Meet the founders 

At Kaia Mar, we are adventurers and risk-takers. We believe that life is meant to be lived to the fullest, embracing challenges and exploring new horizons. 
Our journey began when two passionate souls, Albanian Arlinda Ismaili and Colombian Laura Texidor, crossed paths in the world of finance. But our story goes beyond numbers and spreadsheets. Before diving into the world of finance, we both followed unconventional paths. Laura, a former TV presenter, knows the thrill of stepping into the unknown. Arlinda, with her background as a yoga instructor, understands the power of balance and mindfulness. 
It was our shared love for fashion and sustainability that ignited the spark to create something extraordinary. We believe that fashion should be bold, daring, and environmentally responsible. Our bags are not just accessories; they are symbols of empowerment, reminding you to embrace your individuality and make a positive impact on the world. 
Together, we can create a future where style and sustainability go hand in hand. 

We're PETA approved!

We are so happy to introduce our plant-based handbags and interchangeable straps. PETA approved vegan and cruelty-free handbags designed in London. We offer a range of sustainable accessories including handbags made from cactus and interchangeable straps. Our commitment to sustainability is ingrained in our production process, where we partner with vegan manufacturers and award-winning suppliers to bring our first collection to life.


As you browse our products, you can take peace of mind knowing that you’re supporting The Genuine Green Fashion Journey. 

 We invite you to explore our collection and discover the Kaia Mar difference today.



Desserto® is a highly sustainable plant based material as an alternative to leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its great softness at touch while offering a great performance for a wide variety of applications and complying with the most rigorous quality and environmental standards. The aim is to offer cruelty free, sustainable alternatives, without any toxic chemicals, phthalates and PVC.

Cactus textile

The production of cactus requires less water than making animal leather. We believe that this organic vegan textile will reduce harm to cows and other animals and thanks to companies like Desserto, the fashion industry will turn to green textile alternatives.



It's the world first vegan factory. Our genuine green fashion journey starts with Veshin, the place where Kaia Mar handbags are produced. Veshin is the first vegan factory in the world, specializing in bags and accessories.

Ethical Production

The factory services include:

  • Creating high-quality, long-lasting products.
  • Design and development of unique planet-positive accessories.
  • Sourcing the most sustainable materials for products they make.

At Kaia Mar, we stand for fair wages, ethical labour, and sustainable methods of production. Collaboration with Veshin is the key to be true to our mission and values. 



These straps are created from recycled PU. The materials are compliant with European standards. The prints in the straps have been created from vegetable dyes, and aim to help protect the world's landfills and oceans.

Fashion Shouldn't Cost The Earth

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