SPONSORED: 88 WHERE VEGANISM MEETS FASHION

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FASHION HAS SO MANY DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THAT MAKE IT UNIQUE…

88We chatted with vegan brand 88 for the latest scoop in vegan fashion. the first thing we wanted to know is, “Why vegan?”.  Vegan fashion is loosely described by PETA as “cruetly-free” fashion. In other words, no animals were killed, harmed, or tested on in the manufacturing or production of the product. The idea of “cruelty-free” fashion is admirable. In a world saturated with textiles, prints, and other leather-like materials we were curious about why 88 elected to sell vegan handbags; exclusively.

We wanted to know, “What was it that compelled 88 to form as a vegan leather accessories brand?”… And then we couldn’t help but wonder, “What are some veganism ideas/beliefs/practices that the founder of 88 upholds?”.

The founder of 88 is a life long vegetarian and believes the environment would benefit from the reduction of factory farming. With a background in manufacturing handbags for several brands world-wide, he had the idea to create beautiful affordable bags without having to use animals.
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His team of excellent designers have been designing for other brands for years. They already knew how to create a brand and we’re passionate about creating an eco-friendly brand.88 is PETA approved and uses vegan leathers. Vegan leather have several alternative names, the scientific names are PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride) PU is better known for the environment and is more expensive than PVC.88 values the environment and wants to bring the best to their customers so they only use PU.

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Keeping in mind what is best suited for the environment, 88 develops their own custom hardware and you’ll find the quality is equal to that of handbags double the cost of theirs.

All of our suppliers are certified compliant for human rights and good working conditions. We are proud of our relationships with our suppliers, most of whom we have worked with for years and whom we consider part of the 88 family. – 88 Rep

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WE ASKED: IS THERE A SYMBOLIC MEANING BEHIND “88“?

The number 88 is the number of constellations in the sky. Shuttle mission 88 started construction of the international space station finished in 1988. 88 is considered the luckiest number in Chinese culture and 88 represents the cycle of creation and recreation.

Aside from offering very affordable ,”cruetly-free”, and stylish handbag options that are crafted with dope details we love 88 because of the value it brings not to only women seeking style but to women seeking a better way of life.

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88 donates a % of every sale to a charity that assists in educating women around the world. They believe, educating women is the key to a better world.
88 supports Care International and encourages readers  to donate your unwanted bags to Dress for Success, another charity that empowers women to achieve economic independence.

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