Vegan Watch Guide: Leather-Free & Sustainable Watch Brands You’ll Love

Looking for the perfect vegan watch or a leather-free strap for your favorite watch? You can find gorgeous quality watches with straps made from cork, pineapple leather, wood, help, rubber, and beyond.
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Vegan watch from Evig Gron.
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Hello, dear reader. Can you tell me the time?

Every time you glance down and see a timepiece wrapped around your wrist, it reflects back to you not only the minutes and hours of the day, but also your choices and the power behind them.

When you look down and see a consciously crafted watch ticking along delicately and with great precision, made from sustainable and ethical materials by passionate craftsmen, you will likely feel something. If you really pay attention you can actually feel the alignment of the material possessions you own and the values you hold in your hart. Your hard earned dollars have gone toward a brand that’s good. And that feels good.

So in this guide we’re taking vegan living a step beyond food and into the realm of vegan fashion and accessories. We’re talking all about vegan watches! Whether you’re looking for a watch for yourself, a cruelty-free watch band, or a gift for a friend, we’ve got you.

Vegan Watch Guide With A List of Sustainable Eco-Friendly Vegan Watch Brands

What Is A Vegan Watch?

A vegan watch is a timepiece that’s made without animal products—namely without:

  • Leather
  • Suede
  • Snakeskin
  • Aligator skin
  • Any other animal’s skin
  • Ivory (made from elephant tusks)
  • Shell
  • Pearl
  • Wool

…or any other animal products. Leather is the most common animal product used in watch straps, but these days it’s easy to avoid with tons of plant-based or synthetic alternatives.

Modern Vegan Watch Bands

Today you can easily get watch bands made from animal-free materials like:

  • Cork
  • Silicone
  • Hemp
  • Cotton and Canvas
  • Vegan Leather (Pineapple Leather, Mushroom Leather, Apple Leather, etc.)
  • Vegan Suede
  • Wood
  • Rubber
  • Stainless Steel

And if you can get a beautiful, functional, made-to-last watch made without causing harm, why wouldn’t you?

You can find luxury vegan watches, high-fashion watches, eco-friendly watches, and super-affordable vegan watches available at mainstream big box stores like Target and Walmart. There’s a vegan watch for everyone out there, and we hope we can help you find the perfect plant-powered watch for you!

Vegan leather options made without animal skin.
Vegan leather options made without animals (source: Canva)

100% Vegan Watch Brands

Here are several fully vegan watch brands that offer exquisite watches made with compassion in mind. Most of these are online shops that can ship internationally so your new watch will arrive on your doorstep. These also make a perfect vegan gift for a loved one celebrating a special occasion. Many of these brands are PETA-approved vegan as well.

Dan & Mez (Austria)

Dan & Mez offer a collection of stylish and sustainable vegan watches, designed with eco-friendly materials and a commitment to ethical fashion. Their minimalist designs are perfect for anyone looking to make a fashion statement while supporting a cruelty-free lifestyle.

A couple holding hands.
Photo credit: Dan and Mez

Evig Grön (Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, and Portugal)

Evig Grön creates elegantly designed vegan watches made from sustainable materials, blending timeless style with eco-conscious values. Their watches are perfect for those who want to make a fashion statement without compromising on environmental ethics.

A hand in a pocket wearing a Evig Grön brand vegan watch.
Photo credit: Evig Grön

Fjordson

Fjordson offers a range of vegan watches that combine Scandinavian design with sustainable materials, emphasizing both style and environmental responsibility. Their watches are crafted with vegan leather and eco-friendly components, making them a great choice for those who value minimalist aesthetics and ethical fashion.

A Fjordson brand vegan watch.
Photo credit: Fjordson

Hurtig Lane

Hurtig Lane offers a range of vegan watches designed with cruelty-free materials and a strong focus on sustainability. Their stylish, modern designs are perfect for those who want to make a fashionable and ethical statement, showcasing the brand’s commitment to animal-friendly and eco-conscious products.

A Hurtig Lane brand vegan watch on a wrist.
Photo credit: Hurtig Lane

JORD (US)

Jord offers a collection of vegan watches that feature sustainable and ethically sourced materials, combining luxury with environmental responsibility. Their designs are modern and sophisticated, appealing to those who appreciate craftsmanship and eco-friendly practices.

A JORD brand vegan watch.
Photo credit: JORD

Solios (Canada, makes solar-powered watches that are designed to be extremely eco-friendly.)

Solios Watches offers a range of solar-powered vegan watches, emphasizing both sustainability and style. Their minimalist designs are crafted from eco-friendly materials, making them a perfect choice for those who prioritize environmental responsibility without compromising on fashion.

A Solis brand vegan and eco-friendly watch.

TIVC (Australia)

Time IV Change offers a selection of vegan watches crafted from sustainable materials, promoting ethical fashion and environmental consciousness. Their innovative designs feature recycled and eco-friendly components, making them an ideal choice for those who want to combine style with a commitment to sustainability.

A Time IV Change brand vegan watch.
Photo credit: Time IV Change

Votch (UK)

Votch offers a variety of vegan watches made with cruelty-free materials and a strong emphasis on sustainability. Their minimalist and chic designs are crafted without animal products, making them an excellent choice for those who want to align their fashion choices with ethical values and environmental consciousness.

A Votch brand vegan watch.
Photo credit: Votch

Note: these brands are located in various countries all around the world but they ship worldwide. 

How to Find An “Accidentally Vegan” Watch

Of course you can also find “accidentally vegan” watches made by both mainstream companies (like Apple watches) and other more obscure brands. Stores like Target and Walmart and other mass produced low-cost stores often carry accidentally vegan watches (which may be the most affordable option).

There are also brands like The Woodstone that offer beautifully crafted wood and canvas straps in addition to the brand’s non-vegan leather straps.

How Can I Tell if a Watch is Vegan?

Look on the watch strap or label, and if it says “all manmade made materials” or “100% synthetic materials” or something along those lines, that indicates that it’s vegan! If you see anything that says “genuine leather” or other skins, then it’s not. Some watches can be hard to identify as vegan-or-not due to obscure or absent labeling, and in some of those cases there is no way to know (unless you contact the brand.

Replace Your Old Leather Watch Straps

If you have an old watch that you love with leather watch straps that need to be replaced, consider finding a vegan watch strap from on of the vegan brands that will fit to your existing watch face! You should be able to easily find several options. You can bring them to a watch store if you’d like them to assemble the new watch straps for you.

Remember, the most sustainable watches out there are used watches. Rescue an old watch and give it a longer life with a little tender love and care. Simply adding new straps will make it feel brand new!

Sustainable Vegan Apple Watch Bands

There’s no denying that Apple watches are taking over. If you have one, you may be glad to you know you can find super ethical and sustainable Apple watch bands—like these compostable watch bands from Pela! They are made from “flaxstic,” which is a plastic-like material made from flaxseeds! Plants really are magic.

What Should I Do With My Old Leather Watch?

If you’re not sure what to do with your leather watch now that you’re vegan (or the other animal products you purchased before you went vegan), listen to our Vegan Clothing & Fashion episode of the Plant-Powered People Podcast. We hope this helps!

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