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 something that any caring consumer would want to be a part of.

The good news is that you too can have the luxury look of ostrich, without forcing birds to endure this cruelty. Beyond Bags has sourced a casual rope-handled tote designed in faux ostrich skin which is roomy and practical yet also effortlessly chic. Available in grey and black these bags are available for delivery immediately to North America and Europe.