Our Review: Wilby's Drayton Handbag
Posted by Unicorn Goods
We recently stumbled across this great little piece from Wilby's website, and are in love. We highly recommend this as a staple in your closet. Besides being PETA-approved, Wilby manufactures all of their bags in England, which is pretty cool. Manufacturing in the UK means that they can ensure that their workers are treated with respect and fairly compensated.
Wilby also has a strong environmental mission. Each piece carries a sustainability rating. The Drayton Handbag has an sustainability rating of medium. It's great that a company like this is transparent to the point of admitting that not all products are created with the same processes and materials, and that some may be better than others. We always support giving consumers more information so that they can make more educated purchasing decisions.
This bag is the perfect day-to-night transition piece. It's large enough for a pair of sunglasses without weighing your shoulder down. The attractive marbled faux material is soft and pliable like the finest Italian leather. Corner brass accents add durability. The metal chain hangs at the waist or can be tucked away to create a clutch.
The branded charm is discrete enough to not be too loud with a nice outfit. We aren't sure how the material will wear over time, but it feels durable and the chain is solid. Overall, this piece is versatile and an ethical choice for anyone wanting to build a minimalist wardrobe with as few pieces as possible.