By Diane Small
Whether you’re a woman or a man, one thing is true: you’re going to be using toiletries. And whether you’re travelling or just staying home, you’ll want them to be well organised.
The Treebag Company understands this, and has created the chic ‘Azurya’ bag to help keep your stuff neat and tidy.
The brand was founded by a former model, Romanthi Wijesinha, who is gorgeous inside and out for her belief that animals should never be exploited for fashion. She searched the world for vegan handbags and accessories that were also 100% eco-friendly, and finding none she liked, she created her own.
Based in New York today, The Tree Bag Company offers a wide range of bags made from fully sustainable materials.
Eco Friendly Vegan Leather
All of the Tree Bag Company’s bags are made from one of the most sustainable ‘vegan leathers’ around: cork. Apart from being eco-friendly, cork is also lightweight, strong, cruelty free, waterproof, durable, hypoallergenic, and is half the weight of animal leather, meaning these bags are easier to carry.
And don’t think any trees are harmed in the making of this leather: around every ten years, the outer bark of the cork oak tree strips off, and does no harm whatsoever to the tree. A cork oak tree can be safely harvested up to 20 times during its life cycle, and of course, no trees are cut down to make cork leather.
In fact, cork oak trees play a vital role in ecological conservation for their ability to stop soil erosion, to absorb carbon monoxide (thus reducing harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere), and to act as a natural habitat for several forms of wildlife.
So important is environmental conservation to the Tree Bag Company, they have pledged to plant a tree for every product sold.
The beauty of cork is that as with animal leather, using it over time results in a natural patina on the material. And due to the fact that this is a natural product, no two bags will be the same: the grain and patterns of the wood will always be a bit different.
The Azurya bag in particular is perfect for all your personal toiletries, as it provides a waterproof home for them whether the bag resides in your bathroom, or comes with you on your travels. It features a zipped outer pocket, fabric lining, zipped inner pocket and a side snap closure to ensure nothing falls out when you’re abroad.
Like the sound of that? The Tree Bag Company is offering one lucky Eluxe reader the chance to experience the luxury of cork for him or herself!
Simply fill in your details below to enter our competition to win one of these practical and beautiful bags for yourself.
Competition ended July 28 2019. Congrats to Helen Swales!
You can see more bags and purchase them here.
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