HELD

HELD Vegan Belts

Arizona, United States · 54 Sales

HELD

HELD Vegan Belts

Arizona, United States 54 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   Our Etsy store has been sleeping for a long time but baby we are BACK!

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Last updated on May 20, 2016

Our Etsy store has been sleeping for a long time but baby we are BACK!

Micah Perry

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(21)
Michael Medaglia

Michael Medaglia on Aug 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A very solid, well-made belt.

Deb

Deb on Jul 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have worn this belt every day since receiving it. LOVE!

Anonymous on Jun 14, 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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About

I am not a banner hanger

As a long time activist I was always looking for some big thing I could do to help inform the public on the plight of the oppressed and exploited. I wanted to hang a huge banner off the freeway; planned it, got materials, enlisted others, never did it. The theme that year for the Let Live AR conference was kinda like "what is your part" and I got the message we can't all be banner hangers.

Then I made myself a belt from conveyor belt scrap a factory tossed in the dumpster. My friends wanted one. There friends wanted one... that started in 2008 and I'm still wearing that first belt. The holes still haven't stretched, no cracks, amazing. BETTER THAN LEATHER in all ways possible.

With the help of other activists and vegans in the Portland Oregon community we opened our first store in 2009 and it was well supported even thrived. Unfortunately this was also when I was diagnosed with a massive chondro sarcoma tumor in my head. Woops! Bummer deal man! Here it is six years later (I'm skipping the horror show) and I'm finally back to healthy and ready to work. I've been fighting to keep HELD going all this time and now we are back on track. If you want to know more about thee saga see "The Situation" album in my personal FB profile. I have to warn you the photos are ghastly.

I love telling people about HELD gear cause no belt is more eco-friendly, sustainable, and frankly ethically vegan. 1) We are firstly saving lives
2) By sourcing and creating locally we are preventing more shipping around the globe which is a tremendous carbon burden we just can't tolerate any more.
3) Our methods for Reducing, Re-Using, and Recycling permeate every part of the company and our own daily lives. Even the shipping materials are recycled and upcycled.
4) We are showing others they can live the Vegan lifestyle by seeing a vegan product that doesn't STRETCH, SPLIT, or CRACK like all the other materials. This is a pretty big deal for the baby vegans just starting out.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 15, 2011
I will do my very best to get your order to you within two weeks. They usually come much sooner.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal is about it but if you live near by email me and we can work it out. http://M3house.org
Refunds and Exchanges
Please, please, please make sure you have the right size. The size is in inches from the buckle to the second hole. Take a belt you are comfy with and measure it.

I can easily exchange items but be ready to pay the few dollars for shipping- I can even add holes in most cases. Send it back with whatever instructions & shipping and I will make it good.