SUSTAINABILITY


Leather

Wong establishes a close relationship with Moroccan rural farmers where leather is sourced. Goat, lamb and calf are indeed commonly traded meats at local markets.


Slow Fashion

Skillful craftsmanship and the highest quality materials are used to make pieces last a lifetime. Each bag is an indulgence and investment that should be thought of and worn as wardrobe staples.

Aiming for Zero Waste

As each skin is precious and unique, Wong utilizes as much of it as possible: even scraps from the production process are recycled for other smaller parts of the bag. A creative fabrication process gives value to natural marks and blemishes.

Treatment

Leather is treated with vegetable tanning methods, while colours are achieved with natural dye as to minimise the harmful effects of chemicals in the surrounding area.


Artisans

Throughout the process, Wong works side by side with local leather craftsmen. Each collection is made according to the highest standards whilst empowering artisans and ensuring fair wages to sustain their skills.

 
Highly-skilled craftsmen and women have become an endangered species as more young people have chosen other career options.
— Business of Fashion.
 

Handcrafting

Majority of the production process is handmade due to the complex and sophisticated crafts. All with extremely limited machine intervention, thus ensuring environmental sustainability.

 
According to UNESCO, handcrafts represent 20% of the rural activities of developing countries, contributing to at least 3% of their GDP.
— UNESCO.
 

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Reduce, Recycle and Reuse

Each bags is stitched by thread recycled from unraveled and spun car seatbelts.

Hardware

Handbags parts are developed together with other local artisans.

Packaging

Each dust bag is made by organic cotton, while sews and finishes are carried out by stay-at-home wives.

Diversity

Our team is constituted of men and women of different ages, tribes, religions and sexual orientations. We strive to create a working environment free of discrimination and judgement.


Community Development

Wong herself and master artisans train each apprentice during the production process, helping young artists preserve their ancestors’ traditions and avoid being caught in the ‘fast fashion’ business. A fair wage will be paid to train apprentice artisans from disadvantaged communities and help them sustain their careers.

We are here to support each other along our journey, and look good while doing it!
— Carolina Wong