Welcome to Series 8, Elemental, our new collection of beautiful vegan handbags + accessories.
Elemental was inspired by the constant changes happening around us - from the global pandemic through to the not-always-gentle changes + movements in the season.
We welcome the return of some of our signature styles in new tones + textures, as well as a few exciting new shapes. As always, our collection is designed to outlast seasonal trends - our signature pieces return year after year, proving themselves to be the perfect mix of function + fashion. We hope that our new backpacks, crossbody bags, wallets, tote bags + straps become (new) firm favourites that make a longterm home in your wardrobe.
'Vegan leather bags' is a term used a lot nowadays, but we prefer to recognise that our material is not leather, and to be upfront about it being polyurethane. Most of our collection is constructed from a good quality polyurethane (PU) with an increasing proportion (40% of our collection in 2021) in pre + post consumer recycled polyester and PU that is water based + solvent free. We also use recycled webbing for many of our bag straps + webbing handles, made from a mix of post consumer plastic + polyester. All these recycled materials are Global Recycled Standard certified.
We've expanded our cactus range to include a gorgeous new hue, in organic cactus material from Desserto, Mexico. As ever, we continue to pursue more non leather alternatives as well as recycled fabric options - whilst we know that synthetics are not always popular, they are far less damaging to the environment than the majority of animal derived leathers. And as far as ethics go, it's our view that mass slaughter of sentient beings is not ethical.
Sans Beast is for style seeking animal lovers everywhere.