VEGAN BLING FOR YOUR FEET

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cream burlap w/silver glitter & crystals by JBEEBESHOES

Finding vegan AND ethically made shoes can be tough. Finding cute ones and maybe even trendy ones is even harder. But that’s why I’m here. I’ve got you covered, babes ūüėČ
No girl out there HAS to wear dead animal skin with blood from poor mistreated workers from Bangladesh on them on their feet.

When I came across the Instagram of Jbeebe shoes I instantly noticed how unique these vegan shoes are. They have that stylish slides-design that is huge right now. Plus, an elastic band in the back for extra comfort. My highlight:

The glitter and rhinestones. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? The crystals make the burlap material they’re made of look so ‘summer in Mykonos’. And for all the rhinestone-lovers out there: Jbeebe shoes recently released a new design with even more crystals on the slides! I AM IN LOVE.

Jessica Beebe manufactures the shoes of her label Jbeebe shoes by hand. She even makes you your own custom-made pair of shoes if you contact her. And is there anything more chic than custom-made, vegan, bling shoes?

TRAVEL BUDDY (GIVEAWAY!)

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Backpack ansvar III by MELAWEAR

Blouse by HESSNATUR

Shorts by ARMED ANGELS

Sandals BY BLANCH (on sale!)

Vic Sunglasses in Smoke by ACE AND TATE

If you follow my Instagram then you know that I’m always on the go and traveling whenever I have the opportunity. Since my camera is always on my side wherever I go, I’m carrying a hand luggage to put my camera in, even when I’m traveling with a suitcase. For my family visits to Vienna I’m just taking my necessities in a carry-on.

A non-leather, cruelty free and fair manufactured carry-on is hard to find though. That’s why I was very excited to get to know Melawear. There bag is ideal for traveling, as a gym bag or even for getting groceries (refuse those plastic bags!). It’s made ethically and sustainably out of organic cotton and it’s available in blue (like mine), black and pink (so cute as well!).

Now here’s the exciting part: MELAWEAR and I are giving away 3 Backpack ansvar III carry-on bags! One in blue, one in pink and one in black. To participate all you have to do is follow MELAWEAR and me on Instagram¬†and tag 2 friends in the comments. Deadline to participate is on Friday the 18th of August 2017.

Good luck!

BLUE BIKINI BY THE LAKE

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BAMBOO COLLECTION TOP & BOTTOMS BY Bare Beach 

Did you know that more than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year? Do you know what happens with the plastic in our oceans? Fish eat it (fish that you might eat for dinner!), it kills sea animals and it makes your beach vacay look not so good. So what should we do with all that plastic if not dump into the sea? How about making super cute swimwear out of it!

That’s what Bare Beach does. They recycle plastic and manufacture ethical bikinis out of the created fabric. The produce every bikini in North America. That’s why Bare Beach is not just an ethical company but also a sustainable one. They also use¬†EcoEnclose packaging produced¬†from 100% recycled content and stand up for a planet with less waste!

I’ve certainly enjoyed my day at the lake in my recycled bikini. Laying in the sun feels so much better with a good conscience.

BLACK SWIMSUIT IN BALI

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BLACK HALTERNECK SWIMSUIT BY RubyMoon

If you buy swimwear from your high street fashion brand, you are contributing to unethical working conditions: unfair wages, unethical working hours, unsafe factories.

Not cool.

Better? RubyMoon Swimwear for example.

RubyMoon manufactures ethically using sustainable materials and helps women set up and grow businesses across the globe.¬†100% of the net profits generated by RubyMoon are lent out as small loans, to empower women entrepreneurs in eleven nations.¬†In addition, RubyMoon chooses sustainable materials ‚ÄstECONYL¬ģ nylon yarn from used fishing nets and other waste material is used in our quality swimwear fabrics. Unlike others, RubyMoon doesn‚Äôt use petroleum to make swimwear.

This swimsuit is very classy and can even be worn as a top like I did with some Armed Angels jeans shorts.

WHITE BLOUSE AND SKIRT IN HUA HIN

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WHITE ‘HUA’ BLOUSE BY Gnana Studio

WHITE ‘FALDA MANGANO’ SKIRT BY Aware

SUNGLASSES BY Ace and Tate

SANDALS BY Scotti

Letting workers risk their health and life for your summer clothes is a no no. Plus, the quality of fast fashion clothes is terrible.

The long sleeve blouse by Gnana Studio protects you from mosquito bites and chilly summer nights. Gnana Studio only uses cruelty free (vegan) fabrics and no plastic materials which makes them a sustainable company. Plus, the label is sweatshop free, respecting human rights.

The mini skirt by Aware is one of my summer favourites. It fits perfectly in the waist since you can wrap it and tie it yourself. It can be purchased together with a matching top which not only makes creating an outfit easier but also enables you to mix and match. Aware is a Spanish label producing in Barcelona.

