Temperatures drop and we, planet-caring peeps, panic! What vegan leather boots to wear? Where to find a cruelty-free faux wool sweater? And what eco-friendly bag to match that all with! I've been there, believe me! Researching the web for hours in the hopes of finding sustainable fashion brands. Well, I've decided to save you guys the hours of research and post this winter look. Let me know your thoughts!
Poncho by The Onikas: Fair-trade, vegan, and empowers artisans in Ecuador. Each piece is delicately made by hand by Andean people that use weaving as a form of expression and as a process that brings them even closer to nature. The textiles are made with 100% natural fibers. Learn more here. Use code: WATERTHRUSKIN for 20% off your oder.
Black Boots by Melissa Shoes: Recycled plastic, water resistant, candy-smelling, and SUPER comfy!! Melissa is one of my favorite shoe brands. They reuse 99% of waste, water, and unsold stock from previous collections!
Bag by Big Bubble Bags: Recycled bubble wrap and water resistant! A car factory bought massive amounts of bubble wrap to then decided they were not going to use it. Big Bubble Bags bought the bubble wrap they were going to throw in the trash and created a bag line. Recycle and reuse. Always! Use code: WTS15 for 15% off your order!
Sunnies by Wuudz Sunglasses: Another pair I love. I have three already! They are made with bamboo, wood and plantbased acetate, and the box they come in is eco-friendly and has the following encrypted at the front: "Avanza con los pies en la tierra y la mirada en el infinito" which translates to something like: "Grow with your feet on the ground and your sight on infinity". Handmade and fair-trade too!
Hat by Artesano: It's been really hard for me to find non-wool hats. There are not a lot of brands out there, and most vegan hat designs have men as their main target. As you may know, sheep grow a lot of wool on a yearly basis and it can become dangerous to their health if they don't shed some of it. Sadly, nowadays, brands have taken advantage of this and have capitalized on the practice of producing wool. They focus on faster and cheaper production, which means sheep endure terrible conditions, treatment, abuse and even death. Most of this wool comes from Australia. Luckily, there are some brands, like Artesano, that work directly with Ecuadorian farmers (and not massive Australian companies) to find the most ethical and cruelty-free wool supply. Artesano designs all their winter hats with ethical wool and donates a percentage of their sales to Techo; an organization building homes for people in need worldwide.