Created for the hectic lifestyle of the contemporary fashion lover, The Morphbag is an innovative three-in-one vegan handbag set. The clever and luxurious design includes a reversible tote big enough to carry a laptop, textbooks or shopping, plus a crossbody bag and wallet clutch with a handy wrist strap.

Described by Eluxe Magazine as ‘The only handbag you will need in your wardrobe’ (when awarding them their Best Slow Fashion Brand award in 2020) and featured in Cosmopolitan as ‘Best Travel Bag', this versatile set offers four styles and can be used in 14 different ways. They've also been awarded Best Ethical Fashion Brand 2021 by Eluxa Magazine.

The Morphbag by GSK is the every-day handbag reinvented with added versatility. This set of colour-coordinated accessories is easy to adapt to the seasons, your wardrobe and your lifestyle. This unique set is sustainable in its DNA thanks to its versatile concept for use and styling as well as being ethical and sustainably produced.

About the Founder

Creative Director and designer Giovanna Sessi-Knott is Italian and based in London, UK. Giovanna was raised in a fashion-industry family and grew up with an innate predilection for style. Prior to the launch of The Morphbag by GSK, Giovanna had a successful international career with a renowned London-based interior design firm.

As a working mother, Giovanna always felt challenged with the limitations of choosing a traditional everyday bag. Inspired by her own experiences of work and travel, Giovanna set out to redefine everyday accessories to create a set of three sustainable handbags, with particular attention to durability.

“I believe that it is totally unnecessary to use hide leather for handbags - not only for the negative environmental impact but also in terms of quality and look. The Morphbag's mission is to lower the carbon footprint of livestock farming and contribute to a more sustainable future - with no compromise to quality or style.”

Materials

The bags are crafted from a luxury polyurethane leather – which has been proven to have a smaller environmental impact than animal leather - that has been coated and textured to obtain the same pebble grain as cow leather. The lining in the cross-body bag is made from recycled water bottles. PU leather has a reduced environmental impact in production than hide leather. The Morphbag is also working with The Conscious Fashion Campaign, making the UN's Sustainable Development Goals key in their business plan.

People

Giovanna herself regularly audits the company's factory in Guangzhou, Northern China, to ensure human rights standards are ensured. The factory is also regularly audited by verification and inspection company SGS. Business practices, working conditions and safety of labour, fair wages and working hours are monitored throughout the production process.

Production

Committed to minimising their environmental impact, The Morphbag have partnered with OneTreePlanted and its Amazon Rainforest Reforestation project – the brand plants three trees for every Morphbag order. As the Amazon rainforest is one of the areas that suffer the most due to the negative ecological impacts of cattle farming, the brand treasures the opportunity to restore this part of the Earth that has been badly damaged by the leather trade. The brand is also in the process of moving their production to the UK to minimise their carbon footprint.

Packaging

All packaging used is made from recycled paper and cardboard – each material is personally chosen by Giovanna.

Animals

Dedicated to creating a planet-friendly, cruelty-free alternative to leather, the brand is PETA-Approved Vegan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.

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.