With the earth facing rapid climate change, overflowing landfills and pollution, the way we design and the materials we use are critical to our future. That's why we're committed to using sustainable, artisan and up-cycled materials that tread more lightly on the planet.
We use RCS-100 certified recycled leather, an innovative new material tackling textile waste. Up-cycled leather is a natural material which has low environmental impact. It's proudly sustainable, yet retains the beautiful look and feel of traditional leather. The production process itself creates zero manufacturing material waste. This process also produces fewer chemical emissions and uses substantially less water than conventional leather production processes - a big win for the planet.
EXACTLY WHAT IS UP-CYCLED LEATHER & HOW IS IT MADE?
Well, it all starts with a gardening glove! Genuine leather off-cuts are salvaged from the cutting room floor of a gardening glove factory, diverting large amounts of waste from landfill. The off-cuts are shredded into fibres, bound together with natural rubber (no nasties!) and then reformed into new sheets of quality up-cycled leather. The new up-cycled leather is then transformed into our innovative wallet designs. So when you purchase one of our accessories, not only do you get the wallet of your dreams but you can feel great knowing that you’ve directly saved waste from reaching landfill. In fact each wallet saves up to 200 grams of waste!
ARTISAN HAND-LOOMED 100% SILK
Honouring traditional silk weaving techniques that have been handed down through generations, we proudly use exquisite hand-loomed 100% pure silk. Woven entirely by hand on traditional looms, our silk is incredibly beautiful, boasting a uniqueness in quality, texture and style not found in mass-produced machine made silks.
Handcrafted by artisan weavers in Cambodia, it can take up to one day to weave a single metre of silk, which we think you'll agree is pretty special. Silk weaving provides essential skilled employment which enables women to weave from home and maintain their traditional family life rather than emigrating to cities in search of work.
Our premium ikat silk is traditionally used to make clothing for special occasions and royalty, with Cambodian ikat silk considered amongst some of the most intricate in the world due to its exquisite fine detail. Each piece is a unique work of art and can take between 3-7 days for a weaver to complete just a single metre.
Through our silk collection, we hope to bring you truly exquisite accessories that offer the perfect balance of artisanal techniques and modern design.