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SINBONO: Sustainable & Vegan Handbags Made with Apple Peels

SINBONO: Sustainable & Vegan Handbags Made with Apple Peels

I received gifted product from SINBONO in exchange for writing a blog post about the brand. This post contains my honest thoughts and review of SINBONO.

I have some incredible handbags to show y’all that are sustainably made from FRUIT PEELS and recycled plastic bottles! Get excited, because this post is a fun one! First, I want to give you some background info on handbag sustainability in general, then show off these gorgeous bags from SINBONO.

SINBONO: Sustainable & Vegan Handbags Made with Apple Peels | Fairly Southern

Sustainable Handbags? Vegan Handbags? What’s the Scoop?

Finding non-leather sustainable handbags can really be a challenge. While I’m more of a “wannabe vegan” in the food department, I draw a stricter line about buying animal products for my wardrobe. No animal is going to die just so I can look cute. Not to mention, leather is one of the worst offending materials on the planet when it comes to pollution and waste.

The thing is, vegan leather options tend to not be much better when it comes to sustainability. In fact, most vegan leather is made from plastics that will never biodegrade and are full of harmful chemicals and dyes.

In recent years, I’ve noticed more and more brands innovating sustainable vegan leather goods, and I’m so here for it. SINBONO is one of these brands!

My Review of SINBONO

Sustainability

SINBONO‘s gorgeous, vegan leather handbags are manufactured out of apple peels and other food waste along with recycled plastic bottles. I love that they are taking food scraps and harmful waste and repurposing it into something beautiful! These materials are much more eco-friendly options than leather or new plastic.

All of the factories SINBONO works with are GRS certified, meaning the sustainability of their products has been verified by a third party from the start to finish of the manufacturing process.

SINBONO: Sustainable & Vegan Handbags Made with Apple Peels | Fairly Southern

Aesthetics

From a fashion perspective, SINBONO wows. The bags have a luxury aesthetic with a “real” looking leather finish, beautiful gold hardware, and fashion-forward silhouettes. These are not toss-on-the-floor bags. These are bags I would care for and keep for years and years.

I honestly think I will carry my Vienna Top Handle bag to every wedding and special function I attend for the foreseeable future. It is small enough to function as a clutch worn on the wrist but holds a lot more than most envelope style clutches. It also has a detachable gold chain so that it can be worn as a crossbody. Love that versatility!

I’ve also got my eye on the Kace Crossbody Bag as more of an everyday bag. It has a classic silhouette and appears quite practical. I love a crossbody for running errands and being out and about since they are hands-free.

I hope in the future SINBONO will release some larger bags to complete their line! I like smaller bags when I’m out and about and more mobile, but I also like having a large bag on hand for when I’m packing my entire life to head out for work.

Cost

SINBONO’s handbags are priced well for a more luxurious brand, with costs ranging from about $50-$150 per bag. These are quality made bags with a price tag that isn’t bargain bin, but also isn’t overly expensive like many designer handbag brands. Compared to other brands in the sustainable and vegan handbag niche, their prices are on the lower side. This is the type of bag that I would have no hesitation putting money down for and keeping for many years.

SINBONO: Sustainable & Vegan Handbags Made with Apple Peels | Fairly Southern

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am really impressed with SINBONO’s bags from all perspectives – sustainability, aesthetics, and quality. I hope to see their offerings grow and include some larger bag styles in the future! This is a brand I would absolutely recommend for someone looking for a sustainably and ethically made handbag at a reasonable price point.

xoxo Laura

P.S. – This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission (at no cost to you) if you purchase a product using a link from this post. Read more here about my disclaimers/disclosures.

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