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22 Apr
woman wearing rainbow cotton sustainable belt designed by Lucy & Yak

Top 11 Stylish and Vegan Sustainable Belts

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All of these sustainable belts are vegan-friendly, and are a fantastic option for those who want their fashion free from animal cruelty and environmental degradation!

Belts have come full circle

Originally used as a fashion statement by the elite, belts later served a practical purpose for workers. These days, it’s all about style once again. A belt is one of those essential accessories that helps to break up an outfit. A t-shirt and jeans combo goes from casual to smart casual in a flash with the addition of a good belt, and it’s an easy way to look a little more put together. But what about sustainable belts?

Traditionally, belts were made with animal leather. And while that is often still the case, the explosion of eco- and animal-friendly leather alternatives in the past decade means you can find ethical belts made of everything from cork to cotton to recycled rubber. All of the belts below are vegan-friendly, and are a fantastic option for those who want their fashion free from animal cruelty and environmental degradation!

We love the sustainable belts in vegan suede from NAE (Portugal), the quirky upcycled belts from Elvis & Kresse (UK), and the colourful belts for the whole family from Unbelts (US).


Rated: Good
black braided sustainable vegan belt by Noah

Vegan Belt Intreccio Blu – Ships internationally from Germany

NOAH creates cruelty-free and 100% vegan shoes and accessories. This German’s brand high-quality and long-lasting shoes are hand-crafted in Italy, using a small proportion of eco-friendly material. This ethical belt is made of elastic braided material without prefabricated holes, for the ultimate customisable size!

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Shop NOAH.

Shop NOAH @ Immaculate Vegan.


Rated: Good
camel suede vegan belt by NAE

Pera Camel Belt – Ships internationally from Portugal

NAE is a Portuguese footwear, bags, and accessories brand using innovative materials to create goods with “No Animal Exploitation”. Its sustainable materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre! This thin, camel sustainable belt is made from vegan suede, and is the perfect elegant partner for a dress or a pair of summer pants.

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Shop NAE.

Shop NAE @ Staiy.

Shop NAE @ Urbankissed.


Rated: Good
black tree logo sustainable belt by NIKIN

TreeBelt Regular – Ships internationally from Switzerland

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wear their morals, look no further. Not only is a tree planted every time you purchase a NIKIN product, you also get to show your tree pride! NIKIN’s sustainable belts are made from cork and vegan leather, and are perfect for business or leisure.

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Rated: Good
black braided sustainable belt by ASKET

The Braided Elastic Belt – Ships internationally from Sweden

ASKET has been creating timeless wardrobe essentials since 2015 with revolutionary sizing and fair pricing. The brand disregards seasonal collections, cuts out all the middlemen, and only sells directly to you—putting its entire focus on building a single permanent collection. ASKET’s range of sustainable belts include this classic all-black braided vegan belt with a silver buckle, a casual and cruelty-free take on its braided leather brother.

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Elvis & Kresse

Rated: Good
red upcycled belt by elvis kresse

West End Belt – Ships internationally from the UK

Elvis & Kresse upcycles reclaimed materials into sustainable luxury lifestyle accessories, all ethically handmade with 50% of profits going back to charities. Perhaps one of the coolest sustainable belts we’ve ever seen, this one is made from genuine decommissioned red British fire-hose! Now that’s the upcycling mindset we want and need in the fashion industry.

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Shop Elvis & Kresse.

Will’s Vegan Store

Rated: Good
vegan and cruelty free brown belt by Will's Vegan Store

Classic 3.5cm Belt – Ships internationally from the UK

Will’s Vegan Store produces animal and human friendly women’s and men’s footwear and accessories at affordable prices. The brand’s ethical belts come in a range of classic colours, but go for this brown one for a bit of a softer look. Made from sustainably-sourced Italian vegan leather.

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Shop Will’s Vegan Store.

Shop Will’s Vegan Store @ Immaculate Vegan.

Lucy & Yak

Rated: Good
woman wearing rainbow cotton sustainable belt by Lucy & Yak brand

‘Flynn’ Cotton Webbing Belt in Rainbow Stripe – Ships internationally from the UK

Independent, handmade, and ethical, we love Lucy & Yak’s playful take on classic garments. With a range for both men and women, this UK brand will brighten up your day. And what is brighter than a rainbow belt?! Made from cotton and fully adjustable with a D ring closure.

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Shop Lucy & Yak.


Rated: Great
kids wearing blue and red ethically made belts by Unbelts

Unbelts for Kids – Ships internationally from Canada

Unbelts was founded with two goals in mind: helping you feel great in your jeans, but also creating quality jobs for every single person along the supply chain. Unbelts creates stretch belts that make pants fit perfectly without bumps or gaps, including this adorable belt for kids!

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Shop Unbelts.


Rated: Good
khaki practical belt by Finisterre

Bowline Belt – Ships internationally from the UK

Born from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre is a pioneering, sustainable outdoor brand, built to inspire a love of the sea and anchored in exceptional products. Speaking of exceptional products, the brand’s affordable and sustainable belts come in an array of colours and are made from post-consumer recycled plastic! As belts don’t require frequent washing, they are a great option for repurposing plastic that would otherwise release microfibres in clothing.

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Shop Finisterre.


Rated: Good
ethical belt that doubles as bottle opener in grey and blue by Patagonia

Tech Web Belt – Ships internationally from the US

Patagonia is a brand which truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions. This Tech Web Belt has a buckle that doubles as a bottle opener—a practical party trick we didn’t know we needed around our hips!

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Shop Patagonia @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Patagonia Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Patagonia Kids Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

Shop Patagonia.


Rated: Good
simple fabric belt in beige by Tauko brand

Ring Belt – Ships internationally from Finland

TAUKO is a Helsinki based brand that features contemporary dresses, shirts, jackets, and more. For a basic and stylish fabric belt, why not opt for this versatile khaki one made from upcycled cotton textiles?

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Editor's note

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