Think small is where RLSD takes a look at some of the companies around the world that we think are doing the right thing with leather. This is a greenwashing free zone – no matter what they produce, sustainability is at the heart of what they do.
Think Small: Silent Goods
What makes your company different?
We are a team of designers and craftspeople that have worked silently behind the scenes for many years, creating leather goods for some of the biggest luxury brands in the industry. Silent goods is an idea that was born, as it often happens, out of frustration with how things are done.
Instead of stepping into the same footsteps of those before us, we’ve set out a path of our own, building a company led by values that we believe in as individuals, not as a ‘business’.
Why is leather so important to you and what other materials do you use?
We currently use leather from only one single manufacturer. It is bark tanned, tested and certified to be free of harmful substances. Controlled and certified as 100% organic, the cowhide leather is produced by a small 140-year-old Swedish tannery. The raw material is exclusively locally sourced and comes from just 3 farms in the region.
Most leather goods are made with a neoprene contact adhesive. It is a highly toxic solvent-based glue that needs specialist equipment to protect the makers lungs. Our solution is a sustainable water-based adhesive that is significantly less harmful to the makers and the environment.
What is your signature product?
The Classic. A smart and reliable everyday bag in a timeless shape. Whatever the occasion, you cannot go wrong with this forever classic.
Silent Goods – The Classic
What do Silent Goods say?
We must realize that building things will inevitably leave a footprint. Our commitment then becomes to stepping lightly and paying attention to even the smallest steps.
What does RLSD say?
Silent Goods bags are stylish and understated, allowing the beautiful leather to star—just the way we like it.
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