WELCOME TO HYER GOODS,

WHERE WE DO THINGS BETTER.


At HYER GOODS, we think there's a better way to design, a way that is better for people and better for planet. That's why we redirect high quality material waste away from landfills and upcycle it into cute, classic pieces that will last for generations. That way you don't have to choose between looking cute and feeling good. We call this Better Leather.


OUR MISSION

REDUCE WASTE

All of our products are made from high quality waste-- deadstock materials and manufacturing scraps. We divert that waste from landfills and keep it in circulation.
 

CURB CARBON

By upcycling waste, we eliminate the massive energy footprint needed to cultivate land, livestock, crops and fertilizers, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. This results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

MANUFACUTRE ETHICALLY

We believe sustainability is about both people and planet. We are proud that HYER GOODS are hand-crafted at a SEDEX-compliant factory in India. Learn more about our leather factory here. All our masks are made at a female-owned factory in Los Angeles, California.

SHIP SUSTAINABLY

We ship PLASTIC FREE. Our boxes, mailers, tape and postcards are all made from 100% recycled materials and are both recyclable and biodegradable. The stuffing we use is not yet recycled but we are working on it!
 

PROTECT BETTER

For every mask we sell, we donate one to an essential worker in need. Like our leather goods, our masks, or BETTER PPE, are made from waste.

GIVE BACK

We've pledged to donate 1% of net sales every month to support organizations which foster the physical and mental well being of people in need. Learn more about our Monthly Mission here.



WHY BETTER LEATHER?

 

Leather is not perfect, but we believe Better Leather is as close as it gets. Made from 100% waste, it depletes ZERO new resources and eliminates the energy output necessary to create any material. Leather is durable and wears well over time. And if it does ever find its way into a landfill, it's organic matter and will degrade in a reasonable amount of time. Because we use waste skins, we cannot control all of the processes that the skins go through, however all of our skins are tested for chrome VI after aging, ensuring the leather is safe to wear. We like using veg tanned skins when possible, which will be noted in the product specs of each product it applies to. 

 

LEATHER VS VEGAN LEATHER

 

While there are some amazing innovations in man-made leather (aka faux leather aka vegan leather)-- some made from mushrooms, some from apples, some grown in a lab-- most are far from being commercial and still bound with plastic. What's currently on the market, while it may be vegan and animal-free, is actually a form or PLASTIC. It's made from non-renewable resources, does not wear well, and ends up in a landfill where it will take hundreds if not thousands of years to degrade, releasing methane and leaching microplastics in the process.