Many women look for vegan bags, backpacks, totes, shoes. Now JORD has a vegan bag collection from sustainable resources. This review of Jord sustainable accessories explains what they are made from and what I think about their backpack.
Disclosure: The backpack is a sample from JORD. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion. This post has affiliate links.
JORD has long been my goto when it comes to unique wood watches. Recently, they extended their product line with a handbag & wallet collection. When they approached me to review one of them, I couldn’t resist. As a big fan of their wooden watches, I wanted to take a close look at one of their vegan leather bags.
If vegan leather isn’t your preference, then genuine Italian leather bags would be a great option. Experience the luxury and timeless elegance that only authentic Italian leather can provide.
The Binca comes in burgundy, black or natural (shown here). It is a women’s zipper backpack with adjustable straps. Read it works for tall, average and petite women alike. The straps are made of color matched vegan leather which ensures comfort. This means no strain on your shoulder.
I love the Binca’s feminine with an edge touch. It’s created by the round edges that nicely offset the tough golden hardware of zippers and chains (see the photos above). These details work with all kinds of personal styles from Euro or American Classic, over Rock’n Roll, Casual, Romantic style, or Bohemian Style to even Glam.
I expected that the product is a real statement piece. It surely is. The backpack is spacious and compact, the right combination for the everyday use of a modern woman. To give you an idea: I used it the first time for going out dancing. Thus, it carried my dance shoes, keys, reading glasses, makeup touchup, perfume, and wallet.
Do I have to mention that the backside of the backpack feels like it’s padded?
When you live in a region with a lot of snow or rain, you will like that there are four feet on the bottom of the purse.
Here are the technical details:
- Outer Dimension: 9.84 in × 11.42 in × 3.94 in (25 cm × 29 cm × 10 cm);
- Handle drop: 1.57 in (4 cm);
- Adjustable shoulder straps;
- Material: Suberhide™ Premium Cork Leather, Microfiber vegan suede lining;
- Other details: 1 exterior zip pocket, 1 interior zip pocket & sleeve pocket, 1 Key clip; Premium YKK™ zippers
Confession: I hadn’t heard about it before and had to research it. Suberhide™ is the World’s most durable luxury fabric steeped in natural Portuguese cork.
To produce this sustainable suberhide, a polymeric layer is fused over agglomerated cork. This process transforms the cork material into a tough yet adaptable elastic textile fiber. The resulting material is extremely resistant to wear and tear, hypoallergenic, anti-static (perfect for cold, dry weather), water and stain resistant and flame retardant.
Cork is a sustainable resource. When stripped of its bark, the cork oak regrows its bark. Cork oak trees are also environmentally friendly because they require no pruning, maintenance, or harmful pesticides.
The suberhide feels soft like leather, but has the subtle texture of cork. However, in contrast to cork, it doesn’t fall apart upon bending it (see photo of the front pocket interior for proof). Another property of the material is that you can use it like leather.
The price tag for this purse is $259. You can also choose to do 3 interest-free payments of $83 each. This means it is affordable even on a small budget. Moreover, JORD offers FREE SHIPPING & RETURNS.
The Binca is a great, unique backpack for the fun, energetic, and adventurous woman who likes to conquer new cities. Also, women who lead an active lifestyle will love the practical, but feminine bag. It’s also a stylish statement piece to impress on First Friday exhibitions. It’s big enough to hold fliers and prospects and it keeps your hands free for signing up on email lists, have some finger food and hold a glass of wine.
Hint: This sustainable accessory even comes with a dust bag and a gift box. This means it’s also a great gift for busy moms for Mother’s Day! I definitely would recommend this product to my friends.
You can buy the Binca at JORD.
Hint: They also have great bags. See my review of their Haifa designer cross shoulder bag.
JORD launched a vegan accessories collection of luxury wallets and bags of various types in suberhide at affordable prices. Suberhide has the same feel, luxury look and toughness as leather. Browse their collection now.
Fact: High end fashion can be sustainable.
Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of the bag: N. Mölders
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