The FIRST “Buckle Strap” 100% Vegan & Eco-Friendly Camera Strap by Paobab

Paobab

 

Paobab are the world`s first 100% vegan, eco-friendly camera accessory brand.

Paobab`s core value is environmental sustainability and animal cruelty-free. These values come from a brilliant photographer, Luke Woodford and his gorgeous wife, whom is a model, Mandee WoodfordLuke and Mandy want to change the face of our industry.

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We would like to introduce to you our first creation – The Buckle Strap. 100% Vegan, Eco-Friendly and ethically sourced.

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The Sand Buckle Strap – using the most natural colour, this will be the true staple for every Paobab collector.
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The Earth Buckle Strap complimenting a faux wool coat perfectly.

You don`t need to be a photographer to own a camera strap, but if you own one, you`ll be one of the first people to own an eco-friendly one that also cares for our fur “babies”. Anyone with a camera or passion for photography should own one.

Tortoise meets the Teal Buckle Strap.
Tortoise meets the Teal Buckle Strap.
For the bold - The Lava Buckle Strap.
For the bold – The Lava Buckle Strap.

PAOBAB SAY NO TO PLASTICS!

A large amount of camera straps are made from nylon – a plastic. The production of plastic needs petroleum. Petroleum production plays a harmful role in polluting the environment as its use contaminates the water and air. Also, because plastic is not biodegradable; it creates a plethora of problems for the environment. Our planet is simply much better without it.

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Everything about Paobab is as natural and eco-friendly as possible. Even our delivery boxes are made from recycled material and come filled with cork granules, keeping your Buckle Strap safe, secure and comfortable on its journey to your home.

PAOBAB SAY NO TO LEATHER!

Not only does leather production mean the slaughter of animals, but the chemicals involved are destructive to the environment and harmful to humans. The chemicals used in the tanning process are carcinogenic with many workers dying before the age of 50.

People who live near tanneries are often affected by the waste chemicals that are disposed of contaminating the local water sources.

Livestock production is one of the biggest causes of global warming. Raising animals for leather requires huge amounts of resources. Animals on factory farms produce 130 times as much excrement as the entire human population, without the benefit of waste treatment plants.

SAVE OUR PLANET
SAVE OUR PLANET
Detail - The Teal Buckle Strap.
Detail – The Teal Buckle Strap.

“We believe we have created the best camera strap in the world. Our straps are made from cork fabric. Cork is 100% natural, biodegradable and renewable. It comes from Cork Oak trees, which are an environmentally sustainable resource. Layers of the tree bark are stripped off without harming the tree, making it the perfect material for us.” 

Cork Oak tree - Portugal.
Cork Oak tree – Portugal.

Not only are the straps absolutely beautiful, but they are as strong as and more comfortable than leather and plastic alternatives.

Detail - The Earth Buckle Strap - Our creations are not only timelessly stunning, but they are unbelievably light and soft. We would say they are the most comfortable camera straps in the world.
Detail – The Earth Buckle Strap – Our creations are not only timelessly stunning, but they are unbelievably light and soft. We would say they are the most comfortable camera straps in the world.

“We are Peta approved and our products are ethically sourced and produced in Portugal; the hub of the cork industry.”

The debut collection features four stunning colors – Earth, Sand, Lava and Teal.

The Debut Collection.
The Debut Collection.

Not only will the timeless designs look phenomenal with any camera, but by keeping branding to an absolute minimum and not advertising what model you own like most standard straps, thieves are far less likely to target you and your gear.

Anti theft - The Lava Buckle Strap.
Anti theft – The Lava Buckle Strap.
Minimal and elegant branding.
Minimal and elegant branding.

Due to the nature of cork patterns, every strap is completely unique.

Detail - Patterns on The Teal Buckle Strap.
Detail – Patterns on The Teal Buckle Strap.

“We have also made them easily interchangeable so you can create your own colour ways with your Buckle Strap Collection.”

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Interchangeable design.

“We want to change the photography industry and that’s where we need your help. We need you to back our Kickstarter so we can not only reach our goal, but put our buckle straps on as many cameras as possible. Together, let’s show that ethical products ARE the way forward and are necessary to save our planet. Thank you for your support… from us, and planet earth.”

Help us make a change in our industry and contribute towards saving our planet.
Help them make a change in our industry and contribute towards saving our planet.

Back this project HERE 

Adriana Oancea

CEO`s Assistant.