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Detroit Company Debuts Recycled Vegan Handbags

Pure Detroit unveils its vegan bag collection made from recycled seatbelts.

Michigan-based Pure Detroit apparel company partnered with California accessory company Harvey’s to create Detroit-themed vegan wallets, dopp kits, purses, and handbags from recycled seatbelts. Pure Detroit CEO Ryan Hooper recently appeared on a local morning news segment to promote the new items that are decorated with 19th century maps of Detroit and said that the material used to make his products “would end up in a landfill if it wasn’t put to this use.” Cooper revealed that the items had a lifetime guarantee and are built tough. Harvey’s is an accessory company specializing in using recycled vegan materials—such as seatbelts—and in addition to Pure Detroit, the company partners with Disney.

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Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakery in NYC

Vegan chef Watt Sriboonruang's Rawsome Bakery will land on Orchard Street in Manhattan—further veganizing a street occupied by vegan apparel company MooShoes and vegan store Orchard Grocer.
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Vegan Brand Breaks Indiegogo's Crowdfunding Record

Vegan meal shake startup Bear Brands raised more than $65,000 from 250 backers in the first day of its crowdfunding campaign.
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Playboy Playmate Amanda Cerny is Vegan

The former Playmate and current YouTube comedian confirms that she would never promote beef jerky to her 19 million social media followers because she is vegan.
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Luxe Department Stores Launch Decadent Vegan Menu

Harvey Nichols stores across the UK now serve upscale vegan dishes and wines at its seven locations.
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Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
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This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

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