Versatile, fashion offers pieces and accessories for different styles – in every way! Brands are adapting and in addition to the classic leather pieces, they now also have versions of bags (and even other pieces) that meet a lifestyle that has been on the rise in recent years: vegan people with a sustainability bias.
Check out three brands below that have sustainable, leather-free handbags made from alternative materials!
Hermès has teamed up with startup MycoWorks to launch a sustainable version of the classic Victoria bag, this time made of mushroom leather. But how is this possible? Together, the companies have developed a patent capable of transforming the threads of the mushroom root into a material very similar to animal leather.
Known for her activism with sustainability and veganism, Stella McCartney has also developed a bag, called Frayme Mylo, made from mushroom leather. According to the brand, this bag “shows the capabilities of this next-generation material and is the first of future commercial proposals“. In detail, the piece also features a recyclable aluminum chain strap, and a zamac medallion.
In Brazil, TRADŪE is a rich ecological alternative of “leather” bags made with bamboo-based materials! The pieces are developed and manufactured in Firenze, Italy, in the same factories where the products of great luxury brands such as Celine, Gucci, and Prada are also made.
Committed To Sustainability
And despite not having leather-free bags yet, Capri Holdings brands such as Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors have committed to becoming 100% carbon free by 2025, adopting different measures to lessen their impact on the environment. In addition, they have already adopted measures such as: using only packaging made of recyclable, compostable, recycled or reusable plastic. It’s a good start, right?
So, do you already have a sustainable and vegan bag to call your own? Which brand surprised you the most for presenting a model made without animal materials?