Fashion is always changing, and perhaps that’s just one reason most Americans toss out around 70 pounds of clothing and related items every year (and this trend is similar throughout most of the we...Continue Reading
WE LOVE SUSTAINABLE, VEGAN & ETHICAL FASHION Ethical fashion is growing, and thanks to that today we can find fully sustainable brands that care about the environment, animals, and their worke...Continue Reading
I don’t know about you, but I happen to spend the vast majority of my week in an office. I tackle office politics, office fridge space, office aircon and even, you guessed it, office outfits. When I lived in London and had my first office job, I struggled to find suitable clothing on a budget. Then, when I decided to throw ethical clothing into the mix, shopping was put on hard mode. But after a few years of trial and error, I am finally happy with the contents of my wardrobe and decided it’s time to roll up my sustainable sleeves and share some tips. And as a little bonus, I have asked some of my stylish friends to help too.Continue Reading
In a time of uncertainly and self-isolation, I have seen our community come together in kindness. We may be apart but that does not mean we cannot help each other. Today, I wanted to share some sim...Continue Reading
Not all fashion brands are sustainable, but at Velvety we are proud to only feature sustainable labels and vegan items to make shopping your values simple. We are so lucky to be able to find ethica...Continue Reading
Nowadays, there are quite a few fashion brands all over the world making vegan bags, it's not difficult to find them, it's also not too difficult to find a great variety of designs and styles.
However, it becomes a bit more difficult when you are trying to find a bag that is vegan and also ethically made, eco-friendly and sustainable.
It’s January, and that means New Year’s Resolutions are in full swing. But we’re going to share a little nugget of advice that you’re probably not expecting to hear… throw your resolutions out the ...Continue Reading
It seems we are fast approaching that festive season again, and in my expert opinion, the best way not to be wasteful with Christmas gifts, is to be thoughtful, to be prepared, and to take your tim...Continue Reading
Early in the morning I’d wake up with woozy eyes to the sound of my alarm. I slither begrudgingly out of bed and head to the shower. My bathroom was full of plastic bottles; shampoos, conditioners, moisturisers, liquid soaps, body scrubs, cleansers, make up, make up remover, nail varnish… it’s a pretty big list. I could tell you what products I owned, but could I tell you what was actually inside each bottle?
"Pinatex is a natural, sustainable textile made from the fibres of pineapple leaves, which are the waste from the pineapple harvest. Because the leaves are the by-product of an existing industry no additional land, water, fertilizers or pesticides need to be used to product them, so the raw material has a very low environmental impact compared to other textile crops".Continue Reading
At Velvety, we are constantly on the lookout for beautiful alternative materials to leather and other unsustainable materials such as plastic. These substances are unnatural, cause harm and death and poison our earth.
That’s why we were excited to discover cork. Not only does it look fantastic and last a long time, but unlike leather, plastic or microfiber, cork is 100% sustainable and environmentally friendly.Continue Reading
Whether you’re looking for a vegan gift for your own dad or for your partner, there’s a vegan Father’s Day gift on this curated list for every kind of daddy. We’ve included stylish and affordable options, and they are all vegan-approved, fairly made and sustainable suggestions.Continue Reading
Living in the country, after a whole life living in the city, makes you see life from a different perspective.
Suddenly everything makes less sense, I mean. Suddenly shopping, wasting money on things that you believe you need but you really don't... loses its meaning. And this is not good, this is great!!
I've never been a materialistic person, but I lived surrounded by a world that if it was. Studying Image Consulting in Barcelona, helped me somehow to know what to choose, knowing oneself, and then buy what is made for you. But in any case, it helped me to be able to differentiate what I really needed and what I really don’t.Continue Reading
Plastic doesn’t break down, it breaks up. It breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming what we now know as microplastics. Primary microplastics are 5mm in length or less, and include plastic pellets, microbeads (often found in skincare and scrubs) and microfibres from fabric. Secondary microplastics are made when larger pieces of plastic begin to degrade and break up. In the ocean, this is commonly from fishing nets, water bottles and shopping bags. The smaller a piece of plastic is, the more likely birds and fish are going to consume it and somewhere along that food chain, we end up eating these microplastics too. A study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology says “it's possible that humans could be consuming between 39,000 and 52,000 microplastic particles each year.” While it is currently unclear what the health risks are attached to this, certain types of plastic attract harmful bacteria or can become more toxic over time.Continue Reading