SQIINS is driven by a simple idea; to design and handcraft quality, affordable bags and accessories locally using high-quality materials sourced from Britain and Europe.
Hand-making bags and accessories in the UK gives us several advantages that have been at the heart of our core values and passion. Such as ensuring every product made by us is:
- made by artisans working in safe working conditions
- made by artisans who are fairly paid
- produced in small numbers meaning zero unsold products being destroyed or ending up in landfills
- thoroughly checked to guarantee a quality product
However, it wasn't until the second year we realised our core values needed an update. We wanted SQIINS to be more than just another profit-focused fashion brand that ticked a few environmental boxes. We wanted SQIINS to inspire change.
To do this, we have decided to add sustainability and cruelty-free to our core values. We have now discontinued the manufacturing of bags and accessories using leather and any other unsustainable material, i.e. conventional cotton. Instead, we will only use recycled, cruelty-free, sustainable and eco-friendly materials to create all our future collections.
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