As consumers and small business owners we must be mindful of how our choices impact people and the planet. By this token, we think low quality products designed to be disposed so you can continue the cycle of wasteful consumption are utterly cringe-worthy!
Our products are designed to LAST and LAST and LAST again. We don't use "faux leather" which is often made from plastics which take years to biodegrade. If you've ever owned bags made from synthetic leather, you'll also know that they tend to scuff and wear, unlike real leather which develops character, but never loses it's integrity.
Wherever possible we use biodegradable packaging, opting for compostable satchels and cardboard boxes over unnecessary plastics. We also recycle packaging to create fill for our Tote Bag's shipping journeys (so they don't get all squished in their compostable mailer and arrive looking really sad).
Our products are designed on the Gold Coast in Australia, and made with consideration to ensuring makers are fairly paid and treated well. For full transparency here is a list of the makers that have been involved in the production of Tog Loot gear:
Hardware affixing & packaging
Grace @ Tog Loot headquarters, Gold Coast, Australia
Melinda @ The Sewing Studio, Gold Coast, Australia
Animesh and Deepa @ AR Leatherworks family business, Kolkata, India
Mixam Printing, Australia
Hero Packaging, Australia
Stanley Packaging, Australia
Gift Packaging and Accessories, Australia
Suppy of Bag Fabric & Nylon Strap Components
Bearky Bag Co, Guangzhou, China BSCI audited and passed in the following principles:
Social Management System, Workers Involvement and Protection, The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, No Discrimination, Fair Remuneration, No Child Labour, Special Protection for Young Workers, No Precarious Employment, No Bonded Labour, Protection of the Environment, Ethical Business Behaviour.
Monitored Party : Guangzhou Bearky Bag Co.,LTD
amfori ID : 156-046066-000
Audit Dates : 13/04/2023 - 21/04/2023
A BSCI audit helps a business monitor its supply chain to ensure that all suppliers are treating workers ethically and legally. Their strong code of conduct has 11 principles that enable companies to monitor, engage, get empowered and receive support to put sustainable trade at the heart of their business.