Leather Is In! But Make It Vegan With These Brands Doing Apparel To Accessories
Broke Mate is probably the first brand that comes to our mind when someone says vegan leather. Beautiful design, affordable, and yet practical — Broke Mate is a PETA-approved brand. They're fully committed to crafting products that are cruelty-free and sustainable. Two things that are worth loading up on: Vegan Leather Laptop Satchel and Vegan Leather Tassel Block Pouch. We love that their bags come in monotones and if you're someone who prefers minimalistic bags, this brand has plenty for you. Plus, you can shop for them on LBB.
The CAI Store
The CAI Store is a Bombay-based brand that prioritises comfort and great design over anything else. All their pieces are handmade by artisans and they combine both contemporary techniques and age-old techniques. Wedges, flats, and mules — there's plenty to pick from. Besides, they're also open to customisation. What we love about the brand is that their footwear can work wonders at work, dates, and even brunches. Yup, they're that versatile. The shoes size start from 35 and are available upto size 42.
Founded in 2013, Fashion Scrapbook is a PETA-approved brand that does supercool vegan leather jackets. These folks worth with Indian artisans who handcraft these pieces from sustainable fabric. We're digging this brand's white leather jackets because it's not every day you stumble upon white leather jackets, isn't it? Plus, they've got all the classic ones like blacks, tans, and maroons. Some of them come with faux fur hoodies too.
2AM By Anjali & Meha
2AM By Anjali & Meha is one of the coolest brands you'll come across and we're not kidding! Vegan and obviously cruelty-free, this brand's bags come in quirky prints but are also minimalistic. Whether you're looking for fanny packs or backpacks — 2AM has great picks for you to moon over. We like that they're a bit hatke from the regular vegan leather bags in terms of design.
PAIO Shoes surely knows how to take every day footwear a notch up and above. This vegan leather brand handcrafts its footwear and whether you're looking for mules or block heels — you've got options to pick from. We love that their pieces incorporate designs like tassels, sequins, abstract prints, embroidery, etc. Perfect to take us from am to pm look, isn't it? Most of their pieces are fusion-inspired and we think they're great fun to be paired with both Indian wear and western outfits. After all, fashion has no boundaries! You can shop for this brand on LBB.
Malai is a label from Kerala that's revolutionary in its own rights. This label is vegan and PETA-approved, and they make use of bio-composite material that's developed from organic and sustainable bacterial cellulose that grows on agricultural coconut waste. The label is known for consuming less natural resources and they also use fibers like hemp, sisal, extract fiber from banana stem and use natural dyes in the process. At the moment, their website has samples of the fabric along with wallets, bags, and shoes made from the fabric. We recommend getting in touch with the label to place an order.
Cruelty-free is deeply rooted in the philosophy of Aulive, and the brand believes in ethical buying and socially responsible form of shopping. Well, that's a definite score! But the brand doesn't compromise on style either. Known for crafting stunning cabin luggage and duffel bags, every bag is handcrafted by artisans. The brand is also the first to introduce Piñatex® in India, which is basically a plant-based vegan leather, which is a great alternative to leather. The brand also advises or guides on who to approach for recycling their products after years of usage.
Whether you're a writer, love journalling, or prefer planning your day in detail — KOSMC has some solid vegan leather bound books that you cannot take our eyes off. We love that the journals are kept minimal but that they come with croc effects, suede leather covers, dual colour covers, etc. You can expect classic colours like tan browns, blacks, greys, and navy blues, and some journals come with pens too. We're not trying to influence you or something but the croc effect journal truly has our attention. Plus, you can shop for them on LBB.
Arture is yet another sustainable and vegan brand that believes in being gentle towards the Earth. They source organic and natural raw materials for crafting their products which are super functional and minimalistic. Their best products are their Cactus Leather Accessories, and we recommend checking them out. For those of you who travel a lot, Arture's range of passport sleeves, travel pouches, and the like might catch your fancy. Plus, they have card cases that we're digging!