July 26th 2023

Kaila Katherine: Ethical Craftsmanship and Sustainability

BY Julie Gebhardt

Kaila Katherine

Kaila Katherine exemplifies expert ethical craftsmanship by producing handmade vegan leather bags in New York City. Their sustainable approach, utilizing cactus fiber instead of toxic materials, showcases a commitment to environmentally friendly fashion. With a focus on community engagement and optimal working conditions, Kaila Katherine sets a high standard for vegan brands.

Kaila Katherine’s dedication to sustainability is showcased in their use of cactus fiber, a breakthrough in textile technology. Unlike PVC and PU-based alternatives, their bags are made from a plant-based leather sourced from a farmer-owned startup in Mexico. This process, which utilizes the Nopal cactus, is free from toxic chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides. No trees are cut down, and the integration of the cactus with the local flora promotes biodiversity.

Kaila Katherine Downing Vegan Cactus Leather Bag
Downing Vegan Cactus Leather Bag

The Downing Hobo Bag
A chic and spacious vegan leather hobo bag featuring a flap, gold hardware, and an internal zipper pocket. Its padded shoulder strap ensures comfort while carrying all your essentials for the day. With a generous size of 21″ across, it can accommodate more than just a laptop and books. Available in Ruby, Maple, Basil, and Obsidian vegan leather finishes, these cactus leather bags are water-resistant and easy to clean with gentle soap and a damp cloth. The Downing bag combines style, functionality, and low-maintenance, making it the perfect companion for the modern individual.

Brixton Crossbody Cactus Leather Bag
Brixton Crossbody Cactus Leather Bag

The Brixton Bag
Introducing the versatile Brixton bag, a vegan leather crossbody that effortlessly transforms into a clutch or shoulder bag. With its removable and adjustable long strap, this bag offers limitless styling options to suit your needs. The thoughtfully designed interior includes a three-pocket card case and a convenient pouch, providing organization and functionality. Available in a range of colors, including Ruby, Maple, Twilight, Obsidian, and Swan vegan leather finishes, the Brixton bag allows you to express your unique style.

Kaila Katherine

Vegan Cactus Leather Kensington Bag Kaila Katherine
 Cactus Leather Kensington Bag 

The Kensington Bag
Exuding sophistication and elegance, boasting a realistic soft vegan leather exterior, front snap closure, and a detachable shoulder strap, we get our hands on the Kensington Bag. Its interior offers convenient pockets with a gold zipper and a three-pocket card holder. This exquisite bag comes in Ruby, Maple, and Obsidian vegan leather finishes, all handcrafted in New York City. These cactus leather bags are not only fashionable but also water-resistant and easily cleanable using gentle soap and a damp washcloth.

Kaila Katherine Bloomsbury Strap
Kaila Katherine Bloomsbury with Strap

The Bloomsbury Bag
A stand out as a one-of-a-kind handbag, offering versatility with its long, adjustable, and removable strap that effortlessly transforms it into a crossbody or shoulder bag. Adding a touch of playfulness, the bag features a soft-edge ring handle that complements any outfit with flair. The interior is thoughtfully designed, equipped with a three-pocket card holder and an extra pocket for added convenience. You can choose from a range of exquisite vegan leather finishes, including Ruby, Maple, Obsidian, and Swan, allowing you to find the perfect match for your style.

Kaila Katherine’s dedication to eco-friendly practices doesn’t end with their choice of materials. They continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint by employing sustainable production methods and packaging. Moreover, they actively engage with their community by supporting local initiatives and advocating for environmentally conscious consumer choices. With their unique blend of ethical craftsmanship, innovative materials, and a strong commitment to sustainability, Kaila Katherine stands as a shining example of a brand making a positive impact in the fashion industry.

Kaila Katherine Vegan Cactus Leather

Cactus Leather Bags


Luxury You Can Feel Good About, For So Many Reasons. Beautifully Handcrafted, Sustainable And Ethical Handbags Designed And Created By Using Vegan Cactus Leather Sourced From A Mexico-Based, Farmer-Owned Startup. A Portion Of Kaila Katherine’s Proceeds Will Be Donated To Ladies Of Hope Ministries, A Grassroots Organization In New York That Provides Housing And Support To Formerly Incarcerated Women To Re-Enter Life After Prison.


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