This original article was first published here: Time to Switch to A Sustainable Watch Strap
Nice watch strap. What is that? Leather? Pleather? Nah, pineapple! Because now, you can re-style and reinvigorate your watch with a sustainable watch strap from Watch Strap Style that’s kind on the planet and your pocket, perfect for environmentally conscious watch enthusiasts.
What would you do if your watch strap broke today? If it were out of warranty, we’d wager you’d shove it in a drawer and buy yourself a new one. Don’t worry, we’ve all done it. Because until recently there simply wasn’t another option. But now, there is an alternative solution that’s kinder to the planet and your pocket (which, let’s face it, is a definite bonus right now) in the form of sustainable watch straps from Watch Strap Style.
If buying a replacement watch strap seems like a novel idea, brace yourself for some big surprises in the materials used in Watch Strap Style’s range of sustainable watch straps. Although recycled plastic may not come as much of a shock these days (albeit any reuse of plastic is warmly welcomed), re-purposing ocean plastic tackles several environmental issues in one fell swoop. And what if we said you could wear a strap made of pineapple leaves, apple fibres, or recycled paper on your wrist? Those are just some of the eco-friendly materials on offer.
Around 8 million pieces of plastic find their way into the sea daily, amounting to 12 million tonnes of plastic annually. So every effort to reduce and reuse ocean plastic is a step in the right direction. Watch Strap Style has a line of sustainable watch straps made from salvaged ocean plastic, giving pollutant plastics a second life. Available in a range of colours and thicknesses, these environmentally friendly watch straps are highly durable and feature a fine weave that produces a sophisticated pattern along with a colour match stitch to the top and bottom.
Pineapple leaves are a by-product of the pineapple industry. Every year an astonishing 40,000 tonnes of waste leaves are produced, most of which are left to rot or burn. However, pineapple leaf watch straps provide an attractive, unique, sustainable solution to this problem. Available with a choice of buckle and a stunning textured finish, these strong yet uncomplicated designs complement many different types of watches. If you’re looking for a bespoke and sustainable watch strap, why not pick one made of pineapple leaves?
If you’re partial to a cider or apple juice, have you ever wondered what happens to the skin and pulp of the apples used to make your favourite beverage? Typically, this waste is either composted, incinerated, or winds up in landfill; neither of which are great for the environment. But Watch Strap Style’s apple fibre watch straps rescue and reuse apple skins and fibre before bonding them together using a vegan-friendly adhesive to create sophisticated and sustainable watch straps. Available in a range of classic colours and buckle options.
More than 400 million tonnes of paper are produced globally every year. That’s a lot of trees, energy, water and landfill space. But Watch Strap Style has found a solution in the shape of stylish watch straps made from recycled paper. Manufactured using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper, these watch straps are perfect for the eco-conscious watch wearer. Featuring a square end and wide tongue buckle for a contemporary look, these recycled paper straps feature a double-thickness loop that ensures the strap stays securely in place.
Watch Strap Style’s sustainable watch strap materials offer an environmentally friendly option for anyone looking to reduce their impact on the planet. Not only are they good for the environment, but they’re also good for your conscience. Win-win! Watch Strap Style believes that sustainable living should be accessible to everyone, and sustainable watch straps are just one small way of working towards that goal.
Isn’t it time you upgraded to a sustainable watch strap? Check them out at Watch Strap Style.
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