World Vegan Day

1st November 2019

The term 'vegan' often sparks a great debate into our own ethical life choices. As a formulator of cosmetic pet products, we often focus our attention to the question ‘Do you really need to use animal derived raw materials within pet products?’ The simple answer is NO, and as a company we are always proud to support vegan product development.

We’re are happy to support any customer who requires this, by designing bespoke vegan products and applying on your behalf, certifying raw materials used in the product as suitable for vegans. Read our statement from Joanne, our Head Formulation Chemist:

‘To formulate a vegan approved product, it involves a careful material selection process. Within this we would take our time gaining statements from suppliers to ensure that the material contains no animal derived products and is ethically sourced. Commonly you can be faced with a statement ‘to the best of our knowledge’. This would not be good enough, so it involves further investigation through the supply chain.’

‘We look to build vegan formulations using plant-based surfactants, which we see in the market becoming more mainstream. Typically, we would then combine this with botanical extracts and oils to meet the performance claims the product requires. Even in fragrance selection, we would tend to move away from synthetic fragrances and use essential oils to generate a desirable smell.’

Authenticity.

Applying for the Vegan Society trademark would enable you to use their logo on your packaging and marketing, ensuring the world can see your ethical claims. The team here at Techtron are happy to support any customer who requires this, by designing bespoke Vegan products and applying on your behalf, certifying raw materials used in the product as suitable for Vegans. For more information on the Vegan Society trademark, visit https://www.vegansociety.com/your-business/vegan-society-trademark

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