Stella McCartney’s vegetal leather bags: my opinion and review
Are Stella McCartney bags as "good" as actual leather bags? I actually am having more and more issues with the concept of leather in itself, and often seeing large pieces of it repulses me. Which is kind of stupid, given that almost all of the shoes and bags I own are actually made of leather.
I gave up on fur a few years ago and I am really happy I did. Same goes with meat and fish - I've been a vegetarian for over a year now and I do definitely not regret my decision. Leather however is a twisted question for me... If it were just for me I would probably give it up as well, but I realize that working in the Fashion Industry it would make things difficult. I know it's kind of weak to think this way, but that's the way it is.
If I decided to banish leather from my wardrobe it would drive away a lot of projects and opportunities, not to mention my shopping possibilities which would be widely reduced...
I'm sure you've all heard of Stella McCartney's sustainable fashion, and of her wonderful vegetal leather bags. When I first heard about it a few years ago, my first thought was something like wow, how does this girl manage to keep up with other luxury brands if she doesn't even sell real leather accessories?! (pretty dumb I know, I was very young)
Anyway, obviously this thought did not last very long in my head and Stella McCartney's ethics began to catch my eye more and more... Until I got my first Stella bag, a few weeks back. I got it from Monnier Frères, it was kind of an impulsive buy but I wanted to try the brand for ages and finally gave up.
And I am so happy I did! This bag is not only super classy and beautiful to look at, it is also completely in harmony with my conscience and ethics, which feels wonderful. And cherry on top, this beauty has absolutely nothing to envy to real leather bags, believe me! (for the juicy story: one of my REAL LEATHER Saint Laurent actually aged pretty badly and I was super disappointed, might tell you guys more about this)
I can tell you that Stella McCartney is a designer that is here to stay in my wardrobe, and I sincerely hope that she will inspire other big brands to follow her lead!
What are your thoughts on this guys? Do you own any Stella McCartney bags? What do you think about eco friendly fashion?