Siera & Celeste is honored to work with a fantastic cadre of vegan leather designers, each one committed to providing the utmost in cruelty-free handbags that honor an animal-free lifestyle in the making of fashion by utilizing alternative methods.
We are delighted to announce the addition of Toronto-based ESPE to our collection of vegan leather designers and manufacturers!
ESPE has both bold and whimsical designs, inspired by designer Eva & Arthur her Jack Russell Terrier, and they have a fresh idea of fashion. They change handbag designs each season, which makes your bag choice unique and people will ask you where you found it.
PETA-certified ESPE celebrated a 10-year milestone in vegan fashion! This wildly popular company has been vegan since its inception. Products are premium polyurethane (PU leather), and their linings are beautiful. They tour their factories twice per year to ensure everything on your bag, including hardware and fabrics, is responsibly made and ethically sourced.
In 2013, Wilby’s founders decided to create a vegan fashion line specializing in the ‘clutch’ that was made in the United Kingdom and would make the consumer confidently feel they were helping the environment with each purchase.
Using animal-friendly materials, London based Wilby built a brand of ethical and fashionable products that are vegan approved by PETA. They use eco-friendly, organic material for lining, as well as recyclable cloth, and almost all their products are made in the UK. Wilby supplies us with our line of cork bags, our beautiful line for business professionals, and our line of waxed canvas totes in two sizes.
We are proud and honored to introduce Wilby to our line of vegan leather handbags and know you will adore them!
Founded in 2005, two enterprising entrepreneurs had the vision to revolutionize the industry with stylish animal-friendly handbags that satisfied the needs of the everyday woman, and Urban Expressions was the result.
Certified by both Vegan.org and PETA, Urban Expressions makes luxury vegan leather handbags and accessories that are fashion-forward and animal safe.
Well-loved by the press, and famous for their trend-setting designs, Urban Expressions handbags and accessories have graced the arms of the chicest women across the globe and are a mainstay in fashion magazines.
PETA award winner Melie Bianco designs some of the chicest vegan handbags on the market today. Founded in 2003 by husband and wife team Melissa and William and based in Los Angeles, each collection they debut is immensely covetable. Using only the best vegan leather, each clasp, buckle, and closure is chosen carefully, making their bags indistinguishable from more expensive, leather bags. And their prices are insanely affordable!
It is crystal clear that Melie Bianco cares about their customers’ needs and values. Their line of crossbody bags is some of most gorgeous purses available this season. When shopping for bucket bags to satchels, you will be hard-pressed to find one over $100. Their styles range from boho-chic to classic and sleek. Some of their signature details include thick tassels and ring handles. Even their most classic bags contains an element or two that separates their product from the pack.
We can keep gushing over their designs (the innovative use of hardware alone has us swooning), but it is their commitment to not just vegan products but also sustainable practices that keep Siera & Celeste returning to them again and again. They work directly with their suppliers and factories to guarantee every bit of material used is sweatshop free. Melie Bianco only works with small vendors, supporting them so these companies can provide safe working conditions with things we often take for granted, like paid vacations and breaks.
Melie Bianco’s philosophy is “Craft. Creativity. Character.” We couldn’t agree more. Their style and business practices are entirely in line with Siera & Celeste, and we are proud to provide their beautiful bags to our customers.
GUNAS NEW YORK
Gunas New York is one business responsible for putting vegan leather handbags on the map! Founded in 2009, they showed the world that cruelty-free fashion is just as chic and stylish as bags made from animals. With a fun, flirty attitude, Gunas New York designs collections knowing that women are both professional and fun, soft and hard. And we want a bag for every side of our personality. They design everything from hobo bags to cute backpacks and glamorous, bejeweled clutches.
Founder Sugandh G. Agrawal is an animal lover through and through. She creates handbags for other women who love animals as much as she does. She is keenly aware that producing leather is not only cruel but raising animals of any consumption puts immense strain on our environment and workers health. We love her convictions and how loudly and proudly she declares them! She works directly with artisans the world over, from India to Italy, always searching out the next inspiring partnership. Gunas New York also uses upcycle fabric whenever possible as well as lead and nickel free hardware.
Gunas New York embraces this lifestyle wholeheartedly in everything the company does, from blogging to social media. It is effortless to dismiss vegan fashion, but Gunas New York and their GunasGirls show the world how hip, and kind, it is to don vegan handbags and accessories. We can’t wait to see what new styles Gunas New York comes up with next! Don’t worry, we know you love them as much as us. We promise to always be well stocked with this phenomenal brand
We each carry our handbags with us everywhere, and we want them to reflect our personality. It is a joy to discover designers who understand this and create jaw-dropping bags and accessories made for the modern woman.