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Our fabrics

The most important issue for our brand when we choose fabrics is quality and caring for animal welfare. We are looking for innovating fabrics, high-quality and toxic free.

Did you know that animals are specially bred for the leather and fur industry. Their farming pollutes the environment, consume huge amounts of food and water. Tanning skins for the fashion leather industry is extremely toxic process which is fouling the rivers and the food we eat every year.

http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/leather-industry/leather-environmental-hazards/

We are constantly looking for new fabrics that will not only be vegan, but also environmental friendly.

All our bags are made of environmentally friendly materials. We choose only ones that are certfied and cruelty-free.

 

FREEDOM-LEATHER

A first in the vegan handbag market, our new Freedom-Leather is a coated fabric, similar to PVC (vinyl) and polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics. However, that's where the similarities end and the differences begin.

 

Our Freedom-Leather uses a proprietary formula that is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional vegan leathers, our new fabrics posses a long list of benefits and advantages over competitor’s fabrics. 

 

​This special material is made of 100% Silicone, a unique, non plastic, non-petroleum based material admired for its sustainability qualities – in its raw form it is one of the most common elements found in nature, quartz sand. Not only is it less intrusive on the environment, but the production of it is less taxing on natural resources. It requires less water, raw material, and electricity to produce compared to PU and PVC. ​

We take a long term approach when considering the use of Freedom-Leather and want to do our part to be environmentally friendly. With its non-solvent production technique and with the lack of PVC or PU elements, we are much safer and healthier than traditional fabrics.

 

Unlike PVC fabrics, Freedom-Leather does not use chlorine in any of the production process, and the fabrics do not leak VOC emissions (Volatile Organic Compounds) throughout their life.

 

There's no need to clog up landfills, Freedom-leather is recyclable. Our fabrics surpass environmental standards, so you can breathe comfortably knowing that you are using a fabric that's safe for you, and the environment in addition of being 100% cruelty-free.

We take pride that our fabrics are of a higher standard and safe to use by anyone, some key points:

  • Freedom-Leather is compliant with RoHS, REACH, California Prop 65, & CAL01350.
  • Qualifies for international and domestic environmental programs: LEED v4, Green Globes, BREEAM, BREEAM International, Living Building Challenge, CHPS, UP EPA Federal Purchasing.
  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative: does not contain anti-microbrials, formaldehyde, PFCs, PVC, or flame retardants.
  • Freedom-Leather is PVC and PU free.
  • There is no use of plasticizers, phthalates, heavy metals (including mercury), or Bisphenol A (BPA).
  • There is no use of solvents throughout production, which guarantees ultra-low VOC emissions.
  • Freedom-Leather is produced from start, raw materials, to finished fabrics in one ISO 9001 compliant facility. The same silicone material can be used to produce baby bottle nipples, a testament to its safety and non-toxicity.  

ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

 

Half the challenge is to find the right fabrics that are made responsibly with the future in mind, the other half is to make sure they look great and PERFORM well.

Freedom-Leather brings exceptional performance that is not seen in other vegan leathers.

At the end of the day you are investing on a luxurious item, it’s our mission to provide you with pieces that will withstand the test of time.

 

FREEDOM-LEATHER benefits:

  • Highly Durable & Abrasion Resistant, our fabrics have passed 100,000+ Wyzenbeek double rubs, over 130,000 Martindale rubs, and 3000+ Taber rub tests.
  • Stain Resistant, easy clean for wine, coffee, denim dye, lipstick, ink and much more.
  • Extreme Temperature Endurance with no cracking, resistant from -40°C (-40 Fahrenheit) to 70°C (158 Fahrenheit)
  • High Humidity and Humidity Aging Resistance passed “Jungle experiment”, 70 days in 95% humidity and 70°C (158 Fahrenheit).
  • Resistance to Salt Water (salt spray test): Acid, 1000 hours test with no change
  • Resistance to Light Aging: UV Stability light resistance
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Vegan
  • Recyclable
  • Environmentally friendly

 

PEACE-SUEDE & PEACE-LEATHER 

Our new Peace-Leather & Peace-Suede are made 100% in Italy with patented technology consisting of high technical performance that can perfectly imitate properties of natural leather while remaining completely animal-free. It is a high-end alternative possessing advantages over animal leather and common PU vegan leathers.

Peace-Leather, grain leather appearance, is not a coated fabric and the grain is not printed nor embossed onto the fabric, a big differentiator to any other vegan leather. Our fabrics are made from an exclusive patented white raw material created from ultra-fine microfiber bundles, the fabric is then dyed by tannery technology into drums, and during that process is where a natural grain appears. The advantage of this exclusive finish is that there is no peeling or cracking.

Peace-Suede is made from a patented raw material with a blend of recycled polyamide and recycled PU, this fabric’s exclusive formula looks and feels like real suede but provides much more durability, tenacity, elasticity, resilience and stain resistance.

 

Some key points on Peace-Leather & Peace-Suede:

  • Decreased use of solvents during production process.
  • Made with recycled nylon chips, recycled PU resin and recycled PET
  • Does not contain PVC.
  • Reduced energy consumption during production.
  • All dyes are water based
  • RLS Compliant (Rappresentante dei Lavoratori per la Sicurezza) Italian Workers' Safety Representative, it represents and protects workers' rights in the field of workplace safety within companies.
  • Pass REACH regulations, a European Union regulation that addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.
  • Hypo-allergenic, non-sensitizing and non-toxic.

 

PEACE-LEATHER  | ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

 

Peace-Leather looks, feels and performs like no other vegan leather. Some key benefits of this great Italian fabric are:

  • Stain and scratch resistant
  • High abrasion and flex resistance
  • High resistance to adhesion, oils and chemicals
  • Water-resistant
  • Fire & heat retardant

 

PEACE-SUEDE  | ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

 

Peace-Suede is a premium fabric that resembles real suede in look and feel:

  • Stain and scratch resistant
  • High abrasion and flex resistance
  • High resistance to adhesion
  • Water-resistant, no stains, marks or color fading when wet
  • Fire & heat retardant

 

PINATEX

We also use innovative fabric called Pinatex. Pinatex is a fabric made from pineapple. It feels and uses same like natural leather, but it is 100% organic and animal friendly.

We are very excited to be one of the first brands making handbags from Pinatex. It’s a big step into future of fashion industry.

Our tags are made of recycled paper.

Glue used in the production of our bags is 100% vegetable and not tested on animals.

Constantly we learn more about textiles and change our brand. We are looking for fabrics made of recycling or from organic farming. We are exploring and changing each season for better.