Black Sheep Tattoo

www.paulacastle.com

Currently in her sixth year of tattooing, Paula Castle has been lucky enough to travel extensively and tattoo alongside some of the best artists around.

While working in other studios Paula realised that for most people being tattooed can be a daunting experience. She struggles with anxiety herself and understands how difficult getting tattooed can be, not to mention wanting to have more personal areas of the body tattooed, and feeling comfortable enough to be relaxed and exposed whilst making the ultimate change to your skin. That’s why she created Black Sheep.

Lots of Tattoo Studios boast being “vegan friendly” and that’s great. However most of these are simply saying so because they use vegan ink. Well, that’s just not enough. Black Sheep is a fully vegan and eco conscious studio. All products are vegan, we use plant based single use barriers for each tattoo set up. We strive to reduce waste and recycle everything possible. The studio itself is fitted using repurposed furniture and wood, LED energy saving lighting, eco-paint and lots of lovely vintage pieces. I am also vegan myself. Supporting vegan small businesses goes further than apparel and food.

 

Bloop

www.bloopbristol.com

123 Oxford Street, Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RH

Hairy Jayne makes hair care products that help women take better care of their dry hair – with a choice of divine fragrances. The products are made from the best moisturising ingredients available. Naturally derived, vegan ingredients that cause the least harm to us on our skin, and the least harm to our world when they end up down the plug. Sulfates and parabens are out, and plant oils and fragrant essential oils are definitely in. All of the products have been registered with the Vegan Society and are 100% cruelty free.

Her customers started asking if they could return their bottles shortly after Blue Planet was first aired.

We stock household products from companies that are ethical, use sustainable resources and are in no way associated with animal cruelty. We’ve tried to find a broad range of products to suit all budgets – from local makers who use the most natural and high-end ingredients and packaging to ethical companies who mass produce their products (making them cheaper). Hopefully there’s something for everyone! We have a plastic free / refill shop called bloop.

 

Dr Gelato

www.drgelato.co.uk

3 Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP

Dr Gelato’s Italian chef makes our ice-cream fresh every day using only the finest ingredients and more than a touch of magic to bring you the best gelato in Bath.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy our fantastic flavours so we also offer a mouthwatering range of dairy-free and vegan flavours including an amazing dark chocolate sorbet that you won’t believe is dairy-free. Even our cones are vegan. All of our tubs, lids, spoons and cups are fully biodegradable and compostable (although of course we’d love you to bring your own).

Drop in to visit the Doctor for the ultimate feel-good food just a few steps from the world famous Bath Abbey and the gorgeous Parade Gardens, No appointment necessary….

Heartfelt Vintage

www.heartfeltvintage.co.uk

32 Alma Vale Road, Bristol BS8 2HY

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Often described as one of the quirkiest places for afternoon tea Bristol has ever seen, we pride ourselves on offering something truly unique and really special. We love afternoon tea, for us it’s the most important meal of the day! A true indulgence and a great British tradition.

We bake everything ourselves, in house. We make sure we deliver a proper, traditional afternoon tea experience.​ Our Classic Afternoon Tea menu changes every few weeks to keep it seasonal.

Whether you’ve been vegan for years, are vegan-curious or even if the thought of no meat and no dairy makes your toes curl we promise you’ll love this. Who’s with us?

We are very happy to cater for dietary requirements. Our menu is vegetarian as standard.

Vegan Wine Box

www.veganwinebox.co.uk

We are two passionate wine enthusiasts who are trying to make good quality vegan wine more available. As we have been wine enthusiasts since we met 15 years ago, selling vegan wine seemed like the perfect fit.

Initially we will be selling wine subscription boxes and wine and chocolate gifts. Our eventual aim is to become the largest retailer of vegan wines in the UK. We will individually vet any vineyards we work with to ensure they are following vegan practices.

Is all wine vegan?

No, despite wine being essentially alcoholic grape juice, a lot of it isn’t vegan at all.  This is due to additives used to speed up the clarification process, these additives can contain Gelatine (derived from animal skin and connective tissue, Isinglass (derived from fish bladders), Albumen (egg whites), Casein (milk proteins).

Zero Green

www.zerogreenbristol.co.uk

80 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1HJ 

New Opening Times Folks: Now you will be able to do your shopping with us Every Day! We hope that the late opening over week days helps all those that finish work a bit later.

Zero Green came about for two reasons; firstly, we were both becoming frustrated about how much packaging there is on everyday items and our understanding of how much damage plastic, and specifically single use plastic, was doing to our planet. Secondly, we realised that if we wanted to see something done about it we would have to do it ourselves!

There is no small quantity in zero green: you can buy as much as you want and if you think you´ve filled too much…don´t panic! There will be plenty of pots around the shop to poured any left over, which will create a funny mixture for us to take home at the end of the day 🙂 of course, it won´t be wasted!

The Vegan Mellanhand

www. theveganmellanhand.co.uk

Hi, my name is Loo, I am The Vegan Mellanhand (middle-person).

Having experienced mental illness first hand I am particularly passionate about the importance of taking time out for yourself. My mission is to promote the Scandinavian way of life, notably ‘lagom’ which can enhance people’s wellbeing. Lagom is the Swedish translation of not too little, not too much. Just right.

This can be in relation to:
Time
Resilience
Community
Innerhealth
Learning and
Consumption

Why Vegan? Lagom and veganism go hand in hand: -BALANCED – CONSCIOUSNESS – FAIRNESS– SUSTAINABILITY – I use products which are aligned with lagom. Plant based formulas that are not too little, not too much. Just right.