I recently received a handbag* from Vaan & Co made from genuine leather remnants, and I am absolutely thrilled with it. The Grayson Jacquard Crossbody bag is beautifully crafted, with a stylish design that is both classic and modern; and one of many products they offer that are fantastic upcycled gift ideas.
Vaan & Co. was established in 2015 by an ambitious family of 4 who had a unique idea of redefining fashion. With over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry, the family finally launched a line of products they could call their own! The free-spirited family used the new trend of up cycling as the cornerstone to create all of the products.
Check out how Vaan & Co makes their products:
- They collect “trash” leftover leather; cutoffs which would otherwise be sent to landfills
- Then they hand-patch and hand-sew leather remnants to further build quality leather sheets (the technique of hand patching truly means that no two items in their shop are the same.)
- With which they build a thoughtful sustainable product
The repurposed leather is of high quality and has a soft, supple feel to it. The bag is also very durable and has held up well to daily use. One of the things that I particularly love about this handbag is that it is upcycled, which means that it is environmentally friendly. This is something that is very important to me, and it is great to know that I am making a positive impact on the environment by using this bag.
In terms of functionality, this handbag is perfect. It has plenty of room for all of my essentials, and the various pockets make it easy to keep everything organized. The strap is comfortable and the bag is easy to carry, even when it is filled to capacity.
Let’s talk cost – you’ve seen the bag and I bet you are thinking it’s more than you want to spend… well guess what?! Vaan & Co products are really affordable. This Grayson Jacquard Crossbody that is my new favorite bag… is just $44.00. 😮 I know right?! What a deal for a quality, genuine leather bag!
Overall, I am extremely happy with my Vaan & Co bag. The crossbody is stylish, environmentally friendly, and functional, making it the perfect accessory for any outfit. Who wouldn’t also want to support a company that uses responsible sourcing, fair trade, and ethical practices?! But handbags aren’t all they offer. With a product line up that ranges from eyeglass cases and wine bags to backpacks and concealed carry covers, plus a Men’s collection; Vaan & Co really has upcycled gift ideas for everyone. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality, eco-friendly gift.
*I received this product at no cost from Vaan & Co, and this is my own opinion.