Who is KALO?

KALO is a Dublin based accessory brand, with sustainability at the core of everything we do. Our journey so far has focused on providing stylish, versatile and high quality vegan leather accessories at affordable prices – using only the most advanced sustainable and recycled materials available.

Born out of the need for high quality vegan accessories at a reasonable price, KALO launched its debut product, the Everything Bag, in November 2022. With a leather made from apple waste and lining from recycled bottles, our bags are the perfect staples, that are also kind to the environment.

Our Story

KALO was founded by Kate and Michael (also known as Malo) in 2022. It has been a topic of debate who thought of the idea for KALO! Here is Kate's side first...

"While I was working in Brown Thomas in 2019 I used to always admire the beautiful handbags but noticed there were very little vegan leather options available. I saw a huge gap in the market for a vegan product that was not hugely out of budget for myself and most people my age.  And so the idea for KALO was born!"

And Michael's side...

"In the days leading up to Christmas 2019, I found myself in a position that I’m sure you can all relate to. I didn’t have a present for my better half. The reason for this was because I wanted to get Kate a vegan leather purse to replace the animal hide one she was given years before. I was frantically running around Dublin trying to find a nice vegan leather purse for Kate. No matter where I went, online, Grafton or Henry Street, I simply couldn’t find any suitable options to match my price point or quality. So it was definitely a light bulb moment!"



Our vegan and sustainable bags are designed in Ireland with apple leather hand selected by our founders Kate and Malo. Each product is stocked,  packed and shipped from our design studio based in Dublin. We hope that you will love and adore our products as much as we do.