Editors’ Pick: VEGGANI: Fashionable Handbags with a Purpose

Collages1167In a market that is oversaturated with products that purport to be innovative and eco-friendly, it is so important for brands to be authentic and true to their product DNA. Due to the wealth of information readily available to consumers, it is so easy to get access to accurate information about brands and expose their true value through social media.

VEGGANI is a brand that, though in existence for a short time, is proving that their products are everything they purport to be. As a vegan handbag line, VEGGANI believes that consumers can possess fashion-forward handbags that protect animals and the planet.

Veggani Hi Res SS17Founder and Designer Laura de Waal’s goal in starting VEGGANI was to create stylish, functional, quality handbags that do not compromise VEGGANI’s ethics but promote them. All of VEGGANI’s handbags reflect a commitment to being socially responsible, environmentally conscious and animal friendly. One of the key elements of VEGGANI’s mission is not only helping impoverished communities, but to bring awareness to them. VEGGANI use high quality materials that are often recycled and/or repurposed. When possible, we work with and support smaller factories and artisan workshops. These efforts are never easy and require much more attention, research and heart than creating a product without a conscious.

OK, they use vegan material and faux fur in their handbags, not original concept. The linings are made from recycled fabric. Also been done before. Lastly, some of the metal hardware on VEGGANI handbags are created by artisans in a remote village in the Xieng Khouang Province in Northern Laos. Still, other philanthropic accessory brands have reached back to assist third world villages and communities.

That said; what sets VEGGANI apart from other brands that profess similar goals? Their design aesthetic and high-quality product is VEGGANI’s raison d’etre and reason consumers should take notice of the brand. Case in point is VEGGANI’s fashion forward and innovative cork-fabrication handbags. That’s right hand bags made out of cork!!

Images courtesy of VEGGANI

Images courtesy of VEGGANI

VEGGANI’s cork handbag comes in a pale tan cork or cork combined with a vegan leather in a range of colors. The cork bag is great as a casual bag, or a night out on the town bag or even for the fashionista who wants a bag that causes conversation. And the durability and quality of the cork bag goes without question.

Other great styles in the collection include vegan crocodile clutches, faux fur purses and shoulder bags, and vegan backpacks and travel bags. For more information, go to veggani.com.

—Staff

 

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