What can I buy at roots of compassion’s vegan store in Muenster?

Most of what you can buy at our vegan storecan easily be found on our Website. But what about the other products (i. e. refridgerated foods)? Here a small overview:

  • Barbecue Special Muenster (Virginia Steaks, Soy Medaillons, “Barbecue Magic” Mixed Spices and either Viana Tofu Dogs or Veggiefresh frying sausages)
  • Provamel Soy Nuggets
  • Vegourmet Bavarian Sausages
  • Virginia Steaks from Topas
  • Weenies and Winzi Weenies from Topas
  • Veganslices “Hemp” und “Smoked” from Topas
  • Viana Tofu Dogs
  • Viana Frying Sausages
  • No Muh Chäs: Dezent, Golden, Rezent and Melty
  • MozzaRisella
  • Wilmersburger Pizza Cheese

As you can see on the picture – there’s still space for other products – we expect your wishes :).
Just come along, we are looking forward to your visit.

here you can see the roots of compassion fridge with vegan cheese and meat alternatives.

roots of compassion on tour 2012

Link zur Seite des VSD
27.05.Veggie Street Day Stuttgart
13.-15.07. – Int. Animal Rights Gathering
11.08.Veggie Street Day Dortmund
18.08.Vegan Vegetarisches Sommerfest Berlin
13.-16.09.International Animal Rights Conference
8.-9.12. – Vegan Christmas Fair Hannover

We hope to see many of you guys out there, although we reduced our international travelling!
Oh, and there are some really cool guys who want to sell some of our stuff in Sweden at Vegomassan Stockholm. Maybe one day we will come to Stockholm, too. But it’s soooo far away!

Goodbye Chocoreale!

We have decided to discontinue the popular Chocoreale chocolate spreads after several years. As this decision will probably disappoint many of our Chocoreale lovers, we would like to explain this step to you:

In the last months we received several customer inquiries concerning the production and working conditions of the Chocoreale products which are not Fair Trade certified. We have therefore contacted the manufacturer Natudis and asked for information on the origin of the cocoa, sugar and palm oil used for the production of Chocoreale spreads. Unfortunately the outcome of our inquiry was very deflating: Our contact person refused to give us the suppliers’ names for data privacy reasons and we received only intangible and insufficient information on the production and working conditions of the raw materials which are known for its domination by exploitative industries. It was not even assured that the minimum standards of the International Labour Organization are met. As a consequence, our collective decided that Chocoreale products violate our mission statement, so that we will not order them anymore.

Furthermore we have found an ethically more acceptable alternative: Equita Dark Chocolate spread by the Fair Trade company el puente. It’s just as yummy as the Chocoreale spreads (unfortunately there’s only one flavour available) und can be spread on your bread with a much clearer conscience. We know that 4 euros are a lot of money for a spread but please remember that chocolate spreads are luxury products so it is only logical to pay a little more on such a product. Concerning our Chocoreale lovers, we’d like to encourage you to bombard the manufacturer with letters of inquiry until they finally rethink their strategy. A fairly traded Chocoreale spread would be very welcome on our shop again. The last numbers of Chocoreale will be sold in the upcoming weeks.

Of course we are interested in your opinions on this decision: Are you OK with paying one euro more to get a fairly traded spread or do you think that the price of the product is not acceptable? Just send as an email or write a comment!

Happy World Vegan Day!

Roots of compassion celebrates World Vegan Day! All orders on November 1st (from 0:00am, CET) will receive an 11 % discount (Because its 1.11.11, obviously). 

But, to make it a little more interesting you’ll have to enter a coupon code when you order. The code is the solution to this small graphic riddle we came up with after hours of hard work:

Its one word, lower case. Have fun guessing and shopping!

