** apparently, just as I was writing this post, Truth was updated their website; so all my links were broken! i’ve updated the post to reflect their new website**
Ah, vegan fashion has come a long way in the last few years. We’ve got great vegan shoes and handbags, and now I’ve found a vegan belt maker in Canada called Truth Belts. Truth has three lines of belts, Leather Look, Elastic and Woven. The Leather Look belts look like leather, but are made of polyurethane and are clearly marked “Genuine Non-Leather.” 🙂 I have the Zombie belt ($57), which has a funky buckle consisting of four straight prongs. It’s very cool. The only downside to the Zombie (and presumably their other Leather Look and Woven belts) is that they do not offer them in a contoured shape. So, if you’re a woman with a waist to hip ratio any less than 1, you can really only wear these belts on your natural waist, and not with any low rise pants.
The Elastic and Woven belts do not look at all like leather, and are made from a variety of materials like elastic, jute or hemp. The elastic belts, like the Waspy ($28) were a great find for me, since they conform to your shape. Most of their styles are understated, but with a unique twist, like the Gotham’s (68$) powerful, detachable buckle. Be sure to measure your waist at the point wear you would wear a belt, so that you don’t have to exchange it for another size. Truth also makes wrist cuffs, children’s belts, branded organic tshirts and necklaces.
Truth Belts did not solicit this review, we just like their belts!
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