If you are on a hunt for a beautiful bag that is produced ethically and is long- lasting, look no further than Broke Mate. A digital first purveyor of affordable luxury vegan bags, Broke Mate is every conscious shopper’s dream. In just seven months, they have built a loyal base of customers in India and now the brand is courting new customers in the rest of the world.
Their latest collection is entirely handcrafted in India. Today’s customers care about knowing the origin of their purchase. “For a transparent supply chain, we visit our factories to make sure that the artisans work under environmentally safe conditions, and are paid fair wages.” explains the founder Rumika Sharma, “It’s been a joy visiting factories and building relationships with the craftsmen.”
Broke Mate is a PETA Approved Vegan brand – which makes it the real deal. They believe that fashion does not have to come at the price of life. For ages, animal leather has been associated with luxury. Do we really feel good wearing a dead animal’s skin? They use Premium quality Synthetic Leather – giving the bags a luxurious touch while still being affordable.
Their Summer’19 collection is all about basics – contemporary yet timeless and elegant. An earthy color palette – maroon and brown from the soil, olive green from the plants, black and blues from the night and pink from the flowers. It’s a beautiful collection of wallets, handbags, satchels and laptop bags for women. Designed with an extraordinary attention to detail, their satchel bags are unique, versatile and incredibly useful for the woman-on-the-go.
Behind the brand
This Indian fashion accessories brand is founded by Rumika Sharma. For her, fashion business has been in the blood. She learnt it all while assisting her father with his 50 years old clothing business. “One thing I learnt from him is doing ethical trade, which is why I am always trying to do the right thing. Broke Mate is not just about vegan, ethical or slow fashion, it is about doing things the right way.”