Shop vegan and cruelty free accessories. From women's shoulder bags to men's dress belts, all of the products you can find here are 100% free of any animal-derived materials and by-products.
What are “vegan” accessories?
Vegan accessories are simply fashionable clothing and utility accessories, such as bags, wallets, watches, belts, purses and other items, that are made from materials other than those that are derived from animals; materials that are considered “vegan-friendly”.
What materials are used to make vegan accessories?
In place of animal skins and fur, vegan men’s and women’s accessories can be made from a wide-variety of materials that are considered cruelty-free and animal-friendly, including (but not limited to):
- Canvas (made from hemp, cotton, jute, flax or a similar yarn)
- Vegan leather - synthetic (such as Polyvinyl Chloride or Polyurethane)
- Vegan leather - plant-based (made from mushrooms, pineapple, cork, kelp and others)
- Up-cycled materials, such as pop can tabs
- Many other materials
Please Note: The eco-friendliness of these materials can vary widely
Why buy accessories that are vegan?
When you look into the materials used to make vegan belts, wallets, briefcases, hand bags, clutches, as well as other everyday items, you’ll find that the materials used to make these items are often derived from shockingly cruel methods; let’s just say that animals need their skin to live. It comes down to this: if you buy vegan-friendly accessories, you’re buying an animal-friendly accessories.
Does buying one vegan accessory really make a difference?
Yes, it’s actually one of the easiest and most effective forms of animal activism, believe it or not, and here’s how it works: You buy a funky belt from Alchemy Goods made of up-cycled tires, and your friends thinks it’s cool, so one of them also buys one. They may not even know, or care, that it’s an animal-friendly belt, but they bought it in place of a belt made of leather. This cycle is repeated with their friends. All of a sudden, a decent amount of revenue is coming in for this vegan belt company, and money that would have otherwise be going to a leather belt company isn’t. So, instead of pelting your friends with relentless information and guilt about why leather’s bad, you’ve simply shown them a stylish belt, and got them to willingly support a vegan company, and not one that profits on cruelty.
Are vegan accessories expensive?
It really depends on the pair. Men’s and women’s bags, belts, wallets and other accessories, just like their non-vegan counterparts, are designed, produced and sold by different designers, brands and stores, and can be made from a diverse range of natural and synthetic materials. The prices of these accessories can vary accordingly.
Should I get rid of non-vegan accessories that I already own?
This is a hotly debated topic in the vegan community. In our opinion, it’s up to you to decide. Some people can’t stand to look at leather and suede items they own after they become vegan, so wearing or using them is no longer an option. Others feel that they already own them, and can’t afford new items just yet, so they wait until they’ve worn out or lost the items, and simply opt to get vegan-friendly ones when they need to be replaced. Others will sell their old accessories, and either give the money to an animal-friendly cause, or use the money to replace the old items with new vegan-friendly ones. There are several options available to you, the choice is yours.
What companies make vegan accessories?
There are 2 types of companies that make vegan accessories; companies whose main focus is to produce goods that are made from leather, fur, nubuck, suede and other animal-derived materials, but they'll include vegan items in their catalogue to broaden their marketing reach, or because of the lower cost of some of the vegan materials. Then there are companies that exclusively make vegan products, for ethical, sustainability, business or other possible reasons. Some companies whose accessories are entirely vegan include:
- Alchemy Goods
- Matt & Nat
- AB Aeterno
- The Vegan Collection
- Tokyo Bags
- Jaan J.
- Deux Lux
- Rock Rebel
- Melie Bianco
- Big Bhudda
- Cri de Coeur
- 88 Handbags
How do you choose which companies to list on this site?
We keep a growing list of companies that we find by way of social media, word of mouth, by old-fashioned Google searches, and by other methods, whose entire catalogue of accessories seems to be animal-friendly. We contact these companies to check that they don’t use any animal-derived materials in the making of their products. If we’re convinced their items are suitable for vegans, and they’re listed on Amazon, then we display them here for your convenience.
Do you list vegan accessories from non-vegan companies?
We think it’s great that more and more non-vegan companies are adding cruelty-free accessories and other items to their catalogue, whatever the reasoning behind it might be. However, when we contact some of these companies, we often have a hard time getting straight answers from them with regard to which of their products are 100% free of animal-derived materials, and which aren’t. If we don’t have complete confidence in the ‘veganism’ of their products, we don’t list them.
Similar product categories
If you’ve found this page helpful, check out similar product categories to learn or shop more:
- Women’s Accessories
- Women’s Footwear
- Women’s Personal Care
- Men’s Accessories
- Men’s Footwear
- Men’s Personal Care
For companies that make and/or sell vegan accessories
If you or your employer makes vegan purses, belts, wallets, iPad cases or any vegan product for that matter, we’d love to feature those products on our site... for free! Contact us at - info(at)getitvegan(dot)com - to get started!