Vegan Leather Bag by Daylin Skye
Cruelty free, earth conscious, and locally made. Have I caught your interest yet? Here’s a great glam bag for green gals looking for a versatile vegan leather bag to rock. Let me introduce you to Daylin Skye.
Ever since I was little I’ve always loved leather bags. I’m not sure if it was the well made feel of them, the golden brown raw look of it, or simply the sweet, little, but slightly rough around the edges-indie girl within me. I’d almost always buy secondhand, and especially now. But as someone who has transitioned full force into a sustainable wardrobe I feel funny buying leather goods made by mysterious companies because I’m unsure if the leather was produced in a humane, ethical manner. That’s when my interest in vegan leather arose…
And what is vegan leather? Basically it’s a whole lot of things. Vegan leathers are made from cork, kelp, fungi, fruit, and many other things that may surprise you.
Daylin Skye caught my eye because the bags are cruelty free and earth conscious and vegan, too! The one I’m featuring is the Odette mini, a cute, well-made bag with a delicate diamond thread detailing.
Besides the material and production of the piece, I found this bag to be sustainable because of the amount of versatile looks you can achieve from just one accessory. This purse can be worn six ways: as a cross-body, on the shoulder, at the waist, low-slung on the hips, as a wristlet, or as a clutch. This is possible due to the heavy duty clasp at either end of the strap, and the smaller strap that comes with the bag. My personal favorite way to wear the bag is at the waist, like a classy fanny pack. In the age of music festivals and hipsters, fanny packs have gone from awkward to actually really cute if you have the confidence to pull it off.
I like to bounce between the lines of wacky and fabulous, and an Odette mini at the waist is a flirty way to play with the current, ironic trend. And hey, when that trend’s over, I can loosen the strap and make it a crossbody. I feel that this bag will never go out of style, and that’s what makes it sustainable!
Daylin Skye bags are also handcrafted in the USA, sold by #girlboss Amber who left her corporate job to hit the ground running with her love for fashion and handbags. I love to support women who are brave enough to start their own businesses. Centered in Vista, California, the bags are geographically close to me in Los Angeles, so it’s also great to purchase items that’re not only handcrafted in the USA, but also local to me! I’m all about supporting local artists, small businesses, and cheering on the women of cruelty free companies, so yes, I’ll take a Odette mini, please! 🙂