Svala was created with the following values in mind that drive everything that we do: high-quality vegan products, handcrafted locally and ethically from the best available premium fabrics, offered without the traditional retail markup, with a brand focus on sustainability and giving back.
PREMIUM VEGAN MATERIALS
Our products are made with premium European, innovative, animal-friendly, PVC-free fabrics such as luxurious, Italian PU (polyurethane), Pinatex® (made from pineapple leaf fiber) and cork. Each Svala handbag is lined with fabric made with organic cotton and recycled polyester made with plastic bottles. Svala is a PETA approved brand as well as a Fur Free Retailer.
MADE LOCALLY IN LOS ANGELES
We manufacture all of our products in a world-class, downtown Los Angeles factory which ensures that the workers are paid a fair wage and have comfortable working conditions. Each Svala bag has been handcrafted by artisans. We love manufacturing close to home as we can be a part of the process and know who is crafting our products.
Svala is available exclusively on svala.co so we can directly offer you ethically and sustainably made, handcrafted products, made with the highest-quality, innovative and luxurious European vegan fabrics, without the traditional retail mark-up. As selling wholesale requires brands to increase their prices up to 250% or more, we have chosen to be a direct-to-consumer company. This allows us to offer you the best of sustainable luxury with a modern approach to pricing and access.
SUSTAINABILITY AND GIVING BACK
Svala donates 10% of our profits to various charities and organizations, including Wild Aid, whose mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes.
We also participate in a carbon offset program to reduce our carbon footprint. This means that we calculate our monthly carbon footprint from our shipping and then buy carbon offsets to counteract this. The carbon offsets help fund projects such as planting trees and generating alternative energy from wind, solar and water.