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Our Conscious Commitment

Let’s slow fashion down.

Fashion accounts for around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. While we believe functional, high-quality products are essential to our lives, we also think it's critical to reduce the impact our lifestyle has on the environment and do our part to foster change for the better. OLEADA takes pride in our commitment to sustainability and firmly stands by our belief that style does not have to come at the cost of the environment.

Traceable Leathers Produced with Green Energy

Leather is a renewable resource in animal husbandry for food purposes. For genuine leather products, we source traceable leathers derived as by-products from the food industry exclusively, maximizing the environmental efficiency of human activities. Our tanning partner in Biella, Italy uses 100% green energy throughout their process and reduces carbon footprint by replacing high environmental impact chemicals with ecological products.

Innovative Use of Recycled & Upcycled Materials

We are believers in second chances. Our Conscious Collection is a special line of products that solely uses repurposed sustainable materials to provide the luxurious look and feel of genuine leathers. The leather fibers from deadstock and leftover stock are transformed into supple, lightweight recycled leather we use on styles such as the Reverie Hobo; the water-, stain-, and scratch-resistant vegan leather used on our Captain Sleeve is made from upcycled discarded plastic bottles from the ocean. We also use recycled paper for our branding and packing materials. 

Recycling Bottle

Recycling Leather

Recycling Fishing Nets

By giving another chance of life to materials that would have been wasted, we promote innovation in fashion that makes our lives better and more sustainable.

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Transparent Construction with Decomposable Materials 

It’s the details that make a difference. We do our best to use more eco-friendly materials in our bag construction even in places you will never see. We abandon the widely used plastic filler with biodegradable plant-fiber filler, which makes our bags easier to be decomposed and recycled.

Long-lasting Products to Slow Fashion Down

Our team works hard to provide durable products that will withstand the test of time from everyday use. Each one of our bags is built to last and designed with timeless aesthetics that will not go out of trend easily. We believe the key to reducing the overall impact fashion has on the environment is to slow down the fashion cycle, and we hope our bags will be your reliable companion for as long as possible.

Your Contribution Counts – Join Our Recycling Program

Sustainability calls for the participation of everybody and we invite you to join us in this endeavor. We are confident our bag will be with you for a long time. However, when you do wish to retire your OLEADA bag, we offer a reward of 30% of the bag value if you send back your used OLEADA bags to us for proper recycling. Our technicians will carefully examine each bag, which will help us gain insights to upgrade our design and make our bags last even longer. 

Explore Our Recycling Program

Our Conscious Commitment

Let’s slow fashion down.

Fashion accounts for around 10% of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. While we believe functional, high-quality products are essential to our lives, we also think it's critical to reduce the impact our lifestyle has on the environment and do our part to foster change for the better. OLEADA takes pride in our commitment to sustainability and firmly stands by our belief that style does not have to come at the cost of the environment.

Traceable Leathers Produced with Green Energy

Leather is a renewable resource in animal husbandry for food purposes. For genuine leather products, we source traceable leathers derived as by-products from the food industry exclusively, maximizing the environmental efficiency of human activities. Our tanning partner in Biella, Italy uses 100% green energy throughout their process and reduces carbon footprint by replacing high environmental impact chemicals with ecological products.

Innovative Use of Recycled & Upcycled Materials

We are believers in second chances. Our Conscious Collection is a special line of products that solely uses repurposed sustainable materials to provide the luxurious look and feel of genuine leathers. The leather fibers from deadstock and leftover stock are transformed into supple, lightweight recycled leather we use on styles such as the Reverie Hobo; the water-, stain-, and scratch-resistant vegan leather used on our Captain Sleeve is made from upcycled discarded plastic bottles from the ocean. We also use recycled paper for our branding and packing materials. By giving another chance of life to materials that would have been wasted, we promote innovation in fashion that makes our lives better and more sustainable.

Transparent Construction with Decomposable Materials 

It’s the details that make a difference. We do our best to use more eco-friendly materials in our bag construction even in places you will never see. We abandon the widely used plastic filler with biodegradable plant-fiber filler, which makes our bags easier to be decomposed and recycled.

Long-lasting Products to Slow Fashion Down

Our team works hard to provide durable products that will withstand the test of time from everyday use. Each one of our bags is built to last and designed with timeless aesthetics that will not go out of trend easily. We believe the key to reducing the overall impact fashion has on the environment is to slow down the fashion cycle, and we hope our bags will be your reliable companion for as long as possible.

Your Contribution Counts – Join Our Recycling Program

Sustainability calls for the participation of everybody and we invite you to join us in this endeavor. We are confident our bag will be with you for a long time. However, when you do wish to retire your OLEADA bag, we offer a reward of 30% of the bag value if you send back your used OLEADA bags to us for proper recycling. Our technicians will carefully examine each bag, which will help us gain insights to upgrade our design and make our bags last even longer. The recyclable materials will be repurposed – you might even see them again in our new Conscious Collection products! 

Recycling Program