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Our Mission

Espe began with a simple mission: to create cruelty-free, thoughtfully designed handbags at affordable prices. Our commitment to a cruelty-free world is reflected in every bag made. Espe is a cruelty-free company that uses premium PU vegan leather to create unique and timeless handbags and accessories.  Our vegan leather has at least three times less the environmental impact compared to standard PVC.  

Our materials are ethically sourced and responsibly made. We strive each year to make our products more inline with sustainable practices and are constantly on the lookout for innovative sustainable materials.

With a team made up of animal lovers, animal welfare is at the core of the brand. In an industry where turning animals into accessories has been the norm, Espe is proving a vegan alternative can be just as good, if not better. By giving customers the best of both worlds, Espe makes shopping consciously an easy and stylish choice. Based in Toronto, the Espe studio is where the behind the-scenes action happens. From bag design to final packaging, the brand takes pride in maintaining ethical and fair practices every step of the way



Our Designs

Combining fashion and function, each collection is designed for all of life's moments. Gone are the days when the only handbag essentials were your lipstick and credit card. From baby toys to laptops, the list of everyday necessities has grown. That is why Espe creates bags with plenty of space and compartments to make any outing stylish and stress-free. As an affordable luxury brand, Espe offers accessibility without compromising quality. This is at the foundation of every collection.   Espe designs bags that stand the test of time and can be passed down through generations.  It is the brand for your everyday and our tomorrow.




Brains Behind the Brand - Elizabeth Hardy

My entire career working in fashion has led me to Espe. After 25 years as a CEO of an international fashion brand, I decided it was time to start something of my own. Espe was born from my lifelong love affair with fashion and my lifelong love of animals. Creating a fashion brand that was all about fun, function and fashion and not about harming animals was a dream and that dream became Espe. I am very proud as a woman, mother, wife and businessperson to introduce to you Espe - a line of handbags and wallets that are for literally every woman.  Our bags do not have age boundaries and are designed by following my fashion heart. Our bags are crafted to last and to be loved by incredible, unique, women who believe in making conscious choices for today and tomorrow

Elizabeth xxx







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