Velvet Heartbeat Curated
Brands we stock
We love having a curated selection of accessories from other ethical brands that compliment our style - basically things we love but can’t make! As with our own brand it is very important that anything we offer to you meets our values for ethical production, vegan materials and are consciously created. Here is a little about the brands we are working with and how to find them online if you would like to learn more…
Agnes & Me
Gorgeous natural skincare using only the best plant-based ingredients in small batches in a bush-clad setting in Titirangi, Auckland. All their products are: certified Buy NZ Made, cruelty-free, eco-friendly (they use glass and aluminium jars and compostable packaging for posting), toxin-free (of course), affordable (quality shouldn’t cost the earth). Created by Deirdre - a former nurse (with a background in quality).
Shop our collab lip balm here
learn more at agnesandme.co.nz
Coucou Suzette share our ethical values and specialise in colourful, fun and skitch creations from the mind of Parisian illustrator Juliette Mallet and her team. Each of their choices is conscious and justified and their suppliers have been selected for their experience and the quality of their work. Their accessories are made from cellulose acetate, which is a material made of plants (wood and cotton pulp). It is FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council), which means the wood cellulose they use comes from forests managed in a sustainable way. The wood comes from a legal logging and its extraction does not cause deforestation nor harm the biodiversity.
Shop our curated range here
Learn more at coucousuzette.com
Fenna & Fei
Fenna & Fei are committed to creating sustainable jewelry and hair accessories that make you and the Earth happy! Their pieces are made from high-end, biodegradable cellulose acetate, made with cotton pulp and is a non-petroleum, plant-based plastic. The acetate has passed both European REACH and CA Prop 65. Like us they are a small, women-owned, and operated business located in Boise, Idaho.
Shop our Fenna & Fei here
learn more at fennaandfei.com
Hemp Clothing Australia
As well as working with sustainable hemp fibres, Hemp Clothing Australia is more than just a product; they value and respect all the people throughout their supply chain ensuring all manufacturers operate safe and comfortable working conditions, enforce a strict no child-labour policy, ensure reasonable working hours, pay at or above award wages and paid overtime.
Shop hemp socks here
learn more at hempclothingaustralia.com
Mimi & August
This sweet Montreal based brand values attention to small details and fair production, working with small factories that enable economic development and sustainable job creation. They inspect each factory in person to make sure the employees work decent hours, that they are paid fair wages and that there is no child labor.
Shop our curated range of accessories here
learn more at mimiandaugust.com
Nat & Noor
Noor means light in Arabic and it's exactly what this sweet USA based brand brings with their sweet selection of accessories.
They currently work with manufacturers in China and Thailand, and use a cellulose acetate for many of their hair clips and earrings. Cellulose acetate is a wood pulp and a renewable material. They are also committed to ethical labor practices, and have developed strong relationships with their manufacturers and ask about their standards for fair labor practices.
Shop our curated range of accessories here
learn more at natandnoor.com
Reca is a 100% New Zealand owned business, and their own range is designed and handcrafted in New Zealand. Reca trains and works with former refugees to make the pieces. So when you purchase a Reca piece, you know that you're helping women build a better future for themselves.
Shop our curated range of Reca jewellery here
learn more at reca.co.nz
Our sister brand and brain-child of Hemma Vara of The Good Trend and Velvet Heartbeat founder Suzie! Giving remnant, scrap and vintage fabrics a second life as beautiful hair accessories to help reduce textile waste with style, and provide an ethical alternative to fast fashion accessories.
Shop Seconde Vie here
website coming soon