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About Us

Founded by longtime friends Charlotte Wienckoski & Leigh Dorough, ESLLA is a cutting edge luxury handbag brand rooted in sustainability with an unwavering commitment to transparency, conscientiousness, and ethics.

Drawing upon a shared interest in both business and fashion, Wienckoski and Dorough knew they wanted to push the boundaries to develop something truly innovative and special. However, it wasn’t until learning about the horrors of the leather industry that Wienckoski brought the idea of sustainable and ethically sourced vegan leather to Dorough. Having been a vegetarian since college, Dorough was immediately on board.

Sourcing only the finest vegan and organic materials (link to the Mission page) currently available, ESLLA handbags offer a strategically savvy solution to both the harmful fast fashion and leather industries with a look and feel that is equal parts gorgeous and surprisingly similar to that of actual leather.

Short for Ethically Sustainable Luxury Leather Alternatives, ESLLA offers conscientious consumers the ability to indulge in timeless, eye-catching silhouettes that offer a high-end look and feel… all without the guilt of contributing to a carbon footprint, animal cruelty, and poor working conditions found in the leather and fast fashion industries.

Beautiful from the inside out, ESLLA handbags (optional link to shop) elevate any look instantly while simultaneously helping to make our planet that much kinder, cleaner, and healthier.

For 30 years, Howie D has been a part of the backstreet boys, one of the most successful groups in music history.

A multiple award winning and Grammy nominated performer, Howie's work with BSB has gone gold and platinum in 46 countries, making them one of pop’s most influential performers and the best-selling boy band of all time.

In 2017, BSB kicked off their Las Vegas residency Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life. The band released their last album, ‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’ in 2022.
The Backstreet Boys are currently on the DNA tour- their eleventh concert tour, performing over 150 shows across the globe.

Howie believes in luxury with a strong sense of purpose. With ESLLA, he has made a commitment towards sustainable fashion which is better for the environment.
An all-vegan cactus leather is only the first step in creating beautiful new products while reducing waste




Desserto® is a highly sustainable plant based material as an alternative to leather made from cactus, often distinguished by its great softness at touch while offering a great performance for a wide variety of applications and complying with the most rigorous quality and environmental standards. The aim is to offer cruelty free, sustainable alternatives, without any toxic chemicals, phthalates and pvc. the result, desserto® , the cactus material, is partially biodegradable and has the technical specifications required by the fashion, leather goods, luxury packaging and furniture industries.


A home for conscious manufacturing for us, sustainability is not just a buzz word but a term that represents our desire to create a more harmonious relationship between humanity and nature capable of preserving our place on planet earth for generations to come. We believe that by raising consciousness through both our presence and our work, we can play a small part in encouraging humanity to adopt a more sustainable way of living that will preserve our place on earth for many eons to come.


As we take a step further in our commitment to the environment, we will be launching a new plant-based leather alternative called ‘Mirum’. A 100% plastic-free plant-based leather, Mirum is constructed leveraging natural plants and minerals with a supply chain that draws on regenerative resources. This material is 100% recyclable and circular as well as free of petrochemicals. At the end of its cycle, Mirum can be recycled into new Mirum or ground up and safely returned to earth.

With the use of this new leather substance in our upcoming collection, ESLLA abides by the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) laid out by the United Nations:

SDG 6. Clean water & sanitation
SDG 8. Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9. Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 12. Responsible consumption and production
SDG 14. Life below water

We continue to innovate and research new ways to lessen our carbon footprint with new recycled materials and remain focused on becoming the most responsible version of ourselves; as well as introducing other categories such as belts, wallets, and men’s accessories in the future.