Get to Know Berg and Betts
A few weeks ago we got happy mail from Berg and Betts, an ethically produced watch brand based out of Canada. Watches have become somewhat of a neglected piece in my life. Every since having my cell phone on my body 24/7 I haven't felt the need to wear a watch. So if I do wear a watch I want it to not only serve a purpose but also be beautiful. And I'm happy to report that beautiful is exactly what these watches are.
So what makes a watch ethical? In the case of Berg and Betts it is a holistic approach to sustainability and manufacturing. The watch pieces are made at a Sedex approved facility in Hong Kong and then assembled by the Berg and Betts team in Canada. The watch bands are made from surplus leather. Did you know that fashion is the 5th most polluting industry in the world?! In addition to ethical manufacturing it's critical that we support brand dealing with that issue as well. Since watch bands are so small they are a perfect use of leather left over from shoe or bag manufacturing that would otherwise go straight to the landfill.
I received a gold timepiece with black band. The round face is big, but not obnoxiously so and looks stunning with jeans or a dress. Both the round and classic faces are easy to wear and versatile. The best part about these timepieces is the price point! These would be an excellent gift for a graduate or anyone who could use a gift that is both beautiful and practical.
The sweet team at Berg and Betts is offering one Let's Be Fair reader a chance to win one of their lovely timepieces! Come enter to win on instagram!
I was sent a watch to review at no cost. All thoughts are my own.
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