Why choose to use cruelty-free vegan materials?

We can’t give away all our secrets but we use vegan leather for reasons such as:

Animal friendly – We love animals and therefore ensure that all Oliver Bilou materials are cruelty-free.
Lightweight – Vegan leather is lighter than leather making your handbag much easier to carry.
Durability – Vegan leather is extremely durable and long-lasting. It can withstand scratches and scrapes that would generally mark genuine leather. It is also not prone to cracking or peeling like leather, and will not fade as easily in ultra violet (UV) light. Additionally, it is stain resistant but we suggest still being careful with that vodka cranberry.
Low Maintenance – Vegan leather materials can usually be wiped clean with a dry cloth. Unlike genuine leather, it does not retain moisture, so vegan leather items will not become warped or cracked.
Realistic Quality – Technology is all around us and vegan leather is a product of this. Vegan leather has been modified and improved with variations in grains, colors and textures to reflect a visual appearance with a realistic leather quality.
Easy to Work with – Vegan leather is easier to cut and sew than real leather. In addition, needle marks are usually less noticeable and threads blend with the vegan leather material more seamlessly. Less time and fewer mistakes equal lower prices too!
Affordability - Vegan leather is more affordable than real leather allowing us to create awesome bags at awesome prices.