LUXTRA

AppleSkin™ Vegan Leather Clutch | Black

£50

Ships from United Kingdom

This clutch has a detachable strap and clip which allows you to anchor it within a larger bag to store your essentials. It also doubles as a perfectly chic evening bag, and the strap can be fully detached or clipped back on itself to form a practical wristlet.

Hand crafted in Italy from glossy "Frumat" – an Italian cruelty-free leather alternative that is made from apples – the clutch is subtly embossed with the LUXTRA logo. 

AppleSkin™  leather is made from the skin and core waste recovered from the food industry. The material contains approximately 20-30% apple fibre and is created in Bolzano, Italy. Frumat was the winner of the 2018 Technology and Innovation Award at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards in Milan. 

Features: 

  • Frumat" material - a bio-based vegan leather alternative.
  • Hand painted electric blue edges.
  • Subtle logo embossing.
  • Silver toned hardware.
  • Lined.

    Dimensions: 
    Width: 22 cm
    Height: 14 cm
    Strap length: 42 cm

    Care: Frumat Apple Skin leather is water resistant and strong. It has passed ISO international standards tests for seam rupture, tear resistance, tensile strength, light and colour fastness and abrasion resistance. Marks can be cleaned with water, using a damp soft cloth or sponge. 

    Made in Italy. 

    Vegan and cruelty-free. PETA Approved.

    Luxtra, which stands for "luxury transformed", is a London-based vegan accessory brand creating timeless fashion accessories from the most innovative sustainable materials on the market. With a purpose is to inspire and lead positive change in the fashion industry, Luxtra achieved B Corp status in 2020 and was named One to Watch in the Drapers Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 and 2021. The 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.”

    Materials

    To stay sustainably minded, Luxtra has made it their mission 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.

    People

    Jessica herself visits the brand's suppliers and manufacturers, having conversations regarding modern slavery and labour standards to ensure a fair treatment of workers.

    Production

    Luxtra manufactures entirely 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.

    Animals

    Proudly dedicated to being cruelty-free, Luxtra is a PETA-Approved Vegan brand.

    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.

    As a marketplace, we sell over 100 beautiful vegan and sustainable brands – but we don’t hold stock, so when you order a product from us, the item gets shipped from the brand itself. This eliminates needless carbon emissions and use of resources from not having to have the item packaged and shipped to us, and then repackaged and shipped out again to the customer; and not having to run major warehouse operations in addition to those of our brands.

    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. However, we manage all customer communications, so if you have any issues with delivery of your item, please contact us at customers@immaculatevegan.com

    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 need to 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. Please email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com. You have 14 days to inform us of your desire to return an item, and then a further 14 days from the date you notify us to send back the item.

    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 by us upon the return of that item.

    You are responsible for any item being returned until it arrives back at the 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 refund you 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 the 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 an order.

    Returns & Damages

    Immaculate Vegan is not liable for any items damaged or lost during delivery. If this does occur, please let us know and we will contact the brand and then follow up with you. 

    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 or email us at customers@immaculatevegan.com.

    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, or email us customers@immaculatevegan.com.