How to not get pinched by a leprechaun as a vegan

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Green is the theme for this vegan and ethical guide to St Patrick’s Day to help you avoid getting pinched by leprechauns on March 17.

While St Patrick’s Day parades are cancelled for the second year in a row, the pandemic doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate this festivity safely from home, joined by your friends and family on Zoom.

Here are seven ways vegans the world over can celebrate St Patrick’s Day, bring themselves good luck and escape the pinch of an evil leprechaun this March 17.

Noggins and Binkles mint green pet collar


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Ensuring you escape the pinch of lurking leprechauns should apply to the entire household — pets included. Luckily, Noggins and Binkles — a luxury ethical and vegan cat, dog and human accessories brand named after two rescue cats from Mauritius — has you covered.

Its mint green cork leather collars are currently available for both cats and dogs in the UK. Priced at £20 per item, your cats and dogs will not only be able to feel safe this March 17, but they can look smart in ethical accessories too.

Kat Von D’s sea green lipstick


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Whether you’re a regular lipstick wearer, or you only whip it out on special occasions, green lipstick is a must on St Patrick’s Day. The market for vegan lipstick is quickly growing, and makeup brands are not failing the public.

Kat Von D Vegan Beauty was one of the first to jump on the bandwagon, with an impressive array of colours for any and every occasion. Its studded kiss creme collection is currently on sale in the US, each product now $5, including its satin-matte deep seafoam green.

Miomojo’s green cactus clutch bag

Whether you’re in the mood for a new accessory, or you need something new to buy your groceries in, a green vegan handbag is a good way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

If you’re in Europe, Miomojo, a sustainable, vegan fashion company situated in the heart of Bergamo, has just the bags for the occasion. Gemma, its vegan clutch bag made from cactus leather is a personal favourite.

Read our interview with Miomojo founder Claudia Pievani.

Hukua’s green cactus card holder


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For those who prefer not to carry a large bag around, a cardholder might do the trick. Hukua’s green cactus cardholder is the product of a joint-venture between sustainable fashion factory Veshin and Desserto’s cactus leather. It holds up to five cards, contains space for cash, has PETA-Approved Vegan certification, and ships Europe-wide

NB: Hukua is owned by The Vegan Review co-founders Damoy Robertson and Jaimie van Duin.

Kessy Beldi’s recycled green glassware


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Beer is a staple for any St Patrick’s Day celebration, specifically a pint of vegan-friendly Guinness. If you’re looking for a more festive way of enjoying your drinks on March 17, check out the mouth-blown Beldi glasses by Kessy Beldi, a recycled glass factory based in Marrakech. Its Envers collection has a modern and sleek design, perfect for safe, at-home St Patrick’s celebrations. It’s currently available online, and in shops in California, London, France and Morocco.

Lola’s vegan pistachio and strawberry cupcakes


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St Patrick’s day at home is another great chance to show off your baking and cooking skills, but if you’re struggling with time, and are looking to fix your sweet cravings, Lola’s Cupcakes offers both delivery and pick-up collections.

Its vegan range is expanding every year, and is now available in select cities in the UK. One of its most recent additions this Veganuary was its vegan pistachio and strawberry cupcakes — a great fit for a green party.

Sesame Kingdom’s green tahini

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For those who still want to create something of their own at home, but are struggling to find a green element — Sesame Kingdom’s sunflower seed tahini should fit your bill.

Sesame Kingdom is based in London, with its first shop recently opened in Greenwich. It uses single-origin Ethiopian White Humera sesame seeds and offers a fully vegan, gluten-free range of tahini, date syrup, spreads and its most renowned item, Halva.

Olivia Rafferty
Olivia Rafferty
Olivia is the Assistant Editor of The Vegan Review. An aspiring Middle Eastern correspondent currently studying journalism at City, University of London, she is passionate about the planet, she believes veganism is the first step to solving the complexities of climate change.