This sleepwear brand focuses on relaxation, sustainability and guilt-free luxury, choosing the finest materials that do as little damage as possible to the Earth, humans and animals.
Mother and daughter duo Trish and Tash Marcinkowski produce the label's garments and accessories in the Essex countryside. Their story began in 2018 – while making Christmas gifts for the family, they chose sustainable fabrics from companies that valued transparency in regards to their supply chain and cared as much about the planet as Trish and Tash did. They then adopted a Romaninan rescue dog named Billy, fell in love and decided to take the plunge and launch Billy Sleeps. Today, Tash is the main designer and creator of the sleepwear range, and Trish focuses on the sleep accessories. They both have a love of art and design, and plan on designing their own fabrics in the future, taking inspiration from nature.
'Our aim is to make beautiful and comfortable pyjamas that you would love to wear in or out of the bedroom!'
The fabrics used by Billy Sleeps are supplied by a small family-run company based in Wales who are acutely aware of the damage to the environment and third-world communities caused by growing unsustainable crops. All the cotton used by the brand is organic. They also used OEKO-TEX certified bamboo silk produced in a closed-loop system. They have a close relationship with their suppliers in India and China, where fabrics are produced in small batches and dyed by hand.
The pyjama sets are manufactured locally in London, in an energy-efficient facility that aims to reduce its environmental impact. This facility endeavours to produce less waste, and use local suppliers where possible.
Billy Sleeps' bamboo-silk pillowcases and eye masks are created in-house by Trish and Tash, using fabric offcuts to minimise textile waste.
A fair wage is paid to the employees of Billy Sleeps' suppliers.
The current packaging used by the brand is 100% recyclable, and it is their goal to make it 100% biodegradable in the future.
The brand is 100% vegan and always will be – it's important to the founders to prove that beautiful, luxurious products can exist without harming animals.
What are the best vegan trainers?
That’s a hard one as ‘best’ is personal! Immaculate Vegan has one of the largest collections of vegan trainers from a wide variety of brands from across the globe. Take a look! Our best sellers come from BeFlamboyant, Humans are Vain, Yatay, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, Ration.L and Komrads.
What are vegan trainers made from?
Vegan trainers (and sneakers) are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. Vegan shoes are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative materials derived from nature with all the properties of leather, such as apple leather, cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Many synthetic trainers are now made using recycled plastics from ocean trash.
Are vegan trainers waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas trainers are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But most of our trainers are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well durable and 100% vegan.
Are vegan trainers durable?
The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather trainers, you should look after your vegan leather trainers. With proper care, vegan trainers can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are trainers the same as sneakers?
Yes! As far as we are concerned they are.
The British call them trainers, because they can be used for sports or training.
The Americans call them sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they're suitable for sneaking around in!
But to confuse things further, they are also called tennis shoes in the US.
What are vegan sandals made of?
Vegan sandals are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. There' a wide variety of materials that can be used to make vegan sandals, including polyurethane (also known as PU), apple leather, pineapple leather (Pinatex), cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). In addition, some vegan sandals are also made from recycled materials, such as recycled polyester or other recycled fibres.
Are vegan sandals durable?
Many vegan sandals now are made using high quality and durable materials, and many of the new vegan leathers are of very high quality. But you can make your vegan sandals last longer by taking care of them well. With proper care, vegan sandals can last for many years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are vegan sandals better for the environment?
Vegan materials tend to have a much lower carbon footprint and be much be kinder to the environment than animal leather, which is one of the most environmentally damaging materials used in fashion. Whilst there are vegan materials such as PVC which are toxic and harmful, none of the vegan sandals or products at Immaculate Vegan contain PVC. We also choose to partner with brands who are creating the most sustainable vegan sandals possible, using the most sustainable vegan materials.
Are vegan leather sandals comfortable?
There's really no difference here between vegan and non vegan sandals – it all depends on the quality and fit of the brand and the styles you choose. We partner with premium footwear brands at Immaculate Vegan to bring you vegan shoes that are high quality, stylish and comfortable.
Are vegan sandals good quality?
Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.
Are vegan sandals waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas and fabric vegan sandals are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But some of our vegan sandals are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well as durable and 100% vegan.