It's time you got to know your new best friend, inside and out. Want to know why our leather's so darn good?
We only use premium, full grain by-product leather and pineapple leather, ethically sourced and carefully hand selected by our master craftsman.
What is by-product leather?
We're extremely conscious about the way we source our leather, which is why we only use by-product leather. A waste product from the meat industry, this is a natural material that would otherwise end up in landfill. We've chosen to work with cow hides that are by-products of this industry, instead of using leather from cows that have been raised solely for their hides. Our full-grain, premium leather comes from Jakarta, and is brought to us in Bali. This allows our master craftsman to hand pick each hide, paying careful attention to how each one looks and feels.
Why pineapple leather?
Pineapple leather (or Piñatex) is our natural leather alternative that is made from the cellulose fibres of pineapple leaves. Piñatex is a 100% vegan, sustainable fabric. The leaves are a byproduct of pineapple harvest, which would otherwise be thrown away or burned. By creating a strong, durable fabric from these leaves, it allows farmers to fully utilise their crop, providing additional income. Learn more on our blog here.
Linings and components
Our brassware, such as our zips and fastenings come from YKK, the best industry standard components on the market right now. Our lining is made from natural cotton canvas, which we screen print through our Bali and South Africa workshops.
In order to eliminate waste in our production process, we use as much of each leather hide as we can, using offcuts to ensure there is as little waste produced as possible. Whatever leather isn’t used, our workshop manager collates to be used for things like luggage tags, wristlets or zipper ends.
The full package
Care, attention and just the right amount of love goes into our bags. Your package will arrive on your doorstep in a biodegradable mail bag, which you can pop into your home compost (please remove the labels first. This will degrade in around 90 days). Inside you'll find your bag presented in a reusable, natural cotton drawstring bag, This will also contain a story card and a hangtag signed by the craftsman who made it. The cotton bag is handy for a multitude of things:
- Store your bag in it to protect from scratches
- Use it at the market for carrying your fruit and veg
- It makes a fab camera bag!
- For storing feminine hygiene products
- Travel toiletries
- As a delicates wash bag
This is just the start of our journey ...
We are always on the lookout for new innovative natural materials to weave into our products. Keep your eyes peeled and sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with news, releases and announcements - we've got some pretty exciting stuff coming up!