While the primary debate surrounding vegetarianism focuses on food, there’s a world of veg & vegan friendly fashion out there as well, including… leather?! Yes, even leather products can be ethically sensitive, as this week’s guest, Belinda Pasqua, proves with her line of fashion-forward handbags. Belinda launched The Sway just a couple years ago, and the line of bags and jackets, created from upcycled motorcycle accessory scraps, has gained quick popularity. Her designs blend a funky, rock-inspired edge with classic shapes and cuts, and their scrap-based status appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. On this week’s show, Belinda will talk about how growing up in Australia shaped her passion for nature, the path that led to launching The Sway, her sourcing and production methods, and evidence of growth in the eco-fashion industry.
Plus, I’ve got brand new Grizzly Bear in the mix for you today, along with Mike Higbee, Helio Sequence, Night Moves, Deluka and more. So grab an edamame snack, stay tuned, and get ready to learn about a gorgeous line of leather accessories that’s perfect for any diet!