The world of fashion is a constantly shifting landscape. What’s popular one month might be embarrassing to be seen in the next. But certain things don’t  go out of style. Little black dresses, smart classic coats, certain shoes. These things are timeless, and almost always find a place in most outfits. For women, the handbag, or a bag of some kind, is a staple of every outfit. Bags come in all shapes and sizes, and different bags go with different looks, and fulfil different purposes. 

It can be hard sometimes to find a bag that has both form and functionality. The small, sleek, stylish bags that work well with an evening dress can often barely fit anything in them. And the larger bags that can carry everything you need and then some rarely make a visual impression. Finding one bag for all situations is near enough impossible, which is why many women choose to have more than one bag, so they can mix and match to suit their various outfits and occasions. 

Is there an easy solution?

Yes! This is where a good, reliable brand can come in handy. If you have a brand you know and trust, you can buy all of your bags from them, and you will always receive the same quality and style that you expect. The only problem with big name brands is the ethical questions that using mass-produced products can raise. Are the products sustainable? With most designer brands, you can never truly know.

Borboleta is a Thai bag manufacturer that is committed to designing and producing high-quality, vegan, sustainable bags for women. Not only are the bags consciously made, they are sleek and fashionable, and for every bag sold, the company donates to a charity which helps to feed and educate underprivileged Thai youths. 

Borboleta bags (กระเป๋าสะพายข้าง) are lightweight, designed for women on the go in today’s busy world, but durable enough that they can stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. They can be worn all day without fear of discomfort or back or shoulder pain. This is partly due to the lightweight vegan leather which the bags are made from. Borboleta bags all have between four and ten pockets, depending on the style, so they never sacrifice functionality. Yet they are still stylish and aesthetic at the same time! 

The vegan leather that is used in Borboleta’s designs is a scientific microfiber, first innovated in Japan. It is cruelty free, of course, but also benefits from being lighter than real leather, and waterproof too!

Not only is the material sustainable, but the manufacturing process is too. We have all heard the horror stories of sweatshops, where young men and women (and sometimes even children) are forced to work long hours in poor conditions for very little pay. But not Borboleta! Their factories are clean, environmentally friendly, and their workers are paid and treated fairly. Jobs come with benefits, like healthcare plans, paid sick leave, paid holidays, and investment opportunities. 

So I know what you’re thinking, these bags are going to be stupidly expensive, right? Wrong! Borboleta sells direct to customers like yourself, so all the middle-man fees are cut out! 

The bags come in a wide variety of styles, from tote bags, to bucket bags, backpacks and crossbody bags. The business began in Thailand, but is available to purchase in the US as well. So do yourself a favour, and get yourself a collection of sustainable, fashionable, functionable bags from Borboleta!