One-stop Vegan & Ethical Fashion, Bead & Reel


I’m loving my beautiful Matt & Nat Webber Wallet that I ordered through Bead & Reel’s website, curated by Sica Schmitz.  It’s a lovely wallet that I can double as a wallet or a clutch.

I’m excited to tell you about where I ordered the wallet.  Bead & Reel is a vegan and ethical fashion shopping site. It is easy to navigate through and perfect for this season of giving.  Why would I recommend shopping through Bead & Reel?  Every time you shop at Bead & Reel you are supporting 55 independent designers spanning clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories, and gifts.  In addition, a portion of each sale is donated to a differently monthly cause to better the world.

I love that Bead & Reel provides clear, verified labelling such as Organic, Fair Trade, Made in the USA, Vegan, and that it has a female founder!  I also think it’s wonderful that they hold an annual fair trade fashion show and quarterly clothing drive for vulnerable women.  Check out their weekly blog posts to learn more!

If you’re still shopping around for gifts, please visit Bead & Reel to do your one-stop shopping!

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Gunas 100% Vegan Handbags



When the @VeganFatKid and I lunched at Crossroads Kitchen the other day, he was doing his thing–snapping photos of food, then he pulled back and snapped this photo. I love it because it reminded me of something significant.  I want to share it with you, tell you about another side of my veganism.  When I became vegan 3 years ago, I became an ethical vegan–I not only abstained from the use of animal products in my diet, I also began to reject the commodity status of animals.  I no longer purchased leather, wool, any goods made from animals.  I, however, still loved fashionable shoes and purses and found it challenging to find styles I liked that were 100% vegan.  That is, until I discovered some great vegan brands.  Today, I want to introduce you to one of them.  Check out my newest 100% vegan handbag from GUNAS!  What do you think?  Do you think my structured GUNAS Flamingo purse goes well with my fall outfit and this tomato bisque soup? Haha, I think so.

Right now they’re having a crazy sale on select handbags and accessories and just wanted to let you know about it, in case you’re in the market for a new purse!  What are your favorite vegan fashion brands?

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