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"Joshua Katcher started 'The Discerning Brute' in 2008 as a resource for intelligent men who want to make ethical, informed decisions concerning their lifestyles. Joshua is a committed environmentalist, vegan, and social justice advocate."

  • Kering, Parsons & Sustainability in Fashion
    I had the opportunity to attend this fantastic talk at Parsons The New School on April 2, 2015 covering the issue of sustainability in fashion. As an adjunct at Parsons and someone who researches the history, effects and impacts of animals used in the fashion industrial complex, it was an exciting opportunity to ask Francois […] (...more)
    15 Apr 2015 at 12:15pm       

  • Understanding Fair Labor in Fashion
    When we look at a price tag on a piece of clothing, one of the most difficult things is trying to make sense of it. Why do things cost what they do? Whyis a cotton shirt $10 in on store and $75 in another? If you’re looking to support companieswho invest in fairly compensatedworkers, the […] (...more)
    8 Apr 2015 at 9:33am       

  • RECIPE: Vegan Matzah Brei
    If you celebrated Passover, you may have piles of matzah left over. Sure they’re great as giant crackers to eat with hummus, but something I grew up eating the morning after Passover was Matzah Brei. Traditionally, this Ashkenazi dish is made with matzah and fried eggs. It’s sort of like a savory french-toast but with […] (...more)
    5 Apr 2015 at 2:40pm       

  • Culinary Collective, Gene Baur, David Duchovny & The Short Film No One Wants
    Jay Astafa and Angela Lowe have launched a plant-based pop-up dinner series called The Culinary Collective. It seats 24 guests each evening and takes place at a private Brooklyn townhouse. The meal features either 15 or 7 courses (costing $150 and $80 respectively). Use the code “DiscerningBrute” to get 10% off through April 7th 2015! (...more)
    5 Apr 2015 at 2:08pm       

  • Fashion & Animals Talk at NYU
    I’m thrilled to be presenting an exciting talk on Fashion & Animals atThe New York University Animal Studies Initiative on April 7th 2015. What’s even better news is that this talk is open to the public! Please RSVP by clicking here. Tuesday, April 7th, 6:15 pm 194 Mercer Street, Room 306 New York, NY 10003 […] (...more)
    25 Mar 2015 at 3:01pm       

  • New Study Finds Meat-Centric Masculinity is Barrier for Achieving Sustainability
    A new study that will appear in the journal Apetite this June (2015), is calling on the meat-masculinity link as a barrier to sustainability. This is something we’ve been talking about for years at TheDiscerningBrute.com, and it’s nice to see it confirmed in a scientific journal: The achievement of sustainability and health objectives (...more)
    18 Mar 2015 at 4:13pm       

  • Joshua Katcher on Rich Roll Podcast
    Ultramarathoner, plant-power authority and lifestyle expert Rich Roll has a massive following. If you aren’t already tuned in to the fantastic work he’s doing, you should be! I had the honor of being interviewed on Rich’s highly-acclaimed podcast a few days ago, and I’m so excited to share it with you! We discuss reimagining (...more)
    17 Mar 2015 at 3:54pm       

  • Vegan Fashion Talk: Issues & Innovations
    Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30pm 9:30pm BUSHWICK INLET PARK BUILDING 86 Kent Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States RSVP The Ethical Writers Coalition presents a round-table discussion on vegan fashion and sustainability. This exciting event features moderator Joshua Katcher (adjunct professor at Parsons The New School, founder of Brave Gentleman, (...more)
    17 Mar 2015 at 3:30pm       

  • Engineering An End to Poaching
    Ele-rino, Emptyland by Jaume Montserrat Imagine a world where one would not have to convince others to curtail consumption of things like elephant ivory or rhino horn. Instead, one could simply replace illegal, destructive and cruel (yet sought-after) goods with synthesized versions. Enter Pembient, a bioengineering firm with the goal of replacing (...more)
    12 Feb 2015 at 9:46am       

  • Gardeners of Eden, James Payne
    Jame Payne is a Los Angeles based clothing company inspired by the rebel aesthetic. The brand was recently featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times business section for utilizing superior vegan materials and USA-based production. Gardners of Eden is a film that showcases both the efforts to save orphaned baby elephants and stop […] (...more)
    12 Feb 2015 at 9:14am       



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