Friday, December 14th, 2018

Win A Pansy Maiden Handbag!

Published on April 30, 2013 by   ·   46 Comments Pin It

Pansy Maiden was founded with an activist spirit and one heady goal: To create and provide the world with fashion-forward, cruelty-free bags in a socially responsible manner. Founder Laura Collins is an adorable, creative, lovely activist who wanted to share her big news with our readers, and give you an opportunity to win something gorge at the same time! Holla!!

It’s time for Pansy Maiden to become a job-creator and hire some Makers! My business is growing, my uterus is too (Surprise! I’m pregnant!), and I can no longer run Pansy Maiden as a one-woman operation. Hiring a few local seamstresses has always been on the business-agenda; it just took a fetus to give me the final push I needed (I’ll be repaying the fetus in multiple pushes here in a few months). In order to hire these Makers, I need some upfront funds. And that’s where you come in…


I’m so excited to announce that, after having spent the last few weeks in development, I have finally launched Pansy Maiden’s very first Indiegogo campaign! I spent so much time trying to make sure my campaign would be meaningful to Pansy Maiden and to anyone who donates. It’s so important to me that all my donors know that they are a big part of my company’s success and that they walking away with some pretty cool schwag.

Learn all about Pansy Maiden and this campaign by watching this cute lil vid:

As a special celebration of my campaign, my go-to for conscious fashion GirlieGirl Army offered to host a giveaway of my most popular bag, the reversible Port Cities Tote!Enter to win this elegant tote and then click on over to my Indiegogo campaign, check out my perks, give me a little cash, and help me take my cruelty-free, activist-fashion brand to the masses! Together, we can show people that animals do not need to be used for fashion. I absolutely cannot do it without Kind people like you!

Port Cities Tote, Whiskey/Chocolate Reversible, $250.00

Bag Description:No matter where you go, this bag is going with you. Whether you’re off to the museum, a night-out, the farmer’s market, work, the beach, this versatile bag’s got you covered. With the luscious feel of the waxed canvas, the timeless design, and the sophistication of the antique brass hardware, you will be sure to turn heads. This bag is reversible: two bags in one.

Made entirely of water-resistant, all natural waxed canvas

Four pockets, 6” x 4”
Antique brass hardware
Two straps, .5″ wide, 10.5” drop
Fits a Macbook Air perfectly
13” across widest point, 14” deep
Hard, sturdy, strong bottom 4″ across

Our all-natural, paraffin-based waxed canvas has been used by tough-as-nails mariners for over a century. This fabric is renown for its long-lasting, water-resistant properties.


Sign up for GGA emails (extra points for liking us on FB & following us on Twitter &/ or Pinterest) and then leave a creative comment below! Laura will chose the winner by May 31st! Winner will be notified by email.


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Readers Comments (46)

  1. kelly says:

    I want one, I want one. Pick me!!

  2. LaQuanza says:

    I’m a new vegan, and I need to update my fashion wardrobe.

  3. Sara Taylor says:

    Great looking bag and it’s reversible to boot!

  4. Leslie says:

    I love this bag! And looks perfect for holding everything I need for three young girls!

  5. Daniela says:

    Wait. I don’t care if I win. I will just buy this bag. It’s what I have been looking for and can only find I leather until now. I must have it. Where can I buy?

  6. Brook says:

    i can hardly think of a more fashion-forward way to begin my adventures in vegan motherhood than by winning this bad!

  7. Heidi says:

    A girl can’t have too many vegan bags!

  8. Sara says:

    This bag would be great for me as I embark into the adult world after graduate school!

  9. Ariel says:

    I’m a vegan advocate, arts administrator, and gal around town. I am always looking for amazing bags that don’t use PVC or leather and I LOVE, LOVE pansy maiden bags! Been dying to buy this one for a while, but it’s out of my budget! Help a very vocal person to person advertiser out, I guarantee 10 new people will buy bags! Just ask my hairdresser :)

  10. Linda O. says:

    Vegan, sexy AND functional – yes, please!

  11. Kristi says:

    What a gorgeous bag! I can’t wait to carry my raw food snacks, bunny approved lotion and eco sustainable wallet in it! Who says being vegan isn’t fun????

  12. Natasha says:

    I’ve wanted a tote forever! You should totes pick me!

  13. Robin says:

    Signed up for e-mail and liked on Facebook.

    If you pick me, I’ll give up bacon. Locally raised and bought at the farmer’s market, just so you know. Ron Swanson would be horrified!

  14. catie says:

    Wow, this would be the perfect teaching bag!

  15. amanda says:

    I already “like” on facebook, follow on pinterest, and suscribe! I could really use a new awesome bag :)

  16. Nicole Maietta says:

    Are you Fur real girrrrrl??? I met you at veg fest Boston this past year !!! You and your precious
    are in my neck of the woods. We’re kindred spirits!
    I adore your bags. I’m raising a newbie myself and no longer can drop cash on myself, like I dream. Any rate, I got fashion cred that has been buried under a new mamas cloak and need that bag for my much needed mommy makeover. Ps. The veg meetup group will be salivating over more than my BBQ tempeh if you know what I mean!!!
    Pss. Liked and luved you everywhere!!

