Miomojo, The Ethicool Choice

I was recently introduced to Miomojo through Instagram and have been eyeing their products. They make stylish bags from recycled bottles and other ethical and eco-friendly materials.  I was able to see several bags in-person and the Urban backpack caught my eye. It has the option for hand carry and to be a backpack. It contains pockets for a laptop, drinks, and whatever else is needed to complete your day, while not being too bulky. The  style and color makes this bag gender neutral, appealing to a wide audience. It seems sturdy and feels to be a high quality bag. I see this bag lasting me for years. It is a huge upgrade from the college backpack I was carrying before.

front view of bag

ProductMiomojo, The Urban Backpack

Overall GradeA


  • Miomojo is an all vegan company.
  • For every purchase, 10% goes directly to helping animals.
  • Some of product their lines include R-PET, polyester that is made out of recycled plastic water bottles. This reduces their dependence on petroleum as a raw material source and reuses materials that would otherwise sit in a landfill. They are also working to replace some of their other materials to be recycled, such as the polyester they use.
  • The bags are stylish and appealing. They have several lines of bags for all genders.
  • They have a variety of bags for different needs: laptops, tablets, weekend bags, and more.
  • Their prices are reasonable. The Urban Backpack is about $68. I expect to pay around this price for a good quality bag. Some vegan companies charge a lot more for bags to make them unattainable for many of us. This bag is worth saving up for, if you can.

back view of bag Cons

  • This company is outside of the United States. That might negate some of the eco-friendliness of this bag.

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Everything Vegan Unisex Tees, Righteous Apparel for Landlubbers of All Orientations

Ahoy you scallywags. Veganswashbuckler, aka Squashbuckler, has alit on terra firma once again, and I’ve brought me first mate John along for a joint review of some high Vegan fashion*.  Me old schooner is full of languorous, lewd laddies, but John is me best mate, and we’ve shared many a repast o’ seaweed at sea.  But today, we’re here for style, not vittles, and we’re sharing with ye our sentiments on Everything Vegan’s Unisex tees.

Product: I Yam What I Yam Unisex Tee and I’m Not Saying I’m Perfect but I am Vegan Unisex Tee

Squashbuckler (left) in “I’m not saying I’m perfect but I am vegan” unisex tee. John (right) in “I yam what I yam” unisex tee.

Overall Grade: A


  • There be many varieties of message for any sort o’ Vegan ye can ponder. Ye got your ethical Vegans, your health Vegans, your environmental Vegans; whatever your reason for being Vegan, Everything Vegan has a shirt for you to proclaim it throughout the seven seas. Now ye don’t have to get that tattoo!
    • John’s translation: They’ve got lots of shirts for a variety of vegan-themed messages: ethical reasons, health reasons, environmental reasons, and, in my case, silly vegans.
  • Many shirts come in a variety of hues. Ye don’t like white? Get it in blue! Ye don’t like blue? Get it in green! Ye don’t like green? Stop being so picky or it’s off to the plank with ye!
    • John’s translation: Pick your color! Any color!
  • The shirts fit nicely and are quite pleasant on me delicate skin, and they’ll make ye look like a real haberdasher in those pantaloons ye plundered on your last pillage.
    • John’s translation: I threw it in the dryer to get a perfect fit
  • The folks at Everything Vegan don’t beat around the bush.  Everything they make be themed of the Vegan.  So when ye send them your money, they won’t be making tees for the corpsemunchers behind your back just to acquire a bit more treasure.
    • John’s translation: Yes, “corpsemunchers”


  • We got no complaints. Be Vegan and be proud; check out their stash and I’m certain you’ll find a shirt that’s right for ye; otherwise, ye may have a mutiny on your hands.


*We will happily accept vegan products in exchange for an honest review from a member from our review team. Please contact us if interested.





Everything Vegan Racerback Tank Tops

We enjoy reviewing products from companies that are all vegan, but have mostly focused on companies that sell food. We are excited to post a blog today featuring a company that focuses on apparel that is vegan themed. We were approached by the founder of Everything Vegan to do a product review of apparel on the site*. When we checked out the website, we were so thrilled by the merchandise that we all wanted to buy a shirt and take part in the review. Therefore, we decided to break our review into to two blog posts. The post today is coming to you from regular bloggers, Julie and Amanda and will feature woman’s racerback tank tops. The second post will come from the Vegan Swashbuckler and guest blogger, John and will review unisex tees. Stay tuned for the next review, but in the meantime check out this site! We guarantee you will find a shirt style and design you like!

