Melina Bucher

Trudy Vegan Leather Crossbody Clutch Bag | Nude Beige or Black

£300

Ships from Germany

The Trudy bag is an elegant crossbody bag, which can also be used as a clutch. It’s made of the most luxurious, vegan and sustainable materials.

It has a sophisticated design on the outside, but on the inside it’s just so much fun! It has a detachable shoulder strap and a detachable pocket on the inside. The Trudy bag is made for lazy days at the park, where you just need your keys and a lipstick. It will become your new favourite: good for you, animals and the environment.

Available in Black or Nude

Dimensions: 14h x 23w x 8d cm.

Features:

  • Adjustable and detachable crossbody 'dog leash' strap.
  • Three functional interior compartments
  • Detachable pocket with zipper closure which unfolds to a cosmetics bag.

Materials: 

  • Outer: Durable high quality vegan leather: a compound fabric of PU and vinyl on a cotton base.
  • Interior: Durable vegan leather and GOTS certified organic cotton with Trudy print.
  • Gold-toned hardware, MB metal logo, snap closure.

Presented in a beautifully designed handled dust bag you can use for grocery shopping, or books you need for learning in the library.

Made in Europe.

Vegan and cruelty-free.

Melina Bucher is a vegan bag and accessory brand that believes in a sustainable, cruelty-free future of fashion, going on a mission is to promote a new way of enjoying luxury and a modern, innovative approach to fashion.

Committed to a transparent supply chain and reducing their impact on the planet and its inhabitants, Melina Bucher  wants a fashion world that's a cruelty-free, more place. 

The characteristic element of the brand's collection are the signature animal prints inside each handbag. Self-confidence, empowerment, environmental integrity – Melina Bucher bags embody values of modern women and inspire them to express their beliefs.

About the Founder

Melina Bucher always had a special connection with high-end fashion, but researching the conditions behind fashion production, she discovered that fashion had a huge impact on humans, animals and the environment. Melina found herself wondering if these practices were in line with her understanding of value and quality and the simple answer was no.

So in 2018 she started a brand with a mission to combine things that for a long time had seemed to be contradictions: ethics and luxury, sustainability and aesthetics, smart functions and design. Besides running the brand, Melina teaches sustainable fashion management at universities in Heidelberg and Reutlingen and also acts as a mentor at a textile accelerator in Germany, educating the new generation of fashion professionals on sustainable business practices.

“We redefine luxury – one bag at a time.”

Materials

Melina Bucher specialises in innovative materials that outperform animal skins. Their high-performance textile of choice is a cotton fabric backed with a thin PU and vinyl layer – a luxuriously soft yet durable material. For linings and accessories, the brand uses GOTS-certified organic cotton. The brand is actively involved in material development and aims to produce their bags in a circular process, using fully plant-based leather.

People

Committed to full transparency, Melina Bucher only works with suppliers certified by GOTS and Oeko-Tex. In order to receive the GOTS seal of approval, all processors and manufacturers must meet minimum social criteria based on the core standards of the International Labor Organization. Furthermore, the brand only works with manufacturers within Europe who are committed to EU guidelines, including their European, family-owned factories.

Production

Melina Bucher is in constant communication with their manufacturers to further lessen the environmental impact of their designs. The brand's organic cotton prints are made in specialised digital laboratories with animal-free, plant-based colour dyes. Digital printing ensures that only the needed quantities are imprinted, minimising ink usage and textile waste.

Starting from 2021, the label designs their collection and manufactures their prototypes solely in 3D, a process that allows them to minimise transport, CO2 emissions and, once again, textile waste.

All production of organic cotton for the label, as well as fabric dyeing and vegan leather manufacturing, sewing and finishing takes place in the Istanbul area, whereas the handbags are hand-crafted in Europe.

Packaging

Melina Bucher accessories come in boxes made from recycled paper and wrapped in paper-based tape with vegan glue. Postcards and business cards used by the brand are produced locally in Germany, from vegan-certified, recycled materials. The brand's printing partner is a zero-emissions facility that uses waste heat from the printing process, as well as solar energy, to avoid pollution. Whenever you purchase a Melina Bucher product, it is sent to you with CO2-neutral shipping, by offsetting emissions.

Animals

Melina herself has been passionate about animal welfare for a long time, always bothered by the fact that most designer bags are made of animal leather. Reducing animal suffering was the very reason Melina Bucher founded her brand – so no compromises are made in this regard. Not only the are the designs vegan, but also printing materials, paper and furniture in the brand's headquarters is all vegan-friendly.

The PETA-Approved Vegan label also supports animal welfare projects by donating a portion of their profits. In March 2021, Melina Bucher launched the CATLOVER charity collection to support animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To discover more like this, visit our vegan bags collection.

You can read more about the problem with animal  leather and sustainable vegan leather alternatives on our blog.

We are a marketplace. We don’t hold stock, so we eliminate the need for warehouses at our end.

When you place an order, the product is sent directly by the brand straight to you. This is the simplest and most environmentally friendly way of delivering products.

If you have purchased multiple items from different brands at the same time, each item will be sent separately and directly from each individual brand.

Immaculate Vegan is therefore not directly responsible for the delivery of items purchased on our site. Responsibility for this is passed to the brand, once the purchase has been made and payment has been collected by us.

Delivery Destinations and Costs

We currently ship to the following territories : Europe, North America (US, Canada, and Mexico), Australia, New Zealand, Israel, UAE, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Note : Each of our brands select which countries in the world they deliver to, and they set their own delivery costs for each country (which will vary). If this is not clearly stated on the individual product page, then you will be able to check in the shopping bag before proceeding to payment.

