We are committed to sustainability, produce all bags locally and ethically, and source only the most innovative, animal and earth-friendly materials available for our products. The materials we use for our bags fall under four categories: recycled, upcycled, deadstock, or low-impact.
our premium eco suedes are made from post-industrial recycled polyester and post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, which help reduce plastic waste destined for landfills. It is made using a pure recycling process and meets Oeko Tex Standard 100 certifications, which means it is free from organic solvents, odors, and environmental toxins such as formaldehyde, pesticides, chlorine, heavy metals, carcinogenic and allergy-inducing dyes. Shop: Fringe Belt Bags
did you know it takes up to 2,900 gallons of water to produce a single pair of jeans? Our embroidered denim bum bags are made from vintage denim instead of new, so not only are you giving your old Levi's a second life, but you're also saving 500 gallons of water per bag. Shop: Upcycled Denim Belt Bag
our limited edition scarves (coming soon) are made from deadstock fabric. Since the fabric is a remnant of a larger roll that is no longer in production, we are saving energy and resources needed by purchasing a fabric already in existence, rather than creating something new.
Hemp fabric comes from the hemp plant, a highly sustainable and low impact crop that requires very little water (1/4th of the water required to grow cotton), no pesticides, and returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil. The hemp plant is also extremely regenerative, as it grows quickly and densely with very little to no maintenance. Shop: Convertible Belt Bag in Hemp
Cork fabric is harvested from the Cork Oak tree, a tree that grows primarily in Spain, Portugal and France. When the Cork Oak has reached 20 years of age, the bark is stripped from the tree by a skilled cork harvester with a machete. Unlike other trees, the Cork Oak is the only tree in the world that can be stripped of its bark and not die -- thus making the harvesting of the cork 100% sustainable. In fact, the same tree can be harvested every 10 years for over 200 years. Shop: Card Case in Cork, Convertible Belt Bag in Cork.
Pineapple Leather, also known as Piñatex, is a brand new and extremely innovative, sustainable leather-alternative made from pineapple leaves, a by-product of the pineapple industry, and therefore no extra land, water, fertilizers or pesticides are required for its production. Coming for Fall 2017.
Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. A big effort in the organic cotton movement is to use growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic cotton is not treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or Genetically Modified Organisms, all of which are toxins that are extremely harmful for farmers and workers, consumers, and entire wildlife eco systems. All bags are lined with either organic cotton or our premium eco suede.
Our vegan leathers are made from polyurethane, an eco-friendly alternative to the more common and less expensive material known as "PVC." In addition, they are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, which means they are free form organic solvents, odors, and environmental toxins such as formaldehyde, pesticides, phenols, chlorine, heavy metals, carcinogenic and allergy-inducing dyes common in many synthetic leathers. Shop: Pocket Bum Bags, Convertible Belt Bags