10 Vegan handmade bags for this Autumn

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Susie Faulks (Handmade in England)

Surfing the Internet I had found these bags perfect for the season, vegan and handcrafted. The first and the second are made by Susie Faulks, a rural artist who design her own fabric patterns that uses to create bags and accesories, all of them with beautiful colours.

 

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Susie Faulks (Handmade in England)

Next is made by the spanish brand Xianna, is a sustainable and useful cork bag.

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Xianna (Handmade in Spain)

I really like Ecodream designs, an italian brand that use recycled materials, not all of their bags are vegan but many of them like these.

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Ecodream (Handmade in Italy)

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Ecodream (Handmade in Italy)

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Ecodream (Handmade in Italy)

I have already talked to you about Cammina Leggero before, I love this yellow bag, is the same colour that you can find in the leaves these days.

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Cammina Leggero (Handmade in Italy)

If you enjoy getting products made by recycled material, Atlantic Blue Jersey is something that I want to show you. They make their bags from old seatbelts and this is the result.

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Atlantic Blue Jersey (Handmade in England)

Freeranger Vegan Foot makes this classic satchel bag in a powerful dark green.

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Freerangers Vegan Foot (Handmade in England)

The last one is a brown bag perfect for everyday, made by Pipi Hepburn.

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Pipi Hepburn (Handmade In United States)

Feel free to write a comment about your favourite or any suggestion.

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5+5 Men and Women Vegan shoes for special events

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Opificio V (Made in Italy)

Do you just realise that a special event is coming and you need new shoes? If you prefer vegan shoes you are lucky, this list could help you and if you want to look for more options follow the pictures links. I hope this can be helpful.

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NAK (Made in Italy)

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Beyond Skin (Made in Spain)

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Wills London (Made in Portugal)

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NAE (Made in Portugal)

 

 

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Opificio V (Made in Italia)

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Vegetarian Shoes (Made in Portugal)

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Wills London (Made in Portugal)

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NAK (Made in Italy)

 

What do you think about the list? I would chose NAK’s men shoes and Wills London`s for women due to I love the mix of colours blue and black.

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5 Unbelievable alternatives to animal leather

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Bag made from teak leaves by Mleaf

 

MUSKIN

This biodegradable vegetal leather develop by Grado Zero is extracted from mushroom caps and tanned with chemical free methods, is softer than suede, breathable, pliable and water repellant.

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Muskin. Image from Ecouterre

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Bag made from Muskin. Image from Ecouterre

 

PINEAPPLE

Dr Carmen Hinojosa is the creator of Piñatex and CEO of Ananas Anam. Piñatex is an alternative to leather material made by pineapple leaf fibres. It is soft, pliable and strong. It is certified as “Vegan Fashion Label” by PETA and received their Innovation Award in 2015.

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Rakin boots made from Piñatex by NAE

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Espadrilles made from Piñatex by Caretes

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Handbag made from Piñatex by Vegemoda

 

CORK

I have already talked about cork in this post. But I did`nt want to leave it out of this list. You can see some examples made from Pelcor, a big portuguese company that made everything from cork, since accesories, shoes, etc.

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Cork bag by Pelcor

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Cork dog collar by Pelcor

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Cork Apron by Pelcor

 

CEREAL

Opificiov is a vegan shoe brand made in Italy that is making shoes using non food cereals. This is something innovative. It has the Vegan Approved from PETA.

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Vegan leather sandals by Opificiov

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Vegan leather clutch by Opificiov

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Vegan leather heels by Opificiov

 

LEAVES

Since 2004 Mleaf, a thai company, has been creating accesories made from Tong Tung Teak leaves and selling around the world their products. It is an eco friendly material with a unique and colorful result.

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Teak leaves bag by Mleaf

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Teak Leaves bag by Mleaf

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Teak leaves bag by Mleaf

 

What do you think about these options? Do you know another alternatives? Please leave a comment.

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Discovering cork uses: 3 Handmade accesories brands

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Bag by Herdentier

The use of cork as a substitute of leather and other materials is booming. Portugal and Spain concentrated its production worldwide. It is a versatile, durable, soft, breathable and waterproof material. Designers are making it colourfull with dyes and prints that give a unique style when creating accesories. In addition, this can be consider a material for sustainable consumption, is a part of a tree that can be extracted without causing damage to it and grows again over the years.

I would like to show you some examples of handmade small companies that prove the variety of applications that can be given in bags and accesories.

CORKOR (Handmade in Portugal)

A small Portuguese company running by Natalia and Vitor Lopes Guerreiro, located in Palmela, near Coruche, one of the largest cork producing areas worldwide. They refer to cork as a natural wonder. They handle the entire process of production of most of its products from design to craft creation. One of their goal is to create local employment, an example is their larger bags, handmade by a family in the area.

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Clutch by Corkor

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Messenger bag by Corkor

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Wallet by Corkor

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Bag by Corkor

You can watch in their Youtube channel how they make the accesories and some information about cork.

 

SEW DA KINE (Handmade in Hawaii)

Vegan brand with sustainable products, using cork, and handmade in a small studio in Hilo (Hawaii). Inspired by the relaxed lifestyle of the island but also suitable for an urban style, colourful and singular.

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Hapai Tote by Sew Da Kine

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Cork Niu Handbag by Sew Da Kine

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Wahi Eke by Sew Da Kine

Here you have the video presentation for Kickstarter in wich they talk about the philosophy behind this project.

 

HERDENTIER (Handmade in Germany)

They are specialized in vegan handbags and backpacks, handmade in Hannover, using cork in many of them and mixed with hand painted faux leather or silver and golden colours with a futuristic appearance. I would recommend you to have a look to their Instagram pictures.

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Yellow rucksack by Herdentier

 

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Clutch by Herdentier

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Golden rucksack by Herdentier

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Silver rucksack by Herdentier

 

Have you purchased accessories made of cork ever? Would you like to?

 

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