transparency & materials

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As a future-oriented brand, sustainability is at the heart of our practice. We are very much aware of the environmental impact of our industry and commit ourselves to proving things can be done differently.

Our daily focus includes exploring circular and transparent practices, as well as researching the latest eco-friendly solutions. We maintain strong partnerships with two production ateliers, located in Italy and Tunisia. 

Production ateliers

Venetian Style — Italy

Venetian Style was established in 1997 by Franco Cesarotto in the province of Padua. With a deep sense of professional pride and love for his home country, Franco named the company "Venetian Style". The brand's name is a tribute to the exceptional craftsmanship of artisans in Venice and the Veneto region.

LSP — Tunisia

LSP is a third-generation Belgian company specialising in the production of bags and accessories for high-end brands. They have an enthusiastic team of 50 people in their subsidiary in Tunisia who handle development and prototyping, as well as production. The team in Belgium manages sales, sourcing, and storage.

Tanneries

Hides are turned into leather through a tanning process. This has an environmental impact on three levels through the use of chemicals, water and energy. The tanneries we partner with use a closed-loop system in which water is reused, waste and chemicals are limited and energy is used optimally.

To minimise the impact of transport we keep our chain as short as possible. We only work with certified European leather tanneries that source the majority of their skins in Europe.

Our partners Rigato in Italy and Hoffmann in Germany respectively hold a silver and golden certification from The Leather Working Group, a not-for-profit that carries out transparent eco-audits and gradually raises its standards. It continuously urges tanneries to keep improving the quality and impact of their production process.

To learn more about the Leather Working Group and their work, visit the LWG website here

Vegan leather

Since 2022 we work together with VEGEA and MycaNova®, two alternative materials to leather.  We believe that each option has its own advantages and can peacefully coexist within our brand.

VEGEA — Italy

The material is constructed using grape leftovers - the skin, the stalks and the seeds - from winemaking. The used grapes come from Italy, resulting in a local, European story. The material is elastic, supple, soft and at the same time firm and textured. Read here for more information.

MycaNova® — Belgium

MycaNova® is a next-gen vegan leather made with mycelium, the root-like system of mushrooms. Until a few years ago, mycelium was considered a waste product. Today, it is dried and ground into powder which, combined with binding agents and backing materials, becomes a vegan leather alternative. MycaNova® is elastic, yet sturdy, rain and scratch resistant. Read here for more information.

 

Packaging

Whether you order online or in-store, we will always wrap your bag in a cotton cover. Cotton remains the best fabric to store your bag, as it allows animal and vegan leather to breathe. In-store, we include a beach bag for you to carry your newly purchased item. For us, it is important that the packaging, in this case the beach bag, is reusable. For a trip to the city or the beach, or simply to carry your groceries.

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