Mina - Cactus Leather Bag

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Colour Nopal Green
Hardware Colour Gold

Introducing Mina, ethically made from 100% vegan high quality cactus leather (DESSERTO), our first convertible crossbody to shoulder bag! Named after the incredible model and fashion-culture genius Mina Le and available in 10 gorgeous colours it is your perfect edgy and sustainable accessory!

Please note there are now two options for black, the classic black pebble with a delicate pebbled texture and the deep gorgeous Raven which is a more smooth pitch black.

Product Details

Cactus leather outer 

Deadstock 100% cotton lining

Strap with brass clip to loop through and shorten to shoulder bag length (select your full strap length: Petite is 100cm/39” , Mid is 120cm/47" , Tall/Plus is 140/55”)

Zip Closure

Internal zip pocket

Solid brass hardware or nickel plated


H: 16cm/6.3” x W: 24cm/9.5" x D: 6cm/2.4"


Wipe clean with a damp cloth if required, air dry away from sunlight

Desserto® cactus leather is a brand new textile innovation direct from Mexico. Only the mature leaves of the Nopal cactus are selected so the plant is not damaged and a new harvest can be made every 6-8 months. No irrigation, herbicides or pesticides are required and the cactus can grow with minimal rain water and the natural mineral rich land in the plantation.

Choose your strap length so that your bag hits you at just the right point on your body!
It can be helpful to measure the strap on a bag you already own to help you choose:

Petite is 100cm/39”
Mid is 120cm/47"
Tall/Plus is 140/55”

If you need a strap length outside of these options please get in touch, we are happy to make a custom length for you

Please allow 5-7 days for the production of your item(s). In the interest of reducing waste we only keep limited stock of each item so yours may need to be made to order. If you have a special event or deadline let us know!

Free NZ shipping for orders over $100 (NZD)
Free International shipping for orders over $250 (NZD)

Check our shipping and returns page for full details

We ship worldwide direct from our Auckland, New Zealand studio to your door using only home compostable or curbside recyclable packaging.

Find out our rates, policies and whether you qualify for free shipping by heading to our Shipping and Returns section

We are delighted to work with some of the world's most innovative leather alternatives so you might be wondering which is the best option for you?

Of course we wouldn't put any products in our shop we aren't proud to recommend but if you want to compare your options, head to our Fabrics page to learn more

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

I haven’t bought myself a purse since 2019. I’ve been on the hunt for years for something minimal and lightweight, yet stylish and elegant. Something I can dress up for date night or wear casually when I’m walking around. This purse does exactly that for me. This Caramel color is so beautiful, when I saw it, I knew it I had to have it. I bought this as birthday gift to myself and I love it! Been using it everyday since the day I bought it. So thankful I found Velvet Heartbeat and happy that they handcraft these amazing vegan designs. Excellent customer service, so easy to contact and speak with! Thank you so much!

Karen Wealleans
Absolutely Gorgeous

I absolutely love my new bag, it’s just the right size so you don’t stash too much “stuff” and beautifully made. Thank you so much. Love being able to shop local for vegan handmade products.

Absolutely perfect

I was looking at purchasing a Velvet Heartbeat bag for a while because of course with the price it is a considered purchase. I am sooo delighted with it. It's stunningly made, a bit edgy, and super soft. I got it in black pebble and I want another! Cute floral material inside zipper pouch. Will definitely make another purchase, no more Matt and Nat bags for me (the quality is no where near as good as this). Love that its NZ made too. Thanks so much!

Regina McCormack
So happy

I am loving my cactus leather bag! The size/shape/design of the bag is great, and the vision/beliefs of this company make me glad to spend my money with them. So pleased.