Sauvait is one of India’s early vegan fashion brands that offers eco-efficient, cruelty-free and handcrafted footwear, with customization as an added service.
Founded in early 2018, Sauvait aims to educate India about the drastic impact the consumption of leather has on the environment and the number of animals harmed in the process. We strive to put India on the map by taking vegan fashion a notch higher and, refuse to do so by sacrificing on comfort and quality or our moral values.
Converting users of animal products to cruelty-free products while providing a stylish and relevant look at affordable prices with eco-efficient and ethically sourced materials.
The world is slowly moving towards conscious consumption, part of which is knowing who made your product and knowing from where exactly the materials were sourced
PVC-Free policy: Most PVC (Poly vinyl Chloride) isn’t only harmful to the environment but exposure to it on a short-term basis results in dizziness, drowsiness, nervous system disorders and headaches in humans. Long-Tem effects include risks of cancer and damage of the liver. We give our customers an guarantee that our products do not contain any Azo-dyes, PVC, any heavy metals, and formaldehyde.
As a vegan brand we do not and don’t plan to use leather, feathers, silk, furs in any of our products. Finding materials that meet our requirements can be a treasure hunt. Leveraging innovative alternatives such as mushroom leather, pineapple leather, hemp etc. are in the R&D process as we look forward to continuously improving our production methods and materials to take conscious consumerism a notch higher.
Hazardous chemicals are being exposed to people who work and live near tanneries, which causes cancer (Leukemia) and deaths “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the incidence of leukemia among residents in an area near one tannery in Kentucky was five times the U.S. average. Arsenic, a common tannery chemical, has long been associated with lung cancer in workers who are exposed to it on a regular basis. Studies of leather-tannery workers in Sweden and Italy found cancer risks “between.”
Workers in the leather industry suffer a lot due to exposure to chemicals thus leading to a decrease in longevity and developing of skin, stomach, lung, testicular, bladder, and pancreatic cancer and diseases like musculoskeletal disorder, Leukemia and jaundice.
Leather mostly comes from countries like India and China where there are limited/weak regulations and child labor. We regularly visit our manufacturing factories to build long-term and meaningful relationships and ensure fair and safe working conditions across our supply chain.
On a whole, animal leather has three times the negative impact compared to cruelty-free faux leather like PU and Microfiber. It’s clear that the production of leather is harmful for our animals, environment and people and the only benefit derived from it is profits.
Making choices, and more importantly informed choices is the biggest power of the consumer. Consumers can do a lot to save the environment and animals, which includes simple choices such as choosing brands, which are eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Fashion should not come at such a big price, as we should be able to enjoy leather substitutes without sacrificing our, people, animals, and our planet. The UN, in 2010 reported that the best way to protect the environment is by going vegetarian given the harmful effects of factory farming.
Our designers continuously strive to make our material better and better while keeping our brand values of sustainability, cruelty-free and affordability in mind. We, being at the beginning of our journey realize that so much can and needs to be done.
Each Sauvait product goes through several rounds of quality control and we ourselves use these products in our daily lives to check the wear and tear, without which our product is not selected for the final collection.
We don’t see ourselves as a luxury brand. We feel vegan fashion should be available to the masses at affordable prices to make sure there is a mindset shift, a change in consumption patterns of people and a contribution to meaningful lifestyle changes, thus impacting the well being of people, animals and the planet.