With the holidays right around the corner, I am always on the hunt for fashionable vegan gift ideas. Handbags and wallets always make great gifts in my book because you can never have too many and you never have to worry about fit! Recently I discovered a new (new to me) vegan handbag company, Urban Originals.
Started in 1999, Urban Originals makes a wide variety of PETA approved vegan handbags and wallets. They are dedicated to producing ethical, sustainable and cruelty-free products. According to their website,
We don’t like hurting animals and we care about our planet. There are so many good vegan leathers available now that often it is difficult to tell the difference by touch between an animal leather product and our products.
All our collections are designed in our office in Sydney, Australia. Our products are sampled and then produced in China. We personally visit every factory and have a good relationship with the owners. We are SEDEX approved and work with ethical sourcing teams of the worlds largest department stores.
We use vegan leathers or PU (polyurethane). We never use PVC (polyvinylchloride). In addition to being vegan, sustainable materials are constantly sourced including cotton canvas and recycled nylons.
So let me show you some of their pieces that I think would make a fabulous gift for the holidays or any special occasion.
I never like to carry a large bag when I am going out for a night on the town, but I still want to be able to carry some essentials. The Clutch To Dream is just the bag. With a convenient wrist strap, you don’t have to worry about what to do with your bag while you are at the bar or on the dance floor. I love the embossed feather detail and the inner zipper pocket is perfect for cash, id and credit cards.
I am always a fan of a crossbody bag as it can easily transition from day-to-night and I like the convenience and safety of having my bag securely strapped across my body. Urban Options has a wide variety of crossbody bags and I particularly like the Sweet Talk in silver, cuz you know I love a good animal print! This bag is small but roomy and comes with an interior zip pocket and chic metal strap. Available is a variety of fashionable colors and prints, I’m sure that you will find the perfect one for any fashionista you are shopping for…including yourself!
For everyday use I like a roomier bag and Urban Originals has sooooo many good ones to choose from. My two absolute favorites are the Break Away and the Desire. Both bags come in black and tan and are super chic and timeless.
Need a smaller gift for a friend or coworker? No worries, Urban Originals has got you covered with a wide variety of wallets. Check out the beautifully detailed Wild Rose Wallet. This wallet not only looks good, its super functional with several compartments and a zip-fastened pocket. Available in six colors, I love the vibrant yellow, featured below.
Images Source and Credit: Urban Originals
So if you aren’t done with your holiday shopping yet, hopefully I’ve helped you out with some great cruelty-free gift ideas from Urban Originals.