Ireland’s Newest Handbag Company Boasts ‘PETA-Approved Vegan’ Logo For Bags Made From Cork

For Immediate Release:
15 September 2016

Olivia Jordan +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; [email protected]

Le Suri Meets Shoppers’ Demand for Sustainable, Animal-Free Fashion

Dublin – For the growing number of shoppers looking for chic, leather-free handbags, there’s a new must-have brand: Le Suri, the Dublin-based creator of clutches, totes, satchels, and more made from eco-friendly cork and organically grown cotton. And for using exclusively animal-free materials, PETA has just awarded the brand its PETA-Approved Vegan logo.

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“Le Suri’s cork handbags aim to break the rules of the traditional leather handbag industry and re(de)fine the face of sustainable fashion”, says Le Suri Founder Paab Pruchniewski. “Our luxury vegan handbags prove that contemporary chic and classical elegance can go hand-in-hand with eco- and animal-friendliness.”

“The future of fashion lies in sustainable vegan designs like Le Suri’s”, says PETA’s Yvonne Taylor. “PETA celebrates designers that embrace cruelty-free, innovative materials that save animals and the planet, one chic bag, belt, or shoe at a time.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear” – notes that many animals killed for leather endure castration, branding, tail-docking, and dehorning without painkillers before being skinned and dismembered alive. In addition, the leather industry is notorious for harming the environment, from the carbon emissions produced by cattle to the toxic tannery chemicals that pollute nearby water supplies.

The PETA-Approved Vegan logo allows designers and retailers to showcase their cruelty-free items and raise awareness of sustainable and ethical fashion. Other recipients of the logo include Ananas Anam, the company behind Piñatex, a new innovative vegan leather made from pineapple leaves.

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