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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
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๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
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If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Some grocery stores have temporarily banned the use of reusable bags fear of the potential risk of further spreading the virus. Instead, stores will be handing out plastic bags to customers, free of charge.
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โœง Totally understandable given our current situation, so this is a great time to make sure all of our reusable bags are washed and if needed, repaired ๐ŸŒฟ
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โœง แด‡แด„แด-แด›ษชแด˜: For bigger and bulkier items, I always like to use boxes (the grocery stores always have these on hand and they're totally free!) and when I forget to bring my reusable bags, I try to limit the number of items I buy to however many I can carry in my hands and out the store.
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โœง Buying produce (like leafy greens ๐Ÿฅฌ) without a bag is another story... Iโ€™d love to know, do you have any tips or tricks for reducing our plastic consumption while buying produce during these times?
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๐Ÿ“ธ via @pureosophy

Some grocery stores have temporarily...

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been reading a number of books about sustainable and ethical fashion including #ThisIsaGoodGuide by @mariekeeyskoot. It's full of digestible information and helpful tips on making more ethical and sustainable consumer choices along with endless examples and guides to help you start on your sustainable journey immediately.

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š˜๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'm working on updating all of my vegan fashion guides that I've made in the past 5 years since starting my blog. Not only do I want to promote vegan and cruelty-free brands, but I also want to highlight those that care about the people who made their clothes and those making an effort to use eco-friendly dyes and sustainable materials. I just updated my list of vegan t-shirts and activism apparel, btw! โœจ

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š๐š‘๐š’๐š—๐š”๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I'd love to know... besides being cruelty-free + vegan, what else matters to you when you decide which brands to support or product to buy?

๐šŒ๐šž๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š—๐š๐š•๐šข ๐š›๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ใ€ฐ๏ธ I've been...

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚
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(via @vegan_sarcasm + @nimai_delgado)

Relatable ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚ . (via @vegan_sarcasm...

List of Vegan Watch Brands – Timeless Timepieces Without the Cruelty

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A sleek and sophisticated timepiece completes every outfit but I had never considered the materials used to make my everyday accessory. Most watch straps are made using leather derived from animal skin, so in order to find a cruelty-free watch, I had to look for vegan leather watches made with synthetic and/or considered materials.

Thus, began my search for vegan watch options! As a result, I found 8 vegan-friendly watchmakers that have created some of the most stylish yet functional timepieces using a variety of vegan materials!

Here is a round-up of the very best, sleek vegan watches for men and women, all made without harming any animals!


Votch - Vegan Watches
Votch Unisex Vegan Watches

Votch Watch – 100% Vegan

Price for Votch watches: US$160 – $200

This UK-based, cruelty-free and vegan watch brand is changing the world, one stylish watch at a time! Votch‘s mission is simple, to do better and to create a product that inflicts no harm to animals and as little to the environment as possible!

Votch is committed to always being cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable, all of their watches and straps are certified vegan. They also make for some thoughtful gifts as each watch purchased from Votch is lovingly packaged in recycled materials with low environmental impact!

Votch watches are made using a cotton woven microfibre with PU and their latest collection of watches is made from a blend of TPE, polyester, and cotton. Votch also has a line of straps made using pineapple leaf fibers, Piรฑatex!

Votch offers a one year warranty on all watches. All of Votch watch straps are interchangeable; choose from their vegan leather straps, stainless steel straps, or Piรฑatex straps!


Hurtig Lane Vegan Watches
Hurtig Lane Vegan Watches

Hurtig Lane – 100% Vegan

Price for Hurtig Lane watches: US$120 – $200 {Use coupon code: ETHICALELEPHANT to receive 15% off your order.}

Based in Barcelona, Hurtig Lane watches are inspired by the minimalist style and quality design. Hurtig Lane offers a range of timeless, chic, and sophisticated vegan watches while remaining committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs.

In addition, Hurtig Lane stylish vegan watches are ethically-made by a production team that is paid fairly and cares about women’s rights in the workplace, offering above and beyond maternity leave and promotion opportunities.

Hurtig Lane’s vegan leather watch straps are made using recycled materials and cotton woven fiber with PU, they’re also PVC-Free. Their watches are also shipped and packaged with environmentally friendly materials including recycled cardboard and nylons, avoiding the use of plastic in their packaging.

Hurtig Lane offers a 2 years warranty on the watch movement. All of Hurtig Lane’s watch straps are interchangeable and vegan; choose from a fabulous selection of watch straps like vegan leather, vegan suede, vegan tweed, and vegan rubber!


TIVC Unisex Vegan Watches

TIVC : Time IV Change – 100% Vegan

Price for TIVC vegan watches: US$150 – $170

This cleverly named, Australian, sustainable vegan watch brand was created by two people with a passion for change and a belief that every positive change you make, no matter how big or small, contributes towards creating a world thatโ€™s brighter for everyone. TIVC is making change happen with their handcrafted cruelty-free and classic-style vegan watches. TIVC watches are made from materials that are animal-free and have minimal impact on the environment.

