At Moenn, we create minimalist essentials that reflect our belief of sustainable innovation.
What does that mean? Sustainable innovation means:
1. Superior non-animal skin materials
2. Ethical Labor
3. Classic Styles
4. Made with Quality
We as humans have taken on too much. From the start, we have committed to not using any leather or other animal-based materials in our products. We want our products to feel natural to us, to reflect the synergy between humanity and nature. Every year, we continue to explore new innovative materials that have superior quality while being sustainable and eco-friendly. For example, we’ve been committed to using linings made of recycled plastic bottles.
At Moenn, we want to use aesthetic materials that also meet our ethical and environmental standards. We are excited that as we grow, we are able to collaborate with some of the best material suppliers around the world to constantly upgrade our palette of materials. We want our materials not only to be made in an eco-eco-friendly process, but also to be able to be recycle d or biodegraded.
While we use vegan leather as an alternative to save animals, we also want to eliminate any process that is harmful to our environments. For example, we only use PU (polyurethane) leather, not PVC (polyvinylchloride) leather, even though we could save a lot more by using PVC. PVC is essentially plastic-based, which would bring a bunch of environmental problems of synthetics, and thus is eliminated from all of our products.
It takes us dozens of trips to Asia to find the best factories that meet our standards, in addition to the SA8000 standard industry qualification. Every factory we use has gone through our rigorous sourcing process. We visited every factory at least twice to evaluation their compliance with our ethical standards. We talked to the owners in person asking them about their motivation. Fortunately, we are really glad that some of the best factories that used to only produce for luxurious designer brands, have agreed to work with us even though we are 10 times smaller. These factory owners buy into our ideology and want to be part of a change to the manufacturing industry.