One of the seventeen things that I love about Compassion Couture is the story of how it was started as a vehicle to create positive change by two sisters — Jill and Tracey. They were busy working in corporate America, jobs that didn’t quite gel with their growing awareness and concern about animal issues. Inspired by their interest in fashion, along with their desire to save lives and make the world a better place, they started Compassion Couture — an online, 100% cruelty-free and eco-friendly boutique. The passion and heart that Jill and Tracey bring to this vegan business is evident in the products they offer — all individually hand-picked by them. On their website, you can find shoes, bags, and accessories like wallets and belts — all totally vegan, provided by some of the chicest brands in the green fashion world.
I first met co-founder Tracey at last month’s Our Hen House’s Hen Party. Synchronistically, Tracey was the lucky winner of the much-desired Vaute Couture designer vegan coat, which we were offering as our one and only raffle prize. Seemed an appropriate winner, all things considered.
Since I’m a big fan of “for-profit activism,” and of making vegans look and feel gorgeous — and since it’s the season of giving — we are excited to team up with Compassion Couture for a giveaway. They are offering a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner. For your chance to win, simply comment below and tell us how you respond when someone says “Oh, I could never be vegan…”
To double your chance of winning, tweet this: “I just entered to win a $50 gift certificate to @CompassionCtre #vegan boutique to support @ourhenhouse. http://tinyurl.com/773gpk2” And be sure to let us know your Twitter handle in your comment below so we count your additional entry!
Make sure you enter by midnight, EST, on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The randomly-selected winner will be notified by email within 1 week of the contest ending. Good luck!
This holiday season, don’t forget to patronize companies like Compassion Couture, who provide ethically-sourced, vegan goods. When giving a product as a gift that was specifically picked out because of it’s cruelty-free-ness, we also like to include a “Why Vegan?” brochure, so that the recipient has an opportunity to learn the ethical benefits of shopping vegan.