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5 Vegan leather bags that you need in your closet

by: Abegaile Legaspi
26 Aug 2020

Green with envy? While fast fashion labels are the answer to many of our closet needs, but needless to say, they’ve also been harmful to our environment in more ways than one. Recognising the need for change, there has been an increase in sustainable fashion and beauty brands becoming more eco-conscious (a point for Mother Earth!). Look good, feel good, and do good with our pick of vegan leather brands that will not cramp up your style.

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Jw Pei

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen a post (or two!) featuring Jw Pei all over the ‘gram. Driven by the notion that fashion should be approachable and accessible, the Los Angeles-based brand features minimalist designs and wearable colours to suit women of all ages, sizes, shapes and styles. And with sustainability in its core, all items are made from high-quality vegan leather and certified recycled plastics. 

How much: Prices start from HK$129 plus shipping fee.

https://www.jwpei.com.hk/

La Voûte

For luxury handbags minus the hefty price, look no further than La Voute. Founded by Disney Channel darling and ex-Cheetah Girl Adrienne Houghton (née Bailon), the eco-conscious handbag line presents high-quality ‘vaults’ made of vegan croc leather in classic colours of black, white and beige. 

How much: Prices start from ~HK$272 plus shipping fee.

https://shoplavoute.com/

Matt & Nat

Ahead of its time, Matt & Nat was founded in 1995 out of its passion and awe towards the environment. As champions of sustainability, the longstanding accessories brand remains curious and in exploring innovative ways to stay eco-friendly and. All signature products are made with animal-free leathers and recycled nylons, corks and rubbers, plus all linings are made of 100% recycled plastics since 2007. ‘Live beautifully’ with their wide array of accessories from handbags to backpacks and even lifestyle products such as candles, masks and hats.

How much: Prices start from ~HK$225 plus shipping fee.

https://us.mattandnat.com/
 

Angela Roi 

With a belief that personal style should not trump values, Angela Roi started her own handbag line of eco-friendly but equally fashionable purses. Each Angela Roi creation is designed with timeless elegance in mind and carefully hand-crafted with top-grade, animal-free materials. Made by women, for women. Purchase yours here.

How much: Prices start from ~HK$582 plus shipping fee.

https://www.angelaroi.com/

Tokyo Bags

Style meets substance at Tokyo Bags with their collection of highly functional designs for people from all walks of life. Due to their love for animals and Mother Earth, the Japanese indie brand consciously makes an effort to minimize their carbon footprint and prohibit the use of animal leathers. Only vegan leathers such Polyurethane and PVC, and 100% recycled materials are used in producing the bags. From weekender duffels to sophisticated messengers, there’s something for everyone.

How much: Prices start from ~HK$450 plus shipping fee.

https://tokyobags.co/