Trader Focus

Tocha Studio

Tocha Studio

Quirky bags and accessories

Wearable works of art



You like beautiful things, you maybe want them to be cruelty free, you prefer them to stand out from the crowd, you like them to be fairly exclusive and hand-made too. Well, you are in the right place - because my mission is to make them for you.

Born in Łódź, Poland, I had a fairly deprived childhood. So, ever since I was able to afford them, I’ve always had a great appreciation of beautiful things.

And, ever since my mother taught me to sew as a child, I have enjoyed the creative process of making those beautiful things.

It led me to learn garment construction/pattern cutting and dressmaking/tailoring at high school, to take a degree in textile design at the Technical University of Łodz and then an HND in fashion technology and manufacture with design at Glasgow Clyde College.

It ensured that I knew the importance of combining creativity and craftsmanship with good quality control (indeed, my first job was ensuring quality in a jeans factory).

It also made me realise how many textiles and products lead to animal misery through materials like leather, wool, silk and fur. Or human misery through damage to the environment and directly to their workforce.

So I am on a mission to find cruelty-free alternatives that hopefully are also less damaging to the environment - and people too.

I have sourced, from around the world, vegan-friendly felt, Washpapa (a washable and durable paper impregnated with latex designed to be a vegan alternative to leather), a waterproof polyester fabric, an eco-friendly cork replacement for leather, leatherettes, cottons and upholstery velours.

Armed with these carefully chosen top-quality materials, I love nothing more than to create unique bags, jewellery, clothing, soft toys, ornaments and fashion accessories. You will probably notice that I love colour and plenty of it.

A far cry from high-street mass production, most items are one-offs and all are hand-made in my little home workshop.

Have a look at my products. I hope you will agree that I am doing my bit to make the world a more beautiful, more colourful, more unique, more compassionate world.

Somebody recently described my creations as “wearable works of art” and I am happy with that.

Business Sectors

These are the types of businesses we have

These are the twenty categories that we use to categorise the broad range of Vegan businesses. Click on a blue magnifying glass to see the companies in that category

Cakes, Pastries and Confectionary 

95

Pies, Savouries and Hot Food 

57

Beauty and Healthcare 

55

Clothing and Footwear 

25

Jewellery and Watches 

15

Homes & Living and Gifts 

50

Animal Welfare, Environmental and Charity 

13

Books, Publishing and Bloggers 

10

Trades People and Coaching Services 

14

Legal, Medical and Professional Services 

16

Artists, Tatooists and Musicians 

35

Cafes, Restaurants and Catering Services 

92

Vegan Shops and Zero Waste Stores 

58

Families, Children and Babies 

7

Deli Counter, Chease and Ice Cream 

19

Holistic Therapy, Wellness, Yoga & Meditation 

22

Local Groups and Networking 

5

Holidays, Hotels and B&B 

9

Drinks - Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic 

5

Sports Teams, Orgs, Equipment and Supps 

4
Trader Spotlight

These are few of our members. Please scroll down to see them all.

Raw & Flawless

Vegan Friendly Home Based Salon in Brierley Hill.

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Eden and Soul Beauty

Mineral Beauty. Sustainable. Natural.

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Lamina Animal™ Ltd

Luxury vegan pet supplies. Handmade in the UK from ethically sourced and sustainable, nut free and plastic-free materials.

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the may bakery

Vegan Bakery producing a large range of sweet baked goods

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BEING Clothing

Peacefully promoting plant-based

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Pretty Little Stitches

Handmade and framed cross stitches with a vegan and animal activism message.

