About 53 million metric tonnes of fiber are produced annually by the fashion industry for making clothes and accessories, 70% of which are discarded or torched.
Less than 1% of the fiber is used to manufacture new clothes and accessories, costing billions of dollars in lost clothing thrown away and hurting the planet.
Although some businesses may make claims of sustainability and cruelty-free practices, is this merely marketing or greenwashing?
For the past few years, we have supported businesses that sell apparel and accessories made responsibly read more about how Sustainable Fashion To Stop Climate Change, Environmentalist Designer Recycles Discarded Fabrics Into High-end Fashion
As consumers, we’ve become more thoughtful about our choices and use the power of our voiced disapproval to help those who work on the production of our accessories, clothes and other goods.
Recently, we came across a creative spouse duo that creates one-of-a-kind vegan leather accessories, their brand is called Bejo its name is inspired by the Bejo’s seed which was sown for a guilt-free world, where people don’t have to compromise on style to take a step towards sustainability.
About The Founders Of Bejo
Kriti Nahar, co-founder, and a NIFT graduate think that her father’s passion for fine Indian craftsmanship has inspired her since she was a young girl. She saw a need for something whose tenets are cruelty-free, sustainably produced, and expertly created, so she dedicated herself to creating Bejo, a company that promotes sustainability via fashion with her husband Manan Nahar.
Manan Nahar who is an MBA graduate from Nirma University also aspires to make this world a cruelty-free paradise, He has always been inclined towards nature and saw the need for environmental footprints that are constructive.
Bejo is here for all those who seek change from ordinary to extraordinary eco-minded productsManan Nahar Co-Founder
Cactus & Pineapple Leather For Accessories
Animals, the environment, and the leather industry’s workforce all suffer as a result of the production of leather accessories and goods. Only those who make money off of others’ agony and suffering are the ones who gain.
Fortunately, there are a few great options available from Bejo for sustainable vegan leather-like Desserto® & Piñatex®.
The nopal cactus used to make Desserto® offers a healthy substitute for other types of synthetic PU leather as it is free of PVC, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals. This material is strong, resilient, and fresh, with remarkable softness and a natural aroma for the accessories, thanks to the special qualities of their patented cactus recipe. Additionally, it requires very little upkeep for the accessories and is simple to clean with a dry or slightly damp cloth.
The organic, sustainable Desserto® material is a great substitute for leather and other synthetic fabrics that are not environmentally friendly because of its strong molecular bonding, in which cactus plays a significant role. Desserto® provides high resistance properties and great durability.
Piatex® is one of the exceptional products of creative thinking that ticks all the sustainability points simultaneously, it replaces leather, which has a significant negative impact on the environment and animal welfare.
There are many socioeconomic and environmental advantages to using Piatex® as it provides subsistence farmers with new income streams so they can fully utilize their crops by eliminating waste.
Quirky & Chic Accessories
We have this misunderstanding that sustainable fashion is dull, simple, and drab, but Bejo’s accessories are chic and vibrant while still being ethical and cruelty-free, making them essentials for your wardrobe and way of life, some of our personal favourites are:
Vogue Dress Belt
The foremost requirement of those who care about fashion is to be in style, and the vogue dress belt is the accessory that makes you stand out for the correct reasons. It comes in three different elegant colours.
It provides all the necessary elements to ensure that your fashion accessory is never gloomy, with metal and fabric details on cruelty-free vegan leather.
Bijou Pocket Sling
The tiny things that are important to us shape who we are. The bijou pocket sling is the ideal bag for both men and women.
It carries what we cherish with grace and is made of oxford woven fabric with sustainable cactus leather flaps.
Car Crap Bin
Amid the chaos, elegance can frequently take a backseat. However, this car crap bin is for people who enjoy making a statement to the world about how fashionable and presentable they are and how they always manage to stand out from the crowd.
It is fashioned from elegant cactus leather and comes in three rich colours with 5 compostable corn starch bags and an S hook to keep you organized for every mile. It comes in a coffee cup shape and will easily fit in your car’s cup holder.
From writing down your ideas to outlining a path to the moon, taking sustainable accessories to the next level.
With its ecologically responsible paper and detachable diary cover adorned with cactus leather artwork, the best part about this journal is its detachable dairy cover which comes in a standard size and you can use it on multiple diaries as these accessories are made to promote guilt-free living.
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