I’m so excited to introduce you to the family-owned, UK-based, eco-minded brand: FRiLuk Ltd! Founded by a vegan entrepreneur named Laurent Bleu (click here to hear his incredible accent), the company is uniquely community and customer-focused. They offer worldwide shipping… So refreshing! FRiLuk uses natural materials like cork and bamboo to produce their small batches of vegan products (handbags, wallets, belts, and jewelry) for both men and women. They don’t use just any cork– they use specialty premium cork from fabric from Portugal. I am obviously sweet on their handbags… I LOVE MINE! And I am planning on grabbing a belt soon for Matt, especially since they are so reasonably priced on top of being high quality, ethically made, and eco-friendly. I cannot say enough good things about this brand!
ABOUT MY BAG
I went to my mother’s house to drop River off with her before my shoot with FRiLuk, and I had my handbag in tow. She (the ULTIMATE fashionista who once worked as Neiman Marcus’ assistant) immediately said “Oh my gosh, I ADORE your bag!” It really is that good. It is so luxurious,, especially in the deep blue color. I like the oversize perforations, and the hardware made of zamak. I don’t like a bag that is a “black hole,” so I appreciate the contrasting light lining inside, as well as all of the practical compartments for your belongings. In terms of what you can’t see right away about the bag: I adore that it was ethically handmade by local artisans in Portugal, and that it contains no harmful chemicals– especially since I toss River’s bottle and paci in there when I’m on the go. The bag is lightweight but large enough to fit my laptop inside, waterproof, and fully recyclable. And I love that with my purchase, I am supporting good, ethical humans in addition to harming no animals!