Veganism is the new vegetarianism with more and more availability when it comes to eating out, eating in and now in other areas of life and style. With cruelty-free beauty now thankfully the norm, next up is fashion, and where better to start than with a girl’s best friend – her humble handbag. Not only can vegan leather bags be good for your conscience, but your wallet too!
With many vegan leather specialists coming onto the market, the quality and prices are better than ever before. Vegan leather can be hard to track down on the high street though, and it much easier to find online with more options from across the globe available at the click of a button. We’ve put together a list of our top 3 vegan leather bag designers available in Australia and NZ, simply proving ethical bags can be luxurious with absolutely no animals harmed in the making!
1. Gunas New York Vegan Bags
Gunas is an independent fashion label committed to being 100 percent vegan. Their motto? No animals harmed in the name of fashion. What we love about this brand is their range of styles from satchels to clutches, backpacks and cross-body bags, in a range of colours and materials, but all super sophisticated and chic, high fashion designs. Our pick would be this shoulder cutie.
2. Urban Originals Vegan Bags
Urban Originals is a Sydney based brand with their motto being “choose kindness” in everything you do; from sourcing materials, to ensuring their factories are ethically run. They are endorsed by PETA for their vegan credentials and we can’t get enough of their range! From cute bohemian designs for casual day wear to more chic office and evening styles, you are sure to find something you’ll love. Our pick would be this beautiful backpack.
3. Canopy Verde Vegan Bags
Designed from Brooklyn, the bags are minimalist, practical and durable. They are great introduction to vegan leather and offer great quality. They brand are super eco-conscious, transparent and ethical in everything they do, with waste free operations. Chemical-free dyes, organic cotton and eco-vegan leather make them the eco-conscious shoppers’ go-to. Our pick would be this sophisticated weekender.
So these are just a few of the ever increasing faux leather bags that you really wouldn’t no were false because the quality is so good! Are you a conscious fashion shopper? We’d love to hear your brand suggestions.