5 Vegan & Eco-Friendly Watches Worth Investing In

Times are changing.

The watch industry is upgrading with the launch of seriously smart watches that combine style with sustainability. Whether it be the use of pinatex, wood or cork (instead of leather) or switch to eco-friendly batteries , the new breed of watchmakers is making the green, cruelty-free route more stylish and fashion-forward. They even go the extra mile by giving back to causes.

As much as we love showing-off labels, it’s time to switch to watches that will make daily task of time telling more ethical. We have rounded up the most planet-pleasing watches that will ensure you are equally punctual and polished.


Votch

Votch Vegan Pineapple Leather Watches - Vegan Leather Watch - Eco-friendly watches

Everyone needs a classic timeless watch, and Votch is just as stylish as it is socially conscious and cruelty-free. One of the first brands to offer vegan leather watches, British brand Votch creates modern-yet-timeless timepieces crafted with cruelty-free materials. Quality and ethics lie at the heart of Votch and they ensure each watch is comprised of high-end components and that creation of each timepiece doesn’t cause harm to any animals, human or the planet.

From unisex watches in black, gold and silver to feminine yet elegant pastel pieces in baby pink and baby blue hues and perky corals they have a style to please everyone. Their pineapple leather watches are our favorties. With the buttery softness of real leather, piñatex, or pineapple leather as it is commonly known, is making a name for itself for its ability to offer essential simplicity for every day style. We love the fact that the company is not only ecologically conscious and cruelty-free but is also socially responsible. For every timepiece they sell, they give back 10% of profit from sale to a charity. Talking about doing the most.

We’d stack these watches with lots of bracelets to make it work from office to dinner parties. Priced between $155-$199 a pop, this is one to wrap on your wrist.

Watches for: Men and women

Our picks: Black Piñatex & Powder Blue Classic

Shop Votch vegan watches at shop.addresschic.com


 Original Grain

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While gender neutral watches are quite a thing, we think Original Grain’s watches would look better on a man’s wrist. A fine timepiece must be part of every man’s wardrobe and leather isn’t something you would want to sport alongside your crisp white shirt and expensive suit in the age where sustainability rules. Original Grain’s handcrafted luxury wooden watches are just what your masculinity needs.

Made from recycled wood, their statement watches are the perfect accessory to an otherwise corporate look. Whether you like the combination of metal and wood or the standalone wooden piece their sustainable and incredibly stylish watches would not fail to make people envious. While not all their watches are vegan, they have a very wide range of leather-free and cruelty-free eco watches to choose both for men and women.

For a Yankee fan the NY Yankees luxury timepiece made with reclaimed 1923 New York Yankee Stadium™ wooden seats would be the perfect timepiece. However, if you love your scotch we’d recommend one of their fine watches from the Barrel collection that’s made from recycled whiskey barrels. At a price tag between $200 and $1,800 it borders on the right side of luxury.

Watches for: Men and women

Our pick: Original Grain Brewmaster Chronograph

Shop Original Grain eco-friendly watches at originalgrain.com


Eone

Wristwatch reimagined! Inspired by an ex-naval officer who lost his sight in Afghanistan, Eone timepieces balance form and function through its clever design featuring an added sense of touch that allows both sighted and vision impaired users to track the time with precision. The simple and sleek design of their beautiful timepieces indicate minute and hour through two ball bearings rotating around the watch’s face and perimeter. Each of these fine wristwatches is hand-assembled and crafted with a durable titanium face and multiple band options, including cruelty-free stainless steel.

Watches for: Men and women

Our pick: Eone Bradley Steel Mesh Watch

Shop Eone watches at amazon.com


Olivia Burton

Olivia Burton Vegan Watch - Eco friendly Watches

For pretty feminine and standout wrist candy, opt for Olivia Burton’s sophisticated styles in classic floral prints and soft pastel shades. While not an exclusively vegan brand, Olivia Burton has an exclusive vegan collection and you’re sure to find a style to suit the days you feel girly, want a minimal approach or want a sleek companion to your formal get up.

Averaging at $100 a watch, they are both affordable and durable and with a timeless aesthetic, one that will last through the seasons. Coming in the ever so popular rose gold, this is definitely the brand to invest in to satisfy your inner woman.

Watches for: Women

Our pick: 3-D Daisy Grey and Rose Gold Watch

Shop Olivia Burton vegan watches at oliviaburton.com


WeWood

Wewood Kappa Watch Zebrano - Best Eco Friendly Watches - Vegan Watches

Who says sustainability can’t feel luxe and style? Sustainable watch brand from Italy WeWood proves it totally can. Each of their unique avante-garde timepieces are handcrafted in Florence with reclaimed wooden bands, and cases that had not been treated with chemicals.

Their eco-friendly timepieces are made from maple, black wood, recycled teak and rosewood and are lightweight, making them comfortable to wear all-day long. The company also offers the option of custom engraving, so you can get your own unique timepiece for keeps.

The company goes an extra mile by planting a tree for every watch sold via non-profit organizations such as American Forests and Trees for the Future. With Rihanna and Ke$ha as the brand’s fan, its style-quotient is well-established.

Watches for: Men and women

Our pick:  WeWood Kappa Watch in Zebrano

Shop WeWood Eco-friendly Watches at we-wood.com

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