Detail is important to us. As Nana says: do it properly, or don’t do it at all.
Our packaging is plastic-free and made from 100% recycled paper products. Our packaging tape is made from recycled paper and uses bio-based, non-toxic adhesives.
All our cartons are made in Sydney from recycled cardboard. We encourage multiple reuses: they make great grocery boxes or cat litter trays!
Our dust bags are made from 50% recycled plastic: and are super handy to keep your Hides product in when you’re not using it.
After manufacturing abroad for almost two decades, it is important to us that we keep our making as local as possible. For three reasons.
ONE - We adore being close to the product. Hands on and in the trenches on making what we sell, every single day. Nothing goes unnoticed and we learn a lot along the way.
TWO - We are supporting an industry of incredibly talented makers and suppliers using their skills to make product which is loved and worn by consumers. From our shoe masters, to our bag masters, to our rubber supplier, box maker, knife maker, stamp maker and everyone in between.
THREE - We are able to turn around orders and new designs in a matter of weeks, not months. As we are working so closely with our suppliers and we make our own production schedule, we have the ability to service each and every customer in the fastest possible manner. The sense of satisfaction is much faster too!
We recycle, compost organic wastes, and recycle or donate our textile scraps whenever possible. Zero waste is our goal.
Although we try to minimise wastage on cutting leather, there are always little bits of leftovers, which we redeploy for smaller items such as keychains and pouches. Anything smaller than this is bagged up. We’re currently researching a solution for these left over bits of leather and rubber.