Vegan Hermès

Wentworth-Roth

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Yesterday I read an interesting article about a woman that owns a business specially dedicated to corporate/vip gifts. She said she has to be very careful with what gifts she chooses for celebrities, due to their likes/dislikes. She particularly mentioned vegan people.

So this got me thinking... does Hermès offer so-called vegan bags? Meaning bags that are not made out of leather, horsehair etc? And would it also be possible to get a vegan Birkin/Kelly?

Imagine an all-canvas Birkin, or a pleather Kelly... do you think that Hermès would scoff at that such a request?
 

hermesgroupie

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I don't think they make anything of the sort at Hermes. They make a bag out of latex, it's called Amazonia, but I could see some Hollywood type blowing that up as exploitation of the rain forest. Even that bag has some leather on it.
 

Grands Fonds

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Yeah.....this is a company that uses materials such as goat, cow, crocodile, ostrich - and used to use anteater, seal skin, elephant hide among other mediums. They also use fur in their ready-to-wear...somehow I don't think they're likely to cater to the vegan community in a hurry. Having said that, you can pick up bags sans leather products (their beach type totes are just canvas, some bags are rubber) - but they wouldn't bother specifically making a bag that would fit the vegan requirements as they make so much other stuff using the animal hides/furs etc - would kind of be a contradiction, really.

Then again, anything is possible at Hermes.........
 

hermesgroupie

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Hello, to y'all in Oz!!! Aussie!! Aussie!! Aussie!!! Oy! Oy! Oy!

Hehe. I'm still haven't shaken the sleep off.

Thanks, GF! I forgot about those beach bags. I suppose you could also gift someone those beach towels and some of the non-fur RTW, if you want to be PC with those Hollywood types. But, having lived in LA for 5 years, they can be a difficult bunch to deal with. This was over 15 years ago and even then I could find restaurants that had the caloric and nutritional content of their entrees on the menu. Have to watch the waistline in LA, you know.
 

Wentworth-Roth

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Ok I see... so no vegan Birkin for *insert-vegan-a-list-actress-in-here*.

Googled a bit: so no vegan Birkin for Alicia Silverstone.
 

S'Mom

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Nope.......don't think H has to do much catering to anyone, actually.
 

Sus

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With all the various skins that H uses, it is really laughable to think that they would cater to vegans.
Maybe those knock off birkins and kellys in rubber from years back??
 

Royal

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Better a cloth bag from Target than one of those rubber Birkins! But I admire vegans for their restraint. After all, it's got to be hard to find a bag anywhere that has no leather at all. G-d bless 'em!
 

Perja

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Vegan being catered to by Hermes? I don't think they'd accomodate that unless people were vvvvvvvvvvvip.

Hermes believes in using only the very best materials in their bags... pleather and all canvas wouldn't be showing off their workmanship.