosmetics…
Simply, being a Vegan means refusing any animal exploitation.
What is Peta?
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is a non-profit association (which is taking on a global role) dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.
For PETA, just like humans, animals are able to feel suffering and have an interest in having their own lives. They are therefore not intended for use, whether for food, clothing, experimentation, recreation, or any other reason. PETA and its supporters around the world raise awareness among politicians and the public about animal cruelty and promote the right of all animals to be treated with respect.
PETA works through public awareness, research, legislation, special events, the involvement of personalities and protest campaigns. PETA believes in non-violence and does not defend or condone any action that could harm individuals, human or non-human. PETA also approves products and brands around the world that respect their principles and do not use any animals or products of animal origin in their production.
So what does PETA-Approved bed linen mean in practice?
Every year, millions of animals are killed for the textile and clothing industry, all in the name of fashion. Whether the clothes come from fur farms in China, slaughterhouses in India, or rural Australia, immeasurable suffering accompanies every fur-lined jacket, leather belt and wool sweater.
But it is not only for furs, the industry also sometimes uses animal derivatives to manufacture products used directly or indirectly in textile production.
So concretely, we (Kalani) have committed ourselves to PETA not to use products of animal origin and as a result, we have received the PETA-APPROUVED VEGAN label for our entire collection. Our vegan friends, vegan in transition or just animal friends can therefore sleep on their two ears in Kalani organic cotton and Fairtrade cotton bed linen.
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