The year kicked off with an article from the Economist calling 2019 the year of the vegan. SoFlo Vegans takes a look at some of the major headlines to help reinforce this claim and point to how 2019 was indeed a banner year vegans. 

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Activism

Automobiles

  • Manufacturers switching to vegan leather include Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Porsche, Bentley, Volvo, Nissan, Mercedes, and Tesla.

Beauty and Fashion

  • Hourglass Cosmetics go 100% vegan.
  • California signs the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act into Law.
  • California bans fur.
  • Illinois bans the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.
  • Nevada bans animal testing for cosmetics.
  • Australia bans Animal testing for cosmetics.
  • Canada moves toward banning cosmetic animal testing.
  • China ends animal testing requirements on post-market cosmetics.
  • Ukraine to ban cosmetics testing on animals.

Celebrities

  • Billie Eilish is Billboard Woman of the Year and Top New Artist for 2019, appeared on SNL with fellow vegan Woody Harrelson, had a #1 album and song on the charts.
  • RZA launches a vegan down-free puffer jacket, wallet, clothing line and supports the ban on fur in NYC.
  • Kesha launches a vegan makeup line.
  • Kanye West is launching a vegan pair of Yeezy shoes.
  • Ellen Degeneres launches vegan fur range and invests in Miyoko Cheese.
  • Queen Elizabeth goes fur-free for the animals.

Films

  • The Game Changers becomes the number one documentary on and number ONE best-seller of ALL movie pre-orders iTunes.
  • The Joker breaks records with the biggest October Domestic and International Opening of All Time. It stars vocal vegan advocate, Joaquin Phoneix.

Food

Sports

  • Novak Djokovic won the Wimbledon Men’s Singles final for the fifth time. 

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