Ahimsa Collective

Ahimsa Collective was founded by passionate and determined change agents, adamant to prove that Sustainability and Luxury-goods can co-exist. Our mission is to disrupt the Carry-goods Industry, providing a Sustainable alternative to the Leather and PU accessories market.

Prior to our offering, the only Handbags and Accessories available were made from Animal Leather or Polyurethane - AKA Pleather. Both are incredibly harmful to the Planet and both contribute greatly to the increasing effects of Climate Change. It seemed non-sensical to us that there were no options to service both our Environmental ethos as well as our Animal-rights values.

Our intention was to offer a bag that was not only environmentally friendly but environmentally beneficial. To do this, we produce Handbags out of existing resources, would-be-waste, and innovative Plant-based Textiles.

We believe it is no longer enough to avoid causing damage to the planet. We need to actively reverse it.

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The products in this collection are made with at least 50% recycled or upcycled materials.

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Alternative materials/ingredients have been used where an animal product would normally be used.

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The brand producing this collection has a net zero carbon footprint.

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This collection has been made using at least 90% plant-based ingredients or materials.

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All packaging in this collection is recyclable, recycled and free from petroleum based plastics.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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At least 1% of this brand’s sales go to a charity partner.

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This collection is entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people.

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This collection has been produced on a small scale, with environmentally sensitive production methods; the constituent materials have been sourced sustainably, and conserve biodiversity.

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The products and constituent ingredients in this collection are not tested on animals.