Guest post by Jeff Repanich, founder of Vegan Product Guide.
Finding vegan shampoos and baby bath used to be arduous. We’d surf the web until we found a list of products that weren’t tested on animals, then hit a discussion forum to find some chatter about whether they were vegan. Often, we’d double-check the ingredients from the manufacturer’s website with a list of ingredients derived from animals. And then we’d go to the store …sometimes only to find out that the product we’d decided on was out of stock.
I launched the Vegan Product Guide to make information about great vegan products more accessible.
The Vegan Product Guide is a user-driven database that allows users to vote on whether a product is vegan, leave comments, and make shopping lists. Whether your family is new to veganism, you’re simply trying to live a more plant-based lifestyle, or you’re veteran vegans with friends and family that aren’t so good at reading labels, the Guide is for you.
To get started, create an account. This will allow you to vote on products, leave comments, add tags, and make your own shopping list. Next, search for your favorite products if you want to leave feedback to help other vegan families or look for new foods, personal care products, fashion accessories, or home cleaning products by browsing the site or using the search box.
Are your children’s teachers befuddled by what snacks are appropriate? You can direct them to the Vegan Product Guide and have them search for “green” products, which have been voted to be genuine vegan. Have a relative or friend who isn’t so good at reading labels? Create a shopping list of holiday candies, or favorite snacks, and print out a copy next time you visit.
The Vegan Product Guide is intended to make following a vegan lifestyle fun and easy. I hope you’ll join us and share your favorite vegan products.
Jeff Repanich is the vegan dad behind Vegan Product Guide. Ever since he built his first website to share a vegan waffle recipe, he has enjoyed web development. He makes outrageously delicious Swedish pancakes and is prone to add Daiya cheese to just about everything else.