"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

HOW WE DESIGN SUSTAINABILITY

MODHER sustainable leather eco leather vegetable tanned leather

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 22 tanneries, most of which are family run, pass the strict selection criteria required to have their leather certified.

MODHER craftsmanship production sustainable handbags

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.

MODHER ethically made in Italy

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.  

MODHER safe materials

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.

START-UP B-CORP PENDING

B-Corp Certification, which Inc. has called "the highest standard for socially responsible businesses", has assigned MODHER the pending B-corp certification, we have successfully completed the B Impact Assessment and received the B-corp certification for startups.


RESPONSIBILITY POLICIES

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Environmental and Purchasing Policy

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ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND BEST PRACTICES FOR VIRTUAL WORK

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Supplier Code of Conduct

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