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:
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.
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.
This shoulder bag will add a pop of color to any outfit, and is a perfect everyday purse.
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.
This bag is so boss! The Dolls Kill online shop sells many more compassionate goodies, too.
This elegant tote belongs to an elegant lady—could it be you?
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.
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.