All of our materials are vegan, so no animals are harmed or killed for them. Our materials are also better for the planet than their animal counterparts. You can read the Global Fashion Agenda's Pulse of the Fashion Industry report to learn more about material sustainability comparisons.
Cow skin leather is the single most environmentally impactful material to produce, and is made from slaughtered cows.
The vegan, eco-PU (polyurethane) synthetic leather, the material we use for most of our handbags, has less than half the environmental footprint of animal leather. We have selected rugged variants for our designs, to maximize long term durability.
We never use PVC, a different kind of synthetic material which is less sustainable.
Piñatex is primarily made of pineapple leaf fibre. The leaves of the pineapple plant are normally discarded in fruit production. By using these leaves for fashion a waste product becomes a profitable co-product, financially supporting fruit farmers (instead of the meat industry, as animal leather does).
The leaf fibre is coated in a renewable biomass resin, derived from crops like sugarcane and corn.
We offer a growing range of bags made from this innovative eco-material.
Vegan Wool Tweed
The wool industry harms and eventually kills millions of sheep. It is also the second most impactful material to produce in regards to global warming potential and the release of greenhouse gas emissions.
Our vegan wool is man-made, with a significantly reduced environmental impact to produce.
Vegan Silk Lining
Thousands of silkworms are boiled alive and killed for a small amount of silk, and the materials production is the second most environmentally impactful of all, only after cow skin leather. Silk production results in more greenhouse gas emissions than any other material.
Our vegan silk is man-made from polyester, which has a well less than half the eco-impact to produce.
All our bags are wrapped in tissue wrap and paper padding, with a reusable dust bag. The goods are then packed in a recyclable cardboard box, before being handed to the courier providers. No single use plastic or bubble wrap is used within the box.