Best Vegan Leather Bags… Being a vegan is more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle. Vegans believe that consuming animals or using animal products is harmful not only to the animal, but the environment as well. Livestock are often mistreated in large commercial farms and the energy it takes to feed and house them can incur harmful side effects for the environment. By using and consuming vegan products, you can help reduce the demand for animal products, like leather. Leather is used to make a variety of clothing and accessories including boots, jackets, and most commonly, handbags. Fortunately, there is a way to produce leather-like products that don’t use animal skin. Vegan leather products act as a substitute for fashionistas who want to stay trendy yet care about animals and the earth.
Vegan leather, or faux leather sometimes called “pleather”, is often made from a mixture of plastic materials. But while “pleather” may be less harmful to animals, there has been talk on whether it is in fact worse for the environment. However, there are more natural, eco-friendly types of faux leather typically made from plant products such as cork, pineapple, paper, and even banana leaves. These leather substitutes have the feel and look of real leather without the harmful consequences. Check out our selection below of vegan bags that are stylish and cruelty free.