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Vegan Leather as part of your Fashion Closet

When you think of leather as part of your fashion closet, you don’t think of vegan leather.

More and more people are turning vegan either for etihcal purposes, animal rights and/or saving the planet. Anyone who has watched Cowspiracy are aware that agriculture is the leading cause of climate change, and this goes for animal leather too.

There are some who claim you just can’t beat a good animal skin handbag or wallet, but there are those who prefer vegan. So here are a few choices if your prefer the more ethical stance.

Mechaly

Mechaly is all about design, fashion, the environment, social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, authenticity and, of course, being a voice for animals. – Vegan Leather.

Mechaly vegan handbagsTheir mission is to take animals out of the equation. Since 2014, Mechaly has been committed to using cruelty free materials. Express your distinct sense of style by wearing our exclusive vegan leather everyday handbags. Whether it’s a wallet, crossbody, backpack or tote, you will have a look that is both edgy and fashion forward. Adored by our customers and celebrities alike, their handcrafted bijoux are a natural expression of elegance, subtle yet unique! Most of the jewelry is handmade in America. Their most popular jewelry are the sterling silver finger bracelets, vegan leather necklaces, zirconia earrings and Swarovski pieces. They offer a cool selection of hats including one of a kind caps and stylish fedora hats with spikes. Their versatile fedora will make a dapper addition to your outerwear collection that’s perfect for all seasons.


Bourgeois Boheme

Bourgeois Boheme is an independent London-based footwear brand for men and women making state of the art luxury shoes completely free from animal-derived materials.

They are one of the most established vegan footwear brands out there, yet still small and independent – just as they like it – making beautiful, versatile animal friendly shoes.

bourgeois-boheme-ss16-riley-vegan-derby-desert-shoe-black1The timeless, brand-exclusive styles that BB produce are all artisan-made under ethical conditions in Portugal from the finest eco-friendly Italian vegan leathers. They believe that good vegan shoes should be about more than just excluding animal materials – a design that stands the test of time is essential – and therefore we work tirelessly to champion slow fashion through updated British shoe classics that challenge the perception of leather-free footwear.

The Bourgeois Boheme fan base includes vegan celebs such as Natalie Portman, Bryan Adams and Torrey DeVitto.


Della

Los Angeles native Tina Tangalakis always sought to combine her love of art and humanitarian work.

tina_bio2_largeBefore Della, Tina studied costume design at California Institute of the Arts and later went on to work as a wardrobe stylist for film and television. In September 2009, Tina participated in a volunteer program abroad which landed her in Hohoe, Ghana. There she quickly became enamored with the culture and warm hearts of the friends she made. With her background in business and design, Tina teamed up with a local entrepreneur to begin Della, a socially responsible fashion line that provides jobs, education and skills training to women and men of Hohoe.

Della is a fashion line handcrafted by a community in Ghana, West Africa. The passionate, talented women who create the pieces are given an opportunity to build a foundation for a better life through jobs, education and skills training.

Every Della product is carefully handcrafted using authentic textiles sourced in the Volta Region.  Every dollar earned at Della goes toward providing employment, education and financial stability for women and men in Ghana. Their employees receive a steady, fair income and are empowered through education via micro-financing, savings and entrepreneurship classes.

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