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The distinctive luxury look of Ostrich skin without cruelty

Posted by Claire Smith on

Faux ostrich skin bags now in stock !I'm sure that many of you will have seen the heartbreaking footage from PETA of mistreated ostriches, held captive and farmed to provide ostrich skin for luxury bags. Killed at just 1 year old, whereas in the wild ostriches can live up to 40 years, the terrified birds are turned upside down to have their throats slit, in front of other ostriches awaiting the same fate. After the bird's throat has been cut its feathers are plucked out, to create the desired “goose bump” texture seen on Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Prada handbags. Truly horrible and not...

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Perfect gifts for your favourite vegans

Posted by Claire Smith on

Beyond Bags has a mammoth range of over 50 different models of vegan bags in stock, made from a wide variety of materials, all 100% vegan, in all styles and colours. Some are completely plant-based, like the glazed fabric, cork and Pinatex collections. Some are made from re-using materials, such as industrial felt and liners from recycled plastic bottles. All make perfect presents for friends who are vegan, cruelty-free and fashion conscious, or looking for environmentally friendly alternatives. Shop the entire collection of Beyond Bags vegan bags here.  

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Backpacks with style and conscience!

Posted by Claire Smith on

Our ethical stylish backpacks are just made for the environmentally conscious consumer! All are made from vegan materials and each has a special eco-friendly element. Recycled materials, such as industrial felt and microfiber showcase sustainability and re-usability. Smooth lightweight Cork puts fashion in harmony with nature by supporting delicate forest ecosystems. Tough and strong Pinatex (TM) made from the leaves of pineapple plants provides a new source of income for farmers in the developing world whilst imposing no additional load on the land. With Beyond Bags specially selected range of backpacks bags, handbags and purses you can be kind to animals and the natural environment whilst...

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Crocodile without cruelty

Posted by Claire Smith on

Beyond Bags is launching its Faux Crocodile collection, which showcases a range of handbags whose material closely resembles the look and feel of real crocodile or alligator skin, but without the cruelty. However you can be assured that no reptiles were harmed in the production of these elegant "mock croc" purses! Now you too can have the luxury allure and desirability of crocodile skin with our handpicked selection of classic bag designs.

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PETA-Approved Vegan certification awarded

Posted by Claire Smith on

Beyond Bags is thrilled to announce that PETA, in recognition of Beyond Bags' promotion of cruelty-free accessories and commitment to stocking only 100% vegan merchandise, has certified Beyond Bags as "PETA -Approved Vegan" .  Beyond Bags is honored to be approved by PETA as a kind company and listed among other approved labels on PETA and its affiliates' websites. See Beyond Bags listed on peta.org.uk website here and on peta.org website here.

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