Materials

We have sourced the best available materials based on quality, style, and low impact on the environment. We will also endeavor to decrease the overall carbon impact by reducing long supply chain trips, including the transport of materials. 

 

CORN LEATHER - E-ULTRA® 

This material is durable and has a high bio-content proportion. Renewable resources, mainly the non-edible part of corn and PET collected from oceans, are used to make this environmentally friendly leather. Made without harmful solvents and substances, it protects the environment and human health. E-Ultra® is produced in Italy, just a few kilometers short of our manufacturers and artisans.

Details of a camel colored tote bag from KOVU brand made of E-Ultra leather

 

 

CACTUS LEATHER - DESSERTO® 

This leather is highly sustainable, vegan, PVC, and pesticides free. The fact that only rainwater is used for harvesting and the leaves are sun-dried makes this material exceptionally environmentally friendly. Don’t worry; the manufacturers use only mature leaves to make the leather, plus cactus are not cut down to produce the material. Desserto® is produced by a family business in Mexico.

 

 

ORGANIC LINING AND DUST BAGS 

Linings are made with organic cotton, OEKO-TEX®, standard 100, and certified without toxic substances. The fabric is made by a Swiss factory. Our dust bags are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), certified, and printed in France.

 

Terracotta red lining of a white handbag and KOVU logo

 

 

SHIPPING BOXES AND POLY MAILERS

KOVU’s shipping boxes, poly mailers, and sealing tape are all made of recycled cardboard.