TIVC‘s eco suede bands are made in Italy and its production process is similar to that used for paper recycling, in which no harmful chemical substances are used. The recycled polyester contained in the eco suede material is derived from polyester fibres (T-shirts, fibres, etc.) and PET (bottles, plastic, etc.) and they also have a Piรฑatex range of timepieces made from pineapple leaf fibres!

TIVC offers a limited warranty for all watches purchased 365 days from the date of purchase.

All of TIVC watch straps are interchangeable; choose from their vegan leather straps, Piรฑatex strap watches, or Eco-Suede strap watches!


Olivia Burton offers some vegan-friendly watches!

Olivia Burton – Selection of Vegan Watches

Price for Olivia Burton vegan watches: US$110 – $205

Not all of Olivia Burton watches are vegan-friendly however there is a growing selection of Olivia Burton watches that features a soft faux leather strap. There are lots of styles and colors to choose from in their vegan collection, including their classics, vintage-inspired, hand-drawn floral print, Olivia Burton’s signature florals, and more!

Olivia Burton also recently released its first-ever environmentally friendly strap made from 100% recycled materials.

All of Olivia Burton watch straps are interchangeable to fit other models of the same size however please note that not all straps are suitable for changing at home, some will require taking to your local jewelers for fitting. Olivia Burton offers a limited warranty of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years.

You can buy Olivia Burton vegan watches at The Bay ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, Bloomingdale’s, and The Dressing Room.


Evig Grรถn Unisex Vegan Swiss Watches

Evig Grรถn – 100% Vegan

Price for Evig Grรถn vegan watches: US$300

At Evig Grรถn, sustainable practices and versatile Swedish design meet world-renowned luxury. Evig Grรถn’s luxury swiss vegan watches are manufactured in Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, and Italy from material that is as sustainable as possible and always 100% cruelty-free.

“All of our watches are manufactured in Bioggio, Switzerland. Adhering to the strictest rules and regulations in the watch industry, our timepieces are made with parts that are always of Swiss preferential origin. Our straps are handmade from genuine Portuguese cork by our artisans in Tomar, Portugal. All of our packaging is manufactured in Europe โ€“ from our Italian pouches through to our German warranty cards made from sustainable liquid wood.”

Evig Grรถn offers a warranty for the first 24 months following the date of purchase. All Evig Grรถn straps are easily interchangeable; straps are sourced from sustainable Portuguese cork, a material that does not cause deforestation as the trees stay in place and a layer of bark is removed, it is renewable and recyclable.

Ksana Vegan Colorful Watches
Ksana Vegan Watches

Ksana Watches – 100% Vegan

Price for Ksana vegan watches: ยฃ75

If you’ve been looking for an environmentally-friendly, colorful, water-resistant vegan watch then look no further because Ksana Watches has it all! Based in the UK, Ksana watches are boldly colorful featuring a lightweight, anti-slip, and durable silicone watch strap in a variety of colors from neon green to your classic black. In addition, they have a Silicone Recycling Program where you can send your watch straps back to them and it’ll be repurposed into solar panels.

“Timeless yet fun. Outside the realms of “normal”. Bold design will always remain at the heart of Ksana.” – Ksana

With every watch purchase, Ksana Watches donates 1% of the sales value towards helping environmental causes. Ksana also offers a 2-year warranty on all their watches.

You can get your hands on a Ksana watch at ksana.co.uk


NOX-BRIDGE Vegan Watches

NOX-BRIDGE – 100% Vegan

Price for NOX-BRIDGE vegan watches: from US$150

Based in New Zealand, NOX-BRIDGE makes vegan watches for both men and women, their timeless luxury watch designs are inspired by the night sky, where NOX means night in Latin. NOX-BRIDGE are manufactured in Japan and Switzerland to ensure each watch is made to the highest quality and precision.

“We strongly believe that high-quality goods can still be produced cruelty-free. This sits at the core of our values and we have ensured that the products we create are 100% vegan, including a water-resistant vegan leather strap.” – NOX-BRIDGE

NOX-BRIDGE watches features a quick-release, interchangeable waterproof vegan & eco-friendly strap. In addition, all of their watch collections are limited to 888 watches.


BAUME Environmentally Responsible Custom Vegan Watches

BAUME – 100% Vegan

Price for BAUME vegan watches: from โ‚ฌ470

If you’re looking for a luxurious custom vegan watch, BAUME offers unique and personalized watches for men and women that are environmentally responsible and sustainably-made with considered materials. BAUME only uses natural or recycled materials, like cork, linen, recycled PET, and upcycled materials, in the manufacturing process. Their watches are designed in Geneva, Switzerland and assembled in Amsterdam.

BAUME watches feature an interchangeable eco-friendly strap made with recycled or natural materials aiming to minimize waste.

