TheVeganKind, a five-year-old company from married couple Karris and Scott McCulloch, is now turning over £2 million in sales annually thanks to growing plant-based demand.
The company was launched in 2013 when the pair, who at the time were new parents to their first child, saw a demand for more vegan options in Glasgow.
Now being called one of the 'UK's fastest growing vegan businesses', the couple launched their startup as a monthly vegan subscription box service - but have expanded to include an online 'Vegan Supermarket' where customers can peruse individual items.
They now ship more than 9,000 orders each month - still offering both a food-based Lifestyle box and a Beauty box, in addition to item-by-item orders.
Both Karris and Scott cite animal rights as the primary motivator for their veganism, although neither were vegan when they first met.
Karris made the transition from vegetarian to vegan during the course of their relationship, with meat-eating Scott not far behind.
He said: "I had turned a blind eye for so long, but I couldn't ignore what I was seeing and hearing any longer.
“It all just felt so horrendously unnecessary.”
Karris describes Scott's transition to veganism as 'one of the happiest days' of her life.
He said: "I remember thinking veganism would be 'hard'.
"But that's simply not true, it could not be easier."
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