Ethical Elements

BLACK MOON leather accessories weave strap



Knowing where your hide is from
Strong, healthy New Zealand cattle from the ANZCO group are used for BLACK MOON leathers. ANZCO have a comprehensive animal welfare guideline that farmers need to adhere to:
New Zealand cows are also known for their high-quality skins, due to favourable seasons, ethical farming practices and quality pastures. 
Kangaroo lace is weaved into the finished bags. The Kangaroo leather comes from northern NSW farms, and is then veg tanned locally in a Sydney tannery. 
Knowing how it is tanned
The leather hides BLACK MOON buys are from a New Zealand tannery established in the 1950s.  The tannery is the only wet blue to finished leather, bovine tannery in Australasia; this gives full control to the tannery for the entire process.  Water-based products are used during tanning so that no volatile organic compounds are emitted into the atmosphere.
Knowing who made it
The factory that makes BLACK MOON’s luxury handbags was established in the mid 1980s by a husband-and-wife team in Melbourne, Australia. Together they have 40 valuable years of experience in the leather industry crafting handbags.  A fair and workable rate is charged for each product and a fair timeline is also agreed upon for production to ensure that no overtime is needed.