Branched was born in Melbourne, the brainchild of two friends who had an interest in both fashion and sustainability. Branched was designed with the two aspects in mind; bringing exclusive, yet sustainable styles across the world to the Australian market. We focus on eco-friendly and unique on trend products.
Branched is the environmentally friendly mother company behind WeWood, a wooden watch retailer, and Proof Eyewear, a specialist wooden eyewear company. New to the stables is VENQUE, a stylish and unique bag company from Toronto, Canada.
Branched’s mission is to help the planet as much as possible with the help of sustainable, eco-friendly products. Whether this is a pair of sunglasses or a watch, we know that the smallest positive action can make huge ripples around the world.
The sustainable products we offer are high quality and durable, so they’ll stand the test of time. Everyone you know probably owns a pair of sunglasses, or a watch. We offer unique alternatives that are just as good as the products you’re used to, with one big difference: they leave a positive environmental footprint. Many of the products we offer are made from wood that has been gathered from off cuts from furniture factories. There are many different high quality woods used in manufacture, for instance, Teak and Indian Rosewood. Wood is a renewable and sustainable resource, and feels great to wear too. That’s why we offer products that utilise it in the best way possible. The more products that start using wood in their designs rather than metal and plastic, the better off the planet and the population will be.
We know the products we sell turn heads wherever they go. Don’t be surprised if you get many compliments and questions. You won’t want to go back to your old products after trying these! Each individual product is truly unique and original.
One thing we’re sure of, is that the manufacturers of our products are getting a fair wage. Unethical manufacturing can be a huge problem in different places all over the world, with workers getting less than the living wage yet working overtime hours every day. Workers behind our brands are compensated fairly for their hard work, and we won’t partner up with anybody that doesn’t have a clear policy.
Giving back to communities in need. Whether this is raising money for an important cause or planting a tree for every product sold, we make sure we’re benefitting the planet as much as possible.
Branched is one of the leading online stores for eco friendly, unique and sustainable fashion products. By buying from us and choosing one of the brands on our site, you not only get a completely unique and sustainable product. We hope to extend our range in the future and vow to continue helping the planet in any way we can!
Proof Eyewear make the finest wooden sustainable sunglasses and eyeglasses in the world. They are handmade, customizable, high quality, and good for the environment. Proof is always involved in different charities, and they love finding ways to give back to the community. With every pair of wooden glasses sold, they pay for sight giving surgery for somebody who needs it in India. Usually, this is cataract surgery. For each pair of glasses sold, one surgery is funded by Proof. They also replant the wood used in the glasses for future use, and were the ones who initiated the industry’s first recycling program.
WeWood Time Pieces are completely absent of any toxic or unnatural materials. Various woods are used to create different styles, and each watch is unique, telling a different story. No tree is cut down in the making of these watches. Most of the wood sourced is taken from the off cuts of furniture factories, and 100% recycled. For every watch sold, a tree is planted. Their goal is to restore Mother Nature, one watch at a time. Within the first 3 months of operation, WeWood planted over 5000 trees in conjunction with American forests.
VENQUE was founded by Canadian-based brothers Viktor and Simon. Veterans of the fashion industry, Viktor and Simon decided to pursue their passion project in early 2011 after years of working in top fashion design houses. Their goal was to craft the perfect backpack designed for urban trendsetters and commuters. Fast forward 3 years. With increasing demand, their single-item prototype quickly turned into a full collection of luxury travel, tech, and work accessories. Inspired by a combination of both the English and French - the two official languages of Canada - VENQUE represents the bridge between a minimalistic and functional approach to design that is equally informed by the natural resources and landscape of Canada, as it is by the modern work and travel life of Canadians. These contrasting elements form the core of the VENQUE brand, shaped by tradition and technology but always committed to artisanship, quality, detail and durability. Shop in confidence knowing VENQUE products are hand made using sustainable materials wherever possible.
So many products these days aren’t made from sustainable materials, aren’t recyclable, and create a negative impact on the planet in general. We only have one mother earth, so making an effort to care for her better should be everybody on the planet’s concern. We must think of the future, not just for ourselves, but for future generations.