At HYER GOODS, we pride ourselves on using sustainable materials. All our leather goods are hand-crafted from Better Leather, high quality deadstock leather and manufacturing scraps. We lovingly call these Trash Bags but there's nothing trashy about them. Learn more why we think Better Leather is the most sustainable material there is below.
Why Better Leather (aka waste)?
The fashion industry creates enough fabric waste every year to cover the entire Republic of Estonia (New York Times). By upcycling that waste into new things, we eliminate the energy needed to create new materials, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. This results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions. We use real leather scraps because, unlike vegan leather, if they ever enter a landfill they are organic matter and will biodegrade in a reasonable amount of time.
We'd rather your goods never make it to a landfill, though! We help keep used HYER GOODS in circulation by enabling customers to re-sell their preloved handbags and wallets through our resale platform HYER UP. It's called Circular Fashion and it's the future.
We believe sustainability is about both people and planet. We are proud that our leather goods are hand-crafted by our friends at a female-owned, SEDEX-compliant factory in India. SEDEX is one of the leading organizations helping to guarantee the ethical treatment of employees and good working conditions. Learn more about our leather factory here.