I absolutely love the classic look of this stunning Koi quilted handbag. The Gunas Koi handbag is versatile and also compliments so many looks from casual wear to more formal evening attire. Reminds me of my 1950’s vintage Chanel bags I had for many years but without any animals being harmed.
The Gunas Koi bag is 100% Vegan with a Textured Eco Polyurethane with a lining made from Recycled Plastic Bottles. The metal elements of the Gunas Koi are made from Recycled metal hardware and plated with 18K Gold!
Gunas offers a huge range of affordable luxury vegan handbags that are PETA approved and also have a men’s collection too!
It’s important to remind ourselves and for those who don’t know to understand that Leather is “not” a by-product of the meat industry.
Raising animals for food and/ or leather requires huge amounts of feed, pasture land, water, and fossil fuels. Turning skin into leather requires massive amounts of energy and dangerous chemicals, including mineral salts, formaldehyde, coal-tar derivatives, and various oils, dyes, and finishes, many of which are cyanide-based. Most leathers are chrome-tanned, a lot of which gets washed away into our fresh water supplies during the process of making leather. People who work in tanneries or live close by often suffer from cancer, lung damage caused by exposure to toxic chemicals used to process and dye the leather. “Non-leather” alternatives account for only a fraction of petroleum used in contrast to leather.
Leather not only causes suffering for the animals but also causes harm to our environment, the people that produce it and also those who choose to wear it. Now that I know the horrendous horrors of the leather industry I’d never purchase a bag or anything else made from real animals skins.
GUNAS BRAND MANIFESTO
Gunas is a company committed to being a 100% vegan brand.
Gunas believe that animals are not a “property” of humans.
They are against any forms of bullying and domination by humans of another species.
Gunas stand up to the culture of violence & suffering that we often inherit against our will.
Justice, empathy and compassion are core to Gunas values.
Gunas envisage a world of peace, love and kindness that starts with each one of us. They advocate conscious consumerism over fast fashion.
They make “victim-free” fashion full of love for all.
They will not participate in any kind of exploitation, be it towards our planet, people or animals.
These values totally align with my own. With stunning and affordable bags created with these core values and the core platform there really is no excuse to buy into any cruelty at all.
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