The Cambridge Satchel Company Releases New Vegan-Friendly Bags
Fans of cruelty-free fashion will rejoice at the news that The Cambridge Satchel Company is set to release a range of leather-free bags.
The company, which is collaborating with Brazilian eco-friendly shoe brand Melissa, uses a unique Melflex material that’s hypoallergenic, odorless, and 100 percent recyclable, making it a great option for environmentally minded fashionistas.
This is the first time that iconic brand The Cambridge Satchel Company has created non-leather accessories, which will hopefully usher in a new era of stylish vegan offerings from the company.
This release is the latest in a surge of exciting developments in vegan fashion. Top designers such as Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood have been offering vegan-friendly accessories for years for those who want to keep skins out of their wardrobes. Even high-street stores like Dr Martens, Esprit, and Vagabond now have vegan collections.
Leather causes immense suffering to animals – more than 1 billion animals are killed worldwide for the leather trade every single year. It’s one of the most profitable by-products of the meat industry, funding the miserable lives of animals on squalorous factory farms. Investigations into the leather industries in China and India – two of the top three leather-producing nations in the world – have revealed horrific abuse. In China, there are no penalties for abusing animals in the skins industry, and in India, animals can be marched for hundreds of miles and beaten mercilessly to reach their place of slaughter.
Veganising your wardrobe is easier than ever, as so many brands are offering high-quality alternatives to skins. Check out these PETA-approved brands: