Discover The Secret Of What’s Inside Your Skincare Products

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?

 

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5 Natural Fabric Alternatives To Leather
Cork Handbags Australia | Vegan Leather Bags

Cork Leather

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.

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Sustainable Vegan Bags - What is vegan leather?

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.

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Vegan Pineapple Leather | Pinatex | Ethical Fashion

"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".

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How To Create An Ethical Work Wardrobe

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.

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5 Vegan Father's Day Gift Ideas

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.

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My journey from fast fashion to ethical fashion. Barcelona - Melbourne.

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.

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Plastic free wardrobe guide - What is Microfiber pollution?

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.

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Benefits Of Vegan Protein Powder For Your Workout

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.

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5 ways to shop ethically in the 21st century

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.

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16 Tips to go plastic free - Guide for a plastic free life

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.

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Treat Your Skin Problems The Natural Way

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.

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Ethical and Personal Diamonds – Grown From You

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.

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Leaf leather bags & wallets - Green Fashion

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.

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The Best Ethical Vegan Christmas Gifts

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!

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All You Need To Know About Ethical Jewellery

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.

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