Food & Culture
11 Cruelty-Free Style Products You Can Find in Seattle Shops
A dynamic group of local retailers offer a range of vegan, eco-friendly products, with no knock to style or allure
By Andrew Hoge August 21, 2018
Decoding the label:
Vegan: Made without animal ingredients.
Cruelty-free: Not tested on animals.
Nontoxic: No toxic chemicals in the product.
PETA-Approved Vegan: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) stamp of approval means a product has passed the organization’s strict vegan guidelines.
1. Foldover mini bag. Pinterest sensation turned boutique shop owner Moorea Seal offers this Karu by Moorea Seal vegan leather side bag ($38), designed with minimalist lines and several interior pockets to take you from day to date night. Downtown, 1012 First Ave.; 206.728.2523.
2. Olivia purse. From Montreal-based Jeane and Jax, this off-white bag ($80) is made of PETA-Approved Vegan leather and available at Drizzle and Shine, a vegan-only boutique located on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill, 102 15th Ave. E; 206.329.9274.
3. Daily moisturizer. Infused with jojoba, argan, chia and rosehip oils, this lightweight moisturizer ($32) from Bellevue-based Velvet Report can be worn alone or beneath makeup.
4. Micellar cleaning water. This PETA-Approved Vegan and cruelty-free face spray ($22) from Velvet Report effortlessly removes makeup, oil and dirt with a cloth, no rinse required—one reason it’s a cult favorite during fashion week.
5. Lapis facial oil. Based in Belltown, Herbivore Botanicals created this plant-based facial oil ($72) that hydrates skin without clogging pores. The signature ingredient is blue tansy, a Moroccan flower that gives the concoction its brilliant sapphire hue and whose oil contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
6. Coco Rose body polish. This body scrub ($36) from Herbivore Botanicals combines virgin coconut oil, Moroccan rose, pink clay and sugar to moisturize and gently exfoliate your skin.
7. Brazilian Glow beauty butter. Seattle-based Teadora (which means “love yourself” in Portuguese) infuses its products with natural ingredients found in the Amazon rain forest. Made from eight super fruits and argan-plant stem cells, this nongreasy beauty butter ($38) absorbs quickly as it tones, reduces fine lines and deeply moisturizes.
8. ECU metallic slip-ons. Crafted with vegan leather and comfy interior cushioning, these metallic-tipped shoes ($55) from Drizzle and Shine are well suited for casual errands or a festive night out.
9. Kallen mule. These colorful Karu by Moorea Seal slip-ons ($68) are made with vegan suede, also at Moorea Seal’s namesake boutique downtown.
Photo courtesy of Lancer and Lace
10. Vegan Eyelash Extensions. Founded in 2016, Belltown-based salon Lancer and Lace is known for their stylish cuts and artistic vibe. Earlier this year, owners Julia Anderson and Katie Rainwater introduced a range of vegan beauty services (pricing varies) the most eye-catching of which include PETA-certified cruelty free and vegan safe eyelash extensions. Belltown; 2317 Sixth Avenue; 206.420.8170.
11. Nail Polish. Seattle-based VEQUE set out to create a nail polish without the commonly used toxic chemicals. The result is a fast-drying potion ($18 per bottle) that is 9-free, vegan, and cruelty-free crafted in modern array of colors.