5 Best Vegan Belts for Women
One of our favourite ethical brands, Noah is a vegan shoe & accessory manufacturer based in Germany, which makes all of its luscious pieces by artisans in Italy. And there's just something about the quality that keeps us returning again and again to the label. This belt in absolutely timeless taupe is made from soft microsuede - so it's strong but very flexible. (And isn't that exactly what a good belt should be??)
With the tagline "we love green fashion" Noani is another German brand which favours sustainable materials as much as it loves elegance of line. In silvery grey, with a choice of gold or silver buckle, the BigBuc belt is made in Germany from Eucalyptus fibres and recycled polyester. We can imagine this with a crisp white cotton shirt pulled into high waisted blue jeans for a classic go-anywhere and I'm ready for it kind of look.
Turning a belt into something more, the mother-daughter team at HFS Collective (previously Hipster for Sisters) create beautifully crafted belt bags which come apart to form multiple wardrobe items. We love this Pinatex version, made from pineapple fibres, because not only does it use a clever resource, but the crinkly texture of the Pinatex creates a really striking piece when combined with the organic cotton and eco-suede. (For extra bonus eco points, the eco suede is made from recycled plastic bottles.) Made in the USA.
Made in Portugal by fair fashion label NAE, this two tone belt combines classic navy and tan in ecological OEKO-TEX certified micro-fibre. Picture a crisp white linen shirt-dress, with this belt cinched around the waist, a pair of strappy sandals and a wicker basket filled with fresh bread and strawberries, and we think a summer picnic beckons.
Cork is a wonderful material for belts because it's softly flexible, and of course completely biodegradable. The natural variations within the bark means that no two cork belts will ever be quite the same - and therein lies its charm. Made in Spain and shipping world wide, this belt is available in black or natural, as shown above.