Published by PETA.

It’s official: Vegan leather is in. More gorgeous vegan leather products are available every day, so there’s absolutely no reason to support the cruel production of leather from animals’ skin.


Leather is often made from the skins of cows, pigs, goats, and sheep. It can also be made from the skins of exotic animals, such as alligators, ostriches, and kangaroos, and even dogs and cats—who are slaughtered for their skin and meat in China, which exports unlabeled dog and cat leather around the world, so it’s virtually impossible to identify.

However, it’s easier to tell that a product was made from ostrich skin because of its recognizable bumps, which are actually the follicles where the feathers were ripped out. But we don’t need to steal ostriches’ skin to sport a luxurious look.

If you want the look of ostrich leather but none of the cruelty, check out these vegan beauties:

Gunas New York Naomi

This everyday tote can handle all your daily essentials—from smaller items, like your phone and wallet, to more hefty items, such as an iPad or a book.

Guess Factory Tambako Ostrich Satchel

Featuring silver-tone hardware and front logo plaque, this lady-like number can be worn slung over your elbow or with its cross-body strap.

Vegan Ostrich Leather Satchel

Emilie M. Emily Ostrich Chain Shoulder Bag

This shoulder bag will add a pop of color to any outfit, and is a perfect everyday purse.

Mondani Elaina Ostrich Tote

It’s a good sign that pursemaking giants such as Mondani are offering a selection of high-quality vegan leather bags. This purse comes in three different color combinations.


Joyrich Ostrich Shoulder Bag

This bag is so boss! The Dolls Kill online shop sells many more compassionate goodies, too.

vegan ostrich purse by joyrich

Merona® Ostrich Tote Bag

This elegant tote belongs to an elegant lady—could it be you?


Clava Jemma Ostrich Clutch

Available in eight fun colors, this clutch is ready for a night out. Grab your keys, cards, and lipstick, and you’re good to go! You won’t need your wallet, because there are six card slots inside.


KC Jagger Kendall Ostrich-Embossed Rolling Bag

This roller bag is great if you need to carry anything heavier than your normal everyday essentials. It’s also the perfect carry-on for a jetsetter.


If you’d like more info on vegan fashion, check out more PETA Living fashion articles and our How to Wear Vegan guide.


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