Aruka Sanchir

Writer & Editor

United States

Aruka Sanchir is an experienced editor in the writing and editing industry focused on telling unique stories through strong media and communication skills.

VegNews Magazine
Weddings Across the World

Eschewing tradition, these three couples made their unique weddings entirely their own with epic international locales, multiple ceremonies spanning continents, and incredible vegan food. From the lush jungles of Vietnam to pastoral scenes in Bigfork, Montana to the frozen tundras of Antarctica, these incredible nuptials showcase the power of love ... and veganism.
How Tane Vegan Izakaya Is Giving Honolulu's Sushi Scene a Run for Its Money

On an unassuming block in Honolulu, hidden in plain sight among office buildings, gas stations, and dry cleaners, a small, slate-gray building is churning out some of the most sophisticated and dazzling meals locals have ever experienced. Inside awaits a world filled with plant-based culinary artistry, unbelievably fresh produce, and an explosion of flavor.
What's in Vegan Actress and Entrepreneur Daniella Monet's Beauty Bag?

After a visit to a dude ranch with her family, actress Daniella Monet-who appeared on Nickelodeon's hit series Zoey 101 and Victorious-began connecting what was on her dinner plate to the various animals used at the rodeo. Since then, Monet has devoted her life to her biggest passion: veganism.

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How to Eat Like NBA Star DeAndre Jordan

I we sat down with Jordan for some rapid-fire questions to get the scoop on his vegan story, living life as a plant-powered professional athlete, and that pesky protein question

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Sustainable Leather Alternatives

Recent innovative vegan alternatives made from pineapples and apples have paved the way for a more eco-conscious fashion industry, and now, a new wave of strikingly creative, sustainable materials crafted from plants is continuing the trend.
Are Diamonds Vegan? These Conflict-Free Gems Are Made From Air Pollution

Fine-jewelry brand Aether Diamonds is making the first and only vegan-certified, positive-impact, conflict-free diamonds on the market. Vegan Action, one of the leading vegan certification organizations in the world, granted the company its newest certification as its diamonds are made using sustainably sourced energy sourced without the need for mining, which leads to destroyed ecosystems and wildlife habitats, or fossil fuels typically used to make lab-grown diamonds.

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All That Glitters

Wave goodbye to 2020 in dramatic fashion with these top glittery, sparkly, and luxurious beauty picks.

Celebrity Profiles
Vegan CrossFitter Lands on Cover of Men's Health

VegNews News Vegan CrossFit athlete Jeremy Reijnders became the first vegan to grace the cover of Men's Health Netherlands. In the August issue of the magazine, 23-year-old Reijnders explained that he went vegan in 2015 after watching documentary Forks Over Knives.

Beauty & Style

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Daring Design

These forward-thinking Black-owned companies are crafting sustainable vegan apparel and accessories that will take your look to the next level.
Aveda Removes Beeswax, Goes Fully Vegan

Today, cruelty-free haircare and beauty brand Aveda announced all of its products will be 100-percent vegan worldwide. More than 500 hair care, hair color, body care, makeup, and aroma products will now be free of honey, beeswax, and beeswax-derived ingredients.
The 17 Best Vegan Fashion & Beauty Gifts Under $100 to Buy Today

This holiday season, dazzling friends and family with the best makeup and style gifts out there has never been easier. Whether it's old-school, leather-free kicks that go with practically anything in your closet or a bold lipstick set featuring classic holiday colors, we've made this year's shopping a breeze.

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Fountain of Youth

The year's most-buzzed about ingredient, collagen, is getting a vegan makeover—and our skin, lashes, and lips have never been happier.
The 2021 VegNews Vegan Beauty Awards

VegNews Guides Beauty Truly great beauty products can bring out the best in us. They add dazzle to a drab day or give us the confidence to take on the world. Self-care is a journey and when coupled with exceptional products, it can be transformative, which is why it's so important to find the right products for every need.
9 Latinx Vegan Beauty Brands You Need to Try Right Now

In honor of National Latinx Heritage Month, we're highlighting some of the vegan businesses proudly representing their cultures. In the beauty space, Latinx consumers are demanding more authentic representation and beauty products that speak to their cruelty-free needs.
1,500 Target Stores Now Sell Vegan Salon-Style Hair Care Products

