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Meet The Riley

The Riley is our largest and roomiest tote bag. She’s a total workaholic but still manages to look chic. She's simple, structured, and minimalist. What else could you ask for in a tote? She boasts a padded laptop compartment, 2 interior side pockets (which fit the iPhone 7 Plus), a large inside zippered compartment, and a front zip pocket. Offered in pebble and onyx vegan leather. 

Our vegan handbags are made in a luxury vegan leather that is not only cruelty-free, but incredibly stain resistant. We think that #mindfullymade can also be #ethicalluxury. 

Available for purchase here.



Meet The Baker

The Baker is the quintessential everyday bag. She’s our version of an elevated Hobo bag. She’s got a lovely shape, roomy interior, and a removable crossbody strap (which we also love to wear as a long shoulder strap for a very chic look). The Baker features an outside zipper pocket, an inside zipper pocket, and 2 inside small pockets which fit the iPhone 7 Plus. Offered in chestnut and pebble vegan leather.

Our luxe vegan leather looks and feels like leather, but no animals were harmed. We think that's the way to #makethingsbetter. 

Available for purchase here. 



Meet The Pixley

Sweet little Pixley is our convertible crossbody/clutch. She just loves to travel, since she’s easy to pack, and is the perfect bag for playing tourist, but then remove her strap and she’s ready for an evening out. The Pixley features an exterior zip pocket and 2 interior pockets which fit the iPhone 7 Plus. She comes with a removable & adjustable crossbody strap. Offered in pebble and onyx vegan leather.

As with all of our bags, The Pixley is lined in U.S. made organic cotton, and our hardware is solid brass (also made in the USA). We think #mindfullymade vegan handbags are the new look of luxury! 

The Pixley is available for purchase here



Why organic cotton?

Filbert luxe handbags organic cotton lining
We are proud to use a USDA certified organic cotton in all of our vegan leather and canvas handbag linings...and our dustcovers too! The cotton is grown in Texas and spun in South Carolina.
Why organic?
A few (of many) reasons:
* Organic cotton uses far less water than traditional cotton.
* Organic cotton crops aren't treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and GMO's (genetically modified organisms). These toxins are harmful for farmers and workers, us as consumers, and entire wildlife eco-systems.
* We like supporting USA organic cotton farmers and the businesses that mill, spin and sell the cotton. 
We think this is the way to #makethingsbetter!

Why we're a vegan company.


Why are we a vegan company? Basically, because we love animals. All animals. And we don't think they should be used as material for handbags. 

We find it’s always good to educate ourselves about the status quo. Knowledge gives us the motivation to make other choices, to live differently. Because of what we learned about the leather industry, Filbert’s flagship product is a luxe vegan handbag.

If you want to learn more about the leather industry, here are some links: