1. What is a vegan?
A highly-evolved, intelligent human being that doesn’t want to hurt animals, or eat them or anything that comes out of their bodies. That’s my definition, a more traditional definition can be found here.
2. Why are you a vegan?
Because I am a highly-evolved, intelligent human being that really likes animals. About 13 years ago as a carnivore, I had a dog and four cats. One day I looked at them and thought I really didn’t want to eat them. So why the hell was I eating any other animal? That’s when it happened.
3. What do vegans eat?
Delicious food. I grew up in inner city Detroit about as far away from veganism as possible. When I became a vegetarian I modified a lot of the food I grew up on to be vegetarian and hence vegan. I may not be the healthiest eater on the planet but I make tasty food.
4. Where do you shop?
Everywhere. Mostly online. While it is important to support vegan owned stores, I shop wherever I can find stylish, man made clothes. This seems to irk some vegans but I think it is equally important to show all retailers that carry non-animal products that we are here and will keep buying them.
5. Isn’t Vegan fashion expensive?
It can be but it certainly doesn’t have to be. I rarely spend large amounts of money on designer clothes. As you see from the site, most fashion here is inexpensive to mildy expensive. While I would like to list really expensive vegan clothes, I don’t see a reason to do that here. If you would like me to do so, then by all means let me know.
6. What is your “beef” with vegetarians?
I have two issues with vegetarianism. First, it is largely a form of torture to consume dairy and eggs no matter how “organic” or “free range” or “happy” the animals may seem. Secondly, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Humans do not need dairy products from animals. It’s like smoking, you know it’s bad for you but you continue to do it anyway. It’s your choice. If you want to condone torture and ingest strange animal puss into your body, by all means, it’s your choice.
7. You don’t talk about environmentalism. Isn’t that part of being a vegan?
It could be but there are a million and one sites that spew on about climate change and carbon trading, etc. That’s not the direction or point of this site. It’s all about style and fashion here.
8. Fashion seems so superficial. Why do you make such a big deal about it?
Most carnivores look at vegans as freakazoids. Really, they do. I know some of you like it that way. Here’s the issue, when you look stylishly wonderful, people take notice and they listen to you. It always irritates me that vegans pushing the way of life look like they work at PBS when they dress up. That leads to more eye-rolling and humming “Mary had a Little Lamb” while you speak. Bottom line, you look good, they listen.