Founder: Laura Way
About the brand: This is Votch, a cruelty free watch and accessories company based in the UK. Votch began when a few years back Laura was struck down with a condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal, a condition that saw all of her skin fall off. During the years that it took Laura to recover, she turned to documentaries and educated herself on various subjects regarding animal welfare, including facts about the leather industry that were truly shocking. Seeing the suffering that animals endured simply for fashion, and having felt the pain of losing her own skin, Laura vowed never to wear the skin of another being again.
APE says: They make ethically-made watches hot - whilst keeping our planet cool.