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Embracing Veganuary: 10 vegan-friendly Welsh businesses to know about

17 Jan, 2024

Having a go at Veganuary this January? Why not support some Welsh businesses at the same time. Whether you’re looking to change up your food habits, make some edits to your wardrobe or just try something a bit different, take a look at our list of 10 wonderful vegan-friendly businesses…

Earthly Rebels

Hailing from Swansea, Earthly Rebels was founded by Jay, who makes artisan skincare, soaps and lotions taking inspiration from the Gower coastline and the art of botanical formulation. 

Jay hosts hands-on workshops, where people can create their own plant-based skincare and pet care products, utilising natural ingredients such as home-grown herbs and wild-foraged seaweed. If you’re a regular at the beach, have a look at their decades old beach balm face oil.

Experiment with vegan skincare >>

SamosaCo

SamosaCo, is a family-run company based in Pontyclun driven by vegetarian and vegan family recipes that follow a 100% natural, “no added anything” philosophy. If you’re following a free-from, vegan, gluten free or dairy free diet, SamosaCo offers something for everyone.

Take a look at the vegan variety box which includes samosas, sauces, chutneys and other classic indian party food.

Host a vegan night with family and friends, courtesy of Samosa Co >>

Do Goodly Dips

Based in Llanelli, Do Goodly Dips offers a selection of tasty plant-powered dips for vegans and non-vegans alike to enjoy. Why not spice up your nachos and try nacho cheeze, superstar salsa and/or smashed pea guacamole? Or if you’re a bread lover like me, give their tomato and bean hummous a go. Holding to their “Do Good” mission, Do Goodly Dips also uses recyclable packaging and donates 10% of profits to the mental health charity Mind. 

This could be an easy swap… >>

Good Carma

If you’re looking for an alternative to dairy cheese, Carmarthenshire-based Good Carma offers a wide variety of dairy free, nut based vegan cheese products to spread or sprinkle over your meals this month.

From chilli infused, to garlicky goodness,you no longer need to sacrifice flavour for a vegan alternative. Whether you’re looking to incorporate a vegan diet or know of someone with a dairy intolerance, check them out and get yourself some good ‘carma’…

Check out the 2023 Vegan Cheese Award winner >>

Bullion Rum

Veganuary isn’t dry January so why not try a tot of Swansea-based Bullion Rum? Founded in 2020, Bullion Rum currently offers five exciting vegan flavours - original, passionfruit, cherry, java banana and coconut. They also have a range of luxury hip flasks and some engraved rum glasses. If you’re not sure which flavour to try first, check out their January deal on all five bottles!

Take a look at the range here >>

Network with Bullion Rum through Connect >>

Grounds For Good

Founded in Penarth in 2020 by retired medic Rosie Oretti, Grounds For Good aims to change people's perception of waste. With large amounts of coffee grounds going to landfill, GFG is repurposing the "waste" by creating coffee-infused candles, spirits, chocolate, oils and more. GFG provides placement opportunities, supports Welsh suppliers and a percentage of profits go to The Wallich charity. It’s good for you, good for the community and good for the planet…

Get your caffeine fix and help the environment >>

Connect with Rosie via GlobalWelsh >>

Jecca Blac

Based in Cwmbran, Jecca Blac is a cruelty-free cosmetics company which represents all beauty lovers, regardless of shape, size, sexuality or expression. 

Founded in London by make-up artist Jessica, the company began as a beauty studio for trans women to be able to experiment with make-up. Looking to change your cosmetics brand? Take a look at their products in Sephora, Superdrug and on Amazon…

Learn more about their mission >>

Celtic Sustainables

Does your home need a lick of paint? Ceredigion-based Celtic Sustainables offer a range of vegan paints for interior and exterior walls, plus woods and metals if you’re looking to upcycle some furniture. All vegan paints are supplied from environmentally friendly, vegan paint suppliers Earthborn, Graphenstone & Auro. Plus, if you want to invest in other environmentally friendly solutions for your home, take a look at their eco insulation…

Start your vegan mindset at home >>

Patisserie Beauty

Based in Penarth, Patisserie Beauty is a vegan business focussing on self-care products including bath bombs, shower bars and body oils. With the success of Miss Patisserie which is sold around the world in stores like MACYs and Anthropologie, and has been featured in Bazaar and Elle magazines, founder Charlotte re-launched her business in 2023 and is currently working on new aromatherapy formulas…

Indulge in some self-care with Patisserie Beauty >>

Welsh Valley Soapery

Based in Merthyr Tydfil, Welsh Valley Soapery offers customers hand-made, essential oil bar versions of everyday beauty products from haircare, to bodycare and even pet care. Each bar is vegan, palm-oil free and wrapped in 100% recyclable material, in keeping with their sustainability ethos. While you’re shopping, have a look at some of their Welsh named candles - our favourite being “Barrybados”.

Swap to a sustainable alternative >>

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