Emily Coster, Retail Manager | Viva! - The Vegan Charity

Emily Coster, Retail Manager

What I do

As the Retail Manger at Viva! I oversee the Viva! Shop (vivashop.org.uk) and produce the annual mail order catalogue Gifts for Life. This involves procuring and promoting a fantastic range of ethical, vegan goodies; the proceeds of which raise funds for Viva!'s animal saving campaigns.

Working at Viva!

It is amazing to work with a team everyday whose goal is to help save the lives of animals. I wanted a job where I could feel like I was working towards a positive change in the world and this job ticks all the boxes for that.

I went vegan because…

I love animals and wanted to stop contributing to the suffering of them. I was vegetarian first but soon went vegan after watching Cowspiracy and educating myself on the dairy industry and the huge impact farming has on the planet.

My favourite veg

It has to be broccoli - especially if it has been roasted - so yummy! Oh and mushrooms, I eat these at least twice a week.