This is where you can learn our story, our values, and the 3 pillars of Veopolis.
See the video below, describing how and why we came to be…
Welcome to Veopolis, the world’s first earth-friendly online marketplace…
A conscious compassionate shopping community for everyone, the place where ethics and quality combine. We believe the world is changing, and making the right choices doesn’t mean making compromises in our shopping. We can have the largest selection from the finest products and eco-brands… which are healthier for us, kinder for animals*, and better for our environment.
*animals, both the furry kind and the human kind!
Making the healthier-kinder-greener earth-friendly choice is no longer just an “ethical” or a “vegan” thing, it’s a “feel good” thing, and something everyone can enjoy!
Our 3 pillars
Life – Health – Environment
These are the three values core to our marketplace, and hold dear our commitment to cruelty-free, sustainable, high-quality, health-conscious, and ethical trading.
ETHICALAnimals & Humans
To love animals. Creating a cruelty-free zone, promoting the rights and wellbeing of all living creatures, not using or consuming any animal products or conducting animal testing. No hides or skins (including leather, suede, wool, fur, silk, down, feathers, angora, shearling, cashmere), and meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free. These ethics will also extend to the supply chains of products and manufacturing operations, to protect human rights, uphold ethical labour laws, and wherever possible fair trade.
To care for ourselves, with all plant-based and natural living. No toxic or harmful ingredients, abrasive synthetic colouring, fragrances or fabrics (using only low impact fiber reactive dyes), no SLES, SLS, parabens, triclosan, triclocarban, any Formaldehyde donating preservatives, the following petroleum-based ingredients (PABA, Benzene, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Toluene), BPA plastics, Methylisothiazolinone (MI), or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
To protect our planet, creating sustainable eco-friendly alternatives, for low-carbon trading, reduced pollution, a ban on Microbeads, and minimising deforestation, greenhouse gases, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones”, habitat loss, and species extinction. This includes a no conflict palm oil policy, using only traceable palm oil that is free of deforestation, expansion on carbon-rich peatlands, and human rights violations.
To champion health & biodiversity.
To minimise any harm caused to ourselves, others, or to the environment around us.
To empower small business, and enable ethical economic opportunity.
To celebrate artisan, skilled, and small batch producers, and dedication to craftsmanship.
To empower the consumer, by providing informed choice, exceptional quality, and a cruelty-free ‘feel good‘ shopping experience.
– Veopolis, raison d’être
We believe in the power of people,
and that our everyday choices can improve the world around us. These choices are in the products we use, the food we eat, and how we choose to spend our money. Thanks to the internet and social media the worldwide web has become the great enabler for people and communities to come together, connect, and create real changes from how we live and work. With this power we are able to make the best decisions for ourselves and others, to purchase ethically, healthily, and environmentally, and improve the world we live in.
Our vision for Veopolis is to provide the online shopping community to make these choices simple, effortless, easy, and fun. A place to find new products, discover new brands, taste new food, and feel good about the choices we make.
ETHOS: the clip from ‘A Time for Change’ is a 2011 documentary written-directed by Pete McGrain and hosted by Woody Harrelson- demonstrating the value and importance of ethical consumerism, and how we can make meaningful and sustainable change to create a world in which we can live happily and harmoniously in a clean environment.
= Ethics + Quality. This is our hashtag guarantee that all the products and brands on our platform share our collective values, with a commitment to providing exceptional quality ethical goods. Quality, not cruelty.
As part of our continued support within the community each month a % revenue contribution is provided to an earth-friendly organisation, support group, cause, charity, society, or association. These are selected based on recommendations from the Veopolis family (vendors, customers, friends, and trade partners), on rotation each month as a way to support the global community, and to promote sustainable, ethical shopping.
What is ‘Veopolis’?
Imagine for a moment, a city – a sprawling metropolis of activity, community, compassion and social enterprise. A bustling futuristic marketplace, full of artisan traders, stalls and fine merchants selling their goods… with a purpose beyond profit. This is Veopolis.
VE + POLIS =
a Metropolis for vegans? A Metropolis for all!
The word ‘-polis‘ means ‘city’ in Greek. Many towns and cities across the world have contained the suffix “-polis” since antiquity, and often refers to a special kind of city or state. e.g. Minneapolis, Indianapolis.
So what’s the Ve stand for?
We like to think of it as representing a number of key ingredients for our platform:
- Ve– for Vegan. v. Exquisite food, amazing clothes, beautiful products.
- Ve– for Vendors. v. The incredible brands who sell on our marketplace.
- Ve– for Venerate. v. To regard with great respect; to revere, like we do our planet, the people, all livings things, and ourselves.
- Ve– for Verdant. adj. fertile, green with vegetation; covered with growing plants, like the fields of organic natural pesticide-free crops and plantations.
- Ve– for Veracity. adj. Characterised by truthfulness, fairness, freedom, and sincerity; an honest and open collective community.
Swipe to see our Vendors
Follow the River
Healthy Healing Habits
Raw Choc Pie Co.
Elements for Life
Raw Bake Station
Maggie Anne Nail Polish
Good Day Organics
Bohemian Chic Minerals
Real Magic Publishing
We Are Dittew
A Kind Mama - Vegan Bakery