Glamouria - Stella McCartney's Falabella Turns 15 By Hayat Ammouri

Stella McCartney's Falabella Turns 15
May 16, 2024

Stella McCartney's  Falabella Celebrates its 15Th Anniversary!

Falabella, Stella McCartney's original iconic vegan ‘it’ bag is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The tote was revolutionary then and now – rebelling against the status quo and setting a new standard for luxury without leather, but with the same handcraftsmanship, quality and durability as animal products. It is a favourite amongst fashion lovers, change makers and the celebrity set, worn by Rihanna, Beyonce, Kate Hudson, Kate Moss and beyond.

The making of the tote relies on innovations including next-gen alternatives to animal leather: MIRUM®, a plant-based, plastic-free and fully circular material; VEGEA, using grape by-product from Italian wineries; and YATAY®, made from a mix of agricultural waste and recycled fibres. The Winter 2024 runway collection also introduces styles coated in Airlite® – an antimicrobial treatment that actively purifies the air by safely breaking down pollutants and NO2, moulds and viruses. All Falabella bags feature a monogrammed lining made of ocean plastics and are hand-laced with organic cotton rope through individually punched holes; a process that takes over three hours.

Launched in 2001, Stella McCartney is the first-ever luxury house to never use leather, feathers, fur and skins since day one. Stella's love for animals was instilled in her by her legendary parents, who were leading voices in the early days of the animal rights and vegetarian movements. Paul and Linda McCartney raised Stella in the British countryside, where she spent her childhood on horseback, with the Falabella named for her favourite species of pony.

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