As consumers, we're passionate about knowing whether the people that make our clothes and accessories earn fair wages and work in safe, ethical conditions. Below we've compiled a list of our favorite brands that check those boxes—and make gorgeous eco-friendly totes, handbags, and weekenders for everyday use, summer travels, and beyond.
Some of these bags and purses are American-made while others are upcycled. The list includes vegan totes and artisan-made handbags, too!
Best For | Plant-based & animal-alternative leathers, investment bags
Ethics | Animal-free leather, recycled materials, ethically made in US & Italy, gives back every month, vegan, recyclable & biodegradable packaging
Price Range | $55–$495
Ships To | Worldwide
von Holzhausen reinvents what leather can be. Instead of sourcing leather from animals, the team has crafted a few alternatives that are entirely cruelty-free. Our favorites include Technik leather, made from polycarbonate out of recycled materials, and Banbū, sourced from biodegradable bamboo. These innovative fibers are then crafted into multifunctional bucket bags, crossbodies, and shoppers, which are great investment pieces.
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