SUSTAINABILITY AND ETHICS:
All of our leather is a by product of the food industry.
We use vegetable and oiled-tanned leathers as much as possible. Vegetable tanning is the most traditional and natural tanning method - considered to be better for the environment in comparison to chrome-bathed tanning. Vegetable tanning uses tannins; which are a substance that naturally occurs in bark. Our oiled tanned leather follows a similar process but uses oil with tannins to accomplish a water resistant finish.
We work exclusively with North American suppliers due to their transparency and compliance with ethical labour practices and environmental laws to insure the least amount of impact.
Our leather waste/off-cuts are all used inside the bags or are recycled. We use pieces of leather as small as 1” sq.
Everything from cut to sew is made in our Vancouver Atelier with a small all female team.
We have a lifetime warranty with all of our pieces.
Our studio is located in Vancouver's Chinatown. In our own studio we can ensure the methods and practices are to our standards. We make each handbag and accessory by cutting out the leather, edge coating, punching holes, sewing, setting grommets, rivets and hardware by hand.
We are obsessed with leather. We spend meticulous hours searching for a perfect leather hide. Our leathers must be really hard working for our clientele and provide them with a product that will last decades, beautifying with wear. Once we have selected a leather, we will ensure the manufacturing process meets our ethical practices.
Our current leather selection:
Oiled tanned leather from Massachusetts:
This hide has several benefits including; its pliable properties, water resistant, easy to remove scuff marks, and requires less upkeep then most leathers.
Black soft pebbled leather:
Full grain tumbled leather; Has a matt finish with no sheen, and buttery soft to the touch. Takes a lot of wear and tear with minimal upkeep.
This adds the finishing touch to every bag. We believe that notions should have a purpose and work just as hard for you as our leather and designs. We work with a company in Ohio for 98% of the pieces. However, for our custom chains we work with our manufacturer overseas.
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