I haven’t been this excited about handbags before but here is some great news for all you environment conscious fashionistas out there. Famous handbag designer Collina Strada has designed an exclusive capsule range for the earth conscious New York city boutique KAIGHT. The range mixes Strada’s chic design sense with a range of earth-safe raw materials and production techniques.
The inspiration for the range came from a leather hating sales associate of KAIGHT who does not wear or use leather products at all. She loved Strada’s new spring collection but wasn’t too happy that it was made primarily from vegetable tanned leather. She also despised the fact there weren’t too many chic earth-safe, non leather bags out there in the market. The choice was limited to a few sustainable labels whose design sense was quite bland overall. Her initiative set the collaboration in motion. The result is this edgy range of motto inspired carryalls with a Shibori print messenger, a biker bag whose starp goes below the handlebars and a vegan take of Sierra- Stradaâs signature tote.
The proprietor of KAIGHT and a representative of Collin Strada have confirmed to sources that the range has been completely manufactured in the Big apple. Local manufacturing guarantees tighter control over the production process, quicker turnaround times and even better craftsmanship. It supports local production houses, factories, sewers and artists, all the while keeping a low carbon footprint on the product.
Also available at KAIGHTâs brick and mortar and online store fronts, the bags signal the beginning of the chains focus on fun, trendy green solutions for their discerning clientele. It clearly indicates that they have the ability and the will to corroborate with designers they like to produce collections that specifically meet the needs of their customers.
As an additional highlight KAIGHT will show their appreciation for your choice of cruelty free bags by making a donation of 10 percent of the proceeds from each bag to the BARC Animal shelter in Brooklyn.