To be honest, these Not your Mom shirts aren’t that new anymore. And it was warmer when they first came in. But hey, the shirts do still look good when you wear them indoor.
New menstrual cups
We’ve been looking for other menstrual cups for quite a while in order to find an alternative to MeLuna cups. Because not everyone feels comfortable with the chosen cup right away … Finally we discovered Lunette cups and decided to take them in. Lunette menstrual cups are made of medical silicone in Finland and available in two sizes: Model 1 is smaller and a bit softer, Model 2 is harder and better for people with a good pubococcygeus muscle.
What all menstrual cups have incommon: they produce way less waste since they can be used for many years, you save money and last but not least they are good for the vaginal flora …
As the new year will be around the corner soon, it’s about time to think about a new organizer. So far the “Queerfeministischer Taschenkalender” and the “Syndikal Taschenkalender” (both in German) arrived. “Antifaschistischer Taschenkalender” and the small and big Slingshot organizers (yay, finally in English) will follow soon. Keep a lookout for those two.
Besides the new organizers, there are also new zines and pamphlets in the shop.
The new XclusiveX fanzine is diverse as usual: tons of great interviews and articles in German and English. With much love and passion for DIY.
The Reproduction of Daily Life deals with alienation and reproduction in everyday life. You don’t have to read Marx’ “Kapital” in order to think about “alienation”, “commodity fetishism” and “surplus value” …
Since brushing teeth is part of our daily routines, why not make the best of it? In order to do so, we offer the one and only dental care set for 8 € consisting of a B12 toothpaste and a bamboo toothbrush this month. The biodegradable bamboo toothbrush is not only antibacterial and BPA-free but it also helps to recude plastic waste. The B12 toothpaste on the other hand is good for your health. The important vitamin B12 can be absorbed through the mouth mucosa which is super convenient, innit? So don’t sleep on this one!
Summer in Germany is a strange season: It’s sunny and stormy and rainy, hot and cold and … you probably get an idea what we’re aiming at. The following two items might turn out very useful at the moment.
Frankly, some of us didn’t like the cut of the first tanktops that much. This one’s pretty much better! And it comes in three different colours! The slogan translates: only freedom is species-appropriate.
These are the new longsleeves in our shop: Kein Gott, kein Staat, kein Fleischsalat and Praise Seitan – if you like the last one you should get it now because we won’t reprint this design anymore!
More colours again!
This time we are happy to present the Freedom-T-shirt in black and red. Of course, the tees are fair trade, organic and imprinted in Muenster!
… for shopping bags, too!
Now we have Freedom bags in three beautiful colours: green, red and white! And the Veganism design can be found on another kind of bag, made of recycled polyester and cotton. And again, you have the choice between two colours: grey and marine blue!
White All Star Gum – repair your shoes!
Our All Star Gum range has just become a little bit bigger! We thought that some of you might wear white shoes, or just like to fix their black shoes with white glue. So here it is: white All Star Gum.
We share our warehouse and office space with another publishing house: edition assemblage. They publish really interesting stuff – and they’re a collective, too! Amazing! These days we’re very happy for them because Sharon Dodua Otoo won an important award for authors in Germany! She’s already written some books published by edition assemblage, and edited even more! So we decided to add her english books to our range, too!
Having the munchies?
We’ve got really, really yummy new vegan hemp spreads from a new producer: hanfwerk! Of course, we tested them before and (that’s rare) all of us liked them! And what’s even better: we also have hemp pesto now! Test them now – this month we offer you a 10 % discount!
We are very pleased to present you a new collection of soaps und cleaning supplies! They are from VIO.ME from Greece: a factory being occupied in 2011 and driven by autonomous workers since 2013. They produce cleaning supplies and soaps for the movement against capitalism.
In 2011 the factory was left by the former owning family and back wages were not paid. So from May 2011 on the workers didn’t receive their salaries anymore and decided to occupy the factory which from then on is driven by self-goverment and the rule of equal rights. In 2013 they got back to the grindstone and resumed the work. But instead of producing building materials, from now on they fabricate cleaning supplies and soaps as ecological as possible and with fair standards.
For sure, they encounter much resistance for that venture but they also get a plenty of solidarity within and outside the country. Today VIO.ME is one of the symbols of the struggle for dignity and a prime example of squatters against capitalism in the crisis-ridden Greece.
However, it is still too early to declare the end of what has been the crisis in this factory in recent years. VIO.ME is far from out of the woods yet: the former owners are back and made demand to liquidate the business regardless of their behavior in the past like f.i. the unpaid wages of its workforce.
VIO.ME needs your support! Please feel free to visit their blog. Lend an ear to their solidarity calls and buy their products as an act against capitalism.
As a part of our Live And Let Live special offer we’re giving away 5 download codes for the feature documentary Live And Let Live. The film plot revolves around the history of veganism, our relation to animals and the reasons why people choose to live vegan.
Comment this post with your favorite emancipatory-oriented documentary until Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 12 am. Good luck! We’re looking forward to reading your answers.
Our special offer for you in June: 20 % discount on all the Live and Let Live products! Live and Let Live is a documentary about the history of veganism, our relation to animals and the reasons why people choose to live vegan.
There are also some hoodies and t-shirts left – with 20 % off as well!
Please note that we’ll take a vacation on May 5th and 6th! The 5th is a holiday in Germany anyway, and we felt like having a short break. We’ll send your orders and answer your emails on May 9th – Promise!
After having presented you a new shoe the other day, we added one more to the shop. This one is the Cheatah Sneaker which reminds us of a popular shoe by a well-known athletic footwear and apparel company. Of course the resemblance must be sheerly coincidental. Anyway! We are really fond of this sneaker – and hopefully so will you!
At the same time we have to discontinue the sneakers by Ahimsa, so there won’t be another resupply … But don’t be sad! There are plenty of other chic vegan shoes in our online store!
“Until all are free”-tees and “Open Cage” in fresh new colors
Oh the agony of choice! It’s always hard to pick a color which everyone likes. So now we just print our designs on different colors and hope there’s something for everyone. For example the Until all are free tees in black and burgundy.
Furthermore, you’ll find the open cage design on a navy blue tote bag. Unlike the old one it doesn’t have a button anymore but for that it’s way cheaper now.
The new outfit with shoes, tees and bags should be complete by now, right? Time to lean back and watch an interesting documentary – how about this one:
Wir sind alle §278a (in German with English subtitles)
The documentary Wir sind alle §278a revolves around animal rights activists in Austria who have been arrestested and faced a trial. This trial was not only against animal rights activism but about any activism in NGOs in general. Worth watching!
Nibble, nibble, gnaw, gnaw …
In case you’re getting a bit hungry now, make sure to check the latest flavor of the kvegks crackers: olives and herbs. So yummy!
And finally more good news for dogs. We have added further treats: chew bones, tubes, stickes and other snacks by both V-Dog and Benevo. Also new: V-Dog Crunchy Nuggets to fill up your dog’s bowl.