This Sunday, vegan and cruelty-free haircare brand Odele is launching three new products and expanding its distribution to an additional 500 Target stores nationwide-for a total of 1,500 stores. Minneapolis-based entrepreneurs Lindsay Holden, Britta Chatterjee, and Shannon Kearney came together last year to fill a missing gap in the haircare industry, namely for salon-quality products with clean ingredients at accessible price points.
5 Vegan and Sustainable Activewear Brands Perfect for Your Next Workout

Staying fit doesn't have to mean boring, old leggings and giant, ratty T-shirts as you begrudgingly try to get your steps in for the day. In fact, finding fun new outfits to show off might actually make getting to your next workout or pilates class that much easier.
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Vegan Sneakers

Strappy sandals, platform high heels, knee-high boots ... While all of these footwear options are great when a special occasion strikes, none beat the versatility of a good pair of sneakers. Lightweight trainers, trendy chunky kicks, and basic slip-ons all add their very own special touch to an everyday outfit.
The Best Faux-Fur Coats to Wear This Winter

Snow's on the ground and there's a certain chill in the air. Whether you love the winter or are eagerly awaiting blue skies and short sleeves, you'll have to eventually leave the warmth of your blanket and set down your hot cocoa to step outside.
6 Asian-Owned Fashion Brands Prioritizing Sustainable, Vegan Materials

With the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic, it's more important than ever to continue to show support for the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. One way to do just that is by showing solidarity with your wallet and supporting Asian-owned businesses directly, especially during the month of May, otherwise known as AAPI Heritage Month.

Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills Debuts Vegan Menu

Hospitality chain Four Seasons Hotel will launch a summer vegan menu at its Beverly HIlls location from July 25 until September 7. Vegan Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal has partnered with famed plant-based chef Matthew Kenney to create the Folia menu, which will be available at the hotel's poolside Cabana Restaurant, as well as its wellness rooms and suites.
28 Vegan Asian and Asian-Owned Restaurants Redefining Asian Cuisine

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed our world. And while we work to adjust, recover, and protect ourselves, two devastating side effects have emerged: the massive impact on the restaurant industry, and the increased occurrence of discrimination and violence against those of Asian descent.
From Vegan Chicken to Plant-Based Bacon: The Top 5 Vegan Food Trends of 2022

The coronavirus pandemic led to the unprecedented rise in popularity of sourdough, pancake cereal, and dalgona coffee in 2020, largely thanks to social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. The following year, Impossible Foods cheeseburgers, "flexitarian" diets, and pickled vegetables took the spotlight.
The Essential Vegan Guide to Pantry Staples

With the start of a new year, millions of people around the world are getting started on their goals and resolutions for 2023. And, for those participating in Veganuary, it's important to be prepared when inevitable cravings for old favorites hit.


Loveland Reporter-Herald
The heat is on for Loveland's ice sculptors

Children stared in awe through the barricades as the sculptors of the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival power drilled, chiseled and chain-sawed through ice blocks. For the remaining day of the festival, the ice sculptors will have to persevere through the warmth of the sunshine beaming down on all the melting ice.
Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Coffeehouse chain Starbucks has announced it will eliminate the use of plastic straws in its stores worldwide by 2020. In an effort to move toward more sustainable practices, Starbucks estimates more than 1 billion plastic straws will be removed per year from more than 28,000 stores.
All-Vegan Butcher Shop to Open in New Zealand Next Month

Vegan butcher shop Grater Goods will debut its online store later this month with a brick-and-mortar location following at the end of September in Christchurch, New Zealand. Owner and musician Flip Grater, who has been vegan for 22 years, decided to open the butcher shop to make vegan products more available in her hometown.
NASCAR Fans Chow Down on Vegan Cheeseburgers

VegNews News Vegan race-car driver and environmentalist Leilani Münter served the Impossible Burger for fans at the Chicagoland Speedway last month. Münter was accompanied by award-winning vegan bodybuilders Korin Sutton and Ryan Nelson at the event to show fans the advantages of a plant-based diet.
London's First Zero-Waste Market Opens in September

VegNews News Zero-waste market Zero Mkt Ldn will take place from 10am-5pm on September 29 at the Conservatory in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London. This not-for-profit initiative will have various vendors selling vegan food and drinks, eco-friendly products, and sustainable clothing.