As a B-corporation and a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are held to a high standard. With more than ten years in business, we have always advocated for a slow, sustainable and responsible approach to design and production. What that looks like in action and means in practice is determined by a set of standards we apply to every aspect of our business. Here’s how we honor our commitments as a socially and environmentally conscious brand.
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We work with 10 artisan partners and 520 artisans around the world and believe in the preservation of craft in local communities.
A global community
Our lasting relationships with our artisan partners and commitment to their communities goes beyond business: we are deeply invested in every person, place and provenance. From HQ outwards, our global community celebrates all cultures and respects differences in lived experience.
Our strength is our diversity
We are pleased to offer everyone living wages, zero-tolerance for discrimination and harassment, and a respectful workplace whether they are employed directly by us or our artisan partners.
A respectful workplace
We give 1% of our sales back to organizations that invest in the communities we call home. Projects we are proud to support include: Women's Fund at the Austin Community Foundation, which supports the economic security of women in Central Texas; the SAFE Alliance, which serves survivors of abuse and domestic violence in Austin; and local and national organizations that support Black Lives Matter including NAACP, Reclaim the Block, and the African American Youth Harvest Foundation.
Our approach to responsible production utilizes handcraft techniques that inherently prioritize locally-sourced, natural materials. Sustainable by nature, the materials we use in our designs - from leather to semi-precious stones, cotton and sisal - are derived from plant or animal fibres and are biodegradable. We use environmentally-friendly packaging and offset our shipping by purchasing carbon credits.
In the last year, 250,000 remnant pieces of leather were upcycled to create new handbags and we use upcycled brass and glass in our jewelry and homeware collections. All of our pieces are made in studios and nearly everything is handcrafted, which requires time and great skill. Designed and made to last, we believe less is more and favor longevity over trends. Many of our most-loved pieces were part of our original collection and are still bestsellers today.