This vegan tote bag made from cactus keeps you organized in a chic way

A new level of responsible luxury

Innovation is at the root of the KAAI brand.

About a year ago the search for an alternative to leather started. The durability & resistance of the material was the most important feature, to match the active lifestyle of the contemporary KAAI woman.

After researching and testing different plant-based materials, we came across a material that can barely be distinguished from the leather version of the KAAI bag. A luxury work bag made from Cactus.

Organized bag
Organized mind

This tote bag is the best companion for women with active, urban lifestyles. It comes with 2 outer pockets and multiple inner pockets to hold your (work) essentials like a laptop, phone, glasses, charger cables, pens and paper, makeup, water bottle, and more.

The Midi Pyramid can hold a laptop up to 13.5" while a Pyramid can house one up to 15.6". With a padded pocket you're sure your laptop stays safe while carrying it around.

A bag made from Cactus leather 🌵

The demand for a vegan leather bag came from the existing community of #KAAIwomen.

The first vegan drop consists of the bestselling styles Midi Pyramid and Pyramid in Cognac and Black.

The plant-based bag has the same look and feel as the leather versions of the Pyramids with an organized interior with inner pockets & outer material that can withstand the wear and tear of an everyday bag. On top of that, the material is very resistant to water and scratches. 


Why cactus?

No additional water

They rely only on rainwater and earth minerals, minimizing water consumption and promoting ecological balance.

Why cactus?

Safe to harvest

The cactus variety has small thorns, ensuring a safer and more efficient harvest for the agriculture team.

Why cactus?

In harmony with nature

Absorbing CO2, it simultaneously produces oxygen and extracts water.

Why cactus?

Preserves biodiversity

The choice of native cactus species aligns with regional biodiversity, seamlessly blending with wild flora.

Why cactus?

Eliminates cross-industry conflicts

All by-products unused in leather production find purpose in the national food industry, eliminating cross-industry conflicts and promoting sustainability.

Why cactus?

Requires way less water

Growing one kilogram of cactus biomass requires a mere 200 liters. This water is absorbed by the plant itself from atmospheric humidity, significantly outperforming the average 1000 liters needed for the same yield from conventional crops.

The production process

The cactus material undergoes a special production process rooted in Mexico.

Step 1: mature leaves are selected and carefully cut (ensuring that the cactus itself remains undamaged).

This sustainable practice allows for a new harvest every 6-8 months, promoting the longevity of the cactus plants.

Step 2: after the harvest, the mature leaves are naturally dried for three days.

This step eliminates the need for additional energy consumption, aligning with eco-friendly principles.

Step 3: once dried, the leaves are transformed into a fine powder,

Step 4: the fine material is later turned into cactus leather in Italy, where the know-how for leather-making lies.

Desserto cactus leather

For the vegan version of our bestselling Pyramid bag we're collaborating with Desserto. With their highly innovative cactus-based leather they're the pioneers in non-leather materials.

For years they took their time to perfect the cactus material used for the vegan Pyramid bag to turn it into the durable and high-quality material that it is now.

Meet the founders of KAAI

"Before launching KAAI we both worked in a C-level position in the fashion and retail industry. We constantly rushed from one meeting to the next and travelled a lot for work.

During our careers, we were desperately seeking a handbag that could handle and ease our hectic lifestyles.

We decided we could do better ourselves by merging design and functionality into a KAAI bag."

Ine & Helga

Do you have any questions?

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