Luxtra, which stands for "luxury transformed", is a vegan accessory brand creating sustainably-minded vegan bags, backpacks, wallets & small accessories, all of which are hand crafted in Italy. A certified B Corp®, LUXTRA meets the highest standards of social and environmental impact. The brand is creating a legacy of change, bringing their elegant and understated aesthetic to customers and creating a cleaner, greener planet. Luxtra was named One to Watch in the Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 and 2021. This vegan brand was also a runner-up in the 2019 Sustainable Lifestyle Awards, in the Accessory Brand of the Year category.
About the Founder
Even before becoming a sustainable fashion entrepreneur, Jessica Kruger was devoted to promoting ethical living and the shift towards a meat-free, cruelty-free world. She co-founded vegetarian restaurant Ethos in central London, before moving on to fashion and inspiring the industry to go cruelty-free by launching Luxtra.
“There is no way I would be complicit in animal cruelty. I want to show people that you can make beautiful products without cruelty and archaic practices.”
LUXTRA proudly works with the most innovative and pioneering cruelty-free materials available on the market. Their mission is to champion innovative vegan leathers that are partly made from plants – some of the materials they love include leather made from apple, pineapple, cactus and corn. The label is aiming to work more towards a circular production system to further amplify its sustainability efforts.
Jessica herself visits the brand's suppliers and manufacturers, having conversations regarding modern slavery and labour standards to ensure a fair treatment of workers.
Luxtra manufactures their beautiful vegan bags and accessories in Italy, where almost all their raw materials are also produced. The brand is working on obtaining further transparency into the processes around their raw materials, especially regarding the extraction and cultivation of these materials.
Proudly dedicated to being cruelty-free, Luxtra is a PETA-Approved vegan brand.
LUXTRA’s commitment to sustainability naturally takes into consideration their packaging. Larger items are delivered with an organic cotton dust bag in which to house and protect the item when not in use. Small accessories are delivered in elegant boxes made from FSC certified recycled paper. They are slimline, and stackable, making for efficient storage and presentation. LUXTRA does not use plastic in any of their packaging, and are working with their suppliers to help them reach this same goal.
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What are the best vegan trainers?
That’s a hard one as ‘best’ is personal! Immaculate Vegan has one of the largest collections of vegan trainers from a wide variety of brands from across the globe. Take a look! Our best sellers come from BeFlamboyant, Humans are Vain, Yatay, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, Ration.L and Komrads.
What are vegan trainers made from?
Vegan trainers (and sneakers) are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. Vegan shoes are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative materials derived from nature with all the properties of leather, such as apple leather, cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Many synthetic trainers are now made using recycled plastics from ocean trash.
Are vegan trainers waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas trainers are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But most of our trainers are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well durable and 100% vegan.
Are vegan trainers durable?
The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather trainers, you should look after your vegan leather trainers. With proper care, vegan trainers can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are trainers the same as sneakers?
Yes! As far as we are concerned they are.
The British call them trainers, because they can be used for sports or training.
The Americans call them sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they're suitable for sneaking around in!
But to confuse things further, they are also called tennis shoes in the US.
What are vegan sandals made of?
Vegan sandals are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. There' a wide variety of materials that can be used to make vegan sandals, including polyurethane (also known as PU), apple leather, pineapple leather (Pinatex), cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). In addition, some vegan sandals are also made from recycled materials, such as recycled polyester or other recycled fibres.
Are vegan sandals durable?
Many vegan sandals now are made using high quality and durable materials, and many of the new vegan leathers are of very high quality. But you can make your vegan sandals last longer by taking care of them well. With proper care, vegan sandals can last for many years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are vegan sandals better for the environment?
Vegan materials tend to have a much lower carbon footprint and be much be kinder to the environment than animal leather, which is one of the most environmentally damaging materials used in fashion. Whilst there are vegan materials such as PVC which are toxic and harmful, none of the vegan sandals or products at Immaculate Vegan contain PVC. We also choose to partner with brands who are creating the most sustainable vegan sandals possible, using the most sustainable vegan materials.
Are vegan leather sandals comfortable?
There's really no difference here between vegan and non vegan sandals – it all depends on the quality and fit of the brand and the styles you choose. We partner with premium footwear brands at Immaculate Vegan to bring you vegan shoes that are high quality, stylish and comfortable.
Are vegan sandals good quality?
Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.
Are vegan sandals waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas and fabric vegan sandals are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But some of our vegan sandals are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well as durable and 100% vegan.