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Fashion, Life & Style

Stylish Vegan Bags For Every Occasion

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Interested in vegan bags? Let me show you some beautiful vegan bags out there.

In my piece on is leather eco-friendly, I touched on many issues as to why leather isn’t great for the environment. From toxic heavy metal chemicals used in the tanning process to large-scale deforestation, increased methane levels, and animal cruelty issues.

This implies that leather alternatives are eco-friendly, but in the same article I touched on the issues with PVC and PU leather alternatives. These fossil-fuel-based products aren’t friendly to the environment or to the workers.

As such, I have been looking out for greener bags.

Skunkfunk’s Vegan Bags

I feel like I hit the jackpot with Skunkfunk.  They have a range of beautiful bags, available in the UK.  And not only are Skunkfunk bags vegan, but Skunkfunk is big on sustainability too:

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From clockwise:

Skunkfunk tote bag (£39)

Skunkfunk hand bag (£55) (be still my beating heart!

Satchel bag (£37)

Cross body bag (£65)

You get free returns and delivery, and what’s more, if you sign up to the newsletter you get £10 off when you first spend £50.  That makes that pretty handbag £45…  Hmm…!

Matt & Nat Bag’s

I came across a brand called Matt & Nat.  Their vegan bags are a bit pricier but very stylish and classically timeless, and they are trying to be more sustainable in their operations too:

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From clockwise:

Grey Tote Bag (£95)

Brown Tote Bag (£95)

Brown Tote Bag (£85)

Green Shoulder Bag (£70)

It’s been quite a tough job tracking down vegan-friendly bags that are also a bit greener in their production.  If you come across any do let me know, as I plan to update this post as I find more bags that fit the bill.

Do also check out my guide to ethical vegan shoes.

Fashion, Life & Style

Ethical Men’s Underwear – The Best Brands for 2022

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Looking for the best eco-friendly and ethical men’s underwear?  Read on for my top recommendations!

The other week I did a run-down of where to buy ethical women’s underwear.  In it, I promised I would write a guide to men’s ethical underwear too.  So, true to my word, here is a guide to some of the ethical options for male pants, briefs, and boxers, depending on your preference.  I’ve also updated the article for 2022 so that it is bang up to date.

As always seems to be the case when it comes to men’s ethical apparel, the market for ethical men’s underwear is considerably smaller than the women’s ethical market.  So you are a little more constrained.  But don’t despair – I’ve tracked down some great companies for you today.

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The Ethical Men’s Underwear Brands to Check Out

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BAM: Bamboo Clothing

Plymouth-based Bam: Bamboo* pants and boxers are made of exactly what the name suggests: bamboo (as well as being blended with a bit of cotton!).  These have rave reviews from sportsmen and outdoorsy types looking for ethical high-performance technical men’s underwear in basic colourways.

Their boxers and pants are ethically produced in Europe and Turkey, with prices range from £12 to £18.  Additionally, a mix and match service is offered where if you buy 3 selected garments you receive 20% off.

Boody

All Boody* garments are made from organically grown bamboo and are produced adhering to the highest standards for both the planet and for their workers.  They’re both certified as Ecocert and Peta-approved vegan.

Their organic briefs and boxers cover sizes XS to XL, with prices from £13.95.  Take 10% off your first order when you sign up to their mailing list.

Living Crafts

Living Crafts is a German-based company that makes ethically produced basic pants, trunks, and boxer shorts.  These are available in the UK online via By Nature, from £8.95.

Organic Basics

Organic Basics* pride themselves on selling, well, sustainable basics fairly made in Europe from GOTS certified organic cotton.  As such, they offer basic colours, timeless styles, and no seasonal collections to minimise wastage.  With a range of sizes from S to XXL, they cover a range of shapes and sizes.  Prices for underwear range from £30 for a pack of two organic cotton boxer shorts, upwards.  Use discount code WENDYOBC to take 10% off your order.

Peau Ethique

Peau Ethique is a French-based mother and daughter company, specialising in underwear.  With transparent and ethical operating procedures, your pants and conscience can be clear!  Again, their men’s ethical underwear is available in the UK through FabOrganics, who have a very limited selection of, ahem, one basic pair of boxer shorts.  The boxers are currently in the sale for £13.75.

WAMA

WAMA hemp underwear* is a new one for me in the ethical men’s underwear arena.  They make soft and stretchy men’s boxers, trunks, and briefs from hemp, a crop that generally requires no pesticides and very little water, and renews the soil with each growth cycle.

The downside is that WAMA ships their underwear from America.  Worldwide shipping is a flat fee of $20, regardless of the order value, but bear in mind you may have to pay a customs charge on your order if you are in the UK.

I hope you’ve found this guide to ethical men’s underwear helpful!  Let me know if you find any other makers/stockists in the comments below and I’ll be sure to update the article!