What are Louenhide Bags Made Of?

All Louenhide bags and accessories are created using high quality polyurethane textiles, also generally referred to by the term, Vegan Leather. Polyurethane is a synthetic polymer and often defined as vegan leather for the simple reason that it is derived from a non-animal source.

Our collections are designed using synthetic polymer fabrics for the external surface, in a range of embossed textures. Louenhide is proud to release our first Recycled Range in 2022, which is constructed from GRS Certified Recycled PU and Polyester. We are on a continuous journey to find improved and innovative fabrics and processes that provide more sustainable choices for our customers.

Louenhide is founded on the belief that everyday essentials like handbags and accessories need to be functional, stylish and accessible to every woman, every day. Selecting fabrics and materials that appeal to our customers style and beliefs is a key focus and design inspiration.

Louenhide bags are designed to be used every day. Polyurethane fabrics are versatile, hard wearing and easy to keep clean, plus they are an affordable alternative to leather handbags. The fabrication and exterior polymer coating are designed to increase the bag’s longevity, protecting the surface from fading, permanent marking and reducing wear. Learn more about caring for your Louenhide handbag by viewing our Care Guide.

We are committed to taking meaningful steps to transition towards implementing more sustainable practices throughout our supply chain, without compromising our brand promise: Timeless, Trusted, Authentic, Accessible

View our Sustainability Commitment

Our Materials

Polyurethane Vegan Leather

97% of our bag range is made using REACH compliant polyurethane vegan leather. REACH certification ensures safe use and prohibition of toxic chemicals.  

Recycled PU Range

Louenhide’s Recycled Range has been made from GRS Certified Recycled materials, which are sourced from both pre and post consumer waste inputs (manufacturing waste, recycled plastic).   

Main Body Fabric: 40% Recycled Polyester, 18% Recycled Polyurethane (GRS Certified), 37% Polyurethane, 5% Calcium Carbonate (chalk)

Lining Fabric: 100% GRS Certified Recycled Polyester

Webbing Straps: 100% Certified Recycled Polyester