We design timeless leather bags that last a lifetime using the highest quality sustainable materials. Each bag is designed in our Los Angeles studio and ethically handcrafted in small batches by an ethical factory in Italy. Transparency & care for the environment are at the core of what we do.
We are passionate about supporting healthy working conditions for all. A portion of the profits from each order are donated to liberate, educate and support victims of human trafficking.
Andrea founded Findlay after falling in love with leather for its strength and ability to become more beautiful with time and use. She struggled to find a polished leather bag that could transition throughout her busy day and make a subtle statement about her personal style and ethics. So she tried her hand at designing her dream tote and Findlay was born. She believes in creating classic and timeless pieces that are thoughtfully designed and made with responsibly sourced materials.
Sustainability and caring for people and our planet is the "why" behind Findlay's beginning. It's the lens through which we make most every decision in our company - everything from sourcing sustainable materials, to choosing shipping materials made from recycled materials.
We believe sustainability is a journey and we are far from perfect. Below are our 4 Sustainability Markers.
+ Sustainable Materials
+ Small Scale Production
+ Minimizing Waste
+ Fair Wages & Safe Working Conditions
Our pieces are crafted from 100% traceable full grain vegetable-tanned Italian leather. Vegetable tanning is one of the oldest forms of processing the leather where natural tannins from tree bark and plants are used to tan the leather rather than harsh chemicals. Only 10% of the worlds leather is made in this way because it is more time and labor intensive; however, it produces a leather that is durable, sweet smelling and buttery soft. It lasts longer and is biodegradable at the ends of its useful life. Once you've experienced it, you'll never go back. It's leather in its purist and most beautiful form.