I was blown away, when I received my olive-metallic toned, faux-python skin tote bag from California based designer Sous Sus! It is just gorgeous, well constructed, roomy and goes with everything I own. I have received many compliments on it. Really, it’s this handbag junkie’s dream!!
Sous Sus is a high end, luxury line of handbags and belts. In addition to their “vegan” line, they also create bags from actual “exotic” animal skins like crocodile and snake. Of course, as a vegan, I feel it’s unfortunate that any company would use animal skins for handbags; especially when they offer an alternative with such amazing high quality and which is indistinguishable from animal leather.
If you are in the market for a high-end, ethically made clutch bag please do check out the options on their “vegan” menu. At this time, they are focusing on 3 vegan clutches. These clutches are stunning and will make a very strong impression. I assure you, the luxury price tags are justified.
I am also going to take the opportunity to show you a few things from the look book that includes my handbag and the other designs that they could offer. I encourage all of you reading this to use the power of “supply and demand”. We live in a world where basic economics dictates that if consumers want the alternative textiles to animal skins and create the demand, the designers will supply. By the same token, if no one wants animal skin leather, they will stop making it. It’s that simple.
This is the perfect example of using our voices and our dollars to vote. If you love the handbag they gave me, or any of the other handbags I’m showing you here, tell them you want it! There are so many beautiful, quality, durable textiles that are absolute viable alternatives to leather. We must demand them!
That said, I am encouraged by Sous Sus, as they reached out to Chic Vegan for a review. They say on their web site, “In the language of ballet, ‘sous sus’ means to rise up. “ Therefore, I offer you a challenge, to tell them to ethically and consciously, “rise up”. You can create more demand for these compassionate creations. The talent is there. The materials exist. We will get there!
You can find Sous Sus at www.soussus.com and click the “Shop Vegan” menu.
Send them your feedback and be the change you want to see in the fashion world!