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Zero waste zero cruelty products for ethical consumers

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Beyond Bags emphasises environmental friendliness in the bags it sells and none more so than our bags made from recycled material, which reduce the amount of waste entering the environment and eliminate the drain on natural resources and pollution caused by the manufacture of brand new materials.  We are especially thrilled to be stocking accessories made from upcycled rubber bicycle inner tubes, which would otherwise be discarded after a single use, but instead are being collected and used to create beautiful and functional bags, wallets and backpacks.  Other bags in our collection use a strong and water-resistant fabric liner made from recycled plastic water...

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Spotlight on cork, a luxury eco-fabric that saves forests and makes great purses

Posted by Claire Smith on

  Ever wondered how cork is harvested and processed to make luxury handbags? Check out this fascinating video and learn more... It's part of the Beyond Bags mission to prove that animal-free and eco-friendly doesn't have to mean some tired old cotton tie-dye or jute shopping bag! Cork is an amazingly soft, supple and lightweight material that is water-resistant and stain-resistant and can be fashioned into bags that are individual and unique thanks to each natural cork piece having its own inherent specialness. Beyond Bags is sourcing luxury cork bags from a number of designers, each with their own special twist, but...

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New Pinatex luxury bags in store now!

Posted by Claire Smith on

As more designers start to create bags in this innovative new leather substitute, made from pineapple leaves, Beyond Bags is expanding its range.Beyond Bags selects from the best designed and well made bags available for vegans, and we are thrilled to find more options in Pinatex from new designers in new styles. Beyond Bags now stocks backpacks, totes, bucket bags and a sophisticated clutch that converts to a cross body with an adjustable faux leather strap.For the discerning customer who wants to maintain vegan principles and also protect the environment, Beyond Bags is seeking out lots more leather alternatives made from natural...

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Pretty in Pink and Flaming in Orange!

Posted by Claire Smith on

For us girlies, there is a choice of pinks this season that will suit a variety of looks and situations.  The peaceful pale pink of the handbags, satchels and hobo bags in our Spring Collection is unobtrusive and engenders an aura of innocence and purity. This subtle shade is perfect in soft lightweight cork for a more relaxed look and in faux leather for more dressed-up situations. At the other end of the spectrum, the hot pink in our sexy satchel bag is whimsical, tempting and tantalising. For the bold woman who wants to make a statement, this colour is energetic and...

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Tangled up in blue

Posted by Claire Smith on

Blue is the most on-trend colour this Spring, with three great shades making for a cool and relaxed look.Our pale blue metal-rimmed handbag above exemplifies the lightest of these, a refreshing aqua that brings to mind a tropical island.The darkest and most intense can be seen in our cork tote, and faux leather handbag and hobo bags, a strong confident colour with great energy.Lastly, the denim-blue exemplified in our cork saddlebag is perfect for a chilled out Saturday brunch with jeans. Or for a variation on a theme, why not try our new blue swirl-patterned box clutch, for total elegance...

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