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Stella McCartney's pleather bags look so much like leather

Stella is having fun confusing customers with how convincing her leather-effect bags look

By Andrea Tim | Published: 4 Jul 2014

Stella's trick
Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images

Stella McCartney is well-known for being big on environmental-friendly material when it comes to her collection of ready-to-wear pieces, shoes, and bags. Having just showed her pre-spring 2014 collection in Milan recently, she revealed her thoughts on how people perceive her leather-looking bags.

"It's all real skins! Don't tell anyone! I've just decided that all that environmentally friendly stuff is boring," she joked.

"I'm joking: we use vegetable coatings and materials and we are really pushing boundaries in a sustainable manner without sacrificing style in any way," she explained. "Half of the women here tonight probably don't even know the bags aren't leather, and I find that very exciting."

Stella keeps to her eco-friendly stance at nearly every level possible; her trip to Milan was also to visit her refurbished store, which now features BAUX Träullit tiles, made from recycled wood wool from Sweden.


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