What do banana trees, lotus flowers, rain trees, and bamboo all have in common? Their leaves, sap and bark are all used by Thailand based brand Bark and Leaf to make gorgeous vegan bags! In fact, together with with a collective of 40 Thai women, Bark and Leaf have created a material called Leaftex® that has a very small ecological footprint indeed, but has all the strength and durability of animal leather.
All Bark and Leaf bags contain only 100% recyclable or natural materials that are dyed with plant based colours. Each accessory is crafted by skilled indigenous Thai artisans using techniques handed down over generations, and the brand prides itself on donating part of their profits back into their workers’ communities to help improve their standard of living.