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GUEST BLOGGERS WANTED!

Happy Thursday from Raw Apparel!

So as you can probably guess from the title YES we are looking for guest bloggers!

So what does that mean?

Well we really want to expand our content and community by finding amazing people who are passionate about all areas of veganism from vegan food and recipes to vegan fashion, travel, lifestyle and everything in between! 

So what would go down is basically you would write a small blog post or send us a post (these can include pictures and videos) you've already done about something to do with veganism and we would post it on our blog crediting you as the author of course! You would be able to promote your own blog/social media or vegan products through us too! This could be an amazing opportunity as the post would feature on the front page of our site for 2 days, be promoted through our Instagram page with almost 5k followers now (YEY! lol check us out @rawapparelco) and also would be sent out to our ever growing email list!

So if you're a small blogger starting out or a widely followed vegan content creator we would love to hear from you to create a cool community of like minded people discussing fun and also important topics whilst promoting vegan social media accounts, blogs and products!

So give us an email info@rawapparel.co if you're interested!

Disclaimer! -we would of course reserve the right to slightly edit content but this would always be discussed with the author. We're not into censorship but obviously we have to make sure that nothing is too offensive or anything! I'm sure you understand!

So get in touch guys! info@rawapparel.co

See you next week!

Vanessa

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Petitioning for Dogs but Still Eating Cows? #STOPYULIN

Happy Thursday from Raw Apparel!

We thought we would bring you a quick post today surrounding the recent goings on with the annual Yulin dog eating festival in China. We thought we would just send some of our thoughts your way and we would love to know your opinions on this too! 

First here's a quick video explaining a little bit about the festival.

We just have two quick thoughts about this. Firstly, as vegans we completely do not support this frankly disgusting festival! Anything that mistreats and exploits animals is a no no in our book and so we are ecstatic to see so many people signing the petition to ban the festival. It really shows that we as humans really do care about animal wellbeing and are willing to put ourselves out there to help! Amazing!

But we thought we would throw out this interesting and maybe slightly controversial curve ball! Basically, we find it so interesting how so many millions of people are prepared to ban the eating of dogs and yet go home to tuck into their quarter pounder beef burger. The way in which some humans differentiate between the animals that they love and the animals that they kill really astounds us and we wish that more people would see all animals in the way in which they see dogs, cats and domesticated pets!

Just throwing some thoughts out there! Would love to know what you think. Email us info@rawapparel.co or find us on Instagram (@rawapparelco)!

Speak to you next Thursday!

Vanessa

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Oatmeal Addiction! Our Top 5 Vegan Oatmeal Recipes!

Happy Thursday from Raw Apparel!

For all you Aussies currently freezing your perma-tanned toes off we thought we would put together five of our favourite vegan oatmeal recipes from the world of YouTube! To be honest we eat these all year round...but this ones for you Southern Hemisphere lovelies! Enjoy!

Deliciously Ella's Baked Blueberry and Banana Oatmeal:

Rawvana's Mum's Simple Oatmeal:

Tess Begg's Blueberry and PB Oatmeal:

 Everyday Simple Health's Chocolate Oatmeal:

 Thriving on Plant's Apple Cinnamon Oats:

So that concludes our favourite oatmeals on the YouTube sphere this week! Remember to check in next Thursday for another post!

Have a lovely weekend!

Vanessa

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What Not To Wear! Why No Leather?

Happy Thursday from Raw Apparel!

We thought we would put together a mini series on why people choose not to wear certain fabrics and different items of clothing. It can be so confusing, especially when you first go vegan, to know what the hell you can still wear in your closet! Some say no leather, but some say vintage leather is fine, some people wear wool and some don't! There are so many opinions on this topic, so we thought we would gather a little bit of information for you so you can make your own decision! Don't worry we'll stick to the main facts so this will be super easy and quick to read!

First though, we thought we would link Kristen Leo's YT video on the subject that we personally found very helpful and we're sure you will too!

 

OK SO WHY NO LEATHER?

THE PEOPLE:

Basically leather is made from the skin of any animal really, and as it's technically dead it's susceptible to decomposition. To stop this natural process and to make the 'material' more durable the skin is treated in a process called tanning. Tanning is a heavily toxic process using chemicals such as chromium which is faster and more efficient than the non-toxic vegetable dyes sometimes used. This chemical has been shown to be highly carcinogenic and further leads to respiratory and skin diseases as well. There are several other dangers associated with working in leather factories and the video below tell us more about this.

THE ENVIRONMENT:

This next video says more than we could on the topic of the environmental impact of the leather industry. So have a watch as it really exposes the very real and very disturbing effects of the highly toxic chemicals on the environment, especially in Southern India where most leather tanning is done.

The Toxic Price of Leather from Sean Gallagher on Vimeo.

