Saturday, July 04, 2015
Philanthropy and fashion. Two of the greatest things intertwined gives us Angela & Roi.
Angela & Roi are a New York based handbag company that believes in cruelty-free fashion that gives. Their handbags are made in a sweatshop-free company in Korea* that they have personally visited to ensure fair conditions are being practiced. Beyond that, their bags are made of vegan leather. Fair to humans, fair to animals.
On top of that, their brand carries a philanthropic mission called 'Donate by Color'. All handbag designs are offered in the same range of colours, and each colour represents a cause. For example, my gray cross-body offers 5% of its sale to a charity within diabetes research.
I bought this bag six months ago and it has become my every day bag. The size is perfect in comparison to my height. It's not too big, but it somehow fits so much! It has an adjustable strap, a main compartment with a zip pocket inside as well as a zipped compartment on the back. I will say however, the 'Angela & Roi' ribbon it comes with has frayed a little, although it's removable. And also, there is a dark-grey outline on the strap that is beginning to 'chip'. To be honest though, it doesn't bother me at all, especially since the brand carries so much good in its name.
The gray is currently sold out on their website, but they have it in other colours, or you can check out their entire range. If you're in Australia, Angela & Roi doesn't ship here, but an online website called Modavanti does, as well as carrying other ethically conscious brands that you can browse too!
*Palette cross-body bag is manufactured in Vietnam.