Beautiful Christmas Gifts

Christmas time is coming! I want to help you in your shopping with these beautiful and animal free presents for everybody: rucksack, guitar strap or natural cosmetics to start the new year in good mood.

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Vegan bag by Dogo (Made in Turkey)

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Vegan belt by NAE (Made in Portugal)

 

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Vegan cosmetic set by Salvaje (Handmade in Spain)

 

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Vegan camera strap by Couch (Handmade in USA)

 

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Soothing water by Potions BCN (Handmade in Spain)

 

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Vegan purse by Vivari (Made in Italy)

 

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Vegan boot for woman by Beyond Skin (Made in Spain)

 

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Vegan boots for man by Burgeois Boheme (Made in Portugal)

 

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Vegan guitar strap by Couch (Handmade in USA)

 

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Vegan rucksack by Dogo (Made in Turkey)

I hope you have lovely Christmas with your friends and family.

Merry Christmas!

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5 vegan unisex sandals Summer 2017

As you know there are always less models of shoes for men than for women, in fact you have left me some comment about it, so with this entry of unisex vegan sandals I hope you all will be happy 🙂

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Vegan sandals Open Strap by Vegetarian shoes

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Vegan sandals The Caribbean Space by Flamingo’s Life

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Vegan sandals Alec by Good Guys

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Vegan sandals The Caribbean Burgundy by Flamingo’s Life

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Vegan sandal Darco by NAE

I like the design of the Flamingo`s life white sandals with colors.  But if you are looking for something more natural I recommend the NAE sandals that are made with Piñatex (fiber pineapple) and cork.

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TOP 10 Vegan sneakers for next Spring

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Vegan sneakers Oslo by Flamingo’s Life (Made in Spain)

March is here, spring is just around the corner and little by little is becoming real. If you need shoes for the new season you might find it in this list of vegan sneakers. Most of them are unisex, their prices vary between 50 and 150 pounds, if you click the link below the picture it will lead you to the brand’s website.

It is all about pastel and white tones, as well as the recycled or innovative materials of NAE (recycled plastic, Piñatex) or EKN. If you like to risk you will find prints like the military or floral.

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Vegan sneakers basic white by NAE (Made in Portugal)

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Vegan sneakers Bamboo runner by EKN (Made in Portugal)

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Vegan sneaker Re-bottle by NAE (Made in Portugal)

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Vegan sneakers Rome trainers by Wills London (Made in Portugal)

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Vegan sneakers Argan low by EKN (Made in Portugal)

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Vegan sneakers Classics Camo by Wills London (Made in Portugal)

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Vegan sneakers Oslo White by Flamingo’s life (Made in Spain)

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Vegan sneakers Holiday low by Veja (Made in Brazil)

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Vegan sneakers Carmen by Veja (Made in Brazil)

I don’t know what to choose, do you?

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Good Guys: vegan shoes designed in Paris, Made in Portugal

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ABBEY by Good Guys

Good Guys is a vegan shoe brand that started in the business in 2010 running by Marion Hanania. The shoes are designed in Paris and manufactured in Portugal. They have the PETA Vegan Approved label. In 2015 Good Guys won the Fashion.net award for “BEST VEGAN BRAND OF 2015” and the PETA award “BEST STYLISH CASUAL SHOES”.

The microfiber that they use in the shoes are ecological and recyclable 100%.

In their website they say to be the first vegan french brand dedicated to shoes.

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NORIDER by Good Guys

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JAWS by Good Guys

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DUKE by Good Guys

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DIZZY by Good Guys

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EYE by Good Guys

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NINA by Good Guys

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HOTTY by Good Guys

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SALLY by Good Guys

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AYASHI by Good Guys

What do you think about this new brand? If you know any other vegan shoe brand please leave me a comment.

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5+5 Men and Women Vegan shoes for special events

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Opificio V (Made in Italy)

Do you just realise that a special event is coming and you need new shoes? If you prefer vegan shoes you are lucky, this list could help you and if you want to look for more options follow the pictures links. I hope this can be helpful.

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NAK (Made in Italy)

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Beyond Skin (Made in Spain)

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Wills London (Made in Portugal)

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NAE (Made in Portugal)

 

 

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Opificio V (Made in Italia)

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Vegetarian Shoes (Made in Portugal)

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Wills London (Made in Portugal)

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NAK (Made in Italy)

 

What do you think about the list? I would chose NAK’s men shoes and Wills London`s for women due to I love the mix of colours blue and black.

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Vegan boots for this Autumn

Autumn is already here, say welcome with this selection of vegan boots for different styles.

Green Shoes is an english company that makes handmade shoes from Devon. Their shoes are made to be worn for many years, truly sustainable long lasting fashion. They have a shoe resole and repair service, an economical and ecofriendly way to use your shoes for longer. They have vegan option for most of their models. These are the boots that I like more but they have so many!

