When I first started making the switch to ethical and sustainable fashion, I knew in the back of my mind that I was wanting to add a classic watch to my wardrobe. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find what I was looking for in the world of sustainable brands, and after an initial internet search left me with only wooden and cork options, I was a little discouraged. I knew I wanted something with a classic round face that was built to last, and had a chic and elegant feel.
And then I found Berg + Betts.
Berg + Betts is a watch company based out of Canada with a commitment to ethical manufacturing and sustainable practices. One of the most unique sustainable features of these timepieces is that the straps are made from scrap and cut off leather that would otherwise be thrown away. I love that I can wear something that looks super stylish but still incorporates a recycled material. Many people don’t realize that watch faces are often made unethically, but Berg + Betts faces are made ethically in Dongguan and assembled in Canada.
The line features several color options including gold, silver, and rose-gold faces, and many colors of leather. Berg + Betts also offers two styles of faces: The Classic and The Round. I chose The Round in Rose Gold and Blush, and I think it’s pretty perfect. It adds a sweet accent of blush to any outfit, but also feels neutral and sophisticated.
Berg + Betts has been kind enough to offer a discount code exclusively for Chic Éthique readers! Enter the code CHICETHIQUE for $20.00 off your ethical and sustainable watch!
Be sure to follow Berg + Betts on Instagram for lots of pretty watch photos, and to keep up with their latest releases!
Which watch is your favorite in the collection? I’d love to hear!