Hi, I've been slowly changing my diet to vegan, I have many products that I think are not vegan, and/or I don't know about in my house. I've got a policy which I had before, where I would only wear a piece of clothing, if it was not made of an interwoven material. So now, I have clothing that is made of 100% nylon, cotton, rayon (something like that), polyester, cashmere, wool, and I think that could be it, or there might be something more... While I don't plan on throwing out anything I wear, as that (in my opinion) would be a complete waste of the animal's sacrifice, I would like to know what to buy in the future, especially vegan shoes. I discovered that vegan was more than a diet only recently, and that some additives and vitamins and most coloured dyes (even if listed as vegan) come from animal product. I plan on giving my blue soap away to my non-vegan friend. If the food is not vegan, I can give it away. I have plenty of friends who would love free (mostly healthy) food. And if I don't know, for long enough (even when I've asked the companies), then I have to ask Someone what to do about this. I've found almost everything I like in vegan options when it comes to food and hygiene products. One thing I'd like to know tonight, is if the New Zealand water in my tap (including laundry and shower) are vegan. They contain chlorine, aluminium, flouride, and I don't know what else. I just hope that whatever it contains isn't enough of it to harm animals, and doesn't come from animals. New Zealand water in the tap contains 5 - 6 ppm (parts per million) chlorine in the water. I hear some tap water (I'm not sure where) has enough chlorine to kill some goldfish if put in the tank. My main concern is, that if I use heaps of water, from time to time, that I am not killing any fish, insects or other animals and preferably doesn't hurt them. I'm living with an omni dad and half omni flatmate in a rented house, so I think buying a filter, as I plan to move out, could be not only too expensive to buy first (before moving), but might be a waste of my investment seeing that I want to move overseas eventually, and go on missions and probably won't be able to take it with me. I don't know how long I plan to live in New Zealand for, even in my own or someone else's flat. I try being as strict as I can possibly be when doing special Vegan Fasts for some people. But if I were to fully make the transition to Vegan in general, then I'd have to know what general standards are, and how to survive on an everyday Vegan lifestyle. I'm still considering whether this is possible for me where I live, or if I can only be a loose vegan, because the food at the supermarket might have shellac on the produce, but the produce in the organic supermarket might have a trace of milk on it, and what's more, I don't know whether or not either one of them uses organic vegan soil. Somebody who was a chef told me vegans don't generally eat breakfast and that they do not eat food that has been grown in soil containing animal products! This nearly put me off trying, and now I don't know if I even can. I need at least $200 to spend on my (hopefully) vegan groceries a week as it is. I can't afford more than this. I get paid less on the Benefit, than it costs for this food and my other expenses (phone bill, electricity, rent, the gym). I have so many other questions that have just popped up in my head as I was writing this, but what I've written is probably too long anyways. I only stopped eating honey about a week ago, as I thought there was no cruelty until I did the research about it. So, I really am just in the transition period, and getting closer every week. My God Keeps Wanting me to buy Veegan things, and only lets me make exceptions for my cat, but even she is now being transitioned (hopefully) to organic cat food. He at least Told me to buy the organic dry food for my cat, as it would be healthier in the long run. She likes it, and gets less hungry now, so I'm liking that. I probably won't be allowed to give her vegan food, as she's not quite my cat. I only half-have her. And I won't claim her as my own because of personal history. But maybe, in the future, I'd like to own a cat from when they're a kitten. By the way, I haven't gotten to blankets yet, and I'm not sure if I can this winter, as polyester might not be vegan. I need blankets that will keep me warm. I think I need one or two new ones as my old ones are ripped. I might need another for a friend, that's if I can afford it, and he doesn't want a ripped one. One of my blankets is ripped really bad.