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Nikki Reed: Fanny packs are my jam

Nikki Reed has spoken about the inspiration behind the new vegan line of handbags she created with Morgan Bogle’s ethical brand Freedom of Animals.

(Cover) - EN Star Style - Actress Nikki Reed is a huge fan of the “fanny pack combo” she made as part of her collaborative line with Freedom of Animals.

The 27-year-old Twilight star is currently promoting the six-piece collection of vegan handbags she created with Morgan Bogle, the designer behind Freedom of Animals.

Nikki is proud of the line because she finds the versatility of the pieces very impressive.

“I'm so in love with the idea of having that one piece that transforms so easily and the clutch and fanny pack combo is something that I'm so fond of because I actually wear it,” she told Harper’s Bazaar magazine. “I actually wear fanny packs all the time so to have something that actually transforms like that is the most convenient thing ever, because that white clutch goes from being a belt bag to a red carpet clutch in 30 seconds.”

Nikki has been a longtime advocate of animal rights.

And even though her Freedom of Animals line is vegan and sustainable, she made it a point to keep her personal views out of the equation while designing the pieces with Morgan.

“Everything I do is about or for animals,” she explained. “Also, there is a world of extremism that you tend to tap into when you get into sustainable materials. My whole method, that I think that Morgan really connected with, was the idea that you don't have to be one or the other, and that's really where I've been going with this. If you still want to wear your favourite pair of leather shoes, there is no judgment around what your lifestyle choices are.”

Nikki was most concerned with wearability.

She wants people who buy the bags to use them all the time.

“My goal wasn't about anything other than creating really practical pieces,” Nikki said. “The white suede was one piece that Morgan and I went to and we were like, ‘Yeah, let's go with this,’ because it's very fashion-forward and it feels very high-end. So that's the only decision that we made that felt slightly less practical, I think.”

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