The Good Blog

How to Hustle your way to your own Brand: The Vegan Fashionista

October 2018

Find out how our founder Suzie ended up with her own brand!

The Good Blog Velvet Heartbeat Bardot Purses



October 2018

We had the pleasure of chatting with the delightful Augustė from aka Chocianaite Photography about building an ethical brand and working with vegan leather alternatives!

The Good Blog

We found the The Vegan ‘It’ Bag

October 2018

Check out the latest from The Good Blog! We had a chat about how we make our bags and the design process!


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Audrey Daybook

Issue 7, Empowered Women

September 2018

We got to give our two cents on one of our favourite topics - vegan leather!

Apparel Magazine

Radar: New Zealand Made

August 2018 - New Zealand Fashion Week Edition

We talked to Apparel Magazine about how and why we are New Zealand made

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Apparel Magazine August 2018 Velvet Heartbeat

Velvet Heartbeat The Good Trend ethically made vegan accessories

Eco Warrior Princess

12 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Brands For Style-Conscious New Zealanders

August 2018

An exceptional collection of ethical brands including Velvet Heartbeat!

The Spinoff

Five great sustainable, ethical clothing labels – all made in NZ

June 2018

We were included in this excellent list of ethical New Zealand made brands!

Velvet Heartbeat ethically made vegan leather bags and accessories

Astrophe Magazine Hakamme Velvet Heartbeat

Astrophe Magazine


May 2018

We were lucky enough to be included in a dreamy shoot for Astrophe Magazine featuring the inspiring Emma Håkansson (@hakamme) and our Lola bag.  Thank you to Photographer: Simone Taylor

Ethically Kate

Velvet Heartbeat: Vegan + Ethical + Sustainable + Beautiful Bags

April 2018

The super inspiring Kate Hall of Ethically Kate dropped into the workroom to talk ethical fashion and she has written a beautiful article all about Velvet Heartbeat!

Ethically Kate Velvet Heartbeat vegan Chloe bag

Velvet Heartbeat ethically made vegan Chloe round bag

The Kind Bride

5 Vegan Gift Ideas For Your Bridesmaids

March 2018

Sweet gifts to get your bridesmaids including Velvet Heartbeat!

This is Meagan Kerr

November 2017


Postie, 17 Sundays and Velvet Heartbeat Clothing Haul