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Premium, Sustainable Materials + Made in Los Angeles

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. 



Recycled (adj). a type of fabric made from reprocessed, used or old fabric and/or fibrous material. This process saves unwanted fabric from the landfill and reduces textile waste


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


up cycling (n) a form of recycling which repurposes materials that are otherwise without purpose and turns them into something of higher quality with more environmental value


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







deadstock (n) fabric that is no longer useful to companies and is sold off due to various reasons including overstock, not meeting aesthetic requirements or no longer in season


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.










low impact / earth friendly (adj) a type of fabric that is produced in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment


Hemp - sustainable fashion materials index 

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 - sustainable fashion materials index 

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 - sustainable fashion materials  

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- sustainable fashion materials glossary 

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.


Premium Eco Vegan Leathers 

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