 THE ANIMALS: 

The impact of the leather industry of course predominately affects the animals exploited. Stella Mcartney in this video for PETA talks about the truly disgusting treatment of the animals in the industry.

THE ALTERNATIVES:

Now if you're thinking of ditching the leather and animal skins after reading this don't worry we got you! It's 2016 so thank goodness so many amazing companies have popped up with your non leather solution. For a huge list of leather free companies check out PETA's clothing guide, but also head on over to who Raw Apparel (@rawapparelco) follows on Instagram as we've found so many incredible premium quality shoe, bag and clothing companies choosing to use non leather alternatives! And of course as a strict company value we do not use any animal skins or products in any of our clothing!

So that concludes our post this week and we really hope you found this helpful on your journey to becoming a more conscious consumer. Definitely share this with someone who you think needs to hear this, and if you have any questions on the topic definitely email us at info@rawapparel.co.

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to check in next week for who and what Raw Apparel are loving in the Vegan world!

Vanessa

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Raw Apparel Loves - The Vegan Round Up #4

Happy Thursday from us over here at Raw Apparel!

So this post is a quick round up of the past week in the world of vegan and what we've been loving. This week features vegan husband goals, drool worthy recipes, and a huge thank you..so keep reading to find out more.

OUR NEW ORGANIC TEES!



We were super excited to release 4 new organic t-shirts into the world last week! And were super amazed by the response. I just want to say a huge huge thank you for supporting our brand and loving the tees! And don't forget to tag us #rawapparelco on Instagram (@rawapparelco) for a chance to be featured on our page and maybe on our site too!

Also as we are a super tiny company it would be really great to here your feedback on anything to do with Raw Apparel so if you want us to bring out different kinds of clothing or designs or you have a fun suggestion for us definitely email at info@rawapparel.co

VEGANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA



Hot Vegan Guy Alert People! Oh my goodness without sounding like a creep we could not be more obsessed with this person on Instagram right now! Yes the one and only @domzthompson. I mean we don't have to say much really just take a look at the pics and his Instagram and you'll get it! Enjoy and thank us later!

TESS BEGG IS LIFE. 

Yes this week we are loving Tess Begg like a little too much! Her Youtube (Tess Begg) and Instagram (@tessbegg) are just a vegans dream. It's so refreshing to see a vegan on social media so chill about her diet and about life really. We love her recipe and fitness videos but mostly her 'What I Eat In A Day' videos which will make you super jealous of her vegan food goals! Definitely check her out on all platforms and we'll leave you with two of our favourite recipes that she's done! Both are super delicious and seriously healthy but you would never know! You have to try these like now. Like go make these right now!

So that concludes our favourites of this week! Remember to check in next Thursday for why Vegans don't wear leather and a bit of a controversial chat on the topic! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Vanessa

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ORGANIC T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!

 

YEYY! Finally our Organic T-shirt Collection is here! (Can you tell we're a little bit excited about this...)
After so many of you asked we finally caved and designed 4 slogan tees for the summer season! Of course they are Vegan, Made in the USA Sweatshop Free and printed with Eco-Friendly Inks! But most of all they are ORGANIC! Yes they are made with organic, sustainable cotton which we are so excited about! 

We hope you love them as much as we do and don't forget to tag us (#rawapparelco) in your pictures wearing them to have a chance to be featured on our Instagram (@rawapparelco)!
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Raw Apparel Loves - The Vegan Round Up #3

Happy Thursday from us over here at Raw Apparel!

So this post is a quick round up of the past week in the world of vegan and what we've been loving. This week features major fan-girling, peanut butter appreciation and binge worthy daily vlogs..so keep reading to find out more.

KRISTEN LEO. JILICIOUS JOUNEY. FANGIRL MOMENT

Ok so we'll keep this only borderline creepy but this week we are of course loving our favourite social media girls Kristen Leo (@kristenleo) and Jilicious Journey (@jiliciousjourney) on both the YT and Instagram! 

Firstly, Kristen has an awesome YouTube channel, as well as a beautiful Instagram account, where she talks about vegan and vintage fashion, vegan food, and other fun controversial topics! Her 'What I Eat in A Day' videos are amazing and you have to subscribe! If you've just transitioned over to the vegan or plant based lifestyle you will need to get watching because she will change your life!

Also (fan-girl moment.) check out her latest haul video featuring our 'Meat Sucks' and 'Vogue Vegan' sweatshirts! 

Now to the beautiful Jil! She has literally the best Instagram account! If you want food, fashion and vegan lifestyle and fitness bits then definitely head on over because she has all of that for you! But mainly we're super excited that she's back on YouTube (JiliciousJourney) and is bringing her much needed wisdom back to the online vegan space. She makes reallly valuable videos covering topics like depression and anxiety as well as of course the more lighthearted videos like recipes and favourites! She will add so much value to your life so definitely go and check her out!

