As veganism continues to grow, businesses are expanding the options vegans have in terms of what we eat and wear. Whether it is through innovative beauty care, delicious food or ethically manufactured clothing, these businesses are proving that meat-free and plant-based businesses can be successful in today’s market.
If you are thinking of starting your own vegan business, you have come to the right place. To help you, we will present you some of the most successful vegan online business ideas.
The Vegan Vine
Wine lovers and vegans alike, rejoice! This brand, The Vean Vine is a popular wine brand that is grown and produced by Clos LaChance Winery, a family-owned winery in California. You may be wondering how wine can be vegan and that is why this brand was created – to inform people on the wine production process.
According to their website, the Vegan Vine started when a family member was curious if the wines were suitable for his vegan lifestyle which inspired the owners to meet with a production team and find a way to produce delicious and high-quality wines that support animal-free lifestyle. You can find their products on their website, along with vegan recipe pairings for each wine.
What a great idea for a vegan business, right? If you are not a wine lover maybe you are a beer lover. Why not use your passion and create a business out of it?
Want to sell a wardrobe that is animal-friendly? Make sure to check VauteCouter, a clothing store based in Brooklyn that sells everything from winter coats to tank tops and accessories for both women and men.
The founder, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgard wanted to create a dress coat that is warm enough to get through the winter in Chicago and so created the company in 2009. VauteCoutre is like haute couture but with a V for Vegan. VauteCouture became the first vegan label to show at NYFW or New York Fashion Week in 2013. Whether you are looking for hats, coats, casual clothes or jewelry, you can find everything you need at their website. You can shop online or at the store in New York.
If you think you have design skills, you can try and create your own fashion animal-free clothing line. You can create your own online shop and sell your unique pieces online.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
One of the best vegan online business ideas is creating cruelty-free cosmetics products and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a great example of one such brand.
While most cosmetics don’t contain animal products, major cosmetics brands test their products on animals which is not supported by the vegan lifestyle.
The brand Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is a popular makeup brand known for being 100% vegan. Their products are sold online on their website and in major cosmetics stores like Sephora, etc. The brand also has a brick-and-mortar store, located in New York. The product collection includes lib, colored eye, and body pencils. Eye shadows, nail lacquers, concealers, primers, tinted moisturizers, and much more. The company is certified by PETA.
Want to sell handbags or jewelry online to your vegan audience? How to start a vegan business online related to fashion?
Michelle Leon is the perfect example that proves that high fashion and veganism can go hand in hand. If you want animal-friendly and beautiful jewelry, this store is the place for you.
They are known for not using animal products in their work, their stones, and metals. All fabrics are eco-friendly and pure and in no way harm our environment. The metals are never plated as we all know that the plating process is harmful and toxic.
On their website, you will find jewelry, belts, and handbags for both women and men.
If you are good at designing jewelry and you want to protect the environment, creating eco-friendly accessories or bags is a great business idea for you. Come up with a few unique designs, find someone to manufacture your products and start selling them online.
Coco and Bubbles
Did you know that most candles aren’t vegan? In fact, many candles contain stearic acid which is made from animal fat and luxury candles are made from beeswax. Luckily, you don’t have to stop burning your favorite scents if are vegan – just switch to purchasing more animal-friendly candles.
Soy candles are not hard to find but if you want to try a variety of candle types and scents, check the popular Etsy shop Coco and Bubbles. This hop offers both small and large candles and they come in different scents ranging from herbs and basil to banana, strawberries, etc. The candles are 100% eco-friendly and hand-made from soy wax with organic cotton wicks.
If you are feeling artsy and want to run your vegan online business from home, selling soy candles is a great idea. You can also sell soaps.
Vegans have plenty of vegan foods to choose from and tons of fashion and cosmetics options. Is there something missing? What about cleaning products? Another great idea for an online vegan business.
Planet used this idea to create cleaning products like laundry detergent, liquid, and spray cleaners, all of which have minimal impact on the environment and compliment a healthy vegan lifestyle. This brand has an interesting background story – it is founded by Stefan Jacob, a fisherman who was concerned about the pollution of our soil and water. You can purchase their products online at Amazon and Amazon Canada and in some retail locations.
What do you think about these ideas? Are these online business ideas for vegans inspiration enough to motivate you to start your own brand? What kind of brand would you start? We would love to hear about your new business idea and how it would help vegans.
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