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Chic & Stylish Ethical Handbags: Hebe Rose New York

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Happy Friday loves! A few months ago I shot a kickstarter video for a handbag brand based in New York that just launched earlier this year. It was my first time shooting a brand video complete with a stylist, makeup and hair, and film crew. Needless to say it was super exciting, especially because the video is for a handbag company that is actually doing something good in fashion. Hebe Rose New York offers ethical handbags made from at least 60% recycled materials. That’s right, all the bags are made from materials found in the landfills of Southeast Asia. The two women who founded the brand, April and Barbara, actually traveled to Asia to see the landfills and source materials from there. This story really resonated with me and is what pushed me to be part of their kickstarter campaignlayersofchic ethical handbags hebe rose new york street coollayersofchic ethical handbags hebe rose new york street stylelayersofchic ethical handbags hebe rose new york velvet tote

What’s unique about these bags is that even though they are made from recycled materials such as plastic water bottles, you would never guess because they are so chic and stylish! I love the trendy details like the velvet tote, mini faux fur crossbody, and the sleek leather backpack that’s perfect for day to night. My favorite is the vintage-inspired Alexa Faux Fur muff, which you can see I have featured in this post before. All the bags are practical yet chic, designed for the New York girl in mind.

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What I love the most about Hebe Rose New York is the story behind the brand and the two women who founded it. It’s rare for a brand to really connect with you on a personal level, and I have to say that April and Barbara are the most genuine women and truly believe in their brand. They both used to work in corporate fashion and decided to invest their life savings to start something meaningful that will actually make a difference. They’ve hit the ground running but need your help in keeping their ethical handbags going, so I hope you watch the kickstarter below and help support their cause. If what they’re doing resonates with you, please go to their kickstarter page and back their project. Every person counts!

Hebe Rose New York Kickstarter Video

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Hebe Rose New York. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Stylist: Daisy Wong
Hair & Makeup: Keyonna Stewart
Video & Photos: Regolo Design


36 comments so far.

36 responses to “Chic & Stylish Ethical Handbags: Hebe Rose New York”

  1. What an amazing campaign! Love the way the photos and video came out!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  2. Annie says:

    Gorgeous handbags! You look so chic!

  3. Linda says:

    Loving all of your bags!


  4. Azanique says:

    I love the purple velvet one! The silver is perfect for spring and taking to the beach. Super cute babe!

    – xo, Azanique |

  5. Love that they are recycled! So cool!

  6. Samantha says:

    Those bags are beyond fab! I can’t even pick a favorite <3


  7. Oh, wow this is fantastic. I’d definitely rock these styles. You look lovely. <3 /Madison

  8. fashNcurious says:

    This is super cool! Love these bags.

  9. shannon says:

    OMG these bags are way too good. I love them, especially that velvet one. YES PLS! xx Shannon ||

  10. I love all the bags! The silver tote is my fave!
    xoxo, Jenna

  11. Mindy Nguyen says:

    All those bags are so cute!! I need them all!
    <3, Mindy

  12. Every single outfit in this post is so on point!

  13. Dawn Lucy says:

    Loving the bags and really drooling over those shades!

    Dawn Lucy

  14. jcrewismyfavstore says:

    These handbags are all stunning!!!! I love that they are made from 60% recycled materials!

  15. These bags are so cute, love the backpack style

  16. Anna English says:

    Obsessed with these bags! They are SO chic!

  17. April says:

    Each of those bags are so chic! Those ladies are so creative! What an amazing company too!

  18. wow! hearing that makes the bag even more special! love these bag already! you look so glam too! 😉

    ♡Courtney Bentley ||

  19. Love the outfit, perfect for Spring!


  20. What a great brand, and such beautiful bags! I’m obsessed with that backpack!

  21. Those sunglasses are so so cute!!

  22. Lindsay says:

    All of the bags you featured are just beautiful! Especially the embroidered backpack

  23. Love these funky bags! They definitely stand out!


  24. Molly | Miss Molly Moon says:

    Um, these bags are stunning! Love their backstory, too!

    Molly | Miss Molly Moon

  25. Stephanie says:

    Ummmm okay, so not only are their bags GORGEOUS, but they’re also ethical? Yes please! Thank you so much for sharing this brand with us!

  26. Jessica says:

    So many gorgeous bags!
    xo Jessica

  27. Jessica says:

    The bags are really pretty and stylish – and ethical too? That’s awesome!

    Jessica |

  28. Rosleyn says:

    Serious bag envy girl!! Keep em coming!

    xo, Roselyn

  29. adriana says:

    These are all sooo gorgeous! I love them, I love that they’re an ethical brand too!

  30. KatWalkSF says:

    So many great bags! Love your style!


  31. Angelle says:

    You have fabulous style!! so chic!!


  32. J says:

    All about these ethical pieces!!

  33. Kamara says:

    You are working every outfit here – you look so good! Those bags are stylish, too.

  34. Sarah K says:

    Gorgeous bags all around!

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