Our mission is to make timeless vegan designer bags for environmental aware women.

Because you shouldn't sacrifice personal style for a more sustainable lifestyle.

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How it started

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Quinevère was born from a passion for sustainability, fashion, and animal welfare. After spending years in finance at various sustainable companies, Evy Tempelaars, the Founder and CEO of Quinevère, recognized the potential for fashion to be elegant, cruelty-free, and sustainable all at once. Her belief led her to partner with Professor Daniel Ku, an expert in sustainability from the universities of Taipei and Beijing, in 2017.

Together, they embarked on a mission to find the best vegan leather available in the market that aligned with their eco-friendly and luxurious standards. They spent time researching and exploring various materials before discovering bio-based vegan apple leather, which met all their requirements of being both environmentally friendly and elegant.

After creating timeless and luxurious designs and finding the right atelier for production, Quinevère was launched in 2021. The company is committed to producing high-quality bags that are not only fashionable and long-lasting but also sustainable and cruelty-free. With a focus on using the best vegan materials and reducing environmental impact, Quinevère aims to inspire women to make a positive impact on the planet while indulging in their love of fashion.


In the quest for the best vegan leather available, they discovered an innovative solution made from apple waste. Their search led them to a company located in the northern part of Italy, which is well-known for its apple, fruit juice, and compote industry, and repurposes organic apple byproducts that would otherwise be discarded.
The leftover solids from the juicing process are dried and crushed into a fine powder before being mixed with harmless, non-toxic, organic pigment. This transformation results in a Peta-approved, bio-based leather that is an eco-friendly and cruelty-free alternative to traditional leather.

By using this innovative material, Quinevère is committed to reducing the environmental impact of fashion and promoting sustainable practices.

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We selected a small atelier in Guangdong, China, known for its technological advancements and thriving fashion industry. Some people even call it the “Florence of China.” At this atelier, our experienced craftsmen pay close attention to every detail, from the stitching to the finishing touches, to create exceptional bags that stand the test of time.

At Quinevère, we value transparency and building close relationships with our production partners. That’s why we chose a smaller atelier. This allows us to work closely with the owner and gain valuable insights into the manufacturing process.

With Quinevère, you can be confident that your bag is not only eco-friendly but also ethically produced. We are dedicated to creating exceptional bags that not only meet our high standards but also contribute to a better future for our planet and communities.



Apple leather is a revolutionary material made from approximately 45% apple peel and 55% polyurethane, which is then coated onto a cotton/polyester canvas. Unlike traditional leather, apple leather is a cruelty-free and eco-friendly alternative that offers many sustainable benefits.

One of the most significant advantages of apple leather is its significantly reduced CO2 impact compared to faux leather made from 100% fossil fuels. The production process of apple leather reduces greenhouse gas emissions, making it a more sustainable and ethical option.

In addition to that, the repurposing of apple peel keeps it from decomposing and producing methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. By choosing apple leather over traditional leather or fossil fuel-based alternatives, you’re making a conscious choice to support sustainable fashion and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Some Facts


The production process reduces greenhouse gases and the environmental impact


The apple leather is developed in response to the local issues of apple-waste. They reuse the apple peel


0Apple leather production recycles water and non-toxic chemicals 

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At Quinevère, we are committed to making a positive impact on the planet and the fashion industry. We believe that affordable designer bags can be manufactured with minimal impact on the climate, without harming animals, and with fair working conditions for all.

We are passionate about inspiring women to embrace sustainable and cruelty-free fashion. Our vegan bags are not only stylish but also eco-friendly and ethically produced.

Choose Quinevère and join us in our mission to create a more sustainable and conscious fashion industry!


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