At the time, I didn't buy anything because I was really undecided about what I wanted from the fair, plus I didn't have enough money on me anyway. However, I felt really drawn to a particular hoodie of theirs - the 'Circus of Suffering' hoodie. This is an issue dear to my heart, which I, as a 12 year old new veggie and animal rights activist in the making, did extensive research on and did two speeches on for school assessments. I made other students cry both times. I think the memory of my first foray into activism may have been what drew me to the hoodie in the first place.
I don't actually think animal circuses are a huge issue within the UK, but it may just be the area I live in. In 2014, a circus that used animals arrived near my hometown and was met by furious, persistent protests and media coverage. At that moment in time, it was one of only two UK circuses using live animals. That's still two too many, and it's still perfectly legal, which needs to change.
Anyway, less of the heavy stuff and more about the hoodie! It arrived 3 days after ordering, which was fabulous for free shippin'. It came wrapped in the cutest paper covered in adorable yet important slogans and information about recycling, sealed with a sticker of the super sweet Viva La Vegan logo. However, one of the grooviest things about the hoodie was that it came with two hoodie strings in it, a black one and white one! You just remove the one you don't want (or yanno, keep both, if that's your thing).
I'm so happy with this hoodie and I'm sure it'll serve me well on my commutes this autumn, and I'll probably but from Viva La Vegan again. They were super friendly at the Viva! fair too, which is nice. I love knowing a brand is run by friendly people, even when I'm ordering online - it makes a big difference! Do you have any cool vegan clothes? I want to see!