In a time of fast fashion and ecologically unsound shortcuts, native Sicilian and San Francisco based designer Gianna Caravello was inspired by the idea to make her first bag out of an ecological material possessing appeal, story and quality. So she turned to classic Italian methods applying modern and sustainable practices.
In 2019 she launched MODHER (stands for modern leather), a high-end line of chic, sustainable and timeless leather accessories for women.
The debut collection consists of three classics: the minimalist and structured Elba shopper bag crafted using exclusively eco-certified vegetable tanned leather, the softer best-selling Bellagio tote and the sleek and easy Envelope Clutch. Each design is handmade in Tuscany, Italy.

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

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Hides or textiles in this collection are sourced as a by-product of the food industry, population control of wild animals, and/or free-range farming.

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The materials in this collection are free from AZO dyes and phthalates.

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

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