Sunday, October 31, 2010


We in the Vegan Etsy Team love celebrating holidays, and for many of us Halloween may be our favorite!
Finding delicious handmade vegan goodies is never a problem when you've got such a talented group of vegan crafters on your side.

Fall is here, and winter is just around the corner...

...and no matter what the holiday or season, we think that handmade by independent crafters is the best! Don't you? ;)

Be safe, have fun, and have a Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Vegan Craft Samples' Holiday 2010 Bag

The time is here: we are collecting samples for the Holiday 2010 Vegan Craft Sample bags! 100% of profits from each bag goes to an animal sanctuary voted for on the vegan samples blog.

Vegan Samples is back in full swing, with many goals for our future bags! Last year's holiday bag raised over $700 for Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary and we hope to beat that with this year's holiday bags! We are still accepting contributors and can accept samples as late as November 11th. Please sign up on the website.

Vegan Craft Samples is run by Heather from Holistically Heather and her partner in crime, Jessi, all out of their living room.

Photos from last years holiday sample bag assembly line!!

There is a blog and a facebook page as well:
and of course their website

Vegan craft samples has been mentioned in VegNews magazine, reviewed on numerous blogs including Sarah Kramer's (go vegan calendar, how it all vegan cookbook trio). In order to continue raising funds for animals, vegan craft samples really needs more contributors and people who have a love for both animals and handmade. This is also a great way to advertise your shop!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two new members for the VET!

Please welcome our two newest team members: ButtonFarmer and The Gypsy Vegan! Don't forget, the Vegan Etsy Team offers handmade all-vegan wares, made by vegans - for vegans and for everyone. So stop by their shops, say hello, and don't forget to make them your favorites!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Veg*ism and Empathy: a scientific connection?

During the last week of May, an interesting article entitled The Brain Functional Networks Associated to Human and Animal Suffering Differ among Omnivores, Vegetarians and Vegans was published by a group of European researchers.

Say wha?

The article discussed an experiment wherein them there scientists tried to find out if vegetarians and vegans demonstrated empathy in a significantly different way, in brain function terms, in situations that are not food related. Different than who? Than, well, everyone else - those who consume animal products without considering the ramifications. (The veg*ns in the readership are exclaiming answers right now, but just keep your pants on. The findings are quite interesting, I promise!)

Lucky for those of us who don't make a hobby of reading peer reviewed scientific journal articles, Psychology Today published a chipper little blog post discussing the original article and its findings.

So... read, learn, enjoy!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Starrlight Jewelery teams up with CypherLOX for a Halloween Giveaway!

This giveaway may rock your world. Whether you're polishing up your nightly wardrobe, or just looking for the right pieces for this year's costume, the time is NOW.

The VET's very own Starrlight Jewelry has teamed up with the radical CypherLox for a Halloween Giveaway - and with three fabulous tiers of prizes, no less! There are numerous ways to enter, including fanning on Facebook, submitting customer appreciation photos, and of course placing orders! So don't forget, purchases with Starr's shops benefit Starrlight Cat Sanctuary. Get the full contest details here - and good luck!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

More New Members!

We've got two more new members to introduce to you this week: Chirp Cards and JF Illustrations. So much color in these shops - I love it! Stop by to check out the whimsical designs and animal themes - I know you'll be hooked! (And of course, don't forget to make them your "favorite" shops!)

Night Owls card
by Chirp Cards

Go Vegan Rooster
by JF Illustrations