This seasons range includes handcrafted bags made exclusively from beautiful cowhide leathers from Italy and Springbok skins from South Africa. The handbags are also lined with soft pigskin leathers.
Springbok are not CITES protected. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.More information is available at http://www.cites.org
More information on Springbok's can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springbok
Our handbags are made using leather both inside and out. We use nappa leather on the outside and the handbags are lined with an ecofriendly (using no harmful chemicals or dyes) natural pigskin leather in the inside. This helps to make our bags incredibly soft and luxurious but also durable and longlasting.
For our signature feature that we have become known for we use genuine Springbok hair-on-hide leather. The ethical source of the materials is very important to us. Springbok are classified as non-cites (which means there is no threat to the survival of the species) and the animals live freely in abundance in South Africa. The sustainability of the species is carefully managed and the population is culled to keep the ecosystem in balance. The local food industry benefits from this and the by-products are also utilised in decorative ways in interiors, furniture and fashion.
All our leathers are a by-product of the food-industry.
We use only high quality YKK zips and silver-coloured metal chains, studs and handbag hardware.
All our handbags are offered with a white cotton dustbag to keep them clean.
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