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Trader Directory

These are all the members of the Vegan Traders Union



A Vegetative State
Tasty vegan food made by vegans for everyone more info->
Absolutely Vegan
Vegan Streetfood  more info->
Absurd Nutrition
Nutritionist and cheese maker more info->
Adam Willett Tattoos
Eco-Conscious and Vegan Blackwork tattoos more info->
Afterlife
Unique wares and gifts made by by breathing a second life into old and broken skateboard decks. more info->
Alchemy Nails & Beauty
Vegan & Cruelty Free beauty treatments for all more info->
Alex & Friends
Dog walking, cat sitting and animal welfare in Colchester more info->
Allison's Eatery
Vegan cafe and shop,  more info->
AlternativeStores.com
Vegan run 100% vegan store, online and actual shop open daily, specialising in groceries and much more also footwear.  more info->
Annie's Vegan Treats
Handmade Vegan Chocolates more info->
ANTICARNIST
Vegan Activist Apparel more info->
Art by Lynda Bell
Art by Lynda Bell: Visual Stories of Animal Compassion more info->
August Bicycles
August Bicycles - Bespoke Bicycle Design and Manufacture more info->
Aunt Irma's Cloth Pads
Destroy the stigma, not the planet. more info->
Badgers Vegan Kitchen
Vegan deli products, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Egg Mayo, Tunah Mayo and Coronation Clicken more info->
Baked Well Cakes Ltd
More than just a bakery... more info->
Bambi
Bridal Hair and Makeup more info->
Barbara Helen Vegan Eyes.
Barbara Helen, Vegan Eyes. Vegan singer songwriter. more info->
Beary Tales
Miniature Collectable Teddy Bears and Animals  more info->
Beatroute
Sample lovely vegan food on a walking tour of Liverpool more info->
Bee Kind Waste
Eco friendly art and craft workshops for adults  more info->
Bee Vegan Bakery
Vegan bakery and catering more info->
Bee’s Nails
more info->
BEING Clothing
Peacefully promoting plant-based more info->
Bellaphiya Bakes
Bellaphiya Bakes produces cakes, brownies, desserts, granola and chocolates, using only healthy, natural plant-based ingredients which are a more info->
Belle Isle Botanicals
Belle Isle Botanicals strives to prove that we can indulge in luxury without it costing the Earth. more info->
Belly Bakes
Simple Home Bakes. Created with Love for You, Animals and our Planet.  more info->
Billy&Peach
Great value vegan snack boxes more info->
Black Arts Vegan
Cheese without the blood sacrifice more info->
Black Sheep Tattoo
Vegan Eco friendly Tattoo Studio Bristol more info->
Blissful Pig Vegan Bakery
Scrumptious homemade vegan baking, freshly made to order for you, delivered throughout the UK more info->
Blondes Cruelty Free Eatery
Blondes Cruelty-Free Eatery  more info->
Boss Birds Parlour
our mission at Boss Birds Parlour is to provide everything you need to feel boss inside and out, all under one roof. more info->
Braithe Retreats
Vegan Holistic Retreats in Europe and Scotland  more info->
Bread of Haven
Micro Bakery in Ridlington, near Happisburgh baking REAL bread every Thursday & Friday. more info->
Bron’s Vegan Brownies
Handmade Belgian chocolate brownies, blondies and cookies. Posting UK wide.  more info->
Buddha Beauty
Vegan beauty products & home fragrance  more info->
C Saw Hair
Vegan salon. Earth friendly salon for earth friendly people more info->
Cake Cult London
It’s more than cake – it’s a cult!  more info->
Caron Jones
Caron Jones Meditation & Yoga more info->
Catchacarrot
Catchacarrot vegan pop up cafe more info->
Cazzadoodle Face Painting
Vegan friendly professional face and body artist  more info->
Cegin Mamgu Vegan Food
Vegan & Gluten Free Food made with a Cwtch in Wales more info->
Charlannah LTD Trading as Good Carma Foods
Good Carma Foods supply the very best in multi award winning vegan nut based cheeses. Ambient and chilled products.  more info->
Charlene Leske Jewellery
Ethically made, dreamlike jewellery inspired by nature. more info->
Charlotte Chapman Photography
Vegan Photographer, based in Kenilworth, UK.  more info->
Cheeky Nilla
We specialise in delicious and creamy artisan vegan chocolates, perfect for gifts and those cheeky sweet nibble moments. more info->
Clemie's Vegan Cakes
Clemie's Vegan Cakes more info->
cococheesecakes
Plant-based cheesecakes, powered by coconuts! more info->
comPassionate Pizza
Artisan Neapolitan Style Pizza, all ingredients freshly prepared more info->
Considerate Candy Limited
One stop vegan sweet shop more info->
CORE
CORE - Organic, Ethical, Plastic-free shopping. Fighting for the future! more info->
Creepies
Creepy Cute | United Kingdom | So creepily cute you'll love them to death! more info->
Creuynni Complementary Healthcare
Here to support you in being in the best physical and mental health you can be more info->
Crotchet Barn Vegan Holiday Cottage
A quiet vegan self catering country cottage in the rural heart of Somerset. more info->
Currant Affairs
Currant Affairs Leicester, a friendly local Vegan Store and Takeaway for those who are vegan, veggie or curious  more info->



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