This vegan leather handbag feels so real PETA might just throw paint at you
Vicki von Holzhausen began her career as a car designer at Audi and Mercedes Benz. But last year she struck out on her own, launching an eponymous luxury handbag line that stands out for deploying the most sustainable practices in the industry. She sources her leather from Italy, ensuring that it is a by-product of the food industry and is tanned in the least toxic way possible. “Many fashion brands are beginning to think about sustainability, but this isn’t trickling into the leather goods space,” she says.