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Paying More for Quality Is the Smartest Financial Choice

Admit it: at least once you have had chosen a product over another because of its price and later regret that decision. The old adage is as real as it gets: buy cheap, buy twice. Beyond buying responsible, which is our main topic as a vegan brand, you must also buy smart and conscious about the financial consequences. Unfortunately, choosing the cheapest options is neither. In today's world, paying more for quality is taking the smartest choice. Highly industrialized processed often reduce the real quality in many products, being their price tag a clear evidence of this. We are not saying that cheap products are bad products at all but there is an undisputed link. Price is something that vegan...

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Vegan Accessories are Pricier than Leather Ones and Here’s Why

For shoppers who want to make a change, the price always represents the biggest barrier. This isn’t a plain excuse but a justified argument to continue buying leather accessories. It’s not easy to fight against this argument: vegan accessories are more expensive than leather counterparts indeed. Conscious businesses that are dedicated to creating eco-friendly products fight with this reality every day but the balance is now on their side. The average shopper is now more aware than ever before about the impact of leather-made products on social and environmental levels. There are good reasons why vegan accessories are pricier than leather ones and today we’ll expose them to you. Quality Over Quantity Leather products as wallets, purses, belts, and shoes...

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The Properties of Cork and Why It Makes a Great Alternative to Leather

Cork has been present in our society for a few centuries now. This material has allowed us many things, like preserving alcoholic beverages like wine. It’s also widely present in the automotive industry as gaskets, in construction, fishing, and sports. However, its use in fashion is more recent. This material can now be found in cork wallets for men, purses for women, and many other accessories. Its leather presentation is continuously growing in popularity, something that vegan shoppers know well. But what are the reasons behind this material? There are any outstanding properties you should know about? We’ll dedicate the following lines to the most relevant properties of cork as a material in the fashion industry. Durability and Impermeability In...

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Cork Leather is Trending Up In the Vegan Fashion

There is something that many in the vegan lifestyle must admit despite it isn’t pretty. For decades, people have enjoyed vegan fashion in the wrong way. Materials as faux leather and fur, just to give two isolated examples, were widely used in this segment while being advertised as eco-friendly. However, they aren’t that eco-friendly. In fact, these synthetic products involve a heavy use of chemicals in their manufacture, causing great harm to the environment. Yes, they probably do a lot less damage that genuine leather and hides but considering them “appropriate” for vegan purposes is a whole different story. Yet, the tables were turned with the widespread of cork leather, a material that is truly capable of delivering the right...

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It Has Never Been Easier to Shop Vegan Brands

Those who have adopted a vegan living many years ago may know well how difficult it was to find and shop vegan brands. Depending on where they live, some products are harder to find than others. This may happen with all kinds of products, not only with the vegan ones. However, it’s especially true with the later. The vegan living has never been too mainstream. Nowadays, this lifestyle is enjoying a notable popularity, becoming an attractive choice for many who seek well-being and more ethical alternatives. Before, this wasn’t exactly the case. The truth is that it has never been easier to shop vegan brands. The reasons may vary but all of them point out in the exact same direction....

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