For vegans, choosing the perfect bag is not an easy task. A quick look at those displayed in major retail shops and they’ll tell you one sad fact. Innocent animals have to lay down their lives for those bags to exist.
But fashion should not always come at the expense of other creatures’ lives. In fact, ethical fashion is now gaining traction. A lot of clothing companies are now turning to cruelty free methods of producing their goods. Here are the top vegan brands you should check out:
This Singapore-based, PETA-approved bag manufacturer is the go-to brand for vegan minimalists. Their designs are clean, sophisticated, timeless and fits a variety of personalities. Their products are handcrafted using ethical and sustainable materials like vegan leathers and Japanese canvas.
For luxurious faux leather bags, Osier is your best bet. Based out of Europe, this luxury brand combines ethics and elegance. Their collection includes tote bags, briefcase, backpacks, shoulder bags and purse.
This Ukrainian brand slowly making its name in ethical fashion. Good Mood Moons bags stand out from the rest because of its playful use of colors in minimalist designs. They also donate 5% of their profits to organizations that care for abandoned animals.
Doshi products are made from microfiber based vegan leather which makes them more durable. Their manufacturing process also use eco-friendly techniques that consumes less water and solvent. The company also helps 8 non-profit organizations in 3 countries.
The original idea behind Matt (material) and Nat (nature) is to achieve harmony between the two. So, they make use of natural and recycled materials in lieu of animal leather. 24 years after it was founded in Montreal, Matt and Nat products have made their way to over 6 countries.
An American version of Osier, Gunas is a leader in New York’s vegan fashion scene. The brand focuses on women’s fashion and has received several awards and recognitions. Not just animal leather, the company also refrains from using silk, wool, fur and even down feathers.
Whether you love to rock a vintage look or don a more comfortable preppy ensemble, EcoSusi has just the product to match your OOTDs. They use faux leather, nylon and polyurethane materials.
Deviating from the usual vegan leather, Corkors made a name for itself in making accessories from (you guessed it) corks. More than just bags, the company also produces wallets, belts even footwears. They also support non-profit organizations such as Animal Equality International and even PETA.
For men who are price-conscious but wants to go into vegan fashion, Setton Brothers bags are the answer. Prices starts at only $39 for briefcase bags. Not only are they budget friendly, SB bag collection also features classic and timeless pieces to match a wide rage of personalities.
With a design and production team that consists mostly of women, La Bante London knows women fashion like the back of their hands. Their chic and sophisticated designs catapulted them to fame.
Unlike other companies in this list, La Bante London products are manufactured with vegetable leather.