Close

Sustainable Style: Eco and Ethical Leather Alternatives

1 / 6

Rose Gold and Piñatex Classic Watch from Votch or DAN & MÉZ

Made from: Both DAN & MÉZ and Votch make watches from Piñatex, an innovative fabric created from pineapple leaf fibres.

Bonus points: Piñatex is a by-product of the pineapple harvest that uses no extra resources, whilst offering extra income for farmers. Plus, no extra land, pesticides or fertilisers are used in the production, so the fabric is good for animals and the environment.

www.votch.co.uk/products/rose-gold-and-pinatex-classic
www.danandmez.com

2 / 6

Chanda Backpack from MATT & NAT

Made from: MATT & NAT use various vegan “leathers” including PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride) in its bags. PU is less harmful for the environment than PVC, so the company makes it a point to opt for it, continuously working to improve the standards for all materials. Whilst the outer isn’t entirely eco friendly, the bag linings are made from 100% recycled nylon, made out of used plastic bottles!

Bonus points: MATT & NAT also offer a cool cork collection that is eco, ethical and built to last.

www.mattandnat.com/backpacks

3 / 6

Classic Biker Jacket from Altiir

Made from: 100% Piñatex pineapple outer, 100% Cupro Bemberg Cotton Lining. There’s even a detachable collar in organic cotton shearing that can be latched onto any of the natural or metallic leather jackets.

Bonus points: Made from start to finish in Italy, Altiir‘s makers pride themselves on long lasting quality.

www.altiir.com/biker-jacket

4 / 6

SDU Rec White Marsala trainers from Veja

Made from: Recycled plastic bottles and vegan suede inserts. Veja products are made from completely sustainable materials including a range of vegetable tanned leathers, organic and Fairtrade cotton, recycled plastic, wild rubber, jute and hemp (ethically produced in Brazil). 

Bonus points: The mesh used by Veja is made from synthetic fibers (PET). A smart fabric, both waterproof and breathable from recycled plastic bottles. The amount of fabric used to make a basket equals three plastic bottles.

www.veja-store.com/en

5 / 6

Leaf Leather Backpack from Thamon

Made from: Real tree leaves! Coated with resin, leaves are lightweight but durable. Thamon‘s ethereal designs are made from sustainably sourced birch, lotus and Sal leaves. Each piece is handmade from fallen leaves, hand-dyed and crafted by artisans so every piece is entirely unique. The green leaf handbag is another favourite of ours.

Bonus points: All fallen leaves are collected by people within the local area, meaning that the funds become a source of income to lower income families.

www.thamon.co/rachel-leaf-backpack

6 / 6

Burgundy Crossbody/Wristlet from Melie Bianco

Made from: PETA approved PU (polyurethane), crafted using natural materials (all bags are PVC-free).

Bonus points: These beaut bags are made in China by workers who get fair pay, monitored working hours, complimentary lunches and paid leave. Melie Bianco also operates under a profit sharing model so that employees share in the company’s success.

www.meliebianco.com/burgundy-crossbody

Read more: Sustainable Style: Where to Buy Eco and Ethical Trainers

You've finished this slideshow!
Back to article
Back to top
#SoSassy
When you wish you could be in six places at once. ⁠
⁠
What are you doing this CNY? We've got so many ideas we don't know where to start. Follow our link in bio to #sassyhongkong 's guide to *What To Do In Hong Kong Over Chinese New Year*. ⁠
⁠
📷#sassyloves the photographs by the talented @vdubl
Time to cozy up. You're going to love the photos of our latest That Bride's hygge-inspired wedding. Read *That Bride: Katrine Friis Olsen, Pilot At Cathay Pacific Airways* on #sassyhongkong now. ⁠
⁠
📷@storybookstudio_dk
How many of these relationship myths have you been sold? Let's start the new year by debunking a few of the very common (and untrue!) myths such as:
☕️Looking for the best Tsim Sha Tsui coffee shops? We know where to get your caffeine fix in the area. Link in bio.⁠
⁠
#sosassy #hongkongcoffeeshops #coffeetst⁠
⁠
📷@urbancoffeeroaster⁠
⁠
⁠
Ready to take on the week? You've got this 💪.⁠
⁠
📷#sassyloves the photos of our city by @kristof.valgaerts and @ashleebarsky⁠
⁠
#HongKongMondays #mondaymood
Not sure what to wear to work tomorrow? If you're stuck in a workwear rut read *5 Office-Appropriate Looks To See You Through 2020* on #sassyhongkong now. Link in bio.⁠
⁠
#workwearstyle #sundayscaries #hongkongshopping⁠
⁠
Feeling the need to plan a festival fix? Check out *15 World Festivals To Put On Your 2020 Bucket List* on #sassyhongkong now. Link in bio. 🌎⁠
⁠
📷@wonderfruitfestival
Want to combine travelling to far-flung lands with making savings at home in Hong Kong? Become a @marriottbonvoy Member now and you can earn points from travel as well as enjoy dining rewards at Hong Kong bar and restaurants! Head to the link in our bio for all the information you need to know and for some of our Chinese New Year restaurant picks.

#SoSassy

@SASSYHONGKONG