Fashion & The Environment

With ethical fashion gaining ground over the last few years, more brands are seeking to improve their output through better, eco-friendly fabrics and people-friendly processes.

Over the past five years, ethical label Veja has fought the good fight – promoting new methods of work in the construction of goods by utilising ecological inputs, fair trade cotton/latex and respecting workers’ dignity.

Born from the musing of the question: is another world possible? Veja has established a global production chain that highlights solidarity and the environment, from the “the small producers in Brazil to the European concept stores at final output.”

One way that Veja puts its mantra into practice is through its use of eco-tanned leather. This leather is tanned using vegetable extracts such as Acacia, rather than chromium or other heavy metal based procedures, which results in a decrease in water pollution surrounding the tannery plant.

Ethical Leather Goods

Veja offers a wide range of leather goods in a plethora of colours – here we take a look at the three main styles:

Elastico Soleta Wallet

This classic bi-fold design is constructed in Brazil under fair working conditions, is constructed using the special eco-leather and finished with an elasticated strap fastening.

On the inside you have six card slots, a single note compartment, receipt sleeves and embossed logo detailing.

Elastico Soleta wallet

Mini Soleta Leather Cardholder

The Mini Soleta cardholder offers a discreet way to carry your plastic on the go. With four card slots, there’s plenty of room for your essential plastic and it will tuck away nicely in your blazer or trouser pocket – keeping the clean lines of your outfit intact.

Mini Soleta leather cardholder

Elastico Soleta Small Wallet

The Elastico Soleta small wallet is perfect for those who prefer not to carry change. Equipped with six card slots and a note sleeve it’s the perfect party accessory, slipped neatly into your coat pocket.

Elastico Soleta small wallet

Veja leather goods are available now at Selfridges.

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