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Your Guide To HVISK Vegan Leather Bags

Ciara Martin
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Colorful, playful and PETA certified, you can’t go wrong with HVISK. Popping up all over our IG Feeds, HVISK has recently been spotted on some of our favourite effortlessly cool-girl influencers including @gypsygrandmaa and @sophieml.

Whether you're pondering which style is right for you, or keen to learn more about vegan leather, here's your complete guide to HVISK...

#1 What is HVISK?

HVISK is a Danish vegan handbag brand hailing from the city of Scandi style - Copenhagen.

Founded in 2014, the brand has been providing its wonderfully unique designs to the world ever since.

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#2 How to pronounce HVISK

The correct way to pronounce HVISK is to drop the H, making it "VISK".

HVISK is actually a Danish word originally derived from the term word-of-mouth. The brand's idea was that messages and information can travel from person to person by digital communication and social media (it translates to "whisper" in English!)

#3 Is HVISK vegan?

Yes, HVISK is a fully vegan brand!

Their transition to becoming a fully vegan brand has been relatively recent, but they have always been environmentally conscious.

girl in supermarket wearing bag

As a brand, they are committed to positive change and in 2019, they became an official PETA certified vegan brand.

#4 What is vegan leather?

Vegan leather is an eco-friendly take on leather, it's often made from Polyester/Polyurethane. It can also be made from sustainable materials such as recycled plastic, cork and even parts of some fruits.

#5 Is vegan leather durable?

Yes! Vegan leather is durable and will hold it's shape. HVISK vegan leather bags are made from a super strong and durable 2-faced twill fabric, which is made up of recycled fibers from plastic waste.

vegan leather bag

#6 How to care for your vegan leather bag

Vegan leather is essentially made from plastic, so it's super easy to care for compared to real leather. Firstly, polyurethane is waterproof, meaning that leather cleaners, protectors and harsh chemicals are not needed.

Keep it simple and clean your vegan leather bag using a soft cloth dipped in warm water - you can use a toothbrush to gently buff the grooves if your bag has a textured surface. If you have a stain, try adding a mild soap to your water and rubbing lightly.

#7 Which HVISK bag should I get?

There are a few different styles to opt for when choosing which HVISK bag is right for you, keep scrolling for our style guide...

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The Valley is HVISK's resident tote bag. Measuring in at H29 cm x L48 cm x D15 cm - there's more than enough space for your laptop and any other bits and bobs. We can't get enough of the quilted texture and cushioned handles, it's just so comfortable to wear! The tote features a top zip opening and an adjustable, detachable strap which offers both shoulder and cross-body wear.

We love: The valley in the brand’s signature Night Lily printed jacquard on @mari_malibu
hvisk vegan handbag


The Amble comes in a range of sizes and textures, including the Amble Glossy and the Amble Croco. The Amble is a square shape and is made from vegan leather. It comes with a shoulder strap and a short chain handle.

We love: The simple styling of the Amble Glossy Small on @stevi_sem
girl on couch with handbag


The Pouch is a super cute option from HVISK's range of mini bags. It has a drawstring opening that opens to a spacious fully lined inner and measures at H: 20cm x W: 15cm x D: 6cm. Suspended from twin top handles, you can opt to style the pouch as a tiny tote bag or pull the strings tighter for a more circular shape. The pouch is a popular choice and comes in many different colours and patterns.

We love: @yolitalitchi's slip dress cowboy-esque look.
girl sat on chair holding handbag

Renei Cross Body

Just look at this tiny cutie! Measuring in at H: 15.5cm x W: 11.5 x D: 10cm, the Renei is one of our favourites from HVISK's vegan leather line. The mini crossbody bag comes in an imitated croco texture and has 1 compartment along with a front pocket. As versatile as it is stylish, the Renei comes with a handle and adjustable strap.

We love: @christi_chro's monochromatic moment. 
man wearing crossbody bag


Crafted from vegan materials, the Cayman is one of HVISK's more minimal styles, but equally as stunning. The crossbody features a soft outer and comes with a front pocket and magnetic fastening. It measures in at H: 17cm x W: 21cm x D: 5cm and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.

We love: @vmceccato In the Cayman Pocket



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Written by Ciara Martin

Ciara Martin
Writer and expert
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