Annonay has a 'Vegano' leather in their lineup (http://www.tannerie-annonay.fr/en/?id=26&). Most probably that is what Carmina uses. You can read the specifics of the leather there
You are most probably right. Excellet leather. Thanks for the info.
This is precisely my experience. The top picture is what I received three years ago and the bottom accurately portrays what I received last week.
I've had a pair of navy suede string loafers that are a few years old (purchased when Epaulet dumped their remaining stock - however long ago that was) and mine are decidedly navy. As often stated, there are always inconsistencies in colors from batch to batch. If unworn, you can contact seller and ask if they have a "lighter" pair you can exchange for. Perhaps leaving them in the sunlight will lighten them a little bit.