MODHER creates truly sustainable, plastic-free accessories to love and keep forever. Social and environmental responsibility are at the core of everything the brand does: from sourcing quality materials to working with local artisans and using 100% recyclable packaging, this certified B Corporation takes a thoughtful and ethical approach to luxury.
Gianna Caravello grew up in Italy. She has degrees in industrial design from top universities in Milan, where she learned the core design principles of timelessness and functionality. She then moved to the United States to pursue career opportunities as a product and UX designer.
Motivated by her concerns about high levels of waste produced by the fashion industry coupled with mindless consumerism, Gianna set out to achieve her vision: a premium line of sustainable handbags. In 2019 she launched MODHER, designed in San Francisco and ethically handcrafted in Tuscany. The brand merges Gianna’s passion for classic Italian design with her commitment to achieve a better, more conscientious method for creating fashion pieces.
“I founded MODHER with a passion for the beauty and timelessness of Italian design in mind, and an insistence upon a better, more ethical way to create fashion pieces. Now, as a Certified B Corporation, we create handbags that are consciously designed and ethically crafted."
This conscious brand focuses on natural and biodegradable materials that have the lowest impact on the environment, and that are produced in respect of workers and community. With the aim to create a product that is entirely plastic-free, MODHER avoids synthetic finishes and coatings in all collections.
Where going entirely plastic-free isn't possible, MODHER chooses recycled materials such as recycled PET. The brand is exploring biodegradable nylon thread for their next collection. They have also created designs in Mirum, a plastic-free plant-based leather.
MODHER produces locally in Europe and regularly audits their suppliers to ensure that the employees are provided proper work conditions, and that health and safety procedures are followed. The brand also stands firmly against any form of child labour, forced labour, or illegal employment.
The brand's manufacturing is done at the core of Tuscany's luxury district, between Florence and Scandicci. The brand works with family-owned workshops with a long tradition of craftsmanship, whoare fully committed to ethical labour. These factories are dedicated to re-using materials, saving Co2 and using green energy.
All MODHER packaging is made with biodegradable, recycled or recyclable materials. The accessories come in gift boxes made with GMO-free, FSC-certified paper containing 40% post-consumer recycled waste and 15% organic residues from agro-industrial waste. The brand tags are made from 100% recycled tree-free cotton-thread T-shirt offcuts - material that normally gets discarded. The branded dust bags are made from organic cotton and all branded packaging is made in Italy.
Crafting a piece that speaks to folks who would prefer not to purchase hide-based leather was a worthy endeavour for MODHER, but only if they could do it right. MIRUM is a high-performance material made of all-natural ingredients, using no plastic – and 100% vegan.
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What are the best vegan trainers?
That’s a hard one as ‘best’ is personal! Immaculate Vegan has one of the largest collections of vegan trainers from a wide variety of brands from across the globe. Take a look! Our best sellers come from BeFlamboyant, Humans are Vain, Yatay, Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, Ration.L and Komrads.
What are vegan trainers made from?
Vegan trainers (and sneakers) are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. Vegan shoes are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative materials derived from nature with all the properties of leather, such as apple leather, cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Many synthetic trainers are now made using recycled plastics from ocean trash.
Are vegan trainers waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas trainers are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But most of our trainers are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well durable and 100% vegan.
Are vegan trainers durable?
The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather trainers, you should look after your vegan leather trainers. With proper care, vegan trainers can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are trainers the same as sneakers?
Yes! As far as we are concerned they are.
The British call them trainers, because they can be used for sports or training.
The Americans call them sneakers, presumably because, being soft-soled, they're suitable for sneaking around in!
But to confuse things further, they are also called tennis shoes in the US.
What are vegan sandals made of?
Vegan sandals are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede, fur or wool. There' a wide variety of materials that can be used to make vegan sandals, including polyurethane (also known as PU), apple leather, pineapple leather (Pinatex), cactus leather and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). In addition, some vegan sandals are also made from recycled materials, such as recycled polyester or other recycled fibres.
Are vegan sandals durable?
Many vegan sandals now are made using high quality and durable materials, and many of the new vegan leathers are of very high quality. But you can make your vegan sandals last longer by taking care of them well. With proper care, vegan sandals can last for many years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are vegan sandals better for the environment?
Vegan materials tend to have a much lower carbon footprint and be much be kinder to the environment than animal leather, which is one of the most environmentally damaging materials used in fashion. Whilst there are vegan materials such as PVC which are toxic and harmful, none of the vegan sandals or products at Immaculate Vegan contain PVC. We also choose to partner with brands who are creating the most sustainable vegan sandals possible, using the most sustainable vegan materials.
Are vegan leather sandals comfortable?
There's really no difference here between vegan and non vegan sandals – it all depends on the quality and fit of the brand and the styles you choose. We partner with premium footwear brands at Immaculate Vegan to bring you vegan shoes that are high quality, stylish and comfortable.
Are vegan sandals good quality?
Whilst not all brands are equal, at Immaculate Vegan we select footwear brands making high quality, stylish and cruelty free vegan sandals and shoes.
Are vegan sandals waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Canvas and fabric vegan sandals are not waterproof, vegan or otherwise. But some of our vegan sandals are water-resistant and some are also waterproof, as well as durable and 100% vegan.
What are vegan boots made of?
Vegan boots are made without the use of any animal materials, such as leather, suede or. Vegan boots are made of a variety of fabrics, traditionally synthetic but increasingly using innovative and high performing materials derived from nature, with many of the properties of leather (but none of the cruelty, and with a much lower environmental impact). These include apple leather, cactus leather, grape leather, Pinatex (pineapple leather) and bio-based leather (made from oil derived from cereal crops). Sometimes recycled plastics are also used.
Is vegan leather and vegan suede durable?
The quick answer: yes! But you can make them last longer by taking care of the shoes. Just as you would care for animal-leather boots, you should look after your vegan leather boots. With proper care, vegan boots can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on how much wear and tear they encounter, which is the same as their animal-leather counterparts.
Are vegan boots comfortable?
Yes, we find that vegan boots are as comfortable as animal-leather versions. As with all shoes, the higher the quality you can buy, the more comfortable they will be.
Are vegan boots waterproof?
That depends on the style and the fabric in question. Many vegan leathers, such as cactus leather, other bio-based leathers, and polyurethane (PU) leathers are naturally water resistant, in a way that animal leather isn’t. However it’s advisable not to let them get soaked, and to wipe off any surface water as soon as you’re able to. Allow them to dry naturally.