Zoonibo is an ethical fashion brand that works with designers from around the globe committed to ethical, sustainable, eco-friendly manufacture practices. The each of the boutique designers we work with are making a difference in some way.
Some are committed to only producing handmade items, those using others are committed to using eco-friendly manufacturing processes, such as using vegetable dyes for tanning leather rather than using harmful chemicals. Some of our designers are using cutting edge materials to create new forms of vegan leather. Some of our designers are upcycling vintage leather or producing products from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
All our designers are committed to ethical labour processes. We work hard to connect with smaller designers that are committed to ethical and sustainable manufacturing practices and that bring ethics into their manufacture and their company vision.
We are also committed to helping socially. We sell handbags in order to give back to the world who cannot afford such luxuries. We believe that those of us with many resources should help those without, and this is why we have our Bag for Bag initiative.
For every bag we sell, our bag for bag initiative provides a women's pack in the form of a bag with cosmetic and beauty items for women living in women's shelters.
The idea was born from a strange turn of events which found us working with a women's shelter in Miami, helping to secure the building where 40 vulnerable homeless women lived, during the Hurricane Irma storm, which threatened to be the most devastating hurricane in USA history.
During 4 days at the shelter we saw that women have access to clothes from donations, but items that made the women feel like women, such as cosmetics and other essential womens items, were not readily available. We thought that could be changed by recycling unused end-of-life cosmetics and using them for women in shelters.
From working in the fashion industry and understanding the waste that happens with end of line products, the idea for the scheme was born. We work with cosmetic companies to provide these items to women who appreciate them and who would not otherwise have access to them.
This also helps the environment by ensuring these items do not end up in a landfill site.
If you would like to find out more about how we operate or would like to nominate a women's shelter to expand our scheme into, or would otherwise like to help in anyway then we'd love to hear from you
The Zoonibo Team