Gunas is an independant high fashion label with a cause. It was founded in 2009 by designer and animal lover Sugandh Agrawal, an award-winning industrial product designer who ditched her 7-year corporate career to start her own brand of cruelty-free fashion. The brand is now global, using only artisan and small-scale ethical manufacturers, and has a wide range of vegan bags, including totes, satchels, cross-bodies, wallets and backpacks.
The brand's main material is a perfect alternative to both animal leather and plastic, called Mulbtex. It's made of a cotton base coated with mulberry leaf pulp, which has its own silky shine, and makes it as water-proof, weather-proof and strong as silk.