Svala’s luxury, vegan handbags are handcrafted in downtown Los Angeles with Pinatex (an alternative to leather made from pineapple leaves) and cork. Each Svala handbag is lined with recycled polyester made from plastic bottles as well as organic cotton. All of Svala’s products are free of animal products and byproducts, are produced sustainably, and their artisan bag makers are paid fair wages and have safe, comfortable working conditions. Svala also participates in a carbon offset program, and they also donate 10% of profits to environmental causes. Svala is a PETA approved brand and Fur Free Retailer.