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Behind the Business

A•him•sa

ORIGIN: Sanskrit
from 'a' meaning non/without 
and 'himsa' meaning harm/violence

Noun: Ahimsa "Respect for all living things and avoidance of harm towards others"

Ahimsa Collective (AC) was founded by passionate and determined change agents, adamant to prove that Sustainable 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.

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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.

Each component to our bag has an End Of Life program. This extends from the closed-loop system of the Recycled Waterbottles that line our bags, to the Raw Material of the FSC Certified Washable Paper and Piñatex (Pineapple Leather) with which our bags are made from.

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Lastly - if our Hardware can't be stripped, resprayed and re-used - it is melted down and re-set to be used all over again.

LEARN ABOUT OUR RECYCLING PROGRAMME

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

Part of our Founding Ethos has been to incite change. This is in support of Climate Action, actively donating funds to Foundations who are working to improve the health of the planet and ultimately combating Climate Change.

We pledge $5 of every sale to our Social Enterprise partners.
To find out who we're supporting, follow the link below.

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'AHIMSA':

Because we intend to cause no harm.
We apply this word to the treatment of the planet, people and the animals. Through out the life and production of our wares, there is to be no suffering in any capacity.

'COLLECTIVE':

Because this isn't a movement exclusive to us. It requires a major shift in human behaviour in the way we produce and the way we consume.