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Weisswald Watch Straps
by Weisswald

Photo by ©Clara Löffler

Weisswald has designed the Weisswald Watch Straps in Teltow, Germany.


This project is focused on vegan watch bands that make use of the Weisswald patented technology, which creates an innovative composite material based on natural birch bark. The intelligent multi-layer structure using cotton uses the already amazing properties of birch bark and makes the natural material even more robust and flexible.

This opens up new opportunities for the huge fashion industry to replace leather and plastic products. Vegan leather is increasingly in demand in fashion and birch bark offers a perfect alternative because the renewable material is completely natural, durable and comes very close to leather in feel.

Weisswald Watch Straps made of this velvety-soft birch bark – harvested by hand without harming any trees – are comfortable to wear and are also pH-skin neutral and antibacterial, which is an advantage for particularly sensitive skin types.

Visually, Weisswald's minimalist watch straps are stylish eye-catchers. The light bark layer with the typical birch grain is a rather rare piece of jewellery and catches the eye in a pleasantly discreet way.


This project has been longlisted in the wearable design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Weisswald

Project: Weisswald Watch Straps

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