Vegan leather - yes, you heard it right. Having the same glossy texture and tough durability, we found some amazing products from Gowma, a classy store on Bibwewadi-Kondhwa road, that manufactures trendy yet eco-friendly handbags, wallets and much more albeit without using leather.
The store owner told us that they import the fabric which is a vegan substitute for leather, especially from Germany and China. We loved the varied designs these bags had. We found totes bags, unisex slings, satchels, office bags, laptop bags, shopping bags etc, starting at just INR 650. The place itself looked like a bag heaven where making a choice could be very difficult.
If you think, the store only has stuff for ladies, you are absolutely wrong. Gentlemen, even you are spoilt for choice as the store has a superb collection of men's accessories which includes wallets, car holders, key-chains, belts, pens and everything fancy. Not to forget, the non-leather, classy shoes that come in several colours and patterns ranging between INR 1800-INR 3000.
They also have an online store where you can make purchases for their merchandise. It feels good to own classy items that do not damage the environment in any way. We also found an innovative diary with a power-bank. Gowma has come up with many such unique and eco-friendly merchandise and gift boxes and luggage too. Go check it out!