New Flag Launches to Unite Vegans Across the Globe

Israeli designer Gad V. Hakimi launched the international vegan flag to solidify the global movement toward compassion.

The first-ever international vegan flag was unveiled last week. Jerusalem-born designer Gad V. Hakimi (with input from an international design team and the Vegan Flag Facebook group) created the green-and-blue flag with a white “v”—colors chosen to symbolize land, sky and sea, and light, respectively—in the center. Inspired by the rainbow flag that is now ubiqitous of the global LGBTQ movement, Hakimi created the vegan flag with the belief that “every great movement in history has a flag.” Hakimi followed the five rules for creating a flag—namely, only using three colors, not replicating existing flag designs, omitting text and seals, using meaningful symbolism, and keeping the flag so simple that a child can draw it from memory. In addition to free digital downloads, other items such as physical decals, t-shirts, caps, and actual flags printed with the design are currently available online in various stores, including Upon finishing the flag design, Hakimi ordered a custom credit card printed with his international vegan flag flying high on the front—a feature offered by Wells Fargo and Capital One in the United States. “I have a feeling that the flag is really going to catch,” Hakimi told Israeli media outlet Tivonews.

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