When we think of veganism we often refer to the obvious and the stereotypical. Obviously no meat, no animal skin, no animal testing; stereotypical: soy lattes and tofu everything. This sort of thinking is what inspired this project. You think of leather furniture being non-vegan but what about wool, down or even.. the glue? That's right, even glue can be non-vegan and very often isn't.
COMMON ANIMAL PRODUCTS IN ARTS AND CRAFT SUPPLIES
vegan womble blog (2016)
However, there are a good number of companies that offer glues that do not contain animal by-products:
the vegan womble (2016)
I was quite amazed how many of these well-known glue companies were vegan, especially Gorilla Glue, which I used in my prototyping, making my previous vegan furniture project entirely vegan right down to the glue. However, as you may be able to see, a lot of these glues are petroleum and chemical based making them less friendly to the environment as they are to the animals. Yet, as I have stated previously if harms the planet, it will ultimately cause harm to the species who inhabit in, which include the animals. This is why I believe veganism and environmentalism should try to always co-inside. However, I have found a few examples that do seem to fit both of my criteria that will be important for future reference in making my furniture:
The product I have pictured hear is specifically for wood as I will be working with cork and hard woods but they do a range of different types.
EcoGlue® Premium Wood Adhesive is a high performance
Weldbond Vegan All-Purpose Glue
Finally, a vegan all-purpose glue that’s ready to take on any number of chores! Made without casein or any other animal derivatives, this non-toxic glue is ideal for wood, tile, glass, upholstery, marble, masonry, school projects, furniture, ceramics….anywhere you need a high-grade bonding agent, Weldbond will get the job done. This glue is also an excellent bonding agent even on tough surfaces such as concrete and plaster, and it also seals all porous surfaces, too!
The Ultimate Craft Glue
GLUE: Water based, Non Toxic, Dries Clear.
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