Della: vegan, socially responsible accessories and tech cases! »
Della is a socially responsible fashion line that provides jobs, education and skills training to women and men of Hohoe, Ghana. So the company sounds pretty amazing, but the bags also look super cute! And I just so happen to need a little sleeve for my bitty work computer! AND 30% of all sales for THIS WEEK are being donated to PETA! It’s DESTINY. So I bought this cute vintage coral one. I’m in love.
No really, this is just what I was looking for. I have a giant bag with a big open interior. So far, I just shove my work macbook in when I need to bring it home but I’m always like, “this seems like the worst idea ever.” Well, never no more! I now have a perfect responsibly-made macbook sleeve to protect it.
And as I was saying, the company looks really awesome. It was started by an LA designer and an entrepreneur in Ghana as a way to help the women of the Hohoe community. The women who make the Della products not only make a fair wage, they also take classes in literacy and finance. You can read all about it on their site. Here’s a little peek inside the company:
Claret makes cute vegan handbags! »
Claret only has three bags in the collection at the moment but I’m pretty into them. And the bag above is $140 so the price isn’t that bad. I love the design details. I’m excited to see what they’ll make in the future!
Spotted: New vegan handbag line Freedom Of Animals »
Style.com just posted about this brand new vegan company Freedom Of Animals and my dear sis-in-law sent it my way. My sis-in-law is a fashion designer and totally the arbiter of good taste so I was very stoked. Of course, the bag above is $480. So now you are probably like, “screw you, Megan Rascal, screw you!” But I got to keep you in the loop on advances in vegan fashion.
You’ll like the company too:
Freedom Of Animals bags are sustainably sourced and consciously made. Our fabrics comply with EPA guidelines. No harsh chemicals were used in any of our products and we are 100% cruelty free.
Sound good? Sounds good! My favorite is the Melia Lia above. This pic from their site is also my favorite too:
Get this Groupon for a sweet vegan bag! »
Social couponing: It is a real epidemic affecting our children! And also me! But at least it’s cheapish, and when it’s explicitly vegan, all the better — raising awareness and shit.
So PEEP IT: Sacs of Life (teehee, “sacs,” also, hi, I’m five years old) is offering this Groupon deal for a $19 (usually pushing $70!) cross-body bag/tote thing, your choice of four different colors. It’s kind of a weird shape, but I dunno, I like it? I got the olive one and I’m gonna wear it every day on my bike so I quit dirtying up my nice yellow Melie Blanco.
Better yet, this deal is ONLINE, SUCKAS, so there’s no location-based excuse for you not to buy it. And I saved the best for last: IT COMES WITH A GOD-DAMNED TOTE, Y’ALL. Use it for your groceries and shit.
There are only two days and some change left to buy it, so do it to it, bag lovers, before I buy all of them and keep them all to myself and rule the Sacs of Life universe forever and ever, muahahahahaaaa. Do you guys think I have a conquering fetish? JUST WONDERING.
More vegan ways to blow your paycheck: Compassion Couture! »
I know I’m a little late reporting but I just have to put in a good word for this online shop, Compassion Couture. It’s adorbs. It was started by two sisters who I’m guessing are adorbs too. They don’t have a ton of stuff but it’s well curated so what they do have is dope. I’m into these Olsen Haus shoes. I couldn’t wear them because I get cranky if the heels are over two inches. But if you wear them, I’ll totally hit on you.
Of course we all know Olsen Haus but they also have some brands I’ve never seen, especially in the purse department. Have you guys heard of Dialog? Well I hadn’t. Kind of wacky but I’m into it. They also have those Reveal iPad cases that I want! Why does no one think I’m important enough to have an iPad? Damn it! I need one! Angry Birds is so tiny on my iPhone!
[P.S. Have you bought your super-sexy Vegansaurus shirt yet? They’re going fast!]
Vegan bags from Melie Bianco! »
I guess I’m late to the game because I had never heard of Melie Bianco but I saw these bags on fashion-conscience.com and dudes, I’m into them. I think. Well, I’m definitely into the clutch below but we have to see what Cally says for the official word. And I know some of you get concerned about wearing stuff that looks like leather even if it’s faux, but I don’t think anyone will mistake this for real leather. Will they? On the environmental tip, I’m not sure how high they score but their site says they try to use every piece of fabric they have. I hear there’s a lot of that type of waste in modern production. And they wear sweaters instead of turning up the heat in the winter. So, there’s that.
So, we will wait for Cally to weigh in but in the meantime, what do we think?
Today only: Matt & Nat on super-sale! »
They have 26 bags—including some adorable wristlets, Megan Rascal’s favorite!—and five wallets on sale and if you have bag-buying money, you should BUY ONE. The sale only lasts one day!
Ideeli is one of those join-to-get-deals sites, so here is a referral from Vegansaurus to you. Don’t say we never did anything for you. Like encouraged rampant consumerism.
Vegansaurus Giveaway: $50 gift card to Lulu’s + 15 percent off for everybody! »
Check it out! We are giving away a $50 gift card to Lulus.com! Lulu’s has a ton of faux leather shoes and purses* and plenty of other good stuff. To win, leave a comment telling us your favorite vegan recipe and what Lulu’s outfit you would wear if you had a vegan dinner party featuring that dish. Go crazy!
Even if you don’t win, everyone is getting a 15 percent discount to Lulu’s from today until May 9. The coupon code is “VEGANSAURUS” and it’s case-sensitive! It is valid for customers in the U.S. and Canada and is a one-use-per-customer coupon. Sorry!
Have at it! I will be choosing a winner next Thursday. I know, the suspense will kill you! But don’t die! You might win!
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty into these:
How cool would I be? (Hint: SO COOL)
*I can’t speak to the glue, it’s a bunch of different companies.
The Angelina bag from Gunas. I saw this company on Ecouterre and I am ‘bout it for this bag. It even fits a laptop! As I’m Thoroughly Modern Megan, that is a must. The bags are made from a “combination of GREENGUARD® / LEED-certified specialty manmade fabric” and Gunas promises they are animal- and environmentally friendly. That’s good news because I don’t just care about animals, I care about the earth too—that’s where I keep all my stuff!*
Bonus: They donate to Earth Matters Foundation because they love tigers. SHWEET. They have some hot bags for men too, I’m just worried they’re a tad busy for most of you. That’s not a comment on you, it’s a comment on bells and whistles. Jeez, don’t be so sensitive!
*Totally stole that joke from The Tick. Quality programming.