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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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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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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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Vegan fashion isn’t vegan food - How & Where to buy it?
6 Ethical Fashion Brands You Can Shop In Australia
2 Sustainable & Ethical fashion brands that you need to know about.
Sweatshop Deadly Fashion | Who Made My Clothes?

Where are your clothes made?

Have you ever thought about who sewed the clothes you are wearing? Have you ever wondered whether it was a woman, a man or a child? And what about if they work in a safe environment with fair wages and conditions?

Three Norwegian bloggers Ludvig, Frida and Anniken, decided to travel to Cambodia to see for themselves the truth behind sweatshops.

'Sweatshop' is a documentary series that will show you the hard reality we can't see from the shop floor where we buy our clothes. We are sure that this documentary and its touching journey will change your view on how the fast fashion industry works.

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ETHICAL FASHION AUSTRALIA | SHOP ETHICAL!