Our approach to business, and everything we do, is made in this "light". We evaluate our choices based on how they impact people, the environment, our local and greater community. We’re fortunate because now-more than ever- there are real options for people demanding clean supply chains, unwavering labor law standards, and sustainable business practices for themselves and their business partners. We have offices in the USA, Hong Kong and China. Our practices and standards are company wide and each office shares responsibility for vetting our partners and monitoring for compliance.
The primary textile used in our collection is called PET fabric and it is derived from type "#1" recyclable plastic. The main source of this plastic is everyday water and beverage bottles - one of the world’s most common types of consumer packaging. The manufacture of PET fabrics requires a fully integrated supply chain from bottle collection to chip processing to reconstituting the yarn and final fabric production. The latest recycled PET fabrics are known for their durability, light weight, and comfort. Overall fabric performance is similar to (petroleum based) polyester and nylon fabrics and we know you will appreciate this special textile like we do.
Leather has been used to make shoes, clothing and bags for, literally, thousands of years and treating leather evolved from using naturally occurring minerals like salt and lime to an industrialized process combining high energy consumption and chemical usage while throwing off large amounts of CO2 emissions. Our leather comes from a sophisticated supplier that has transformed the tanning process through the use of alternative and renewable sources of energy, specialized equipment, recycling, and the latest available technology in leather manufacturing. This supplier works with some of the most forward thinking consumer products makers in the world and while there are many other, lower cost options, we decided that this leather, from this supplier, was in keeping with our company values.
Mosey is very picky about the metal components & plating processes used to create our proprietary hardware - in fact, every metal part on our bags has been custom-made to our exact specifications. We have a "lead free and nickel free" policy for all metal parts and we conduct ongoing and random lab tests, using SGS Laboratories, on all our metal parts. Based on the highest international testing standards (established by the EU), you can be absolutely sure our metal parts never contain chemical residues or other potentially toxic substances.
As for the "little things"...we use low impact printing, and recycled paper wherever possible. We have reduced the amount of catalogs we make and encourage greater use of the web for communications. We drink tap water in the office (as opposed to bottled water). In short, we try to be as resourceful and efficient as possible. Of course this is an ever evolving process and we learn with each step. We’re not "there" and to be honest, we don’t really know what "there" looks like yet.
We are committed to our customers. Their concerns are our concerns and given a choice we will consistently pursue softer footprint materials and the suppliers who make them – because it is simply the right thing to do.Thank you.