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OUR MATERIALS

Cruelty Free Leather

Here at Votch, our aim is to ensure we are only using cruelty free materials. This includes a range of fabrics made from different sources such as Pinatex, a by-product from the pineapple industry, as well as other vegan leather alternatives.

Vegan Leather

Traditionally leather is made from animal rawhides and skin, the term ‘leather’ helps people disassociate from the fact that an animal used to live in the skin used for shoes, bags, wallets and more. For those choosing to live a kinder way of life, vegan leather is a term popping up all over the place now to describe a number of materials made to imitate that of traditional leather, however they are all 100% cruelty free without any lives being lost during production.

At Votch, we strongly believe nothing should have to suffer for our benefit so we are on an ever evolving journey of seeking the most innovative, cruelty free materials to use in all our products.

The first collection we launched, our Classic Collection features straps made of a cotton woven microfibre and is coated with PU, this material is incredibly durable and breathable and imitates ‘traditional leather’.

Following the success of our Classic Collection we then launched our Moment range (previously called our New Collection, but having called it the New collection for like, 2 years, we thought it was time for a name change!). The straps on our Moment range are made from TPE, polyester and cotton.

Browse our ranges of vegan leather replacement straps or watches.

vegan leather


Both of the vegan friendly leather options we offer possess the following environmental benefits:

✓ PVC-Free ✓ No plasticisers  ✓ Phthalate-free  ✓ Passes CAL 01350, low VOC emissions  ✓ No added antimicrobial chemicals ✓ PFC-Free ✓ No flame retardants ✓Bromine-free ✓ No heavy metals ✓ Includes recycled and renewable content ✓ And of course: Animal friendly

Piñatex Leather

We are also incredibly proud to have launched our Piñatex collection. Piñatex is a natural leather alternative made from fibres extracted from pineapple leaves, a by-product from the pineapple harvest. No extra land, pesticides or fertilisers are used in the production of Piñatex and provides additional income for the farmers growing this extraordinary fruit.

Browse our ranges of Piñatex replacement straps or watches.

Stainless Steel

Finally, after a number of requests from our customers we recently launched our mesh collection in 16mm and 20mm. These stainless steel straps are fully interchangeable with the rest of the collection and come in four colour ways.

We are constantly sampling and trialling new materials for our straps, is there a material you’d love to see us using?
Please get in touch and let us know, we always love to hear from you and your suggestions.