Author: sjval

Big Skinny Wallets

Wear Vegan recommends Big Skinny Wallets . . . . Here's why:

Reason 1: Ergonomic extra thin wallets are better for your hips and spine, guys. 

Do you keep your wallet in your back pocket ever?  Did you know that a fat wallet in your back pocket can cause sciatica and hip displacement? 



Reason 2: The extra thin, non-leather nylon material used in the construction of most of their wallets. 

Most of their products are non-leather but they also produce some leather wallets. The leather wallets are very clearly labeled, though. So that's helpful.




Reason 3: Non-leather "RFID" options to protect you from identity thieves, and yet 
still skinny.

"RFID" stands for "radio-frequency identification". In other words, the strips and chips on your cards. An RFID-blocking wallet creates a faraday cage around your cards to deflect the signal thus protecting your cards from being scanned by identity thieves. 

Reason 4: Compact designs that keep you organized and functioning.  

Reason 5: Big Skinny "green" company policies.

Carbon neutral website; Materials; Office; Packing Materials.

Reason 6: Fun colors - always big on my list.




Reason 7: Affordability and a rewards club option. 


Finally, a vegan man's belt you can wear with a suit. 

In my meditation group, we recommend that people remove all leather products from their persons before sitting to meditate. Again and again, I've watched men remove their leather belts and set-aside their wallets before meditating. I searched for a decent vegan-leather man's belt for a long time - hoping to help the men in my meditation group find a leather alternative. What I found instead were canvas belts, belts made out of recycled rubber, 80 dollar plus vegan belts (really?) and plastic alternatives that looked cheap and unprofessional. I don't about you, but I do not want to wear any clothing into my workplace that I have to explain.


There are great designers creating products in vegan leather for women but I could not find a basic, acceptable vegan belt for a man. That is, until recently when I discovered Slidebelts. The company is named after the technological design of the buckle. This buckle does not have a prong and there are no holes in the belt itself. Instead, the buckle works like a ratchet. You slide the buckle along the belt to loosen or tighten it. There are no sizes; one size fits all.


Although their belts are not exclusively vegan, Slidebelts does have a respectable vegan collection for both men and women. They offer 6 vegan leather colors, 5 Canvas Colors, and up to 9 belt buckle finishes for men. The belts run around $40 - neither inexpensive nor outrageous. Slidebelts does offer a rewards program for purchases and promotions.




Choose your belt color. Choose your belt material. Choose your buckle finish.



Joy Susan

Vegan Leather. Classic Styles. So exciting!




I am so excited by my Joy Susan discovery. Why? Just look at the bags! It's clear that Joy Susan is first and foremost a quality designer. This is a boutique accessory company with beautifully designed bags in fabulous classical styles that just happen to be made in vegan leather. It's exciting that great designers are choosing to go vegan. I'll bet that the majority of Joy Susan customers buy their bags for no reason other than they love the designs, and not because of what they are made of.

Two-in-One Bags 

I love the big bag look but how do you keep the contents secure and orderly? Joy Susan has come up with a really fun solution: a bag within a bag. A second smaller bag attaches on the inside and works like a big, center, pocket within the bag.

When you want to down-size for a quick trip to the store, the smaller bag is removable and can be used as a cross-body bag. And the matching coin purses are yet another bonus.



Check this out. I am so jazzed by the variety of colors and finishes this company has to offer. From bold, bright colors to neutrals, Joy Susan offers such a variety. The color array to the left shows all the color choices for their classic hobo bag and cross-body bag. The only problem is how to choose.

If you're sick of black, gray, and beige, but don't want a bright color either, Joy Susan has figured out how to take a variety of colors and turn them into neutrals. I love my light denim blue hobo bag for that reason. It has just enough color not to be boring, but not so much that it clashes with the rest of my wardrobe.

Cross Body Bags, Wristlets, and Totes

A size for everyone!