Published by Rebecca Maness.

Vegan, women-owned, and 100% planet-friendly! Our friends at von Holzhausen create luxury vegan leathers that protect animals and are better for the planet. (They can even biodegrade in a landfill.) The best part? They help spare the lives of cows and other animals who simply want to live in peace, not be killed for their skin. von Holzhausen’s vegan materials are turned into high-quality, fashion-forward handbags, wallets, shoes, belts, and other accessories that perfectly complement your style. Below are a few of our picks for ethical summer accessories that you’ll love for years to come:

The Large Shopper

An ideal carry-on or weekend bag, this shopper bag is made from recycled water bottles (really!) and roomy enough to hold a 15-inch laptop.

The Circle Crossbody 

This is a chic, hands-free bag made of smooth, supple Banbū Leather. Try it in Patina, a cool shade that’s perfect for the summer.

The Ballet Flat

These flats are made in the classic style but with a unique, eco-friendly twist. By the time they arrive on your doorstep, the bamboo harvested to make them will have already grown back!

von holzhausen ballet flats© von Holzhausen

The Catch-All Pouch

This sleek, supple travel pouch easily slips inside your suitcase or carry-on.

The Market Tote

This lightweight bag works for everything—from quick trips to the drugstore to your farmer’s market haul. The innovative material is just a third of the weight of animal-derived leather.

von holzhausen market tote bag for summer© von Holzhausen


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