Ooh fancy! Ecouterre’s got the story on Collina Strada for KAIGHT’s Cartella messenger bag made from recycled canvas and vegan leather, dyed with eco inks—it’s manufactured in New York City, and 10 percent of KAIGHT’s profits from the sale of this and the other two bags in the line will benefit Brooklyn’s BARC Animal Shelter.
Man, environmentally friendly leather alternatives, awesome prints, made in the U.S.A.—everything about these bags is right.*
*Or at least this one, the other two aren’t in shapes I super-love, but I don’t have money so my opinion is moot. This one is hot, anyway!
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Three percent of their profits from the handbags go toward helping disabled children in Hanoi, Vietnam: “Our goal is to purchase needed rehabilitation equipment and double each child’s daily food budget to provide a balanced, nutritious diet.” Shweet! They’re also environmentally friendly and all that good crap. I recently got this wallet from them and it’s super-dope. Well made and I’ve stopped losing my credit cards.
French luxury goods group Hermès has resorted to breeding its own crocodiles on farms in Australia to try to meet demand for its leather bags, its chief executive said on Monday.
"It can take three to four crocodiles to make one of our bags so we are now breeding our own crocodiles on our own farms, mainly in Australia," Patrick Thomas told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit in Paris.
Hermès already faces a major challenge producing 3,000 crocodile bags a year, Thomas said, adding: “The world is not full of crocodiles, except the stock exchange!”„
Hermès, so clever! Now they have their own death mill, just like fur- and leather-goods producers, so it’s easier for them to make their $48k (US) crocodile-skin handbags; apparently demand is way up!
I especially liked learning that despite keeping the crocodiles individually caged (to prevent them from ruining their skins by biting each other, you know, like normal crocodiles), still one-third of the animals die. These deaths are labeled “natural losses,” of course, though Vegansaurus is collectively very suspicious of what Hermès and its crocodile “farmers” consider to be “natural” in this environment.