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About The Company
Svala is a line of luxury vegan handbags, handcrafted from premium, innovative, animal-friendly, PVC-free fabrics such as luxurious, Italian vegan leather, Pinatex® (made from pineapple leaf fiber), cork and recycled plastic bottles.
Svala products are manufactured in downtown Los Angeles in a factory which ensures that the workers are paid a fair wage and have comfortable working conditions.
Svala, was created by Helga Douglas as she was unable to find stylish and sustainable, animal-friendly bags and accessories. The inspiration for Svala’s name comes from Iceland, where Helga’s mother is from. Svala means swallow in Icelandic and this bird is a symbol of love, loyalty, freedom and hope in many cultures – everything that Helga wanted her brand to stand for. Svala is inspired by Helga’s love of animals and nature, her affinity for the relaxed, colorful feel of Sydney and LA and the simplicity of Scandinavian design.