Leather Handbag Company Launches First Vegan Line

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.

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