Allure sauvage
We provide the sophisticated woman high-end ethical designer products with plant-based alternatives to leather and plastic for a sustainable wardrobe. Our first collection, the Peacock Lady, is handmade in Switzerland with Piñatex. PETA vegan approved.

Allure Sauvage - Designer bags from Switzerland

Allure Sauvage offers a new style of maroquinerie, without cruelty nor plastic, only plant-based materials. Made in Switzerland by women in professional reintegration.

We are Natacha, graduate of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and Selena, Master of Luxury Craftsmanship from the Ecole Cantonale D’Arts de Lausanne.

We first met over coffee at Bad Hunter, a vegetarian place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Die-hard recycling specialists, environmental activists and meat avoiders, we were both angry not to have other choices than leather or plastic when it came to handbags. We’d have some vegan options, Or we’d have some recycled plastic options, made in China. There was so little we could find that really conveyed our values, and these few pieces we’d have to import from across the world.

This is how Allure Sauvage was created. Allure represents the pride and elegance we both look for when choosing our clothes and accessories, and Sauvage the relationship we have with nature itself.

We aim to only use plant-based materials and turn them into hip things, not hippie. As well as being vegan and without plastic, our bags are fair:we collaborate with a geneva-based workshop helping women back into the professional life, awarded for their ethics and sustainable development.

At Allure Sauvage, we provide ethically-made, designer products with plant-based alternatives to leather and plastic and a reduced carbon footprint.

We were lucky to be helped by amazing sponsors to achieve this campaign and would like to use this opportunity to thank them once again. Don’t forget to post your purchases with the hashtag #jesuissauvage

Allure Sauvage. Designed and Developed by Webbinart

We provide the sophisticated woman high-end ethical designer products with plant-based alternatives to leather and plastic for a sustainable wardrobe. Our first collection, the Peacock Lady, is handmade in Switzerland with Piñatex. PETA vegan approved.

Our first collection is made with pineapple leaf fibers, Piñatex. We will later experiment with other plant-based textiles. For more information about Piñatex, check the blog post written by Daniela!

Cloé’s foreword

I am honored to be writing the very first article on this blog while celebrating the launch of the Allure Sauvage e-shop!

If you’re reading this, I’ll assume you’ve already had a look at their superb designs and that you are aware of the ideas and values behind the brand: Trendy accessories, sustainability, attractive colors, plant-based, craftsmanship and ethics. I believe these words summarize well the collection and values of Allure Sauvage.

But these bags from pineapple leaves, approved by PETA, wouldn’t that be more of a hippy thing? No, believe me, it truly is the future! And it’s only the beginning. Why, you should ask ?

Conscious consumption

Zero compromise

When Oriane and I officially became vegans to save the planet four years ago, we were far from imagining the wave of questions that would follow this decision. Ecological considerations but also social and ethical questions stopped us dead in our tracks. We discovered that we wouldn’t change a thing without adapting our entire lifestyle. Every purchase has an impact and it goes way further that just food. Little by little, we worked together to new green routines, in our kitchen but also in our daily consumption. We would share our discoveries and support each other towards more sustainable habits.

For me, the green movement that is becoming so important in our generation feeds from this spirit of collaboration. It can be tips from a very eco friend or a bloggers recommendations : sharing information and advice plays a huge role in the developpment of the green movement. Today for example, veganism is gaining a lot of exposure amongst younger teens with Instagram. Every country has its own « zero waste » page. Sustainability is taking a huge space on social media and small brands like Allure can openly engage a discussion about ethical consumption. The internet allows us to create communities of likeminded people who fight for a better world. Young connected millennials are at the forefront of this revolution.

We are tired of living in a system that isn’t ours anymore. Seeing our planet being destroyed and suffering the consequences makes us want to dream about changing things together. This beautiful mix of ethics and hype was born with the vegan movement, that really spoke to millenials. Health is an extremely important part of our lives. We are also understanding that we are what we eat but also that we are not alone on this planet, that all beings deserve to be healthy too. This empathy has grown to other aspects of our lives. Every purchase has a human and an ecological impact. Buying a new pair of shoes becomes a huge moral issue, but in the end, purchasing with purpose is very gratifying.

Today, thanks to artisans like Natacha, our conscience spreads to the fashion industry, that is also the second most pollution industry in the world. Even high fashion is stepping away from leather, fur and big brands are working on their new green image. Don’t be fooled, we need small brands. The ones who have real values and that let small entrepreneurs live their dreams. If you could choose between paying a huge and polluting industry or a small local farmer, which one would gain your trust and money ? The answer seems evident, yet everyday we choose the former just because they are more convenient. It is time to change this model and to look for brands with purpose that match our values.

Knowing what is good for us and the environment is the best way to be the main actor of your life instead of a simple consumer. Observing many aspects of each product, taking time to get information from the creators themselves on social media for example. These are the new rules of slow fashion. For us, sustainable emerging brands are the only ones capable of controlling their ecological impact from beginning to end. I’m happy to know that by investing in Piñatex, I’m cruelty free and waste free ! The future is made of brands like these : ones with zero compromise.

Victoria Etchepareborda,

Co-Founder of Ecolabo, a mindful curation of sustainable goods




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