I’m Rachida, a British writer and journalist and I currently split my time between the UK and Belgium. I work with premium vegan-friendly and wellness businesses offering PR, content strategy and copywriting (blogs, sales pages, long-form articles) services. I’m dedicating to finding the most luxurious and cruelty-free products to promote and my goal is to show that a vegan and cruelty-free life can be luxurious, with high-end travel, food, fashion, cosmetics and more! I’m a blogger for The Huffington Post and a columnist for Vegan Food & Living Magazine, where I write about luxury vegan life.
My vegan travel guide series and my first book are coming soon – so stay tuned! In the meantime, head here to shop my luxury vegan gift boxes, all of which come with a vegan-friendly destination guide!
I’ve been vegan for almost 3 years, and was vegetarian for 14 years before that. In 2014 I decided to start a personal blog to provide a place where vegans (vegetarians and the vi-curious) who live in, or are visiting, Brussels can find tasty places to eat, drink and be merry; very merry in fact!
Eventually I wanted to branch out further, and dreamt of creating an international vegan brand which would ultimately make it easier for people to be vegan, especially those who were living in a country or city with limited options, or even lacking support from friends and family.
The Green V™ started life back in December 2015 as an online vegan portal, and I ran it separately to my blog. However, in October 2016 I decided to merge the two to allow me more opportunity to write in my own voice and focus on The Green V’s mission, without any content overlap.
I’ve now combined The Green V™ with Coffee and Vegan Croissants, and I’m excited to enter into this new chapter (huzzah!).
My goal is to show that being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on gorgeous products, fashion, travel or delicious food – being vegan is a wonderful lifestyle choice, and I want to highlight just how fabulous you can look and feel by choosing a cruelty-free life.
The Green V is here to break the stereotype of veganism, without losing the ethical importance of choosing a plant-based way of living.
Think stylish vegan leather bags and champagne with a side of kale!
It’s my mission to work with brands, businesses and restaurants to help make travelling, shopping and eating out as a vegan, easier and more inclusive when going to non-specialist places.
The world is changing, and the number of vegans is increasing at a wonderful rate; it’s time to reflect this across all sectors – fashion, food, beauty and travel.
In October 2017 I launched a luxury vegan bi-monthly subscription gift box. I wanted to send ethical treats to those who want to enjoy an element of escapism, to help them sit back, relax and unwind from their daily lives.
Each box contains 4 wonderful products, carefully researched and tested to ensure top quality, but there is also a vegan destination guide with top tips for future adventures, a skincare guide and a beautiful print or small token that is in keeping with the theme of the month. ✈️
50p from each box goes to the Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land charity, who do fantastic work in the Middle East.
Does your vegan-friendly business need some help? Visit my services page to find out further details on my professional offerings.
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