We found some vegan accessories brands that use cork and Piñatex material as trending leather alternatives. For starters, Piñatex is a revolutionary fabric made from pineapple leaf fibers that are a by-product of the pineapple harvest. We promise it looks just as beautiful as traditional leather! Thankfully, cork has long been more than just a practical beverage stopper. But it is recognized as one of the most sustainable materials out there. Sоft, lightwеight, water-resistant and tree-friendly! Plus, both materials are 100% biodegradable. Convince yourself and explore 7 brands with vegan cork + Piñatex accessories.
HFS Collective creates hands-free premium bags to liberate women (and animals). Their small classic belt bags, wallets, water bottle holders (for your reusable water bottle!) and cross body bags are cruelty-free and go with every outfit. The Los Angeles-based brand sources only recycled, upcycled, deadstock or low impact materials including vegan cork, piñatex, recycled polyester, premium eco-vegan leathers and more. Check out their Piñatex Collection!
Votch is a PETA-approved watch company from London that produces minimalistic timeless watches using vegan materials such as Piñatex. Without PVC, chemicals, or heavy metals. With each Votch item you purchase, 10% of the profits go to a charity that helps animals. Our top choice: the Silver and Piñatex Classic (€154.00).
We can’t believe it’s not leather. We are fascinated by Ina Koelln’s vintage-looking high-quality Piñatex bags & accessories. And they also make stylish products using sustainably produced cork. Choose between light and dark colored cork or the black Wally Black Cork Tote Bag (317.00€). It is ethically handcrafted in Portugal – just like all the other Ina Koelln items!
Meer Goods produces functional, robust backpacks, bags, and accessories using only superior natural fibers, dyes, and treatments. The brand even invented a textile called CorkanaTEX which makes truly sustainable goods a reality. So that all of their products can hands down be integrated back in the biological system. Inside and outside, every Meer Goods product is completely free of animal products.
The accessory brand from Stockholm combines Scandinavian minimalism with nature’s own aesthetics by crafting everyday essentials made from one of the most sustainable materials – natural cork. It is 100% natural, durable like leather and tree-friendly as trees aren’t harmed in the process. Look at this stunning iPhone 7/8 CORK CASE (€39.00)
Cork to carry: UlStO makes puristic and practical bags, backpacks, clutches and yoga mats using cork mixed with recycled PET bottles and GOTS-certified materials. And they make pretty cork jewelry, too! All of their products are produced in Germany under fair conditions. We really like their Scandinavian looking pieces and will get the Rubra Bag (€99.00).
StudioCork strongly believes that Cork is the new leather. And their mission is to spread this eco-friendly material around the world as an alternative to genuine leather. Find premium bags and wallets in various colors, shapes, patterns and with bold illustrations in their online shop. All items are manufactured with Portuguese cork.
Text: Mia Windisch-Graetz