At BURKELY we work every day with passion, precision and craftsmanship to make perfect bags and at the same time take our responsibility.
At BURKELY we strive to make our footprint as small as possible, we aim for long-term relationships and we opt for quality over quantity. We do this, among other things, by using packaging made of recycled material, we work with factories that are BSCI certified and we aim that by 2024, 25% of our collection will be produced with leather from the Leather Working Group (LWG).
All products produced for BURKELY are made of high quality leather from the meat and dairy industry. In this industry, the skins of the animals are not used and sold as waste to the tanneries. So an animal is never slaughtered for your bag.
Leather is a high-quality, natural material that is very durable and – unlike other materials – becomes more beautiful over time. When you take care of leather in the right way, you can enjoy it for a lifetime.
Are you curious about how you can best take care of your leather bag? Then take a look at our care page, where it is explained how you can best maintain and protect different types of leather against dirt. Click here.
Why we don't work with Vegan Leather is a question we get regularly. Vegan leather is often made of PU (polyurethane). This material has a shorter lifespan, is difficult to break down or recycled and thus feeds into the plastic soup. In our opinion, Vegan Leather is no better for the world than sustainably produced leather.
LEATHER WORKING GROUP
At BURKELY we are committed to improving the leather supply chain with quality products that are produced in a fair and safe manner with less impact on the environment. To achieve this, we like to work with tanneries that are members of the Leather Working Group (LWG). We aim that by 2024, 25% of our collection will be produced with leather from the LWG.
The Leather Working Group (LWG) is an international, non-profit organization responsible for the world's largest leather sustainability program. LWG strives to improve the environmental impact of the leather industry by evaluating and certifying leather manufacturers. They also proactively contribute to reducing their emissions.
Would you like to know more about the Leather Working Group? Check out their website here: