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Culture + Social Responsibility

Culture

The strength of article:®’s corporate culture is expressed through the enthusiasm of our small, but dedicated, team. Our colleagues have passion and a strong commitment to maintain, and improve where necessary, the standard of our products and service to our valued customers.


Social Responsibility + Code of Conduct

article:® is committed to embracing our responsibility to people, animals and the planet. We treat our team, our customers and our suppliers with respect, dignity and fairness. We are devoted to ethical sourcing and we select suppliers that share our beliefs. Our suppliers agree to our Code of Conduct which requires them, among other things, to operate in accordance with internationally recognised minimum standards on human + animal rights, labour, banned substances and the environment.

article:® considers the environment in every decision, from design through to manufacturing and packaging. Wherever possible, selected materials and methods are used that respect the environment and are sustainable.

Prohibited Substances

AZO dyes

Cadmium

Lead

Nickel

Mercury and Chromium Compounds

PCP (Pentachlorophenol)

Dioxins and Furans

Formaldehyde (Textile)

Phthalates

article:® is committed to ethically sourced leather and fur. We believe all animals are entitled to humane treatment and are committed to the responsible use and ethical sourcing of all animal materials in our products. We do not condone any wilful mistreatment and neglect of animals or acts that maliciously cause undue pain, injury or suffering. We specify that the leather used in our products is a by-product of the food industry.

 

Natural Renewable Materials – Leather + Fur

Our leather collection utilises both genuine leather and genuine fur (in lesser amounts). All hides are premium quality and hand-chosen due to their natural characteristics of sustainability, hand-feel and durability. To reduce waste, the majority of the hide is used when crafting our leather goods, which will result in slight variations in texture, hand-feel, colour and grain. Being a natural product, every hide/skin is unique and these variations in colours, indentations, wrinkles and marks on the hide/skin are part of its natural beauty and should be considered as life-lines adding to its character.

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