News

Leather Handbag Company Launches First Vegan Line

UK brand partners with Brazilian shoemaker to create vegan collection, complete with bubblegum scents and holographic designs.

United Kingdom-based The Cambridge Satchel Company is partnering with Brazil-based shoe brand Melissa to launch its first leather-free handbag line. Made with the recycled, waterproof, and hypoallergenic vegan material Melflex, the Melissa x CSC Collection is available in three colors—black, red, and holographic—and exudes a bubblegum scent. “A collaboration needs two strong partners with unique design elements,” says Julie Deane, founder of The Cambridge Satchel. “We are also happy that this partnership offers a vegan alternative to our customers.” Brands that have traditionally used animal products are consistently offering more vegan options, including footwear company Vagabond which launched their vegan “Non-animal collection” last spring. Conversely, animal product-based accessories are falling out of fashion as evidenced by Prada’s recent report stating that decreased leather goods sales were responsible for a downturn in the company’s profits.

More News

IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
Read More »

Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
Read More »

NYC Meat Emporium Now Serves Vegan Beyond Sausage

Sausage bar Schaller's Stube—an offshoot of 80-year-old meat company Schaller & Weber—has added three vegan hot dog options to its menu.
Read More »

Vegan Truffles Beat 141 Brands in Blind Taste Test

Chocolates made by United Kingdom brand Booja-Booja received top honors in Good Housekeeping's annual Easter Egg Taste Test.
Read More »

POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »