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The Market Share of Vegan Belts Sold in 2017 and How is it Trending

The vegan industry is growing fast in all of its forms. This is something quite impossible to ignore as we see how pre-existent, big brands are changing their strategy and others that are younger and vegan-focused are coming strong. One of the main products, at least in fashion, is the vegan belts mens. The main option for customers was, until now, the well-known belt made with genuine leather. Now the eco-friendly alternative, made in many cases with cork leather, is starting to dominate this ground. In the following lines, we’ll talk about the vegan market as a whole and what it looks like for both vegan belts mens and womens around the world. The Situation in the West Depending on...

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Cork Belts Are Rising in the Space of Non Leather Belts

Non leather belts are trending like never before. Truth be told, this is no surprise: our society is experiencing an epic mindset shift that is leading it to be more conscious and aware, more committed to building a better world. The term “non-leather” implies an eco-friendly nature that is impossible to ignore. For those looking for these products, the options are already abundant. The society as a whole has changed and with it, our demands as customers. We decided to consume products with a higher quality, with a more competitive price, and with a "greener" manufacture. However, you could be thinking about the different options in the non-leather belt category. There are many of them but some are better than...

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The Properties of Cork and Why It Makes a Great Alternative to Leather

Cork has been present in our society for a few centuries now. This material has allowed us many things, like preserving alcoholic beverages like wine. It’s also widely present in the automotive industry as gaskets, in construction, fishing, and sports. However, its use in fashion is more recent. This material can now be found in cork wallets for men, purses for women, and many other accessories. Its leather presentation is continuously growing in popularity, something that vegan shoppers know well. But what are the reasons behind this material? There are any outstanding properties you should know about? We’ll dedicate the following lines to the most relevant properties of cork as a material in the fashion industry. Durability and Impermeability In...

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The Durability of Cork Wallets

When it comes to vegan products in the fashion industry, newcomers may feel full of doubts. So far, we can consider this as something normal: doubts come from the things we don’t know in depth. Many vegan products like cork wallets are part of that “thing” that most people partially ignore. The eco-friendly materials continue to be poorly known by the masses, which places a curtain between what we think we know and the reality. That’s why one of the most common questions regarding cork wallets and similar products made of eco-friendly materials is regarding their durability. “How long it will last?”, people ask in fear, thinking that these ethical products aren’t as durable as their counterparts. Is Leather That...

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Cork Leather is Trending Up In the Vegan Fashion

There is something that many in the vegan lifestyle must admit despite it isn’t pretty. For decades, people have enjoyed vegan fashion in the wrong way. Materials as faux leather and fur, just to give two isolated examples, were widely used in this segment while being advertised as eco-friendly. However, they aren’t that eco-friendly. In fact, these synthetic products involve a heavy use of chemicals in their manufacture, causing great harm to the environment. Yes, they probably do a lot less damage that genuine leather and hides but considering them “appropriate” for vegan purposes is a whole different story. Yet, the tables were turned with the widespread of cork leather, a material that is truly capable of delivering the right...

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