Welcome to La Vegan Rose!

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My name is Áine and I am a twenty-one year old Irish girl with a love of all things pink, girly, gourmet, luxurious, high quality, sustainable, ethical and most importantly, vegan!

I believe that it is possible to continue to enjoy a girly lifestyle without compromising your ethics. My goal is to inspire change and to do so with an open mind and positivity, while putting an end to the negativity surrounding the vegan community. And that’s the key word there, community! La Vegan Rose is a safe, non-judgmental community where anyone can ask questions, share advice or talk about their mistakes or concerns without being shamed, attacked or disrespected and instead being encouraged and uplifted.

There is a real lack of exposure of luxury and affordable high quality, ethical vegan brands and an idea that being vegan means not caring about material things, which I think puts many people off from the vegan lifestyle because they don’t want to stop buying the things they love. I want to change that by showing you that you don’t have to give up part of your personality or the things you enjoy and can still be a compassionate, more conscious person. There is also a real lack of exposure of the working conditions, materials, wages and environmental impact many big companies have and a huge lack of brand transparency. I will be highlighting some of the key issues of fast fashion and showing you not only what to look out for but also how to go about inspiring change and finding you sustainable, high quality swaps for your favourite things.

You don’t have to be vegan or girly to be here, no matter what you are looking for or wondering, I will do my best to help you find it! There is no such thing as a perfect vegan and we can only do our best, even the smallest thing you do for the earth should be celebrated. Even if it’s just eating vegan once a week or taking the time to recycle properly or supporting an ethical company by buying one piece from them, you are still contributing to change and living more consciously. Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you’re not doing enough. Each person’s morals, situation, life and experiences are all different and just because someone might have the ability to go above and beyond for veganism and their beliefs does not make them better people. We are all just trying to do the best we can!

As I have said before, I am just here to inspire change, not to preach or force my opinions on anyone. I just want to be the change I want to see in the world and to provide an example of a happy, healthy, girly vegan so that anyone who is interested can too achieve their goals. I am so excited to share all of my recipes, tips, information, advice and adventures with you and I hope we can all grow more consciously together!