Ahimsa, None of the Animals
As advocates of Ahimsa, the principle of non-violence, we at NOIRANCA have decided to be 100% against animal cruelty. No exotic skin, fur or leather will ever be used in our designs, and we have taken a different approach by using our PETA-Approved Vegan Leather for the majority of our bags. This eco-friendly leather is DMF-free, with a low environmental impact and is soft like the morning rays.
Responsible Supply Chain, Responsible Vegan Leather
Apart from our design, how we create them and with whom also reflect NOIRANCA’s different approach to fashion. When choosing our suppliers we follow a strict selection process to make sure our suppliers are all aligned to our vision of "Earth as a Culture".
Our suppliers must first implement strict environmental standards, such as meeting EU REACH and US CA65 standards, and obtaining the ISO9001 certification, to demonstrate that they are committed to protecting the environment and water sources from toxic chemicals, and informing the public about the risks that can be posed by them.
On a mission to making a cleaner planet, our suppliers have undergone detailed analysis and research on each material they use. Screening over 75% of the handbags in the world, our suppliers garnered first-hand breakdown of harmful materials - pondering the environmental, social and supply impacts - and thereby selected the ideal recycled materials for us.
Waste, As Low As
We all know that fashion is one of the most wasteful industries on earth, but it does not have to stay that way. Along with other environmentally conscious fashion houses, NOIRANCA is doing things differently to limit what we take from the earth, and leave behind.
Since the beginning, we have opted for an "In House First" approach when producing our prototypes. We prioritize surplus materials that we already have on hand to avoid wastage and unnecessary shipping whenever possible. In addition, as part of our commitment to reaching circularity, majority of these surplus materials that we use and reuse have a viable recycling solution.
We also produce handbags in limited quantities only, and carry out thorough pre-production assessments for every design. To further limit wastage, we offer pre-orders at times to better predict the demand of NOIRANCA bags. It may mean a bit of waiting time for you, but we promise it is well worth it.
Feedback is very important for us, because your comments help us make better decisions, and create better designs that you will adore and keep for longer. Lastly, by going digital-only – from pre-ordering to invoicing – we have estimated that 5 sheets of paper are saved per order, which is roughly 0.0001% of a tree. Every tiny step counts.
Art of Permanence
Permanence is one of the guiding principles at NOIRANCA. Choosing not to follow trends and traditional fashion seasons, we are firm believers of slow consumption. All our bags are designed to be timeless, as we want them to be as versatile as possible. This way we are not only creating lasting styles but also reducing production, in turn creating less sampling, packaging and printing.