Behind MODHER

Our sustainable approach

MODHER’s handbags are made in Italian craftsmen, where exceptional skills fit with our ethical values. Our small-batch productions and short supply chain allow us to have in person relationships with our artisans before, during and after the handcrafting of our handbags.

In 2021 we introduced EcoCart to ensure that our products and shipments are carbon neutral. For every purchase, we contribute to verified carbon offsetting initiatives that offset the carbon footprint of our products including the shipment. 

In the mission to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, we leave no stone unturned.

  • We use leather exclusively produced in Italy where the circular production methods are strictly monitored to ensure a low impact on the environment.
  • The raw material is a by-product of Italian and European origins. No animal is killed for its skin, what would otherwise be discarded by the food industry is transformed into long-lasting luxury pieces.
  • There is no redundant packaging, and all bags are shipped in recycled gift cardboard and chlorine-free paper, in 100% cotton dust bags.

"When I realized the environmental impact of plastics in the fashion industry, I decided to put my effort into designing a better, natural leather experience.  My goal is to make sure that every step we take is thoughtful, from respecting the labor to protecting the environment.  we traveled across Italy to find suppliers fully committed to provide a safe and healthy workspace and to protect and preserve our ecosystem." 

Gianna Caravello, Founder

Sustainable leather | MODHER

BETTER LEATHER

Between Pisa and Florence, we found the right material that met our goal: CERTIFIED VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER. A material that holds quality, story and appeal. Today only 20 tanneries, most of which are family run, pass the strict selection criteria required to have their leather certified.

HandCrafted in Italy | MODHER

WE PROMOTE CRAFTSMANSHIP AS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE LUXURY

We have established our manufacturing process along the Arno river, in the historic leather district in Italy. All our materials, leather, metal accessories, packaging are sourced locally, partnering with local and expert artisans.

Ethically Made In Italy | MODHER

WE HAVE ESTABLISHED MODHER ON THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ETHICAL LABOR AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

We work within Europe, where child labour is explicitly banned in the European Union under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 2000. We regularly audit our suppliers to ensure that the employees are provided proper work conditions, hygiene, and safety, and prohibiting any form of child labour, forced labour, or illegal employment.

MODHER Sustainable and recycled packaging

RECYCLED PACKAGING

Our gift boxes are made with FSC certified paper and GMO free, containing 40% post-consumer recycled waste and 15% organic residues from agro-industrial waste. The brand tags are made from 100% recycled T-shirt offcuts, material that normally gets thrown away and also they are tree-free.  The branded dust bag are made from Cotton and organic cotton.

Our branded package is Made in Italy.

Sustainable and Safe materials | MODHER

BETTER MATERIALS

International Quality Assurance laboratory conducts mechanical, physical and chemical tests to guarantee the sustainability, safety and quality of our materials, that are certified against the presence of heavy metals, such as nickel, chrome, lead. We were able to meet the REACH and the California Prop. 65 requirements.

MODHER transparent supply chain

SHORT AND TRANSPARENT SUPPLY CHAIN

With the goal to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible we localize our supply chain and production sites along a short miles range. We are proud to work with small family-owned factories, supporting local community and respect the environment.

We are proud to be a B Corp™

CERTIFIED B CORPORATION™

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