  17. Nicole Ross says:

    I have drooled over your bags forever and finally saved enough to get one bag. I currently am drooling over this bag and would like to purchase it soon myself, however, I after having to replace my hybrid transmission (a costly $4444.02) repair, I’m back to square one with trying to repair damage to my emergency fund). I contributed to your campaign already and really really want to contribute more, however am stuck financially to contribute more than what I already have. I will gladly carry this tote with pride and promote your company and will be glad to slap a bumper sticker or anything else on my hybrid to promote Pansy Maiden (if you have anything) or even wear a t-shirt to the farmers market and vegan festivals I attend to help promote Pansy Maiden :) Very happy to help promote a fellow vegan!!!

    • Nicole Ross says:

      A co-worker just bought me lunch, so I just donated another $10 (what I planned to spend on lunch) to Pansy Maiden instead! Cheers!

  18. Victoria Peel says:

    In feb I entered a contest
    I won, and chose shoes I liked best
    Now I think that this bag is,
    A match for those Callie’s
    So here, I’m being creative
    hoping dear Laura will make this
    A summer of compassionate prizes.

    Subscribed, liked, pinned…I’m sorry my social media outlets haven’t ventured into twitter land yet…surely this is enough….I may still have a bebo account :P

  19. Jess says:

    I would love my first ever named vegan handbag!

  20. Meaghan says:

    Great line! And congrats on the babe!

  21. Katie says:

    Woo! Love the bag! The animals are so lucky to have you on their side. :)

  22. Kathy Lewis says:

    I love being vegan…and I LOVE Pansey Maiden bags!!!

  23. Mary says:

    I’m in love with Pansy Maiden! Everything about this company makes this 20+ year vegan happy. I’m buying bags for my sister and me. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and creativity. ♥

  24. Kristina says:

    I am totally in love with this tote and have become a big pansy maiden fan now!

  25. Jessie says:

    Supercalifragilisticexpealidotious – cute bag! Mary Poppins would approve.

  26. Roxanne says:

    In addition to wishing for one of your adorable designs, I would love to do your PR. My new website is coming soon but feel free to reach out to me via email if you are interested! The bag is awesomeness! I could fit my notebook, apple (the kind you eat), iPad, wallet, tube of lipstick (because I can never leave home without it), phone, puppy dog and a sweater because I don’t want to get a cold and run the risk of having to stay inside and not letting anyone see me sporting my great new Pansy Maiden bag!

  27. Anita says:

    Mazal on your expanding business and expanding belly! Wishing you all the success in the universe as you grow!

  28. Lydia Claire says:

    I am on your email list.

  29. Lydia Claire says:

    I have liked you on FB (actually already did).

  30. Lydia Claire says:

    I am following you on Twitter.

  31. Lydia Claire says:

    That bag is gorgeous and I definitely want to see what else they make. =)

  32. Jess says:

    Congratulations Laura! I am happy for you and your family that it is about to grow. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your bags as well! I’ve seen them around the city (I’m local) and they always look great. If I won, it would be my work bag! I’d get to show everyone that vegan can be fashionable. Thank you again.

  33. Jess says:

    Thank you also for using such a high percentage of locally made fabrics. It’s kinda cool to hear the story about the making of the waxed canvas for so many years. It’s gotta be a tried and true process then!! (I also like on Facebook, if you are wondering why the second post!)

  34. Jess says:

    Obviously, and especially on a site like this, the fact that the bag is completely vegan is amazing. All the way down to the glue and the liquid the cloth is washed with. It’s great attention to detail. Thank you for sharing your creativeness!! (Twitter follower)

  35. Amie says:

    I’ve been craving a cute, totally cruelty free, grown-up bag!

  36. Rachael says:

    Love this bag!!!! Pick Me Laura!!!!!!

  37. Mike says:

    Would make a wonderful gift for the wonderful woman in my life. All in all, I love your cause!

  38. Muiread Pickett says:

    I’d love to win one! Love her bags!

  39. Heidi says:

    I forgot to add that I like you (and Pansy Maiden) on facebook.

  40. Calen says:

    Pansy Maiden is so inspiring; I would love to win one of your bags!

  41. Sharon says:

    Such a great bag and such great news all round about the babe and the biz. Slowly working my way from vegetariann to vegan

  42. MC Chau says:

    Signed up for GGA emails under mcchaublog at gmail dot com. Also liked on Facebook under MC Chau, followed on Twitter under @cxc118 and Pinterest under @cxc118 so I won’t miss anything!

    Love Pansy Maiden bags! I’d wear Port Cities Tote on my vacation to Cabo in a couple months!

  43. Stacy says:

    I love that bag

  44. Chloé Jo says:


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