Tips for choosing a sustainable vegan watch

Choosing a vegan watch is an important decision. Especially when you are someone who is looking to make the switch to a cruelty-free lifestyle. You want to be able to wear something that you can feel good about, both aesthetically and as a conscious shopper.

When you buy a vegan watch, it is not just a purchase. You are making the decision to be part of the movement to save the planet and animals; this is why you might not just be looking for a vegan-friendly watch, but an environmentally-friendly watch too.

The vegan watch industry is still in its early stages and the market is flooded with options as veganism becomes a growing trend. But do you know what qualities to look for when you’re shopping for a sustainable vegan watch?

Tips for choosing a sustainable vegan watch
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How to choose a sustainable vegan watch

Choosing a vegan watch which is also eco-friendly and sustainable is not as easy as it may seem. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when choosing the right brand and timepiece for you.  It’s important to know what you’re looking for when it comes to choosing tech with health and sustainability in mind.  We have compiled a list of qualities that we think are most important when it comes to sustainable watches. 

  • Materials used in the watch: The most important thing you need to consider is the materials that the watch is made of. Most watch straps are made of real leather, which means they can’t be considered vegan.  Make sure you opt for a vegan watch strap.  Other materials such as plastic are not sustainable.  Constantly manufacturing new materials is also bad for the planet, so the level of recycled materials and renewable materials should also be factored into your decision, including the materials used as packaging.
  • The company’s values and commitment to sustainability: If the company has a commitment to sustainability, then the materials used in their products will be eco-friendly and they’ll be committed to creating high-quality watches that won’t need frequent repairs or replacements.  Many companies have jumped on the ‘green’ bandwagon, but aren’t really fully committed.  They use green and eco-friendly terms to entice customers without truly caring about being eco-friendly, but rather making more profit. Those who really care about sustainability will be clear about every step of their manufacturing process, how they are making a difference and will know where each material is sourced from and exactly how it’s making a difference to the planet.
  • Where the watch is manufactured: A lot of watches are made in countries with low labour standards, which can lead to workers being paid less than a living wage. In some cases, these workers may be children who are working long hours in unsafe conditions. If you’re looking for a vegan watch that has sustainability in mind, then you should make sure that it’s manufactured in a country with high labour standards and that the materials used are eco-friendly and non-toxic.  Watches that are manufactured in countries such as Switzerland and Germany are often more expensive but they have a better reputation for quality and sustainability.
  • How the watch is powered: Look for watches that are powered by solar energy or kinetic energy. These types of watches will never need a battery replacement and they do not contribute to pollution as much as other types of watches.
Tips for choosing a sustainable vegan watch

Why Solios vegan watches should be on your radar

One such company that can help you on this journey is Solios which offers a large vegan watch collection that not only look great but are incredibly sustainable too.  Let’s explore in more detail why Solios vegan watches should be on your radar and your shopping wishlist!

Solar-powered technology

Solios watches are powered by solar which means no more batteries!  This creates so much less waste as many regular watch batteries need replacing every couple of years.  Switching to solar-powered watches could save as many as one billion batteries being produced every single year!

Eco-friendly vegan leather watch straps

Solios watches use environmentally-friendly vegan leather watch straps which are not only free of any animal products, thus cruelty-free, but made from silicone that does not have any harmful by-products.

Sustainable and recycled materials

Solios uses certified recycled stainless steel in their watches, so you can be sure it really is recycled.   They use recycled plastic and recycled packaging, as well as super sustainable cork instead of rubber in their bracelets.

Saving the rainforest

As well as creating the most eco-friendly watches they can, Solios also give back by saving one acre of rainforest for every watch sold.

solios recycle your old watch scheme

Recycle your old watches with Solios

If you live in the US or Canada you can get free shipping to send your old watches to Solios for recycling in exchange for a gift voucher to put towards one of their watches.

Timeless designs

Solios vegan watches have an elegant design that is not only sustainable but also timeless and aesthetically pleasing.  These watches are not fads or trends.  They are beautiful watches that will last a lifetime.

Tips for choosing a sustainable vegan watch

Final word

Choosing a sustainable vegan watch that is also fashionable can be hard, especially when you don’t want to fall victim to greenwashing tactics often used to convince us that products are greener than they actually are.

It is important to know that not all watches are created equal. Some watches use toxic materials in their construction, while others use sustainable materials.  There are also some watches that use animal products in their construction, while others do not. You will want to make sure that you are purchasing a watch that does not harm animals or the environment.

Choosing the perfect vegan watch is a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration of the company’s values and commitment to sustainability.  If you’re looking for a watch that will last for years, then look for one that’s made with high-quality materials and has been built by people who are committed to sustainable practices.

We hope this article will help make your decision easier so you know the factors to consider when choosing a sustainable vegan watch company, so you can find the perfect cruelty-free and eco-conscious watch for your needs!

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