100% Handcrafted Luxury Bags Made by Christan Mercurio
Using only Vegetable Tanned Domestic Leather
Materials & a Transparent Supply Chain
Wickett & Craig (USA)
Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world premiere vegetable tannery. Their hides are a byproduct of the beef and dairy industry and would otherwise be waste. A labor-intensive method that requires skilled workers, veg-tanning is a natural, eco-friendly process that produces durable, exquisite, sustainable luxury leathers recognized for their depth of color and rich patina. Simply put their leathers not only endure, they get better with age.
Buckleguy (USA/China/Hong Kong)
USA based company operating in Massachusetts with manufacturing in China. Brass is under 90ppm lead content which meets the requirements set out by California’s Prop 65, as well as the European REACH standards.
Schaeffertec GmbH (Germany)
RoHS and Reach compliant secure fasteners for my bags. Lots of women’s bags use magnetic fasteners that are easy to use but not particularly secure. These take a bit more care to use and are incredibly secure. “Environment and health go hand in hand. Whether waste water disposal, material recycling or waste disposal: all production steps are planned and carried out in accordance with the requirements of German standards. We also ensure that our end products take important health aspects into account. Our products comply with the European REACH directive and are also RoHS compliant.” - Schaeffertec
Julius Koch (Germany)
This is a synthetic waxed braided polyester thread. While it’s not a natural product, I use it because of the durability and longevity. Part of sustainability is making something that will last. Natural alternatives do not resist abrasion or wear like this does. As a company they take measures towards sustainability and use ethical manufacturing practices.