A few of our favourite vegan accessory brands...
There are some wonderful companies out there, creating high quality, fabulously designed, vegan products, so we thought we would share just a few of our favourite, go-to brands...
Matt & Nat – Mat(t)erial and Nature, came to being in 1995 in Montreal. Their motto is ‘Live beautifully’ and they live by a wonderful set of values, always aiming to better their ways.
Having always been committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials, they are also ecologically conscious and innovative… Did you know the linings of their bags are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles?!
Gorgeous style, colour, story, ethics, quality and practicality – what’s not to like?!
Votch – a vegan leather watch company. Again, like Matt and Nat, this is high quality, gorgeous design. A newer company, Laura (and her little dog, Rolo) set up the company in London after making an amazing come-back from an incredibly painful condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal. Laura says on her website, “Seeing the suffering that animals endured simply for fashion, and having felt the pain of losing my own skin, I vowed never to wear the skin of another being again.” With such gorgeous, high quality design, it’s no compromise to wear these wonderful accessories… (and many of the colours can be matched to Matt and Nat’s bags!! – Just a thought!)
Beyond Skin – ahhh, shoes! When you type in ‘vegan shoes’ into Google, you can sometimes see a lot of very practical, but perhaps not always so pretty – shoes available to buy. Beyond Skin also started up in London, and are now based in Brighton and have a great selection (looking from a woman’s point of view!) of classic and quirky designs, heels and flats, occasion wear to trainers. It’s always difficult to go for mail order for something like this, but they have good reviews and by the sounds of it, good customer service to help you get it right!
If you know of any other vegan clothing and accessory brands to shout about, we would love to hear about them! We have a No Animal Club on Facebook to share and celebrate fabulous vegan fashion, and we would love to see you there too.