JW Pei vegan bags are some of the most stunning, well design vegan accessories out there!
By Lora O’Brien
Once something you had to actively search for, vegan fashion is becoming more mainstream. And with a higher than ever before demand for products that are in no way derived from animals, we’re always aware of new vegan fashionistas that are arising, and so we’re officially in love with new kid on the block, JW PEI.
Founded by self-proclaimed ‘rebellious spirit’ Aaron Pei, the main concept behind the brand was to offer designer handbags using only the finest vegan materials, while upholding the same luxurious leather look and feel so many love.
After a visit to China back in 2009, Pei discovered an innovative new material called ultra-microfiber. He left China with an overwhelming disbelief that people were still continuing to slaughter innocent animals – even wild ones – when the perfect alternative already existed. Forget the cheap, toxic smelling material that many vegan bags used in the early days in a bid to venture away from animal materials; this material was the piece de resistance of luxury vegan style.
A New Kind Of Leather
Ultra-microfiber is a game changer when it comes to the vegan fashion world; it’s about 30-50% lighter than leather, but what it lacks in weight it makes up for in strength as it’s around 5-20 times stronger than other synthetic leather materials on the market. In fact, the eco-friendly material looks like leather, it has that luxurious, buttery soft leather feeling, and yet not a damn animal was harmed in the making of it. So why was there a void in the fashion market where this revolutionary material could be used?
JW PEI was born with the philosophy of creating ethical bags in a super luxurious fashion. Compared to other vegan brands on the market, these bags remain affordable without compromising on quality. With their styles ranging from $30-$150 with the majority of designs falling just under the $100 price bracket, these bags have that premium appearance whilst remaining affordable for all those who are seeking some sustainable luxury.
With backpacks still being a popular trend when it comes to fashionable bags, JW PEI have catered to the demand with their best-selling backpack, available in two shades; black and vibrant red. The gorgeous pack screams both sophistication and effortless style, and is super lightweight, being 40% lighter than other similar styles made from leather. The durable bag can hold a 13″ laptop, so it’s perfect for jet setting about the place.
The Metro Tote is a shining example of how sleek and stylish vegan fashion has become. Whilst it’s super lightweight, the 100% cruelty-free tote carries with it a heavier message: with every two purchases of this bag, the brand saves the lives of one small calf! It’s a mighty victory in getting people to stop turning animals into handbags.
But it’s not just calves JW PEI is helping to save. They create vintage style handbags that perfectly mirror the texture and look of crocodile, meaning there’s really no need anymore to kill these ancient creatures for the sake of a mere accessory.
Alongside their blossoming range of vegan goods, JW PEI have added a few smaller items to their ever-expanding brand. Wallets, cardholders and even smaller cross-body bags have been added to the range. But the most innovative idea of all is the new clip on handles, allowing you to transform your bag into something a bit different whenever the mood strikes you.
Rebellious spirit indeed!
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