Global Vegan Awards 2023

“Determine Your Needs: Consider the purpose of the handbag. Are you looking for an everyday bag, a special occasion bag, or something to carry just your essentials? Think about the size you need. Do you prefer a small clutch, a medium-sized tote, or a larger shoulder bag? “Material Consideration: Research the different vegan leather alternatives available and choose one that aligns with your values and preferences. Consider factors like durability, texture, and appearance. Some materials closely mimic traditional leather, while others are more focused on fabrics such as hemp. “Quality and Durability: Look for well-made bags that are sturdy and constructed with attention to detail. Check the stitching, zippers, hardware, and overall craftsmanship to ensure the bag will last. Check certification – and perhaps even awards!” “Brand Research: Look for brands that specialise in vegan products and have a reputation for ethical and sustainable practices. Read reviews and customer feedback to get an idea of the quality and customer satisfaction. “Style and Design: Choose a bag that fits your personal style and complements your wardrobe. Consider the bag's colour, shape, and any additional design elements. “Functionality: Evaluate the bag's features, such as pockets, compartments, and closures, to ensure it meets your organisational needs. Check if the bag is comfortable to carry, whether it's a shoulder strap, crossbody style, or handheld. “Sustainability and Ethics: Research the brand's commitment to sustainability, ethical practices, and transparency in their supply chain. Look for certifications, statements or even awards indicating their eco-friendly and cruelty-free approach. “Price Point: Set a budget for your handbag purchase. Vegan handbags can vary in price, so it's important to find one that fits within your financial constraints. “Care Instructions: Check the care instructions for the bag's maintenance and cleaning to ensure it remains in good condition. Does it come with a dustbag so you can safely protect your bag as well? “Remember that selecting a vegan handbag is a personal decision, and there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Take your time to explore your options and choose a bag that aligns with your values, lifestyle, and fashion preferences.” Vendula London has won several awards including those in LUXlife’s Global Vegan Awards. The brand is also vegan certified at The Vegetarian Society. There are other certifications to look for too including Viva! and The Vegan Society. Moving forward, the company has one mission, and that’s to continue delighting its fans. Raymond says, “We’re simply passionate about Vendula London. We have exciting plans to create more awareness around how wonderful vegan handbags can be. We want everyone to know their bag can be cruelty-free, long-lasting, and fashionable without breaking the bank. We love our ever-growing client base and would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our fans.” To see Vendula London’s products first-hand, why not visit its shop at Gabriel’s Wharf on the Southbank? It features a curated collection of the company’s best-selling ranges. Or for more information, visit the company website. Contact: Raymond Lam Company: Vendula London Limited Web Address: