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Stylish Vegan Bags

vegan bag

vegan bag

Last year I posted an article on vegan bags that’s been a pretty big hit with you guys.  Since I stopped linking to Fashion Conscience earlier this month I wanted to show you some other beautiful vegan bags out there.

I feel like I hit the vegan bag jackpot with Skunkfunk.  They have a range of beautiful vegan bags, available in the UK through Zalando*.  And not only are Skunkfunk bags vegan, but Skunkfunk are big on sustainability too:

vegan bags

From clockwise:

Skunkfunk tote bag (£39)

Skunkfunk hand bag (£55) (be still my beating heart!

Skunkfunk satchel bag (£37)

Skunkfunk Cross body bag (£65)

You get free returns and delivery at Zalando, and what’s more, if you sign up to the Zalando newsletter* you get £10 off when you first spend £50.  That makes that pretty handbag £45…  Hmm…!

Whilst on Zalando I came across a brand called Matt & Nat.  Their vegan bags are a bit pricier but very stylish and classically timeless, and they are trying to be more sustainable in their operations too:

vegan bag uk

From clockwise:

Grey Tote Bag (£95)

Brown Tote Bag (£95)

Brown Tote Bag (£85)

Green Shoulder Bag (£70)

Remember, £10 off and free delivery at Zalando*!

It’s been quite tough tracking down vegan friendly bags that are also a bit greener in their production.  If you come across any do let me know for future posts!

PS: If you’re in the market for a vegan purse to go in your vegan bag, then look no further than Mimosa Street.  They kindly sent me the pretty purse featured above for review and it’s gorgeous.  It fits my phone, money, keys, and collection of lip balms perfectly (Lush’s Popcorn Lip Scrub for taking care of chapped lips, which I adore, and Korres Lip Butter.  It is petroleum free but to my untrained eye there are quite a lot of chemicals in it so I don’t know if I’ll repurchase it once it’s finished).  Mimosa Street have a fabulous range of purses, jewellery, accessories and homewares in case you’re looking to treat yourself or someone special in your life!

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Fashion Conscience

For quite some time now I’ve been recommending Fashion Conscience as a great website stocking a wide range of ethical fashion.  Undoubtedly they do stock a great range of ethical fashion, however a reader got in touch today alerting me to their allegedly terrible refund process.  I say allegedly as I’ve never had to return anything to them, but the reader directed me to this review website with, at time of writing, 39 terrible reviews about the Fashion Conscience return process, with people waiting months and months to get a refund on unsuitable purchases, and about orders not arriving.

Not wanting to rubbish them on the strength of one site I did a search on Twitter to see what people are saying about Fashion Conscience and quite a few tweets backing up the review website appeared:

fashion conscience reviews

Interestingly I’ve also noticed that Fashion Conscience don’t appear to reply to any tweets, positive or negative.

Ethical fashion needs fair and ethical companies running them, and I’m disappointed to see these allegations against them.  While I have no way to verify if these claims against Fashion Conscience are true or not, in light of the lack of responses to customers on Twitter I feel uneasy directing readers towards their site.  I have removed their affiliate advertising from my sidebars, and over the next little while will be going through my archives removing any affiliate links I may have added.  I also won’t be adding any links to their site or recommending them in future ethical fashion posts until things change.

All is not lost: I’ll continue to highlight all of the great ethical fashion companies out there on Moral Fibres (of whom there are many), and in fact I’ve got a great giveaway coming up on Monday with a fantastic ethical fashion retailer whose customer service is second to none!  Check out my ethical fashion category to see other great ethical retailers.