On my vegan treasure hunts across the world wide web, every now and then a brand jumps out and bedazzles me. Here are my three best new vegan brands from the world of ethical fashion this week!
It’s a very rare treat that you find beautiful high quality faux leather watches, so it was a total pleasure to find chic vegan watch brand Votch on my Instagram adventures. Founded by Laura Stageman in London, these stunning watches to prove that you can have downright gorgeous accessories without harming animals or humans. Every 3 months, Votch will partner with charities to support their inspiring work. Pre-order these watches pronto to be shipped in September to have a shiny gift arriving in the autumn. #InLove.
Bethany Williams is nothing short of a sustainable fashion genius. Her “Breadline” collection has such a smart design that you might involuntarily break out into applause when you hear it. She explains to Dazed, “We devised an exchange of fresh fruit and vegetables from Tesco for waste items” to go to Vauxhall Food Bank, and then created fashion designs from the left over materials and cardboard from Tesco. She also “worked with local craftsmen to create hand crafted woven, printed, knitted and embroidered materials”. Each of her designs is totally sustainable and is either organic, recycled or produced in the UK. Music to our ears. Plus, 30% of profits go straight to Vauxhall Food Bank. And all of this in an edgy new artistic collection. Not just a pretty coat!
The latest trend in eco-circles that has been gaining traction in the mainstream press of late is solid shampoos, shunning plastic packaging by leaving out water. Skin and haircare brand Ethique has saved 60,000 plastic bottles, and saving roughly one litre of water per bar, by creating solid shampoo instead of liquid. Isn’t that jaw-dropping? It appeared in Huffington Post and was a total smash hit in the land of Facebook. Of course this idea has been around for a while, and our lovely helpful Facebook humans shared their hard earned research on solid shampoos, recommending Lush, Boobalou, Blue Earth, Living Naturally, and Friendly Soap (from I Choose What I Use).
For more vegan and ethical brands, check out our previous post on ethical brands like goodDYEyoung vegan hair dye by by Hayley Williams from Paramore, Willow Cup Vegan Milk and Kat Von D Beauty launching in the UK.
Images courtesy of Votch, Bethany Williams and Ethique.