“Ethics are at the heart of our watches. We donโ€™t use secondary packaging or precious stones, and our agile supply chain is designed to reduce waste at every step of the way, by adopting a made-to-order approach. Upcycled from multiple materials, including skateboard and ocean plastic, BAUME watches illustrate our commitment to mindful design, demonstrating that is indeed possible to reinvent waste into a beautiful, highly durable product while respecting our society and the planet.” – BAUME

All of BAUME watches are limited edition and are under a two-year warranty.


Fjordson Swiss Made Vegan Watches

Fjordson – 100% Vegan

Price for Fjordson vegan watches: from โ‚ฌ279

Fjordson is a Vegan Society certified and PETA-approved vegan watch brand, all of their modern and contemporary watches are Swiss made. Fjordson Watches is based in Belgium and has production facilities in Switzerland. Each watch is made in Switzerland to ensure the highest quality possible and ethical working conditioners. Rigorous quality checks are performed throughout the entire production and assembly process.

All Fjordson eco-leather watch straps are interchangeable and crafted with premium synthetic fabric. Fjordson donates 5% of revenue to animal charities and rescues.


Which of these vegan watches are your faves?

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11 Comments
  • Jen
    February 24, 2019

    I bought a watch from Aubry Watches. Their website states that they would reply within 24 hours. However, I’ve emailed them at the start of January to enquire about the possibility of an exchange. It’s now the end of February and they don’t reply. I just wanted to know whether if it’s possible or not.

    • Vicky Ly
      February 25, 2019

      Hey Jen,
      I’ve removed Aubry Watches from this list and anywhere else on my website. Sadly, I would no longer recommend buying from this brand. You’re not the only one who has complained about their lack of customer service. I’ll reach out to them to ask them to get back to you and hopefully your issue will be resolved. So sorry you have to deal with this! -Vicky

  • MD
    September 11, 2018

    https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/leather-straps/

    It clearly says they use calf leather! How is this list vegan???

    • Vicky Ly
      September 12, 2018

      If you read my article, it says “Although NOT ALL of Instrmnt minimalist watches are vegan, their beautiful K-series watches feature an Italian vegan rubber strap.” If you wish to only support and buy from 100% vegan brands, then I have listed 6 other completely vegan watch companies in this list.

  • Danielle
    September 7, 2018

    A Votch rep said their straps have a backing which is glued on. Glue = not vegan! I checked with PETA on that so Iโ€™m not sure how they got Peta vegan certified.

    • Vicky Ly
      September 8, 2018

      Hi Danielle,
      Some glue is considered vegan but I’ll reach out to Votch to inquire if they can confirm if the glue they use doesn’t contain any animal-derived components. I also don’t think PETA verifies if the glue used in products are vegan before they certify brands as being “vegan”, their certification process is a simple online questionnaire where companies just fill it out and then get approved.

      Thanks for the feedback. I’ll look into this and report back if I hear anything =)

  • Em
    November 20, 2017

    Thanks for all the suggestions! Have you tried any yourself? I would love some reviews on the products.

    • Vicky Ly
      November 20, 2017

      I recently got my hands on the CPTN vegan watch and I have a full review of one of their watches which you can read here: https://ethicalelephant.com/cptn-watches/

      I wish I could try some more! but my bank account wouldn’t be happy about that! =( Keep checking back to see if I get my hands on any more to try, as I will always give my honest review!

      • Briana
        December 7, 2017

        Hi there! Do you happen to know what CPTN’s vegan leather is made of? A lot of vegan leather is made of various polyurethanes. I am looking for something both eco- and wallet-conscious. Some vegan leathers are cork or kelp-based though. Is this one of them?

        • Vicky Ly
          December 7, 2017

          Hey Briana,
          Iโ€™m not sure what the exact materials the CPTN vegan watch straps are made out of but itโ€™s some sort of polyurethane.

          For more eco-friendly watch straps..

          VOTCH (USD$228) โ€“ has a pineapple leather vegan strap but those watches start at $228, they also claim that their VEGAN LEATHER โ€œstrap materials are free from PVC, heavy metals, flame retardants and have no added antimicrobial chemicals. They are produced with low VOC emissions and also incorporate recycled and renewable content.โ€

          TIVC (USD$130) โ€“ they have straps made out of pineapple leather as well and also a collection of ECO-SUEDE bands that they claim โ€œitโ€™s production process is similar to that used for paper recycling, in which no harmful chemical substances are used. The recycled polyester contained in the eco suede material derives from polyester fibres (T-shirts, fibres, etc.) and PET (bottles, plastic, etc.)โ€

          and TIVC also claims their VEGAN LEATHER watch straps are โ€œmade up of different microfibre bundles as well as raw and recycled materials. They are eco friendly towards the environment as well as the people who create the leather. There are also no nasty chemicals involved in the process of manufacturing our bandโ€

          • Briana
            December 7, 2017

            Thanks so much for the info!

โ€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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