Iris Maree offers a cruelty-free alternative to luxury fashion, and never uses leather, fur, feathers or any other animal (by)product in the manufacturing process. By using vegan leather we try to contribute to a better world given that animal-derived leather has one of the worst effects on the environment (around 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions). We’re proud of manufacturing high quality and cruelty-free products, and at the same trying to push fashion into a more sustainable and conscious direction.

During the manufacturing process we use the highest quality animal- and cruelty-free material. Our bags are made of a man- made material that resembles real leather but made without animal harm. It consists mainly of a blend of cotton and synthetic fibres as an alternative to silk. Our linings and gift bags are made from organic cotton, recycled cotton or recycled polyester. To guarantee the best quality and production conditions, all materials used are made by ourselves. Although the environmental impact of our leather alternative material is up to 24 times lower than animal leathers, we are constantly striving to improve by for example looking for water and plant-based materials.

Our vegan leather material can be used in its entirety. The vast majority of animal skin does not meet the product requirements, and is destroyed. Unlike real leather, vegan leather has no waste in the manufacturing process.

We use organic cotton and recycled cotton for our gift bags, and recycled cartons to ship our goods. We do not use any plastics in the packaging and shipping of our products.

Our ambition is to move the fashion industry towards a more responsible future, while we inspire our customers to make more conscious decisions. By creating fashionable and cruelty free products, we prove it is possible to wear high quality luxury fashion and make a conscious choice.