News in October

1. We have a new online shop!

As the result of a lot of work, we can proudly present our new online shop. At first sight you won’t see that many differences because we didn’t want to change our shop design radically. But there are lots of small improvements and hopefully you will realize them when you send your next orders.
Here’s an overview on what has changed:

  • Our display options have been improved: You can see more products and have them sorted according to your favourite criteria: e. g. price, name and size.
  • For some products, stock info is displayed, so you know how many we have left and whether you should order soon.
  • Data transfer within our online shop is now SSL-encripted. This means that your data is way more secure!
  • Finally there is an extra text field where you can type in your voucher codes. Makes life a lot easier, doesn’t it?
  • You can now pay for your paypal orders via PayPal Express which should be a lot faster and easier.
  • When you log in to your user account you can check your order status and also track your order when shipped via DHL. Your shipment confirmation email will automatically include a tracking link.
  • Wish lists: You can create a wish list! You can use the list as a reminder to yourself or share it with people who might fund your wishes.

Most of the changes related to our new shop system are only visible behind the scenes. That’s why we ask you for your understanding if there are some small problems at the beginning. Switching the shop system is a huge project!
Please contact us if there’s any problems or questions. 0049 251 1367890 or info@rootsofcompassion.org. Thanks!

2. New T-Shirts, shoes, winter articles, condoms and more

 Our new shop system is not the only news you can be excited about: With our relaunch we’ve added lots and lots and lots of new products.
We have two new shirt designs! There’s the new “Wait! You eat whaaat???”-T-Shirt in green. Because we received lots of requests, we decided to not only print this design on unisex and women, but also on children shirts! In Paris we already got a lot of positive feedback. Our second new design: The “Meat is dead”-T-Shirt. For those of you who always wanted a white shirt.
Of course the new shirts are fair trade, climate neutral and made out of organic cotton.
We have a new shoe from Vegetarian Shoes which should be perfect for the many autumn days ahead: the Bush Boot, available in black and brown.
We also have a new bag: Veganism!
Remember our facebook survey on Glyde condom flavours? In our shop you can find the result: strawberry, blueberry and vanilla -strawberry is also available in narrow or maxi sizes! Of course we also have flavour-free condoms.

Other new items:

Winter Products:

  • Christmas Scoop Almond Nougat
  • Nougat whirls (dark chocolate)
  • Nougat whirls (rice milk)
  • Nougat hearts (dark chocolate)
  • Nougat hearts (rice milk)
  • Nougat Marzipan bar
  • Gingerbread
  • Cherry Bombs
  • Spice Nuts
  • Chocolate Christmas Wreaths

By the way: The sizes of the Meluna menstruation cups have been changed. They will be replaced gradually, so that some sizes and colours still have the old measurements and some have the new ones. What’s changed? The new models have a smaller diameter and are a little shorter but still have a larger capacity.

3. Carbon Offset

We did the math: From September 2010 until last month we shipped nearly 3600 packages and letters. That means that we will donate 360 € to the German rainforest preservation organisation Rettet den Regenwald e. V., to achieve carbon offset for the emissions our shipments caused. Thus we have saved 3 hectares of rainforest in Paraguay from its destruction with our donation! If you want to know more about our initiative, check out our carbon offset info.

4. Dates

22.10.2011 – Stuttgart fur free
01.11.2011 – Word Vegan Day!
26.11.2011 – veganfach Berlin – with a roots of compassion stall

If you want to share other important dates that you think might be relevant, just let us know!

Saving the best for last!

The end of 2010 is near but there is still a lot to come.

From December 1st there will be a special offer every day with up to 33% discount. You can expect everything – from patches and chocolate to shoes and shirts. Therefore, we advise you to check our homepage everyday!

Further the Tofu-Monster Hoodie and Liberation Jacket will be available in all sizes from end of November, as well as Vegetarian Shoes. Chocoreale in all flavors will be back in stock too. Hooray!

The Group for Society and Animals Studies (GSA) was formed at the Universtity of Hamburg, Germany. It is the first institution of its kind in Germany and sees itself as a part of the field of Human-Animal-Studies with a sociological focus. You can contribute to their database if you have written a research paper in the field of the Human-Animal-Studies.

Freedom-shirt-revival and election week

Hey there,

soon we will have the much sought-after Freedom-shirt back in stock and this time in Earth Positive-quality. Excellent! Continental Clothing Company has expanded their color palette and now a nice shirt in Melange Grey is available.

Further, Roots will go retro! That is why we want you to choose a former design for our next shirt. It is up to you to choose from 7 different designs, please vote now!

Have fun in the sun and enjoy your week.

All the best
yours ROCers