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Our Materials

 

Low Impact, Sustainable & Vegan Materials

 
Quality is a primary consideration when we are selecting materials. It is of paramount importance that the materials can be crafted without compromising on quality or craftsmanship. It is just as important that these same materials have the lowest possible impact on our planet.

The fashion industry is under enormous scrutiny and quite rightly so. The industry is responsible for 10% of the global, man-made greenhouse gases every year. This and some of the many other environmental impacts of fashion are why we take material sourcing seriously.  If you have questions about transparency, or where and how our collection is made, you can read more here.
“In a world where fashion is the second biggest polluter of our planet, we are committed to change.”

Corn Leather

 
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Also referred to as faux leather, synthetic leather
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The innovative future leather we use is a giant stride towards a fully sustainable alternative to leather. Rather than using 100% petroleum-based PU, the base of the material is made with at least 30% plant content from corn.

The corn is a non-food grade crop so this does not divert resources necessary for food farms of animal feed. This BIO content comes entirely from a renewable source, is non-GM and is carbon neutral.

The material is chromium and PPD free.

We source the material from Italy, where it is made in a factory fully powered by photovoltaic solar energy generators, and only low environmental impact LED  lighting is used throughout the company.

Certifications:

USDA Bio Certification

Cactus Leather

 
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Sustainable solutions from nature
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The cactus leather we use comes from Mexico. Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, aware of the environmental destruction of the leather industry, wanted to find a low impact, sustainable alternative. They hit upon using cactus because it grows abundantly in Mexico and is completely sustainable.

It takes 200 litres of water to grow one kilogram of cactus biomass, which is absorbed by the plant itself from humidity present in the atmosphere, and just 3 leaves of the plant are used to make 1 linear metre of material.

The cactus leather is made up of 30% cactus biomass together with PU in a process which uses non-toxic chemicals.

Cactus leather is an innovative vegan leather and is grown in a USDA certified organic farming system. You can read more about this material here.

Certifications:

USDA Organic Certification | Watson & WolfePhthalate Free Certification | Watson & Wolfe

Recycled Lining

 
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recycled post-consumer plastics, recycled, re-purposed materials
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Our choice of interior lining is critical to your enjoyment of our products. It is essential that our linings and supporting materials are strong and durable, but they must also look and feel beautiful.

Traditionally, leather goods brands use virgin polyester as a lining, but by using recycled rPET fabrics, made with recycled, post-consumer plastic bottles, we can significantly reduce the output of waste water, energy and CO2 and cut down on the consumption of crude oil. We are reducing our impact on the environment by not using virgin polyester.

Our lining material is manufactured in an eco-friendly process and meets Bluesign system standards. Our manufacturer has a number of environmental credentials including the use of Green Power and an onsite treatment facility for all solvent and exhaust air.

Certifications:

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Gift Packaging

 
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Refreshingly simple luxury
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Our gift packaging has been carefully considered to reflect our ethos and brand values.

The look and feel of our gift boxes defy the very idea that they are made from recycled materials, but they are made from 100% collected wastepaper and contain recycled fibre particles. The card stock we use is bio-degradable and FSC certified and the manufacturing process is entirely free of chlorine. The boxes are then printed with vegetable-based inks.

After all, your item will still be luxurious long after the packaging is gone.

Certifications:

FSC Certified | Watson & Wolfe
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