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Sustainable Bags

Sustainable Leather Bags

Our bags are made with a next-generation leather like material called MIRUM® - a sustainable alternative to both traditional animal leather and plastic faux leather. MIRUM® is 100% plastic-free and made from natural ingredients such as tree rubber, plant fibers, oils and waxes, and other materials like clay, charcoal and quartz - backed with cotton.

Is MIRUM® durable?

It's engineered to be long-lasting and tough. It outperforms on many performance metrics, from mechanical to chemical. It was tested with the help of BMW, who are launching it for their new car interiors.

Is MIRUM® more sustainable than 'real' leather?

By leaps and bounds. Whilst animal leather is durable, its production is environmentally taxing, involving high emissions, wasteful water usage, pollution, and harmful tanning processes. 90% of global leather production is tanned with toxic chromium sulfate. Cattle farming is a leading global driver of deforestation.

Is MIRUM® more sustainable than pleather?

Oh yes. Regular faux leather, aka pleather, is made from plastics like PVC and PU, which are made from petroleum crude oil fossil fuels. Pleather production releases toxic chemicals, and at end of life pleather contributes to plastic waste issues. Pleather has been rebranded as 'vegan leather' in recent years to profit of the eco-friendly image associated with veganism, but it's anything but.

Where and how are our bags made?

MIRUM® is made in a renewable energy powered factory in Illinois in the USA. It requires no water during production and generates no wastewater. We produce our bags in small batches in an artisan workshop in Portugal.