VEGAN FITNESS TV DAILY VLOGS!

So we binge watched their January daily vlogs and now they're back everyday this May. So if your reading this now you've got a good 18 videos to catch up on but it's well worth it! This British family is so easy to watch and their life is so charming! We love it! They are so knowledgable about veganism and health and fitness-it's unreal! And we love their super balanced approach to the lifestyle making it so easy to follow. Also definitely check out their Instagram (@veganfitnesscom)!

HALLELUJAH PEANUT BUTTER EXISTS. AMEN.

So we are back on the peanut butter train! To be honest we completely forgot about this humble ingredient but it is now firmly back in our lives forever! This recipe is so fricken good, we can't even! It's these super flavourful veggie satay skewers or kebabs! And we usually serve them with a giant vat of brown rice. They're so quick and easy to make and have quickly become one of our favourites over here at Raw Apparel HQ. So enjoy!

Ingredients: (Serves 2 or 3 People)

  • Thumb Size Piece of Ginger
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Tamari/Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 6 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 Limes - Zest and Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Agave/Maple Syrup
  • 1 Can of Coconut Milk
  • Loads of Veggies - Zucchini, Carrots, Mushrooms, Peppers, Butternut Squash - ANY VEG!

Method:

  1. Cook yo Veggies! So to make them easier to grill at the end, if you're using hard veggies like squashes, carrots or zucchinis, make sure you chop them up into chunks and part cook them first. We steam them for like 20 minutes, but microwaving them is good too!
  2. Marinade time! Peel the ginger and grate it into a bowl. Repeat with the garlic and lime zest. Halve the lime and juice it, then mix it in a bowl with the syrup, soy/tamari, curry powder and peanut butter. Give it a good mix, adding a small splash of water if it’s too stiff. Then spoon two-thirds of the mix into a small pan. Set aside for Step 6.
  3. Mix the veggies with the marinade. So tip them into the remaining third of the peanut-butter mix and stir really well. Cover with cling film and chill until required. This can be done ahead of when you wanna eat!
  4. So then you need to preheat your grill to high! Now thread your veggies onto skewers but if you're feeling lazy just tip them onto a foil lined baking tray!
  5. Now grill the skewers for about 10 mins, turning occasionally, until lightly charred.
  6. Whilst under the grill you can cook your amazing sauce. So pour the coconut milk into the pan and stir together with the peanut butter mix. Heat it gently whilst continuously stirring.
  7. OMG it's all done! Uh it's so good you have to try this! Serve with rice or whatever really and it will just blow your mind! 

So that concludes our favourites of this week! Remember to check in next Thursday for the launch of our T-shirt Line! Yeyy!

Have a lovely weekend!

Vanessa

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Raw Apparel Loves - The Vegan Round Up #2

Happy Thursday from us over here at Raw Apparel!

So this post is a quick round up of the past two weeks in the world of vegan and what we've been loving. This week features a sneak peak of an upcoming launch, a beautiful Insta duo, daily vlogging and a drool worthy recipe..so keep reading to find out more.

YES. FINALLY. TEES ARE NEARLY HERE

Get ready! You've been asking and we've been listening - T-shirts are nearly here! Firstly they're gonna look amazing, but of course they're being made ethically and sweatshop free, all in the USA. Also all of our printing inks are eco-friendly and all the cotton is Californian and fully ORGANIC! We're so excited to release these and we're aiming to launch mid May so keep those eyes peeled! 

VEGANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 

In the world of Vegan Instragrammers we have so many favourites right now but at the top of our list this week are the beautiful duo @julescecilia and @joliejanine! Seriously be careful not to get obsessed with their pages! They do amazing outfit posts, incredible travel inspo and of course vegan food bits as well. So definitely go follow both of them on Instagram and everywhere else on the web and trust me it's so worth it!

Now on the YT we're so excited that Bonny from Bonnyrebecca and @bonnyrebecca has started posting daily vlogs everyday for 30 days! We love love love Bonny and you need to check her out right now! Her videos range from recipe videos, to vlogs, to 'What I Eat' and amazing advice videos- especially good if you've just transitioned over to the vegan lifestyle! So have a look at the linked video and go follow!

BOMB RECIPE OF THE WEEK - SMOOTHIE BOWLS

We're officially calling it- summer is here! Well nearly...but anyway this means that the oatmeal pot has been stored and the blender is out and ready for the endless smoothie bowls! You may have spotted our blog post last week appreciating the humble smoothie bowl and some fun ingredients to add into it, but if you haven't check it out (Here). Anyway our fave recipe right now is a  ridiculously amazing matcha bowl by thrivingonplants on YouTube! This one is so creamy and sweet- seriously who knew something so healthy would taste like the best frikin dessert ever! So have look at the recipe video below and definitely try it out!

