Our new T-shirt Collection is out now!

roots of compassion - vegan * eco * fair * collective

It’s happening:

…today we proudly present to you this year’s spring collection!

6 fresh designs are the result of weeks of creative work, printed on organic fair-trade shirts by our homies Onbones.

That includes (in reading order from top left):

  • Deep roots, an ode to trees ♥
  • Bikes before Cars & Save the planet_ride the change, strong statements for the desperately needed revolution of transportation – eco-friendly, more social mobility and a greener environment.
  • Different but equal, a change of perspective which on the one hand points out the individuality of other animals and us and on the other hand emphasizes similarities – such as the unconditional right to live a life free from harm.
  • Be kind to small kinds, because the smaller living beings also deserve our respect.
  • And last but not least: Chicken hug, a beautiful illustration by German designer Sarah Heuzeroth depicting a peaceful co-existence between other animals and us, symbolized by a human lovingly hugging a chicken. In other words: Hug chickens, don’t eat them.

As always, all t-shirts are fair-trade, made of 100 % organic cotton, climate-friendly and printed using vegan water-based colors.

Have a nice weekend and take care ♥
your rocis

Memorial against Animal Testing

Hamburg Town Musicians with a dog, an ape, a rabbit and a rat Last week activists put up a memorial against animal testing in Hamburg. It’s dedicated to all the mice, rats, rabbits and other animals, who fall victim to animal testing worldwide.
Click here to find out more about the fairy tale and reality behind the sculpture (article in German). You can find more information about animal testing in general and animal-free research on this website.

Stop Animal Testing! Sticker & Patches

Call to Fur Check 2021

jacket with fur In autumn and winter many people can be seen wearing jackets and hats decorated with fur. Well, aesthetics is one topic you can have a row about. But fashion at the expense of others? Come on. If you too want to help ban fur from store windows and catwalks, you can find some how-to-details here. You’re not sure if the fur you’re looking at is real or fake? This short guide may answer some questions.

Make compassion your fashion! – Statement on eco-fair clothes.


several new products

  • If you want to dress warm and comfy, you don’t need any other animals fur to do so! To back up that claim we’d like to draw your attention to our new knitted beanies and very suitable winter-leggins for example. Both are high-quality products, fair trade and made of organic cotton.
  • We have some new goodies for the cold season: magical chocolates handmade by Fräulein Wunderlich (with and without alcohol), chocolatey deliciousness from the Bernsteinzimmer and different sorts of gently melting truffles by Booja-Booja.
    In November we will also provide some chocolate calendars. You can already pre-order one of Fräulein Wunderlich’s lovely Advent calendars 🙂
    • By the way! These fresh calendars are not edible indeed, but very useful and reliable companions throughout the year: the organizer and desk planner by the infamous Slingshot collective in different color-variations as well as the queerfeminist pocket calendar by Riot Skirts.

You can find all new products by clicking here

Special Offers on World Vegan Day

film projection Next Monday is World Vegan Day! Not only will we provide some special offers on this unique occasion, but also several selected movie theaters in different german cities are inviting you to enjoy the beautiful documentary “Butenland”. The award-winning movie impressively shows how humans and other animals can live together in harmony. And above all: it’s completely free! In the Cinema in Münster, the director and roots of compassion co-founder Marc Pierschel will even be present.
Want to know more details about all dates and places? Follow this link. And if you prefer to watch “Butenland” in your home cinema – no problem. We have the DVD in our shelves 😉

Have a nice week!
Bye for now, your roots of compassion collective

GIVEAWAY: Smiles like vegan spirit – T-Shirt

Smiles Like Vegan Spirit

We’re raffling off one copy of our new design!, Perfect for all grunge lovers and flannel shirt wearers 🎸 🎸🎸 Of course eco and fair.

All you have to do:

Leave a comment until Sunday, 11.55 pm (CET), in which you name your favorite song by the three fine young men from Seattle and explain why. We’re going to draw a winner next week.

The sweepstakes is under way on facebook, Instagram and our blog.You can find the conditions of participation here.

And with a little luck you’ll look as good as Tuki soon!😉

The winner ist Toshé Tosh (facebook). Congratulations! 🎉 Better luck next time for all the others and you can still find the T-Shirt in our onlineshop. 😺

French Apple Pie by Ronny

1 part margarine (I use Vitalite)
2 parts flour (I use white flour, but half and half white and brown would work.
1.5 cups flour (approx 12 floz)
0.75 cups marg (approx 6 floz)
6 small-medium apples
Soft brown demerera sugar


  • Slice the apples as thinly (discarding cores) as you reasonably can with a knife (don’t bother peeling or showing off with a razor blade or owt) and place in a colander, layer by layer.
  • As you put each layer of apples in, sprinkle the sugar over until it coats the rings of apples evenly. Leave to sit while you make the pastry.
  • Rub the fat into the flour and a pinch of salt with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. You’ll know you’re rubbing rightly if your palms remain clean (all those incidents with a plastic ruler on the back of my knees in Domestic Science lessons taught me summat).
  • Add cold water, little by little, to the mix and clump together with your hands or with a spoon until you have a ball o’dough. Don’t over-mix.
  • Either roll out or flatten with your palms onto a greased baking tray. Then arrange the apple slices on top about two layers thick. Press down against the dough firmly as you lay them.
  • Dredge the top with cinnamon, sprinkle with a little more sugar if you have a sweet tooth and then bake in a medium cool (gas mark 4-5 / 180C) oven for 30 mins.
  • Allow to cool before eating or it’ll take the roof of yer mouth off. Best served the following day.
  • The recipe is taken from the follow-up to Ronny’s low-budget masterpieces ‘The Cake Scoffer’ and ‘The Salad Scoffer’: The Return of The Cake Scoffer.

