Playful, on-trend bags and accessories that happen to be cruelty-free and vegan too!
Meet Pixie Mood, a local Toronto company that offers affordable and stylish bags and accessories that are 100% cruelty-free and made with materials that are environmentally friendly too! I have absolutely been loving the Rachel Ombre Tote in black from Pixie Mood. I get compliments almost every single time that I use this bag. It is super stylish and large enough to carry basically my whole life. I am so excited to be teaming up with Pixie Mood (a company that is PETA Approved!) for a giveaway featuring this exact bag! Keep reading for all of the details on how to enter. Plus, I've included a special interview below with Chloe and Kevin, the couple behind Pixie Mood, and an exclusive promo code!
The couple behind Pixie Mood
Kelvin & Chloe both worked 9 – 5 jobs before they started Pixie Mood. Chloe's love for fashion, art, colour and textiles led her to pursue her dream of having her own handbag brand. She gathers ideas and design inspiration from around the world, from the unlikeliest of places, and put them into actuality. Kelvin, who graduated from Ryerson University with a Business Management major, has always dreamed of being an entrepreneur running his own company. They took a leap of faith to bring each other’s dream into reality with Pixie Mood.
The type of vegan leather that is used for Pixie Mood pieces is Poly urethane (PU-leather), which is different from lower grade synthetic leathers such as vinyl or PVC. PU-leather has a much less harmful impact on the planet compared to vinyl or PVC, is a lot softer and does not crack in the harsh winter weather like other synthetic leathers would. The Pixie Mood team is always on the hunt for new and innovative materials to be used in their designs.
As an exclusive for my readers, Pixie Mood is offering a 20% discount! Use code "LOVE20" at checkout on www.pixiemood.com (expires July 15, 2017).
What was the inspiration behind creating Pixie Mood?
Pixie Mood is an expression of our love for fashion, creativity, and the world.
What does "ethical fashion" mean to you?
Ethical fashion to us means trying our best to have a positive impact and minimize the negative footprints we have on the environment, animals, workers, and the world in general.
I understand that you use high quality materials in your products like vegan leather and cork. How do you select the materials that you use in your pieces?
We travel to markets across the world and find inspiration in the most unexpected things like furniture, stationary, clothing, etc. We also make sure that those materials are durable, and are suitable for our product line.
What types of materials should consumers be wary about when purchasing fashion pieces?
Look for pieces that don't only look good, but feel good when you wear it. The weight of a handbag is something I look for in a handbag, I try to avoid using heavy handbags. Materials such as vegan leather and cork are all very light-weight as compared to leather.
If everyone could make one change or do one thing in order to reduce the impact of our fashion-related consumption habits, what would that be?
Always try to buy fashion pieces that are made with cruelty-free materials!
Any tips for going vegan?
Explore at your own pace and have variety - try out different recipes and restaurants.
What are your favourite vegan spots in Toronto?
Bunner's Bake Shop, Vegetarian Haven and Grasshopper Restaurant.
What can we expect to see in the future as Pixie Mood evolves?
Exciting new handbag shapes and styles made with innovative materials!
Instagram Giveaway Details
I've teamed up with Pixie Mood for a special giveaway! Enter to WIN the Rachel Ombre Tote (pictured below) which includes a separate pouch that could be used as a cross body bag. Visit my Instagram post from today for contest details by clicking here.
Enter to WIN the Rachel Ombre Tote by Pixie Mood (pictured above) by clicking here. Photograph by Pixie Mood.
This post was in collaboration with Pixie Mood. This is an unpaid endorsement and I was gifted the Rachel Tote for review. I do not make a commission from the promo code. I only share content about products that I personally support, and that are of the highest integrity.
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