Vegan Handbags for Women
Our vegan bags for women are made from premium quality vegan leather. Timeless style exudes each design, with spacious interiors and fine quality craftsmanship. Whether you like a vegan tote bag to commute with your laptop or prefer a crossbody bag so you can run your errands completely handsfree, our slow fashion approach means your new bag will have plenty of storage and never be out of fashion.
Luxury Vegan Bags for Women
We consciously design timeless pieces, which transcend the seasons. We want you to enjoy your handbag for as long as possible, and by making seasonless styles, we support the movement against fast fashion. This slow fashion approach also aims to reduce waste and reduce our use of the planet’s natural resources.
Our collections are all PETA-Approved vegan.
Every bag is handmade with lower impact materials, which are more sustainable than animal leather, and linings which use less natural resources. Our supply chain is ethical with workers who are valued.
Our range of handbags are made using a high-quality faux leather from Italy. The composition of the vegan leather is 51% polyester, which is the base of the material, and 49% PU (Polyurethane), the grained and durable surface of the material. We source this material from a company who have accreditations for quality, health and safety and environmental safety. The material complies with Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006 concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of REACH chemicals. You can read more about them here.
The lining we use has been made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles. It is soft and strong like polyester, but unlike virgin polyester, recycled PET fabric has a significantly lower impact on the environment. It uses 94% less water, 60 less energy and 32% less CO2 to manufacture.
A vegan bag is any handbag, pouch or bag which is made with non animal derived components. For a bag to be vegan, all the materials and processes must be totally animal free. This prohibits the use of materials such leather, fur, wool and feathers. The processes must also be cruelty free and without any testing on animals.
Are vegan bags good quality?
Times have definitely changed when it comes to quality. For decades cheap PVC and PU formed the basis of vegan accessories, but these days, as innovators and consumers become more aware of the environmental gain of using next-generation leather alternatives, the quality of vegan materials has improved beyond recognition.
Are there more sustainable options?
Innovative materials such as cactus leather, wine leather, pineapple leather and corn leather should not be put in the same category as the cheaper materials. The new materials we use are designed and engineered to be strong, durable and luxurious with the added benefit of using waste organic material, less water and less chemicals. Innovation and sustainability come at a cost and these next-generation materials cost roughly the same as a metre of animal leather.
Many handbag styles, especially those from luxury brands are typically made from leather. Most leather comes from bovine animals such as cows and buffalo, but also from sheep and goats. The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that around 3.8 billion cows and other bovine animals are used in leather production each year. That’s a staggering one animal for every two people on the planet.
Add to this the other hides which are used on a smaller scale for luxury goods, such as snake, alligator, crocodile, kangaroo, ostrich, deer and fish. Some of these species are intentionally farmed just for their skins. Living their lives, from birth in cramped conditions and only ever in captivity. It is estimated that 2.5 million exotic animals are used in the global leather industry each year.
A common misconception is that leather is a by-product of the meat industry. It’s actually a co-product—farmers sell every part of an animal to maximize profit, and the skin accounts for roughly 10 percent of the animal’s total value.
Not only does leather harm the animals, but it also hurts the environment and the workers who manufacture it, due to the toxic chemicals used in the production process. About 250 chemicals are used in the leather tanning process. These chemicals include arsenic, coal tar, formaldehyde, cyanide, mercury and pesticide residue, which pollute the water, soil, and air, and cause skin diseases and respiratory illnesses in tannery workers. The toxic chemicals remain in the soil and groundwater around tanneries for decades.
Choosing a non-leather bag is not about being vegan or being plant based, it has to do with making a positive choice for the environment. It is being part of a change. The fashion industry is broken, with more than 72% of the total environmental footprint of fashion brands coming from raw materials.
Taking care of your new handbag could not be easier.
The surface of the material can be wiped clean with a clean, damp cloth. There is no need to use any chemicals and we strongly advise against using any solvents or bleaches.
As with any materials, including leather, you are advised not to store your bag in direct sunlight, which could cause discolouration.
The lining can be lightly wiped with a damp cloth and a little soap if you have makeup spills.
Weight limits: Handbags are designed to hold a sensible number of items. Overloading your bag may cause premature wear and tear.