 

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Women Dartmoor boots by Green Shoes

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Women Iris Boots by Green Shoes

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Women Belston boots by Green Shoes

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Men Walking boots by Green Shoes

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Men Belstone boots by Green Shoes

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Men Dartmoor boots by Green Shoes

 

El Naturalista is a spanish brand with a small part of its production made for vegan, in wich they use a material called Delta and rubber soles, reycled most of times, their shapes are thinked to be comfortable. Their factories are in Spain and Morocco.

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Men/Women El Viajero vegan boots by El Naturalista

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Women Yggdrasil vegan boots by El Naturalista

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Women Nido vegan boots by El Naturalista

 

If you are looking for something smart but still vegan Wills London may be a good option to explore. This english brand is making the production in Portugal and has been Vegan Approved by PETA. I really like the last one!

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Men Fold Over Work vegan boots by Wills London

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Men Walking vegan boots by Wills London

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Men Sport Desert vegan boots by Wills London

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Women Aviator 2S vegan boots by Wills London

 

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Women Anckle Dock vegan boots by Wills London

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Women Heeled Buckle vegan boots by Wills London

 

Are you looking for new boots? Wich one is your favourite?

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5 Unbelievable alternatives to animal leather

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Bag made from teak leaves by Mleaf

 

MUSKIN

This biodegradable vegetal leather develop by Grado Zero is extracted from mushroom caps and tanned with chemical free methods, is softer than suede, breathable, pliable and water repellant.

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Muskin. Image from Ecouterre

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Bag made from Muskin. Image from Ecouterre

 

PINEAPPLE

Dr Carmen Hinojosa is the creator of Piñatex and CEO of Ananas Anam. Piñatex is an alternative to leather material made by pineapple leaf fibres. It is soft, pliable and strong. It is certified as “Vegan Fashion Label” by PETA and received their Innovation Award in 2015.

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Rakin boots made from Piñatex by NAE

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Espadrilles made from Piñatex by Caretes

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Handbag made from Piñatex by Vegemoda

 

CORK

I have already talked about cork in this post. But I did`nt want to leave it out of this list. You can see some examples made from Pelcor, a big portuguese company that made everything from cork, since accesories, shoes, etc.

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Cork bag by Pelcor

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Cork dog collar by Pelcor

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Cork Apron by Pelcor

 

CEREAL

Opificiov is a vegan shoe brand made in Italy that is making shoes using non food cereals. This is something innovative. It has the Vegan Approved from PETA.

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Vegan leather sandals by Opificiov

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Vegan leather clutch by Opificiov

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Vegan leather heels by Opificiov

 

LEAVES

Since 2004 Mleaf, a thai company, has been creating accesories made from Tong Tung Teak leaves and selling around the world their products. It is an eco friendly material with a unique and colorful result.

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Teak leaves bag by Mleaf

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Teak Leaves bag by Mleaf

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Teak leaves bag by Mleaf

 

What do you think about these options? Do you know another alternatives? Please leave a comment.

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Discovering cork uses: 3 Handmade accesories brands

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Bag by Herdentier

The use of cork as a substitute of leather and other materials is booming. Portugal and Spain concentrated its production worldwide. It is a versatile, durable, soft, breathable and waterproof material. Designers are making it colourfull with dyes and prints that give a unique style when creating accesories. In addition, this can be consider a material for sustainable consumption, is a part of a tree that can be extracted without causing damage to it and grows again over the years.

I would like to show you some examples of handmade small companies that prove the variety of applications that can be given in bags and accesories.

CORKOR (Handmade in Portugal)

A small Portuguese company running by Natalia and Vitor Lopes Guerreiro, located in Palmela, near Coruche, one of the largest cork producing areas worldwide. They refer to cork as a natural wonder. They handle the entire process of production of most of its products from design to craft creation. One of their goal is to create local employment, an example is their larger bags, handmade by a family in the area.

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Clutch by Corkor

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Messenger bag by Corkor

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Wallet by Corkor

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Bag by Corkor

You can watch in their Youtube channel how they make the accesories and some information about cork.

 

SEW DA KINE (Handmade in Hawaii)

Vegan brand with sustainable products, using cork, and handmade in a small studio in Hilo (Hawaii). Inspired by the relaxed lifestyle of the island but also suitable for an urban style, colourful and singular.

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Hapai Tote by Sew Da Kine

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Cork Niu Handbag by Sew Da Kine

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Wahi Eke by Sew Da Kine

Here you have the video presentation for Kickstarter in wich they talk about the philosophy behind this project.

 

HERDENTIER (Handmade in Germany)

They are specialized in vegan handbags and backpacks, handmade in Hannover, using cork in many of them and mixed with hand painted faux leather or silver and golden colours with a futuristic appearance. I would recommend you to have a look to their Instagram pictures.

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Yellow rucksack by Herdentier

 

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Clutch by Herdentier

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Golden rucksack by Herdentier

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Silver rucksack by Herdentier

 

Have you purchased accessories made of cork ever? Would you like to?

 

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