Leather Free Bags

There is no reason to wear the skin of a dead cow or any animal, when there are so many alternatives!

If you don’t know already, find out what’s so wrong with leather.

At ALV, we are against all forms of exploitation. For this reason, the vegan products listed here are all made ethically, considering the well being of those who made them. Products manufactured ethically are more expensive, because people are being paid a fair wage.

Keep scrolling too, to see what Animal Liberation Victoria thinks of vegan second hand shopping – a more affordable, and very sustainable option.

Please note this is not an advertisement. We just love compassionate clothing!

Corkor

This fully vegan brand creates bags made from Forest Stewardship Council certified cork.

Cork trees are harvested without them being cut down, as their bark is removed every few years without damaging the tree

Made ethically in Portugal

Gunas The Brand

This innovative vegan brand pioneered the use of the material Mulbtex, which this bag is composed of.

Mulbtex is 100% plastic free, made from a cotton base, coated with a mulberry leaf pulp which is naturally shiny. Light, waterproof, and ages beautifully.

Made ethically in South Korea.

Ahimsa Collective

A fully vegan brand that makes bags from pineapple leaves, and washable paper.

Lined with recycled materials.

Made ethically in a vegan-owned Chinese manufacturing facility.

DJ Tigerlily wore this bag in our campaign video!

Hozen Collection

Hozen’s bags are made from PU based in bio-poly-oil (rather than petroleum, or Piñatex (pineapple leaf-based material), as well as recycled thread, zippers and labels.

Made in a fair-wage factory in Los Angeles by people who’s name you can learn on the website!

Alexandra K

Fully vegan brand who has pioneered multiple more sustainable, vegan material alternatives to leather.

This bag is made from vegan leather composed of recycled nylon chips, recycled PU resin and recycled PET.

They also use water based dyes, have decreased their use of solvents and have reduced their energy use in production.

Ethically made in Europe

Sans Beast

Made from PU which adheres to REACH certification for material safety.

The brand’s charity partner is Edgar’s Mission!

Made ethically in China, in a factory that the brand creator, Cathryn, has been working with for decades. The factory is visited regularly through out the year.

HFS Collective

Made from Pinatex, pineapple leaf leather alternative material and lined with eco-suede made from recycled plastic bottles.

Locally handcrafted in Los Angeles.

Colibries

This brand exclusively uses vegan ‘paper leather’ made from Forest Stewardship Council certified washable paper.

Ethically made and owned in Vietnam.

Thamon

This vegan brand is Bangkok, Thailand based, and creates their bags from ‘leaf leather’, made from fallen leaves which are coated in a resin.

Veggani 

This fair wage, vegan brand uses multiple materials, including apple skin leather, made from 50% apple waste (cores, seeds, skins, discarded from juicing industries). Their bags are lined with recycled materials, including plastic bottles.

 

Second Hand Treasures

Animal Liberation Victoria also endorses the (more affordable!) buying of second hand and vintage vegan ‘leather’ products, which have already been created from man made materials. Have a look in your local thrift store, vintage store, or on online secondhand stores like ASOS Marketplace, Depop and thredUP!

We’ve selected some second hand shoes found through searching ‘vegan leather bag’ on Depop, to inspire your hunt, below. When you hunt, make sure to ask the seller to send you a picture of the material content tag!