All our purses are 100% vegan, fairly made & based on sustainable and ethical values. We only stock purses and wallets that are upcycled, recycled or made from natural materials such as cork, leaves, and Pinatex.
Apart from the ethical concerns, creating goods from animal skins has a huge negative impact on the environment, especially when it comes to deforestation. Additionally, turning skin into leather requires a toxic brew of chemicals—including mineral salts, coal-tar derivatives, formaldehyde, oils, dyes, and finishes, some of them cyanide-based, making the end result unable to biodegrade the way it would otherwise. But just how much does choosing that vegan leather bag affect sustainability? According to the Environmental Profit & Loss, a sustainability report developed by Kering in 2018, the impact of any kind of vegan-leather production is about a third lower than animal skin leather. What makes vegan goods even more sustainable is when they utilize plant leather as well as the PU materials, like cactus leather or Pinatex pineapple leather.
What is Upcycling?
Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of greater quality, reducing the environmental impact of producing such goods.
Durable & Fashionable
When well cared for, vegan-leather products can last for many years, rivaling other biodegradable and sustainable goods. The list of ethical clothing brands in Australia continues to grow. So hit up your favorite vegan shop today!