Friday, 31 August 2018

Laura Zabo Recycled & Vegan Fashion

Laura Zabo Recycled & Vegan Fashion specialises in recycling waste materials and products, inspired by her travels to Tanzania, falling in love with handmade sandals at a Maasai market, made entirely from car tyres.

Tyres take decades to break down and with over three billion discarded each year, it is a huge growing environmental problem, so Laura decided to do something about it, by making vegan, eco friendly accessories.   On her return from Africa, she set up Laura Zabo Recycled & Vegan Fashion making crafted tyre belts at home, selling them at London markets and being full of ideas, the range developed to include ear rings, necklaces and dog accessories.   A German tyre manufacturer donated 5,000 rejected tyres, saving them from landfill, which Laura upcycled into a range of belts, jewellery, guitar straps, dog leads and much more.

The belts come in a range of sizes and there is detailed information on the website, to ensure you choose the correct size. 

I love the classic ridged blue and black belt, is slightly stretchy and looks fabulous with jeans and dresses, Steven recognised the coloured bike tyre used to make the belt and thought it was a great idea, it will get lots of wear.

The poodle upcycled inner tube necklace is quirky, fun and a bold statement piece, certainly different to your every day jewellery, with matching bracelets available too.

I think the idea of recycling and upcycling is fantastic, we have so much waste we are damaging the environment, to the point where there will be no turning back if it carries on.  The future of the planet is in our hands and innovative companies like Laura Zabo are doing their bit to address the harm we are doing, we all need to do our bit.

Disclaimer:   I received free samples of these products and have not been paid for this review and all opinions are my own.