HELD

HELD Vegan Belts

Why, Arizona · 76 Sales

HELD

HELD Vegan Belts

Why, Arizona 76 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(26)

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Note from shop owner On the road exploring the Four Corners, Grand Canyon area.

We will be back bigger and better, just hold on to your britches.

Thanks for the Love all these years.

Mica>'a HVB

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 19, 2017

On the road exploring the Four Corners, Grand Canyon area.

We will be back bigger and better, just hold on to your britches.

Thanks for the Love all these years.

Mica>'a HVB

Micah Perry

Contact shop owner

Micah Perry

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(26)
ejmsagmoon

ejmsagmoon on Mar 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality and a good value. I appreciate being able to purchase a vegan American made belt.

Mathieu Laflamme

Mathieu Laflamme on Mar 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It looks very good! It's also very sturdy. If your order one for yourself, expect it to be quite thick (especially near the buckle).

iamjasonking

iamjasonking on Feb 6, 2017

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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • 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.