GUNAS New York

Moby Satchel | Brown

Cruelty-Free Ethically Made   Handmade   Sustainable   Vegan   Up-cycled / Recycled  
$409

The stylish Brown Moby Satchel is the first foray into unisex bags by popular vegan brand GUNAS New York.

Inspired by the vegan singer-songwriter and long-time animal rights activist Moby, this 'doctor-style' satchel is made from MULBTEX™ (compressed paper on cotton canvas, glazed to mimic the properties of 'real' leather). Feather light, it's large enough to comfortably hold all your workday essentials, including your laptop, and is sure to add a touch of cruelty-free class.

  • 45.7cm W x 35.6cm H x 15.2cm D
  • Internal slip pockets
  • Cotton & faux suede lining
  • Recycled metal hardware
  • Long shoulder strap
  • Buckle closure
  • Ethically made in South Korea, sweatshop free

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Shipping Notes

  • Typically ships within 2 business days if in stock in our Sydney warehouse
  • If not in stock locally, will be ordered from the US and will typically ship within 3 - 6 business days

Can be returned unused, unmarked and in original packaging with all tags attached, within 30 days of purchase, for exchange (e.g. different size or colour, if available) or refund for store credit for the full purchase price, less shipping, if applicable.

  • Dimensions: 45.7cm W x 35.6cm H x 15.2cm D
  • Handle drop: 43.2cm
  • Exterior: 100% MULBTEX™
  • Lining: Cotton & faux suede mix
  • Hardware: Recycled metals

MULBTEX™ ('mulberry leather') is handmade laminated paper, backed with cotton canvas, that has been glazed to mimic the look and feel of 'real' leather. The paper itself is made using the pulp of mulberry leaves.

Glass-coated paper has been used for centuries in Korea to make lampshades and other traditional artefacts.

Two primary things make accessories vegan: (1) they contain no leather or other skins, and (2) they are not made using any animal-based glue.

Various terms are used to describe the materials used for vegan bags, belts, etc. These include vegan leather/suede, faux leather/suede, and micro-leather/micro-suede These materials are typically made from man-made microfibre.

While historically non-leather alternatives have received a bad rap for their toxicity and poor quality, among other things, modern production techniques mean that today's materials are far less environmentally damaging and of much higher quality. Polyurethane (PU) is commonly used, rather than the more toxic PVC, and many microfibres are produced using at least some portion of recycled materials. Furthermore, the newest forms use a water-based method to apply the PU to the fabric, rather than the highly toxic solvents that were traditionally used.

Microfibre fabric is lightweight, durable, and somewhat water repellant, so it makes a good substitute for leather. Microfibre is also made into Ultrasuede, which is cheaper and easier to clean and sew than natural suede leather.

Although there are some environmental concerns about microfibres entering the oceanic food chain via washing, this is not an issue with footwear and accessories, as these items are not washed.

All of Ecoture's carefully-selected vegan accessories are made from the highest-quality faux leathers and faux suedes. Our partner brands are focused not only on the vegan and cruelty-free aspects of their products, but also on their ethical and sustainability impacts.

More information on the materials, ethics and sustainability of the footwear industry can be found in our blog post, Is there something wrong with your shoes?

This product is Cruelty-Free, Ethically Made, Handmade, Sustainable, Up-cycled / Recycled, and Vegan.


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