Amanda and Julie wearing everything vegan shirts
Amanda, on the left, is wearing the “Kale” racerback tank top. Julie, on the right, is wearing the “Your Bacon Had a Mom” racerback tank top.

Racerback Tank Tops, side by side

Product: Kale Racerback Tank Top and Your Bacon Had a Mom Racerback Tank Top

Overall Grade: A


  • They have vegan shirt designs for every type of vegan. The variety includes animal rights themed designs, punny veggie designs, environmentally focused designs, and health related designs. There really is something for everyone.
  • They are reasonably priced.
  • Since we have known about the site, they have had sales to reduce prices even further. We were able to buy two and get one free! (we ended up buying 4 shirts total)
  • Shipping was very fast.
  • It’s fun and easy to choose your design, then select the type of shirt and color.
  • The shirts are soft and comfortable to wear.
  • The material is light and breathable. We tested our shirts in heat indexes over 100 F.
  • They have a variety of types of shirts: Women’s Jr Fit Tees, Women’s Classic Fit Tees, Unisex Tees, Unisex Sweatshirts, Women’s Racerback Tank Tops, and Unisex Tank Tops
  • In addition to shirts, they have hats and stickers.
  • We were sent a free sticker with our order.


  • The sizing for the women’s racerback tank was a little confusing. The sizing is listed in 2 different places on the site (one on the Size Chart page and again on the FAQ page). There is a 1 inch discrepancy between the 2 size charts, so we just ordered based on our best guess. It worked out in the end, but was a little confusing.
  • The shirts run small. The large is the same size as most medium tank tops of other clothing brands. Make sure to measure and don’t guess on sizing.


*We will happily accept vegan products in exchange for an honest review from a member from our review team. Please contact us if interested.






Pacifica Mascara, Vegan Mofo Day 19

I like to wear makeup. I feel naked without it. I know I should be comfortable in my own skin without makeup as a feminist, but I’m not. We all have our faults. Since having a child, I do go out more frequently without makeup though. Yay me!  One of the things that I feel that I cannot live without is mascara. My lashes are not very long, so I need to don mascara to make my eyes pop. Now that I have short hair, this is especially true for my face. I have yet to find the holy grail of vegan mascara. Most of the ones that I have found are nice, but none of them seem to perform like some of the top name brands that test on animals. There are a few brands of vegan mascara that are a bit better than the rest and Pacifica is one of those brands.

Mascara, box, and seal

Product: Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara, Supernova by Pacifica

Overall Grade: A


  • This mascara is made by a company that is vegan and cruelty free. I know that I can have peace of mind when I buy their products.
  • The mascara lengthens my lashes to give my eyes some pop.
  • This mascara is readily available in many stores such as: Target, Whole Foods, Ulta, Earth Fare, other specialty stores.
  • They have several types of mascara on the market to give us picky consumers options.
  • The product does not contain  FD & C color, parabens, talc and mineral oil.


  • The mascara is a bit pricey compared to other brands. The tube I bought is about $14.99. One of the varieties is $16.99. I’d really love to see a quality vegan mascara for $5 or under.
  • This does a good job lengthening, but I’d like it to volumize (is this a word?) a bit more. I want those lashes you see on models in the mascara ads. They very well could be false lashes.






DIY Vegan Beauty Book – Vegan MoFo Day 11

Ok, so this product technically isn’t food, but actually it is! It’s food that you can use on your face, hair, and body! Most of these ingredients in these incredible recipes come straight from your kitchen. My favorite recipe so far is the Kick-Ass Wake-Up Coffee Serum.
Overall Grade: A+
  • These recipes contain healthy, vegan ingredients
  • You can easily make your products organic by purchasing the organic version of ingredients
  • You can save money by making your own products
  • These smell amazing!
  • NO animals are harmed in the making of these products
  • You may need to make an initial investment if purchasing several ingredients for a specific recipe