Materials & Process

 

We are fully committed to caring for our environment, animals, and the people that help produce V BY TOWNSLEY vegan accessories.

This commitment is evident in our carefully sourced materials and in every stage of our manufacturing process.

Our cruelty-free vegan bags are made from premium quality Japanese vegan leather. This high-performance fabric is helping us to redefine the experience of cruelty-free leather. Combining strength and durability with a soft and subtle aesthetic, it looks, feels and performs like leather without causing harm to animals or the environment

 
Animals

Our cruelty-free vegan bags are made from premium quality Japanese vegan leather. This high-performance fabric is helping us to redefine the experience of cruelty-free leather. Combining strength and durability with a soft and subtle aesthetic, it looks, feels and performs like leather without causing harm to animals or the environment.

Where appropriate, we use an organic linen lining. This linen is made from flax grown organically in France and woven in Belgium, with a focus on minimal environmental impact.

 
Emissions

Our efficient manufacturing process prioritises the conservation of raw materials, with minimal dependency on natural resources, and meets GREENGUARD Gold Certification, containing no PVC or plasticizer phthalates. During the manufacturing process, over 99 per cent of solvents are recaptured and recycled. A ‘SCS Indoor Advantage Gold’ certification verifies low indoor air quality impacts.

 
water

Dying our vegan leather uses much less water than the usual process of dying a woven textile. The resins used to create our product are mixed with powdered pigments to attain the desired colour. The water that is used in this process is filtered and disposed of with no impact to the local environment and community. 

Waste

To minimize textile waste, our supplier runs a continual donation program for the upcycling and reuse of offcuts. Our ‘scrapped’ product has been used by charities, schools and art programs to create art work, fashion pieces and accessories. The factory has SMETA Pillar 2 certification that covers wage requirements and textile waste. 

Packaging

Each V By Townsley bag is shipped to us in a plastic bag for protection. This bag is then recycled. To ensure safe transit to our customer, each handbag is dispatched in a cotton dust bag and recyclable cardboard box.

 

 

Labour,Italy

Our bags are crafted in the Abruzzo region of Italy, by a family atelier renowned for working with some of the world’s finest brands across generations.

Their craftsmen bring a wealth of experience to the manufacturing process, working by hand wherever possible. Artisanal excellence is evident from the first cut to the last stitch.

Labour,Japan

Our Japanese manufacturer is part of a publicly traded company, which is in compliance with all US and Japanese local and national labour laws, including wage laws. All Japanese sub-tier suppliers in our supply chain are also regulated by local and national Japanese labor laws.

The factory seeks full transparency and worker well-being throughout its supply chain.