    Giveaway: a cosy hoodie for you

    We’re giving away one of our new hoodies, as always made of organic cotton, fair-trade and printed in our neighborhood by Onbones Collective. All you have to do to take part:

    ▶️ Comment this post until Sunday, 11th of November, 11.11 pm MEZ, describing which one you would like to win and why. We’ll draw a winner next week.

    1. “Act before it’s too late” 🌳
    In solidarity with the activists squatting Hambacher Forst. Part of the revenues go directly to the local climate movement.

    2. “Whale” 🐋
    The exploitation and killing of whales has a long tradition. But whales are fascinating creatures! On your page you’ll find some interesting facts.

    3. “Cut Fruit Not Throats” 🍏🍒
    Pretty self-explanatory, is it not? 😉

    Good luck! 😘

    (The giveaway also takes place on our Facebook and Instagram page. If you didn’t win this time, you can just get your hoodie in our store.)


    We’re overwhelmed by all your lovely comments! ❤
    Because we are poor we had to draw a winner. And the lucky winner is: @powerd.by.oatmeal (instagram)

    But don’t give up hope, this won’t be the last giveaway, good luck next time 😘

    And you can find all hoodies in our shop: https://www.rootsofcompassion.org/Home_1

    Pumpkin filled with Mango and Seitan

    Pumpkin filled with Mango and Seitan

    2 small pumpkins
    1 Mango
    1 piece of ginger (10g)
    ½ red chili
    2 cloves of garlic
    some oil
    1 tbsp sugar
    2 tbsp water
    1 tsp balsamic vinegar
    250 g seitan
    1 avocado, pulp
    50 g cashews
    ½-1 lime, juice
    1 tsp walnut oil
    1 hand of fresh herbs (e.g. basil, oregano, parsley)
    50 g lettuce

    Preheat oven to 180° C
    Cut off upper part of pumpkin below stalk, scrape out seeds, prick some holes into the pulp. Pour water into a baking tray so level is roughly 1 cm. Put pumpkin pieces onto the tray, pulp facing downwards. Bake for 20 minutes.

    Meanwhile, peel and pit mango and cut its pulp into pieces. Chop ginger, chili and garlic and roast it in a pot with some oil. Add mango, sugar, water and vinegar, let simmer with closed lit for 3 minutes, take off lid and cook for more 5 minutes.

    Cut seitan into stripes and roast it in a pan with some oil. Add cooked mango-mixture.

    Dice avocado, chop cashews. Mix both with lime juice, walnut oil and herbs, season with salt and pepper.

    After 20 minutes of baking, turn around pumpkin, fill with seitan-mango-mixture and bake for 15-20 more minutes until cooked (depends on sort and size).

    Serve pumpin with avocado-mixture. Bon appétit! 😉

    This recipe is from the German cookbook Vegan Guerilla by Sarah Kaufmann. Photo: Björn Lexius.

    Crumble Cake with self-picked Black- and Raspberries

    Crumble Cake with self-picked Black- and Raspberries

    300 g flour (Wheat or Spelt)
    150 g sugar
    150 g soft vegan margarine
    2 pinches of salt
    1/2 tsp of cinnamon
    1 pck. of vanilla sugar or some vanilla extract
    2 Tbsp. of soy milk

    2-3 hands fresh berries

    150 g flour
    100 g sugar
    120 g vegan margarine

    1. Preheat oven to 180° C.
    2. Knead together all ingredients for the base and press them into a greased and floured springform baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile warm berries with a bit of sugar over low heat. Take pre-baked base out of the oven and spread the berries (without the juice you got from warming them) on it.
    4. Knead together all ingredients for the crumbles. Spread them on the berries.
    5. Bake the cake for 30-35 more minutes until crumbles become lightly brown.
    Bon appétit! 😉

    Logocos will most certainly be bought by L’Oréal

    Some days ago L‘Oréal announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Logocos Naturkosmetik AG, a German beauty company which pioneered natural cosmetics with brands such as Sante.

    Due to this fact, we decided to sell off B12 toothpastes from Sante and drop them from our product range. Though L’Oréal claims that the company “no longer tests its ingredients on animals and no longer tolerates any exception to this rule“ (see here), they still sell their products in China and thus fund animal testing where the practice is required by law. It is obvious that L‘Oréal choose profits over morals.