ABOUT

‘WE LOVE FASHION—BUT WE LOVE THE EARTH, TOO.” And for that reason, HOZEN is proud to bring sustainability to the accessories space. The brainchild of Rae Nicoletti, who studied hand leather work at San Francisco’s Amblard Leather Atelier under Hermes master artisan Beatrice Amblard, HOZEN is proof that philanthropy can look as good as it feels. By refusing to buy into the harsh realities of the leather industry, we have  designed a line that honors our deep commitment to respect and protect the planet. Named for the Japanese word for conservation, HOZEN bags boast eco-friendly luxury synthetic leather and suede; zippers and thread sourced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, natural rubber and remnant rope; and labels and packaging made from organic cotton or post-consumer recycled paper—all of it sourced from factories around the world with high standards of ethics, responsibility, and governance. Add to that a minimal-meets-irreverent aesthetic and the circular shape, which serves as a symbol of conservation and compassion, and you’ve got HOZEN’s inaugural collection. Each piece is produced in small batches at a fair-wage factory in Los Angeles. (Want proof? Just look for the smiling face on the “I made your bag” card, included in every purchase.) So much more than a vegan leather line, HOZEN is a bold new approach to fashion that allows consumerism and good conscience to live together in beautiful harmony.

MADE IN US

BASED IN US AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL

SUSTAINABILITY LABELS

RECYCLED

Their zippers and thread sourced from 100% post- consumer recycled plastic bottles.

NATURAL FIBERS

They use natural rubber.

VEGAN

Their bags are PETA approved vegan luxury bags made from eco-friendly luxury synthetic leather and suede.

TRANSPARENCY

Bags come with a ”who made my bag”-label introducing the consumer to the person behind the production.

ETHICAL

Ethically made in a fair-wage factory in LA.

SOCIAL IMPACT

hey donate 10% of their profits to the Mecy for Animals foundation.

PACKAGING

Their packaging is made from organic cotton or post-consumer recycled paper.