Sūndar, which in Hindu stands for “beautiful and graceful”, was born on the shores of India, developed in the mountains of Nicaragua, and created on the island of Bali, using 100% regenerated material from the oceans. Sūndar Swim produces ethical swimwear with the values of protecting our planet and all the living creatures within it. Designed for the everyday woman who shines in simplicity and thrives in the wild.
Tanya Netherway, a feminist and environmental activist, has a background in healthcare and international development. She is also a lover of the ocean. The brand encompasses Tanya's love of different cultures and languages, and the natural world that binds us all via the connecting rivers and oceans.
"Being a vegan brand is important to us. Harming our environment harms all living creatures within it. We refuse to impact it further by using any materials derived from animals."
After researching many options, Sūndar's choice of material fell on ECONYL, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre- and post-industrial waste, such as landfill and ocean waste. The quality of this material allowed for their swimwear to be reversible and to carry added UV protection.
Production takes place in Bali, Indonesia. Sūndar ensures all fabric offcuts are reused. The shipment was made in one single delivery, without the use of single-use plastic.
The supply chain is kept to a minimum, as packaging is done in-house. Before starting production, Sūndar visited their factory in Indonesia to ensure high standards were met. They spoke to employees to find out more about the working conditions, which were found to be excellent. They have also studied local law to ensure that people in their supply chain were paid fairly, including overtime and food allowances.
All of Sūndar's packaging is made from recycled or repurposed materials. The swimwear is wrapped in a drawstring bag made from offcuts from sari production in Goa. The brand sources these from a shop they were in touch with when the idea of Sūndar was born. The bag is then wrapped in recycled paper that can be reused. The swim tags are made from old shipping boxes, and printed with vegan water-based ink.
Sūndar is a 100% vegan brand.
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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.
What are vegan boots made of?
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.
Is vegan leather and vegan suede 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 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.
Are vegan boots comfortable?
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.
Are vegan boots waterproof?
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.