Award: The “Best Vegan Bag” Nominees at Vegfest UK 2018

Vegfest UK is one of those events, that everyone interested in the vegan lifestyle definitely has on the radar. The festival has been around since 2009, started in Brighton and since 2013 also organizes an event, in London, the British capital. This year’s London edition takes place on October 27 & 28 at Olympia London. A special sub-event at the London event every year is the award ceremony of the VegfestUK Awards.

The Vegfest UK Awards is a public internet vote amongst nominated vegan services, products or organizations. For the first time this year there is also a “Best Vegan Bag” category, so we decided to take a look at the short list to see who has the chance of becoming everyone’s most beloved vegan designer bag of the year!

The Nominees

Hetty + Sam

Hetty + Sam is a husband and wife team, that has been creating vegan designer teams since about 4 years. They work with different artists to create fun, urban bags for everyday use.

Paguro Upcycle

If you are an avid reader of our guides, you may have come across Paguro in our “Guide to Vegan Leather Alternatives”. The brand is known for its use of unconventional materials like recycled tires, which they turn into chic and practical handbags.

Thamon London

Thamon London is an eco-design company, that turns real tree leaves into fashionable accessories like jewelry and bags. They have been around since 2014 and are known for their functional, clean design.

Watts Kork

Watts Kork imports high quality cork bags and accessories from Portugal, where the production of cork has a long-standing tradition.

Beyond Bags

Beyond Bags is an online retailer, that sells a wide selection of vegan designer bags.


Moddanio is a rather new UK vegan fashion brand, that combines elegance and sustainability in its design. Their design is young and focused on practicability.

Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat is the only Canadian brand on the list. Matt & Nat’s design is known to be classic and timeless designs in line with their motto “Live beautifully”.

Lifestyle International

Lifestyle International offers a great selection of practical, cruelty-free designer bags.

The Lovely Things

Founder Monica started The Lovely Things in 2016, when transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. After learning more about the leather industry, she founded her own cruelty-free fashion brand, which sells bags, but also clothing and wallets.

LaBante London

LaBante London has been around since 2012 and is known for its classic and timeless bags, but also sells sunglasses and jewelry.

The Voting

Voting is still open until Oct 14, 2018. Winners in all categories will be announced during an award ceremony at VegfestUK in London.

Did your favorite brand make the list?

Hi! I'm Kathrin and I want to introduce you to the world of vegan designer bags! I write about trends, bags and designers, that use cruelty-free materials.

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