When I first started making the switch to ethical and sustainable fashion, I knew in the back of my mind that I was wanting to add a classic watch to my wardrobe. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find what I was looking for in the world of sustainable brands, and after an initial internet search left me with only wooden and cork options, I was a little discouraged. I knew I wanted something with a classic round face that was built to last, and had a chic and elegant feel.
"AND THEN I FOUND BERG + BETTS."
Berg + Betts is a watch company based out of Canada with a commitment to ethical manufacturing and sustainable practices. One of the most unique sustainable features of these timepieces is that the straps are made from scrap and cut off leather that would otherwise be thrown away. I love that I can wear something that looks super stylish but still incorporates a recycled material. Many people don’t realize that watch faces are often made unethically, but Berg + Betts faces are made ethically in Dongguan and designed and assembled in Canada.
Images & Words by Lauren of Chic Éthique