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.Read More
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.
"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".Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
A vegan is someone who doesn’t eat food containing animal products, such as milk, meat, and eggs. While you can obtain protein from seeds, tofu, nuts, green peas, and lentils, you might need protein supplementation for your workout. That’s when vegan protein powder plays a crucial role in attaining good health and fitness.Read More
When it comes to veganism, diet is just one thing that should be considered. Being vegan is about living in a way that avoids using animal products in everything that we do but it's also about protecting our environment in the best way that we can. This means shopping ethically so that we can look after our animals, our planet and the people living on it.Read More
Most of us are aware that our plastic and waste production is a huge global
challenge. However, many still struggle to go plastic free or make a significant reduction in their day-to-day waste. But it’s actually super easy once you get started and I promise that once you do start you’ll never look back. So here are some super helpful tips that reduce your waste, with the added benefit of supporting small businesses and actually saving you money in the long run.
Finding the appropriate products for treating skin problems has become a big challenge these days. It’s not because you lack the options. But, because it can be too hard to find one that promises no side effects. There are many products promoted everywhere that assure you of healthy skincare only to find out that they’re worsening your skin problems. This is the reason why many people also took that significant shift from using mainstream skin care products to all natural skin remedies to deal with their skin problems. The best thing about these natural remedies is that they’re not just safe and effective. But, they’re also affordable. Check out the following skin problems and see how they can be treated the natural way.Read More
If you could have a diamond grown for your engagement ring from your own personal source of carbon, or another source of your choosing that represents your love and your life would you be intrigued?
What if it was 100% ethical and a much more environmentally friendly option? Well this is a technology that is available to us all now and is the next step in the future of ethical diamonds and jewellery.Read More
A few years ago, while searching for new alternative vegan leather options to introduce to Velvety, we found : LEAF LEATHER. We suddenly felt the urgency to find out more about this new type of plant-based leather and which products were already in the market, then we discovered two great brands already making amazing leaf leather wallets, bags and accessories. Tree Tribe & Thamon.Read More
We have prepared a beautiful selection of vegan but also SUSTAINABLE AND ethical gift ideas for you and the ones you love!
Let us show you some of our best ethical products!Read More
Jewellery may be frivolous and thrilling, it may be sentimental and nostalgic, but the reality of production can be a different story.
As with all areas of fashion it is very easy to overlook the journeys our products have been a part of. In an era of disposable, cheap and fast fashion, we need to take a very important step back and reassess why and how products are made and delivered to the consumer.Read More