Our brands also select their own couriers, which may also differ by country.

Delivery and Promotions

If you use a promotional code, the reduction is usually applied only to the price of the product and not the delivery cost. 

Customs Duties / Import Taxes

Your order may be subject to duties or taxes upon arrival into your country based on where you live. You are responsible for paying any duties or taxes that apply.These are government-imposed duties that we have no control over as a retailer. Should you require more information, please contact your local customs office.

Depending on the postal services used by the brand, you will have either an option to pay any additional fees online by following the tracking number available once order is shipped or directly to your courier upon delivery. NB : you will be required to pay these import taxes before your order will be released to you.

Unfortunately, if you fail to pay any charges and the parcel is returned to sender, we will not be able to refund your order.

Delivery Timings

Once you have ordered one or more items from Immaculate Vegan, the relevant brand will be immediately notified by Immaculate Vegan. This initiates the processing of your order, and ultimately delivery to you. 

We ask our brands to send items to you as quickly and as cost efficiently as possible. Please bear in mind that products ordered from countries far away from your location will likely take longer to get to you. 

Delivery Confirmation

A delivery confirmation email from Immaculate Vegan will be sent to you as soon as the order has been sent. This email will contain a tracking number and the date the brand dispatched the item.

If you want to know the status of your delivery, please use the tracking number and link in this delivery confirmation email. This is the easiest and quickest way for you to get this information. 

If a brand is experiencing a high volume of orders, or other factors such as poor weather or postal strikes, delivery may be delayed by a few days.

If you experience a delivery issue which has not been resolved by the brand, please contact us and we will do our best to resolve this. 

Incorrect Address Details

Please ensure your address is completed correctly and a valid phone number is available at order. Immaculate Vegan does not take responsibility for lost or undelivered items if the address is incorrect.

If your order is returned to the brand the cost of redelivery must be paid before it is despatched again.

Damages

Please see our Returns Policy

We hope you love the items you buy from us; we take the utmost care in ensuring our goods are of a high quality. Additionally, as shipping goods has an environmental impact, we hope to minimise returns by giving you as much information as possible about each product. 

However, we understand that from time to time things might not be quite what you expected. So here is our policy and instructions if you ever need to return a product:

Immaculate Vegan is a multi-brand marketplace. That means we offer products from different brands based in different countries. So you return your item directly to the brand supplier, not to Immaculate Vegan.

If you want to return an item, you need to inform Immaculate Vegan, rather than the brand. You have 14 days to inform us of your desire to return an item, and then another 14 days to send back the item. Please email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

All items returned must be in their original condition – unused, unworn, unwashed, in the original packaging and with original labels and any hygiene stickers attached. All beauty products must be unopened, with all seals in place. Unfortunately, our suppliers will not be able to accept any items that fail to meet these criteria. 

Many of our suppliers don’t include a returns slip in the package itself for environmental reasons; so if you don't find a returns address and returns information in your package, please don't worry. Just email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com, and we will send you a returns slip with the returns address for that brand.

What can be returned?

Any item - regular priced or sale price - may be returned and refunded. This includes items purchased with a promotional or discount code.

However, any custom-made / made to order products cannot be returned and refunded

Return costs

If the supplier offers free returns, a Free Post sticker or code will be included in the packaging.

If the supplier does not offer free returns, you are responsible for packaging up the item and posting it back at your own cost. In this instance, we recommend a signed-for delivery with proof of postage.

The exception to this is when the item is faulty, in which case the brand is responsible for paying for costs of returning the item. Please inform us if you receive a faulty item as soon as possible, by emailing customers@immaculatevegan.com.

Any delivery costs or import taxes you may have had to pay to receive an item cannot be refunded upon the return of that item.

You are responsible for any item being returned until it arrives back at its supplier.

It is your responsibility to fill out any customs declaration form correctly. When filling in the customs declaration form, please consult with your post office personnel how to declare a return exempt from import duties. Otherwise the brand may be charged customs import taxes, which they will deduct from your refund amount.

Processing your return

Once your returned item is received and inspected, the supplier will notify us, and we will then send you an email confirming this. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. 

If your return is approved, your refund will be processed. We aim to get you refunded as soon as we can once your returned item has been processed by the supplier.

We are legally obliged to ensure your money is refunded within 14 working days of receipt of the returned goods in saleable condition.

Please note that original shipping costs are not refundable unless delivered item is faulty.

Exchanges

Most of our brand partners allow exchanges although some only offer a return and refund. If you wish to have an exchange, please contact us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

Duties

If you have had to pay import duty on a purchase, then you may be able to reclaim that from your local tax office, if you return the goods. Immaculate Vegan is not responsible for any additional customs and taxes applied to a customer order.

Returns & Damages

Immaculate Vegan is not liable for any items damaged or lost during delivery.

Please contact the brand directly. They will follow up with you. If for any reason, your issue is not satisfactorily resolved, feel free to contact us.

Cancellation policy and process 

You can cancel an order that you have paid for if it has not yet been dispatched.

To do this, please notify us by using the Contact Us form on our website. 

We aim to process your refund within than 5 days.

Any custom-made or made-to-order products cannot be cancelled.

Note

This policy applies to products purchased from the www.immaculatevegan.com website only.

Questions?

Please contact us using the Contact Us form if you have any questions about returns or cancellations that we haven’t answered.  

 

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