Over 85% of our leather comes from the WYNY tannery. They have been using 100% vegetable tannins since 1978 and have gold auditing certificates for compliance and environmental standards. This certificate requires constant review of air emissions, a restricted chemicals list, use of solar energy, and a waste management system. They also have a state-of-the-art water treatment and recycling facility.
Our textiles are hand-woven by a social cooperative of weavers in Chiapas, Mexico, using traditional looms and methods. The slight variations and handmade quality are was make these textiles so special.
We partner with a small-scale workshop in Mexico. Our partners are chosen carefully to ensure they pay living wages and provide safe and stable working conditions. In our Mexico workshop, employees earn 5x the minimum wage. The lowest wage paid is 57%-69% above the average family living wage for the region based on 2019 data from wageindicator.org.
We use 100% post-consumer cardboard and ship using plastic-free packaging. We purchase carbon offsets for our shipping from Native Energy.