STUDDED VEGAN SANDALS

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PEPPERMINT SANDALS IN CAMEL By Blanch

BLOUSE BY Hessnatur

JEANS SHORTS BY Armed Angels

Did you know that every year, the global¬†leather¬†industry slaughters more than a billion animals? Did you know that most leather comes from China and along with cattle, other animals‚ÄĒincluding sheep, dogs, and cats‚ÄĒare killed for their skin?

There are so many unfair actions taken in the leather industry. Plus, once the animal’s skin was ripped off the cow or cat, it is manufactured by modern day slaves under as unethical conditions as the animal was treated.
Just for a pair of cute sandals? I’d rather go barefoot.

Or better: wear those ethically manufactured, vegan sandals. The materials are from Europe and the sandals are made in Spain. They are breathable, eco-friendly (Ecolabel certified) and in contrast to leather, not produced with toxic chemicals that end up in the groundwater, polluting our planet.

They are super comfortable, look amazing and match so many different outfits!

The blouse is perfect for every season and it’s even work appropriate – dress it up or down. Hessnatur is a label that produces sustainable, organic and fair clothing.¬†BUT: Even though it’s made out of cotton, I found out that it says on the website that it contains materials (I’m guessing the buttons) from animals which makes it NOT VEGAN.

The Armed Angels jeans shorts have been a staple this summer. They are high waisted and even though they look horrific on the Armed Angels website, they fit amazingly. Armed Angels is a fair and sustainable company.

 

LITTLE BLACK BATHING SUIT

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BLACK ‘JUDITH’ SWIMSUIT BY Shetoldme:

The swimwear industry is just like the fashion industry: full of unfair labour, environmentally damaging production practices and sometimes even animal cruelty. Additionally, the swimwear ads show extremely photoshopped and unrealistic female bodies that don’t support body positivity at all.

Shetoldme promotes their swimwear according to feminist principles, using realistically looking and diverse models for their advertising. They are also cruelty free and sweatshop free! Their designs are amazing too.

The black swimsuit ‘Judith’ fits perfectly and has that cheeky coverage I love! I personally recommend everyone who wants that staple black bathing suit, to go for this fair fashion piece.

MY FAVOURITE VEGAN SANDALS THIS SUMMER

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IRENE BROWN SANDALS BY Nae

GLITTER SANDALS BY Scotti

If you follow me on my Instagram,¬†you know that I’ve been traveling a lot this summer. To my trips to Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia I’ve only packed 4 pairs of shoes: trainers, high heels and 2 pairs of sandals. On my travels I’ve been walking a lot in those sandals and both shoes look brand new! Because of their minimalistic design they are quite versatile too. While the glitter sandals can be worn to the beach and at night outs, the brown/ nude sandals are ideal for the city and dinners. They are simple yet chic and most important of all: vegan and ethically produced.

The brown sandals by Nae are made using a CO2 free manufacturing system in Portugal from microfibre. The glitter ‘Riva’ sandals by Scotti are also made zero CO2 emission production processes in Italy from a new microfibre that is made from natural renewable sources (vegetable seeds!). Scotti is also Peta Vegan approved.

LADY IN RED (BIKINI) + DISCOUNT CODE!

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RED HAZEL TOP & BOTTOMS BY Armeria

First of all, the quality of this bikini is amazing! This swimsuit is so well made you will forget your fast fashion H&M bathing suits that contribute to unfair wages and even child labour, in seconds. The fabric feels incredible and the designs of Armeria are unique and super sexy. Armeria manufactures their swimwear ethically in Bali, contributing to the fair fashion movement, and hand paints their swimwear prints in the UK.

I’m definitely excited for future swimwear of Armeria and since this brand is so awesome, they even gave me a discount code to offer you guys!

Just use the discount code livia15swim at the checkout to get 15% off your order!

VEGAN SHIRT IN HUA HIN

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‘VEGAN No35’ SHIRT BY green because I can

JEANS SHORT BY Armed Angels

SUNGLASSES BY Ace and Tate

If you follow me on my Instagram, you know that I’ve been traveling around Asia, including Thailand. When I’ve been to the Sunday market in Bangkok I’ve decided to look at the pet shops there. It was one of the most horrible experiences I’ve made when it comes to animals. It made it even more clear that Asia is lacking in animal rights.

One more reason to spread the vegan message by wearing a sustainable and fair fashion t-shirt! ‘Green because I can‘ is a German label that produce ethically using vegan and sustainable certified organic materials. Their shirts are a staple in every closet. Their fabrics are super soft and the design is simple yet chic. I wore my ‘VEGAN’ shirt on my travels as a sleeping shirt, sports wear, airplane outfit and of course as a daytime outfit paired with Armed Angels jeans shorts and Ace and Tate sunglasses.