magicful home driftwood beachHi, Veronika here!

If you don’t know me yet, as far as my degree says I’m a mathematician and biologist.
As for the first, that has been earning my living for the past 10+ years.
As for the second, that’s my secret passion - nature, all the living creatures in it and, if possible, protecting it all for us and future generations. No wonder I’ve become vegan!

As for coastal and beach decor, which I used to sell as a family business at Magicful Home, it can be tricky as many animals and their products such as shells, pearls, starfish, seahorses etc. are very commonly sold as beach themed decorations.

To briefly explain, for those who may wonder why this can be an ethical question for many people: shells in mass productions are usually captured alive and dried to ensure the best colouring because after the clam dies, the outer shell starts fading. Only some specialised companies can guarantee their shells are being collected empty on shores. Similar for starfish and seahorses - all those dried animals are a big no-no for vegans, as they’ve been captured alive and dried for human entertainment. So as much as they may look great, for vegans it’s not an option. Does that mean we can’t have that lovely blue summer feeling in our homes? Absolutely not! There are plenty of other natural and manmade decor ideas to be used for creating beautiful, vegan-friendly beach and coastal home decor...

Hi, it's Veronika, your vegan friend and content creator of Veronika Honestly (no, not my surname).
I'm mathemagician (making money as maths tutor! ?), a bit of an artist (well, trying to get back to art) and also animal and adventure lover.
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Firstly, if not already mentioned in the article, I would like you to know about my Honest Language Disclaimer (no, it's not about profanity) - in case you were wondering why my English is so weird and not Oxford-dictionary perfect (whose English is, anyway...)

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