Materials

While our journey is just getting started, we're doing our best to waste as little as possible.

 

LEATHER

Our leather is from Italy and is dyed with vegetable dye in a non-chemical coloring process. We work with some of the highest quality leather suppliers to ensure our leather is top quality and made to last a lifetime.

Leather is tricky. It's hard to call it sustainable. While it has a reputation for being tough to produce and hard to recycle, we're working to find new ways to manufacture our materials more sustainably without compromising on quality.

 

100% RECYCLED COTTON

All bag linings and dust bags are made from 100% recycled material. We're also coming out with new 100% recycled products in 2019. 

 

TOWARDS A BETTER FUTURE

To avoid excess waste, we keep our inventory lean and only do a few runs at a time. We expect you to buy your Steerage bag once and have it last a lifetime, ending the cycle of wasteful trend-based consumerism. Here are some of the small wins we've had so far:

  • We partnered with our friends at Wolkat group to produce our 100% recycled custom Steerage fabric
  • We ditched our fancy packaging and developed a 100% recycled dust bag that can double as a laundry bag (or whatever else you want to use it for)
  • We don't use any chemicals in our leather coloring process, it's all natural vegetable dye
  • We partnered with our Moroccan manufacturer to come up with a zero-waste plan - all accessories are made from leftover leather from the bigger bags
  • We're starting a program to give back to our manufacturing community in Tangier, Morocco