Jewellery brand Little by Little's key sustainable values lie in championing a responsible social and environmental supply chain. Not only does the company want to create beautiful jewellery, they also care about making a positive impact through their production and packaging. The brand has received press attention, such as being featured in the Sunday Times Best Sustainable Christmas Gifts round-up of 2020.

 “Little by Little aims to benefit those that create, produce and ultimately purchase the jewellery.”

 Founders

Friends Annabel Cox and Georgina Fuggle – an award-winning ethical jewellery designer and a food stylist/cookery book author, respectively – started ethical jewellery brand Little By Little with the aim to run a business with a difference: to look beyond our own comfortable bubbles and see into the worlds of those around us in need. The idea was born, over coffee, with two friends dreaming of ways to do business generously and raise funds for charity whilst doing so. The product followed, a happy combination of the friends' passions.

Materials

Traceable material sources remain a challenge when making ethical jewellery. By their nature, mined elements are shrouded in secrecy and controversy, which has meant that to date, Little By Little's collections have been limited to silver and gold, as opposed to stones.

People

All Little By Little Jewellery is created by an established jewellery producer in Lima, Peru. The factory has been running for 25 years and employs 350 people. From its inception its aim was always to bring opportunity and employment which it does by giving jobs to people with no prior technical experience, training them in the art of jewellery. The founders frequently visit their production house to ensure that all individuals in their supply chain are treated fairly. They can verify that it is a well-equipped, safe and spacious place to work. The founders also know the team who make their jewellery personally.

Production

Championing transparent, responsible supply chains is important to the brand, and they hope to achieve B Corp certification by the end of 2023. The brand also works with a charitable partner, Luminary Bakery –a London-based charity that provides opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. Encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances, they use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship.

Packaging

All Little By Little packaging is created in a small paper studio in East London.

Animals

As silver and gold are by their nature vegan, all the jewellery created by the brand is vegan-friendly.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.

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.

Vegan boots are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede or. Vegan boots are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative and high performing materials derived from nature, with many of the properties of leather (but none of the cruelty, and with a much lower environmental impact). These include apple leather, cactus leather, grape leather, Pinatex (pineapple leather) and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Sometimes recycled plastics are also used.

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 boots, you should look after your vegan leather boots. With proper care, vegan boots 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.

Yes, we find that vegan boots are as comfortable as animal-leather versions. As with all shoes, the higher the quality you can buy, the more comfortable they will be.

That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Many vegan leathers, such as cactus leather, other bio-based leathers, and polyurethane (PU) leathers are naturally water resistant, in a way that animal leather isn’t. However it’s advisable not to let them get soaked, and to wipe off any surface water as soon as you’re able to. Allow them to dry naturally.