About Us

Hi my name is Debbie and I am the founder of Humankind. I stopped wearing leather about 10 years ago and back then it was pretty slim pickings when it came to finding vegan bags and shoes. I pretty much wore Havaiana thongs in the summer and Converse sneakers in the winter. Now don't get me wrong, I still love both, but there came a time when I wanted more choice - and besides Converse sneakers don't look all that flash with an evening frock!

I began looking around for vegan shoes and bags that were both beautiful and high quality and was pleasantly surprised to find loads of great products but very few were available in Australia. The idea for this shop came from a desire to showcase the amazing range of non-leather, vegan and cruelty-free bags and shoes now available and make them more accessible to vegans and anyone who loves animals and fashion here in Australia. I truly believe that you don't need to sacrifice style or quality just because you choose not to wear leather and I hope you'll agree that the beautiful range of products available on this site prove just that.

Every purchase you make from Humankind helps animals in two ways. Firstly, you are helping to grow the market for non-leather, cruelty-free products. Secondly, we will be donating 10% of all profits to an animal charity working at the frontline to improve the lives of animals.

Our current charity is Guardians of the Voiceless. This incredible non-profit organisation cares for sick, injured and abused animals in India. They provide medical treatment, run sterilisation programs and find homes for animals where appropriate. They also aim to foster compassion and increase social awareness of the need to care for animals amongst the local population.

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