An ethical marketplace bringing you the best gifts for vegans.
A trustworthy online vegan gifts store, where you can discover vegan and ethical independent UK brands.
They offer conscious consumers kind, cruelty-free gifts and living products.
Growing ethical vegan awareness, creating an easy to use platform for sustainable small businesses to thrive.
With so many new UK vegan brands launching, they wanted to bring them together in one place. Helping consumers to discover gifting that is free from plastic and animal cruelty, along with guaranteeing worker rights/conditions.
What is the meaning of the word ‘MettaLife’?
‘Metta’ is a Buddhist word meaning ‘Kindness to oneself and all beings’
This is the life we would like to promote at MettaLife
How did MettaLife begin its journey?
MettaLife was founded by Sharon & Annie (mother & daughter).
In January 2019 Sharon and Annie wanted to start something new that they were both truly passionate about.
Discovering vegan presents for family and friends.
Sharon, a qualified and experienced chef and loves cooking at home. Passionate about using natural, cruelty-free products in her food, on her skin and in her home.
She is the centre of an ever growing family, always looking for new vegan gifts and treats to bring happiness and wellness to the people she loves.
Annie, a qualified personal trainer and vegan, prides herself on creating nutritional meal plans. Finding new ways to incorporate that feel good comfort food, alongside what is going to be kind to our bodies and to the planet.
Sharon, with her sales and marketing background and Annie, as a self-employed personal trainer, combined their many strengths to embark on this new business venture. With an aspiration that is close to the whole family’s hearts.
A shared belief that every creature on this earth deserves kindness. It was their equal responsibility to make this their mission.
Vegan food and ethically conscious lifestyle products are becoming more available to the mainstream market. Although, they had found first hand that sourcing ethical vegan gifts can be difficult.
The idea for MettaLife was born to help protect the environment and all who live on it. Showing that shopping kind and cruelty-free gifts does not mean you compromise on quality, choice or style. They believe in making small steps towards an ethical and vegan lifestyle. Producing a happier and healthier living environment.
This includes buying kind and thoughtful gifts.
When Sharon and Annie first envisioned MettaLife they took a detailed look at other marketplaces, not only to draw inspiration but also to consider what could be done better. In most cases, the content available hit one of the ethical standards they wanted, but rarely did they meet them all.
It was easy for example to buy a plastic-free product, but that did not mean it was produced ethically. Likewise, you could buy what appeared to be a vegan gift but that did not mean it was sustainably made.
MettaLife is grateful to have attracted some fabulous vegan brands to their marketplace. A great deal of time, care and thought goes into making sure they make the right choice when inviting these brands to join them. They consider their brand partners to be just that, partners, their input is critical to the success of this ever-growing vegan platform and feel grateful to be sharing their ethical journey.
How has MettaLife grown?
The first couple of years have been spent building MettaLife to offer the best gifts for vegans.
You will find more than 70 departments, offering vegan clothing, Christmas gifts, Birthday gifts, vegan food gifts, and recyclable wrapping paper, in fact, we are sure you will find the perfect vegan gift for every occasion.
Mettalife.co.uk is 100% ethically vegan and places cruelty-free and kindness at the top of its values.
Postage is free or included in every product. So, there are no additional charges at checkout. This makes it easy for the customer to know exactly how much they are spending.
All packaging is Eco-friendly and recycled/recyclable wherever possible.
What are the next plans for MettaLife moving forward?
MettaLife will continue to research and source new ethical and vegan small businesses, bringing the very best gifts for vegans online.
Remember buying vegan gifts is not just for people that live a vegan lifestyle. Buy thoughtful vegan gifts for everyone including all your non-vegan friends.
If you have any questions, please take a look at MettaLife F.A.Q