All about... Purses made from recycled paper March 1, 2018 00:05

Beautifully tactile purses made from recycled kraft paper are the latest additions to our vegan accessories edit. They're ecologically sound, vegan friendly and remarkably robust too. They even feature RFID blocking fabric to protect your cards.

Designed by Lesley Kershaw and Amanda Maguire, co-founders of Maguire's, recycled paper purses embody the spirit of stylish and compassionate living.  

Here Amanda tells us why paper purses are a bright idea.

Zip around eco purse in black, made from recycled paper - Maguire's at Mimosa Street

"Compassion for others, for the planet and for the creatures that share it with us is essential"

Tell us a little about the materials you use...

We use recycled kraft paper, which was originally made from soft wood pulp including pine and bamboo and is typically used for packaging. The pulping process gives it high-tear resistance and elasticity making it perfect as a robust material for our purses.

Zip-around eco purse in red - made from recycled paper - By Maguires at Mimosa Street

Zip-around eco purse in red, £35

They also feature special RFID blocking fabric to help protect your debit and credit cards against data theft.

How can I expect my paper purse to age?

I have used mine daily for over a year and it still looks great. With use it will naturally crease on the fold but that only adds to its unique character. Once you have felt how soft and light the paper is, you won’t go back to your old purse.

What inspired you to create paper purses?

We love creating sustainable, yet luxurious vegan accessories that are kind to animals and the planet. Our purses and wallets are designed in Surrey with cruelty-free and the environment as our drivers.

Zip around eco vegan purses with cards slots and a compartment for change - RFID

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We think life is for living and having beautiful accessories to enjoy is part of the fun. We wanted these purses to be elegant, simple and light to carry. But compassion for others, for the planet and for the creatures that share it with us is essential, so we were determined to create products that support these values. Our purses are handmade by a small team in China that uses sustainable materials and shares our values.

How will my purse be packaged?

Each purse comes elegantly packaged in a recycled (and recyclable) natural card box.

How should I care for my purse?

Paper purses are very easy to clean, just dab any marks with a damp cloth.