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By Chere Di Boscio
Stylist Morgan Bogle and her photographer boyfriend Scott MacDonough love animals a lot. They rescue dogs, volunteer at wildlife reserves, and are vegetarian, but still, they felt it wasn’t enough–the pair wanted to help others help animals too. So, they decided to combine their passion for animals with their eye for fashion, and in 2012, Freedom of Animals was born.
Freedom of Animals is a fully sustainable and ethical vegan leather bag line as dedicated to design as it is to ecology. The eco-leather is comprised of post consumer materials that is woven with organic cotton and coloured with vegetable based dyes.
The texture of the bags is as sumptuous as the finest real leather, but unlike leather (and most other vegan leather brands, in fact), no harsh chemicals are used in the manufacturing of these accessories; moreover, all materials used comply with EPA guidelines to ensure sustainability and durability.
With designs inspired by the work of Stella McCartney, Celine and The Row, these minimalist bags have been a hit with celebs like Ann Hathaway and Sarah Jessica Parker, but what makes Bogle proudest is the fact that she’s giving people a fashionable, cruelty-free option: “What you purchase and consume is the biggest voice you have in the world,” she says. “We hope to give people an option to participate in positive change.”
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