So that concludes our favourites of this week! Remember to check in next Thursday for another post!

Have a lovely weekend!

Vanessa

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3 Things You Need to Add To Your Smoothie Bowl Today!

Happy Thursday from us over here at Raw Apparel!

Today we're raising your smoothie bowl game -discussing some surprising ingredients you should be adding to your smoothie bowl to burn fat, clear skin and keep you fuller for longer! Give them a try and I know you won't be sorry...

(Aaamzing smoothie bowl pics by @lonijane and @stephanie.h.park)

So finally YES spring/summer is here and even though it's still super frikin cold outside the sunshine is calling us back to those sweet sweet smoothie bowls! The oatmeal pot has been stored in the cupboard and the blender is back in business baby!

So before we get on to the fun additions I thought I would add Tess Begg's video showing a basic smoothie bowl/nice cream recipe just so the basics are covered! (PS. seriously go follow Tess Begg on all social media for fitness inspo and MAJOR vegan food porn)

SO what are these 3 things you need to add to this already amazing recipe?! Well here we go...

1. PINEAPPLE

The humble pineapple is one of the worlds healthiest foods! Super high in vitamin C and antioxidants it is incredible for your skin and immune system driving away those pesky coughs or colds. But most importantly pineapple contains a unique enzyme called bromelain which digests proteins in the gut super efficiently helping you to burn fat and increase regularity (..in the bathroom if you know what I'm saying..). So either blend some into your smoothie bowl or add some on top, as best of all it tastes so damn good!

2. OATS

Rolled oats, quick oats, steel cut oats-get blending them into your smoothie bowl now! If you're like me and half an hour after eating your bowl you're starving hungry it's probably because the simple sugars from the fruit have digested super quickly. Adding oats helps to slow the release of the sugars into the bloodstream keeping you fuller for longer. It also adds an amazing creaminess that you have to experience!

3. TURMERIC

Fresh or powdered this spice is one of the original superfoods! Due to its chemical component curcumin, turmeric is one of the most healing foods you can eat. Its super high anti inflammatory properties and antioxidant content set you up to battle any disease you're facing! Most of all it's incredible for your skin- so if you're suffering from acne, discolouration and blemishes (which we all know can crop up during detox when changing to a vegan diet!) add a teaspoon of this amazing spice into your smoothie bowl- and be prepared to reap so pretty amazing benefits!

(Smoothie bowl pics by @talinegabriel and @thehungrywarrior)

So that concludes our smoothie bowl loving this week! We hope you try some of these out and love them! Make sure to watch this space for our favourites from the world of vegan social media next week!

Have a lovely weekend!

Vanessa

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Raw Apparel Loves - The Vegan Round Up #1

Happy Thursday from us over here at Raw Apparel! 

So this post is a quick round up of the past two weeks in the world of vegan and what we've been loving. This week features a super cute Instagrammer, a bomb recipe and some peach loving..so keep reading to find out more.

SO SAD

How could I write this post and not mention Prince. So sad to see him go so early but he will always be remembered for his incredible compassion in this world. If you didn't know YES Prince was vegan and a really prominent social activist in the movement. We hope we can make him proud and continue to impact this world in a positive way! So if you're not fully vegan yet- do it for Prince! 

VEGANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

In the world of Vegan Instragrammers we have a tonne of favourites right now but at the top of our list this week is the super cute Melina from @melinamandarini! I keep calling her cute but she seriously is! She does cool outfit posts, drool-worthy vegan food inspo and general lifestyle bits. So if you're looking for another Vegan on social media to stalk I would highly recommend checking her out! 

 

Now on the YT we are so happy that the one and only Pam from Plantbasedpam and @pamgrzeskowiak has started posting regular 'What I Eat in a Day' videos! All of her food looks so good and finally we get an in as to how she gets that peachy butt of hers and how we can raise our booty game too! Check out the linked video and go follow- but be warned you'll get a tiny bit obsessed!

BOMB RECIPE OF THE WEEK - CORN CHOWDER

Ok to be honest this recipe sounds super boring but has legitimately become an obsession and I don't even know if you're ready for it. Yes it's spring but there are still those grey days where all you wanna do is wrap yourself in a giant blanket, stick on some Netflix (recommend checking out Cowspiracy btw), and eat a giant bowl of vegan comfort food. This recipe fulfils that need like no other and it comes from none other than my fave High Carb Hannah. We made it over here at Raw HQ and cannot get enough so check out the video, go pick up the ingredients and be prepared to make this everyday this week! Enjoy- and you're welcome!

So that concludes our favourites of this week! We'll be writing posts similar to this every other week but watch this space for an amazing vegan recipe next week!

Have a lovely weekend! 

Vanessa

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