Sustainability, animal welfare, and environmentalism. They’re three of the biggest conversations happening right now in the fashion industry. Everyone is trying to play their part in protecting our planet. Not only are cruelty free bags better for the planet, but they’re also more affordable. It’s a win for your wallet and a win for your planet.
Designer bags that are cruelty free are amongst the most sought-after accessories this season. But why are they becoming more popular than traditional leather bags? We’re diving into the world of vegan leather bags and why you should consider adding one to your closet. These bags are stylish, functional, and right on trend as the fashion world strives to become more sustainable.
At Multisac Handbags, our designer handbags are made using vegan leather as part of our mission to offer affordable bags that are fashionable, functional, and future-proof. Read on to find out more about the questions about traditional leather and why vegan leather bags are the future.
The problem with traditional leather bags
Traditional leather handbags are made using animal hides, which raises questions about animal cruelty and the ethics behind leather products. The use of animals for their hide to create fashion accessories has been a long-term argument beyond the fashion industry. While cruelty-free has become the standard within the beauty industry, the fashion industry is starting to follow suit.
Part of the issue around leather handbags is the animal welfare standards within the fashion industry. Without transparency, it can be virtually impossible to know how the animals were cared for. Most leather comes from China and India with PETA having carried out an in-depth investigation into leather production in China in 2014.
One of the other issues around traditional leather is its environmental footprint. Not only does the cultivation process produce a high level of carbon emissions, but chemicals are also often used to treat the leather before it is used to bring the bag to life. These chemicals often enter the water systems and cause long-term damage to our ecosystem and biodiversity.
If you’ve ever gone shopping for handbags, you’ve likely noticed that leather bags often come with an eye-watering price tag. You can often get the same look for a fraction of the price by choosing to invest in a more environmentally sustainable material like vegan leather. If you’re on a budget but still want a timeless style, non-leather fabrics should be top of your shopping list.
Our non-leather designer bags use vegan leather, a more sustainable alternative. We’re joining thousands of other fashion brands to make a change and protect our planet by saying ‘no’ to traditional leather.
Why vegan leather bags are the future
Vegan leather is a more environmentally sustainable alternative to traditional leather and is cruelty free. You can find vegan leather made with everything from paper to waxed cotton and tree bark.
Vegan leather is an environmentally friendly alternative as it’s typically made using natural materials that would otherwise go to waste. Vegan leather can be made with everything from vegetables to recycled fabrics with new materials being experimented with all the time. Even luxury brands and car manufacturers like Tesla are choosing to make the switch.
More companies than ever are choosing to switch from traditional to vegan leather to lower their carbon footprint and become more sustainable. Natural vegan leather produces lower carbon dioxide emissions and requires fewer – or no – toxic chemicals during their production.
It’s a common misconception that leather is a timeless material that will last a lifetime. Most animal leather is treated using a chemical that contains cyanide. Instead of lasting a lifetime, these leather bags end up in landfills until they slowly break down and enter the ecosystem and our oceans. By comparison, vegan leather is often biodegradable if it’s made using natural materials.
If you want to invest in your closet for the future, you can jump on the sustainability trend with our non-leather designer bags.
How to make vegan leather stylish
It’s easy to think that vegan leather is a throwback from the ‘90s. It’s not just the PVC that you’ll find in off-the-rack faux leather jackets. We make our vegan leather stylish by incorporating it into classic handbag designs. As a cruelty-free brand, we’ve made it our mission to showcase how vegan leather can give you the look of traditional leather without being harmful to animals.
One of our favorite vegan leather bags is our ‘Halsey Backpack’. This classic ‘90s-inspired bag gives you the look and feel of leather with the same authentic aged look. The Halsey backpack is a must-have for commuters, students, or busy moms looking for a hands-free handbag.
Another classic leather bag that we’ve given a vegan makeover to is the hobo bag. This classic silhouette makes a comeback every year as a transitional bag that works for every season. We’ve taken the instantly recognizable shape and updated it with our ‘Mason Hobo’.
We’ve even given the mini bag trend a vegan feel with our ‘Irvine Mini Crossbody’. You can add a touch of sunshine yellow to your closet with this functional design that is effortlessly chic. It’s the perfect size for a weekend bag and incorporates an external front pocket to create a chic pleated gusset design.
What we’re doing at Multisac Handbags
We’re proud to be a cruelty free brand that takes active steps to be as sustainable as possible. We’re actively working towards creating a greener planet by incorporating measures into our supply chain that lower our carbon footprint. We installed 4000 solar panels at our corporate headquarters to offset our carbon footprint, while we use 100% recyclable hand tags and boxes for our products.
It’s our commitment to using vegan leather that makes us a brand of the future. Our eco-friendly vegan handbags are kind to your wallet, the planet, and our furry friends. Make your next handbag purchase one that you’ll love guilt-free.
You can explore our latest range of vegan leather bags here. Got a question about our vegan leather bags? Leave them in the comments below.