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As harmful environmental factors such as constant chemical composition problems and fine dust increase, consumer interest is turning to “clean beauty” which excludes harmful ingredients. In recent years, interest in vegan beauty, a “vegan cosmetic”, is also increasing day by day.
Vegan cosmetics refer to products that have not been tested on animals, neither ingredients of animal origin nor harmful chemical ingredients. Such vegan beauty is on the rise as attention is focused on animal welfare and environmental protection and the “good eating” movement becomes active.
Not only consumers, but businesses as well, as the need for vegan products is on the rise, a globally trusted vegan certified agent is active in Korea. House Boutique, a company specializing in cosmetics export licensing in Europe, is a vegan certification agent of the British vegan certification body, the Vegan Society and the V-LABEL brand, helping vegan certification, which is recognized in the global market .
The oldest Italian vegan certification “V-Label” recognized in the world for “trust, respect and trust of the public”
There is also a “vegan brand” which can serve as another indicator for consumers of veganism. The V-LABEL brand, recognized for its credibility and international recognition together with the Vegan Society, was developed by the Italian Vegetarian Association in the 1970s. The design was first presented internationally at the 1st European Vegetarian Conference in Italy in 1985. The distinctive leaf shape has since been recognized as a label that has been appreciated and respected around the world.
Cosmetics, food, restaurants, textiles and other products can be certified as vegan through the label. The label is currently used in 30 countries around the world. So far 5,000 companies have been certified for 15,000 products, and it is also the vegan brand selected by the top 10 distribution channels abroad.
“We started identifying vegetarian and vegan products in 1993 and recently added a category called Raw vegan, so there are three categories in total.”
Vegan, as defined by V-Label, is “a product that is not of animal origin and that no animal ingredient is used or added at any stage of the production or manufacturing process”. Also, if the product meets vegan requirements and is added or used in the production or processing of dairy, colostrum, eggs, honey, beeswax, beeswax, propolis or wool oil, the product is considered vegetarian.
Labels can be obtained based on the degree to which each of these criteria is met. As a result, consumers have more choices, and unlike the Vegan Society, licenses are registered for the products they plan to export or sell in China.
V-Label certification, procedure, time required and cost?
Completing the V-Label certification takes an average of 3 weeks to 2 months. In the case of cost, it is determined by comprehensively assessing various conditions such as the number and type of products and the size of the company. Therefore, it is difficult to check the average price without the basic information of the product or company. The certification process begins with consultation and goes through the stages of providing a quote> filling out an application> reviewing documents> confirming veganism and proceeding with a contract> paying for expenses> issuing a certificate> reviewing the design using the label> completion of registration. You can use the V-Label for a total of 3 years through a single contract, renewable upon expiry.