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Sustainably and fairly produced products – a combination of elegance and aesthetic.

Every individual bag is an elegant, environmentally friendly and fairly produced unique specimen – for women and men equally: crafted from industrial production offcuts. Precious veneers and robust textiles shape the indistinctive appearance and timeless design. The material combination grants a stable and safe stand on the ground and protects the bag’s content from shocks and weather. Furthermore, all bags are stain-resistant and easily washable. Our accessories contribute through our optimization of the material cutting process to the minimization of our own offcuts: as defined by our idea of a circular economy.

High quality offcut materials from different industries in Germany are the starting point of all our products. This contains FSC-certified veneers normally used for the interior of cars or yachts. The outer textiles are offcuts generated during the assembly of barber chairs or medical seats. The lining is as remaining stock in various textile manufactures. All other materials such as haberdashery are produced in Germany, the EU or from recycled resources. For the treatment of veneers, we employ formaldehyde-free glue and use environmentally-friendly oil.

We produce our bags together with our partners completely in Germany. First we sort all materials, prepare the individual bag design and cut all textiles in shape. The sewing is carried out by a professional bag-maker in Weimar, Germany while some steps of the wood processing are done by a workshop in the Black Forest. Finally, we join all wooden and textile parts together. In this way we can check every single bag prior shipping and stamp it with an individual number. The accessories are handmade by us.

Industrial waste is defined as all materials generated by industrial sites during production that cannot be transferred back into the assembly process. According to the German Federal Statistical Office (Statistischen Bundesamt) around 386 M tonnes of waste are generated annually in Germany.¹ About 57 M tonnes of these are commercial and industrial waste. However, in-house waste disposal is not included in the statistics which would increase the documented offcut amount significantly. Especially commercial and industrial facilities often use own disposal facilities such as an incinerator for wood and veneers. But also officially disposed waste often ends up burned: Due to fear of industrial spying or misuse companies prefer to see their waste as fuel in incinerators and not recycled. That is why the actual recycling rate of industrial production waste is only around 51%. In order to counteract these practices, the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz)² came into effect in 1996 and got revised in 2016. This law mandates businesses to prioritise the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste over its disposal.³