Conscious Brands We Love (and know you will, too.)
Sustainability is of the utmost importance and our focus is on creating beautiful products -- thoughtfully and consciously.
In our own shopping, we love to support brands who do the same. Here we will highlight a few brands we love and know you will love them as well.
One of those brands is Volta Atelier, owned by Fernanda Dault. Volta, meaning “return” in Portuguese, creates hand-stitched upcycled leather handbags. The brand, located in New York, selects extra leather from accessories factories. Skilled artisans in Brazil then turn the leather into their one-of-a-kind bags. The stitching is a fierce as the women who set them, and precision is paramount: Volta is now sold at over one hundred luxury boutiques in the United States.
Further, Volta partners with local NGOs to contribute to the empowerment of women by giving them a source of steady income. Their artisans, all women, are refugees from Haiti living in South Brazil, victims of domestic violence and former inmates.
Our mission is to encourage a circular economy, breathing life back into lost cultural heritage and growing communities from the ground up.
Volta says “our mission is to encourage a circular economy, breathing life back into lost cultural heritage and growing communities from the ground up.” Not only are their bags beautiful but you can rest assured that when you support their business, both the earth and a long chain of women are positively impacted.
Take a look at some of our favorite Volta pieces below.