Doing what they love and selling vegan products that they actually care for: Eeva and Madis (RoheValik; EE)

“Our store is fair, well sourced and priced, and it’s a place where one can go and buy whatever one wants knowing that one is getting a fair deal! There is no tricking anyone.”

Helping others to see and appreciate the opportunities and options of a sustainable way of living: Anne and Gary Moore (Wagtail Design; FI)

“Personally we like crisis, it builds and brings out strengths that most don’t even know they have. There is a very appropriate saying that I have used as long as I can remember: “If you care enough, you will find a way, if not, you will find an excuse.” You, and you alone are responsible for you; find your way out of crisis.”

Shop ´til you drop but keep it cruelty free!: Helen Tintse (Veganshop; EE)

“I admire and respect everyone who has found possibilities to support veganism, environmental protection and equality. There are many different people, some in the forefront, some not. Some can write, some can blog, some creates recipes, some design, some takes photos, some consults, etc. They all help our world to become a better place. Similarly to every person who cares and who makes reasoned choices.”  

Promoting reducing, reusing and recycling: Annika Hentrich (BicicloLab; DE/IT)

“Every item we buy has a past and a future, and therefore an impact on people and nature. We should inform ourselves about its origin and have an awareness of what happens to this product when we get rid of it.” 

A reusable snack bag by Stasher (US) — tested and approved

Refuse Plastic Today (EE) have sent me a Stasher Reusable Snack bag to test — the bag completed the test successfully!

VegeXmas, a vegan Christmas market in Helsinki (FI)!

VegeXmas at Kultuuritehdas Korjaamo (Helsinki, Finland), 21 — 22 December, 2019.

Encouraging us all to do the best we possibly can: Aleks (Natural Bröder; EE)

“Sort your trash, take your own bag to a grocery store, take your own cup to a coffee shop, don’t throw trash around and reuse things as much as you can. Those would be the basics. Also, many new sustainable brands are coming out, but with them many greenwashing brands are coming along too. You should research the brand to know if it really is what it claims to be. And the reason would be to keep the business going while not being too harmful to our planet. Not everything we as species do is bad, we just need to manage our processes better.”

Drum beat: welcome to join the Tallinn Vegan Fair 2019 – come and say “Hello”!

Welcome to say “Hello”, and ask questions about veganism!

Dental care products by Georganics (UK) – natural, sustainable, conscientious, mostly vegan

I am ready for my oral hygiene routines – the supplies level is full!

Switching to an eco-friendly, zero waste safety razor by Bambaw (BE)

Bambaw believes that a more sustainable and ethically conscious world is not only possible, it’s down to us to create it.

Tallinn Vegfest 2019 (EE) – come and say “Hello”!

Drum beat: welcome to join Tallinn Vegfest 2019!

Using arts and crafts for improving position of oppressed animals: Marita Tanninen (Vegan Vortex; FI)

“Every person has a key to change the world. I believe spreading the knowledge about animal rights is one thing that can make a big influence, and I think we are heading to more cruelty-free world all the time. If and when we are aware of these things, we can also demand improvements to be written in our laws. For example, many countries have banned fur farming lately. We just have to fight against the system.”

A slow fashion enthusiast: Janita (Annie Eleanoora; FI)

“Buy less, but better! The biggest thing with sustainable development is that we should reduce our consumption.”

Putting love and respect for the animals into drawings: Weronika Kolinska (MENIMA; PL/NL)

“Animals are unique, they have personalities. I try to draw animals as individuals and I want to show other people how I see them – beautiful, majestic beings, deserving of our respect. I have also illustrated my favorite vegan poem about the milk industry to depict some of the standard practices, like taking the calves away soon after birth, killing the calves for veal and killing the cows when they are “spent”. I’m proud to say that those illustrations reached and touched a lot of people.”

Found a treasure – a bag made by Alchemy Goods (US)

“Alchemy Goods is an eco-friendly, B-Corp certified bag and accessory brand with headquarters in Boulder, CO and manufacturing in Seattle, WA. Our bags and accessories are made by using a process called upcycling.”