A brand engineered to create quality products with the look and feel of traditional leather, without inflicting cruelty on animals.
My name is Shivani, and I am the founder of Velea. That's me in the picture to the right, embarking on one of my favourite past times - a cheeky glass of Prosecco while shopping for a new expensive leather handbag which I definitely didn't need. I will admit that up till a year ago, I was an unashamed lover and collector of expensive leather handbags, leather watches, leather luggage etc. Why? Because I have always ignorantly believed that real leather was best - the quality, the feel, surely that couldn't be achieved without 'real' leather? Wrong.
It was one of those slow weeks in April 2020, I was in the middle of a global pandemic and suddenly had lots of time on my hands. I found myself wanting to use the time to just learn more about the world, and was particularly taken by how much more I could be doing to help the planet, and make more cruelty free and sustainable choices.
Whilst scrolling through articles online I came across a page showing how leather was produced. Now I'm not going to preach about all the awful things I read, I'm very much of the belief that everyone is entitled to their own opinions and lifestyle choices. But for me I decided there and then that I was going to find a more sustainble and planet friendly option.
I began looking for local suppliers of Vegan leather and ordered some swatches. And you could say the rest is history. I took the simple route of designing everyday 'leather' accessories which were Vegan. The name Velea is very simply VEgan LEAther in a shortened form.
Because Cruelty is a Lifestyle Choice we can all do without...
I hope you love the designs of the products I have been able to create. They are very much everyday items that you will have more than likely used or bought as leather goods. All products are handmade and designed exclusively by and for Velea. Hopefully you will join me in opening yourself up to a more sustainable lifestyle, and even a small change like buying a vegan leather keyring instead of a real leather one could make a huge positive impact on the world we share.
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