We combine ancient craftsmanship techniques with innovative production processes to create environmentally-friendly & long-lasting pieces, showing that we can work on a sustainable future while preserving wisdom of the past.
- Jessica Teeuw, Sustainability Manager
PEOPLE & PLANET FIRST, ALWAYS
We strive for making the most of waste materials, so the leather we use is a by-product of the meat industry. The cow hides come from wide-open North American farms, close to our leather tanneries.
In order to make our products long-lasting, we needed extra resistant and durable leather. As such, we made sure to select suppliers that could provide us with the highest quality certified chromium-free leather. Our leather is vegetable-tanned and dyed using plants. No harmful chemicals here.
The tanneries we work with have been Gold or Silver rated by the Leather Working Group. This means that their commitment to environmental stewardship is backed by a well-recognized and industry-leading certification. This also includes routine auditing of the tanneries' manufacturing practices, operating permits, raw material sourcing, traceability, use of restricted substances, energy consumption, water usage, air and noise emission and waste management.
LOWERING AND OFFSETTING
We have consciously chosen to have our production in Mexico only. Most of our partners are based in Michoacan and Jalisco. By sticking to a small geographic region, we limit the carbon emissions from transportation between suppliers.
We offer flexible working arrangements for our international team in Mexico and Germany so they can work from home whenever they wish. Our employees are also encouraged to travel to the office via public transport or with their bike.
CRAFTSMANSHIP THAT PRESERVES WHAT'S GOOD
With our shoe collection, we keep the tradition of leather weaving and charro boot making alive in Mexico.
We work together with our jewelry workshop to come up with pieces that both tell the story of Mexico and have a design that stands the test of time. Our workshop uses high-quality recycled Sterling silver and upcycled brass that is 3 times gold-plated with 14K gold. This ensures a long lifespan and makes sure they are truly investment pieces.
As part of our philosophy, taking responsibility for protecting our environment is one of our major goals. That’s why we strive towards becoming more sustainable with the implementation of processes and materials that are non-polluting and organically sourced. We also seek to work with suppliers that share our planet-first philosophy and use certified processes that ensure high quality materials while protecting the environment.
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Protecting the planet always comes first. Thus, we are happy to announce that one of our logistic partners, ASENDIA is 100% carbon neutral. They have been an integral part of our journey by delivering our customer’s orders outside the EU.
ASENDIA is committed to providing sustainable delivery solutions worldwide and as of January 2022, they are off-setting 100% of the carbon emissions caused by their international transport (which amounts to 270,964 tCO2e).
Since the beginning of 2021, ASENDIA has been investing in projects which promote renewable energy and support local communities. They recently received their Offset Certification.