Who can forget the episode of Sex and the City when Samantha name dropped her new client to get her hands on a certain luxury handbag?!?! Well…while I am no Lucy Liu, I still had the opportunity of getting my hands on a luxury bag of my own! If you know me, then you know I tend to be pretty thrifty and luxury bags have never really called to me. Plus, to be honest, there really haven’t been many standout brands in the luxury bag game that align with what is important to me as a consumer. I always choose to invest my money in brands and products that cruelty free, vegan friendly and sustainable.
Well, meet Eve Cork! This brand checks everything off my list in terms of their material sourcing, production, and desired impact on the environment…and, of course, they are also vegan and cruelty free!!! I actually reached out to the brand and had the opportunity of exchanging some dialogue with the owner. She was so gracious as to send over one of their most popular designs, the Bora in the natural cork. I actually unboxed my new Bora over on my IGTV, so if you would like to check that out, just click here 📺
Eve Cork is a luxury bag brand that focuses on “creating beautiful products while having a positive impact on the environment.” You can really feel the intentions of the brand and its ownership come through on their website, so I highly recommend heading over there (after you finish this post of course!). The owner, Jennifer, is so incredibly nice…You can read her message about her own values and how Eve Cork really checked off all those boxes I mentioned above for her as well! She also provided me with a coupon code: CRUELTYFREELUCY, so if you are drawn to do so, feel free to apply that on your purchase for 15% off 💖
So you may be asking yourself, why cork? My most recent experience with cork was with a bottle of wine LOL! 🍷
According to their site, Sustainability is the cornerstone of their brand. This was music to my eyes. Literally like little heart eye emojis were emanating from my computer screen while I researched my review😍 All of the materials and workmanship are ethically sourced in Portugal by skilled artisans. Their stance on sustainability also incorporates how they run their business. They do not cut any corners with their workers or in the production of their bags and wallets.
The cork is actually hand harvested from cork oak trees every 9-10 years. This process actually helps the tree to grow, live longer, and produce more oxygen. By removing that top layer of mature cork, the tree is able to absorb and filter more carbon dioxide to support bark regeneration. Eve Cork is actually certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which means that the cork is sourced from family owned farms in Portugal where workers are paid a fair wage. In addition to cork, other materials used in production include organic cotton, vegan glues and all-natural vegetable dyes. Eve Cork bags are as close to nature as you can get🌳
One of the first things I noticed about the bag was how incredibly soft it was. I am all about touch and texture, and this drew me in immediately. It was so velvety smooth and luxurious! Apparently, that aged, mature cork produces the most soft, beautiful and durable material to work with…So like a fine wine, it just gets better with age😉 Once I got over how amazing the bag felt in my hands, I was also really drawn to the actual material and how visually appealing it was. The design really is one of a kind, as the cork has different naturally occurring patterns and shade gradients.
I have been using this bag on a daily basis and it has looked great with so many different outfits! I love how I can dress it down for a casual coffee date with one of my girlfriends and I can totally dress it up for a date night with the hubs. This particular style, the Bora, also comes in a gorgeous black that is just so chic and sexy!!!
The bag is also pretty versatile as it can go from the shorter, handle straps to a crossbody look with a long, adjustable strap. I personally love the shorter straps for everyday, but the crossbody look definitely takes me back to my 90’s days LOL 😎 I especially love pairing it with a cute flowy dress, some strappy sandals or natural wedges and a jean jacket totally completes the look.
This Eve Cork bag is definitely a statement piece you can feel good about in your wardrobe!🌎
I hope you take a minute to check out Eve Cork online, and if you love their brand mission just as much as I do, don’t forget to use code CRUELTYFREELUCY for 15% off on their site💗 Check them out on social media as well!
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