ARTISAN | ETHICAL | SUSTAINABLE | VEGAN | UPCYCLED | GIVES BACK
If you're stylish AF, but also don't want the planet to blow up, now is your chance to get behind a sustainable fashion label that's committed to reversing the fashion industry’s environmental footprint.
When it comes to having style with substance, luxury ethical accessory brand Ahimsa Collective delivers both in spades. Tessa Carroll and Susie Hemsted founded the brand in 2017 to create a cruelty-free, sustainable alternative for the accessories market.
The result is a range of ridiculously sexy accessories made from innovative, sustainable materials that would otherwise be waste.
The Zip The Lip Mini in Smoke Piñatex is a chic AF backpack with Gunmetal zips that open it up into a larger bucket bag. Able to be worn in multiple styles, the outside of the bag is made of 100% Piñatex and washable paper, while the inner lining boasts 100% Ecoprene.
In case you missed it, Piñatex is a natural and sustainable non-woven textile made from the fibres of pineapple leaves - the waste product of an existing worldwide industry.
Washable paper is similarly wonderful, being sustainable, biodegradable and eco-friendly. Finally, Ecoprene is made from recycled polyester, old clothing and carpets, which means it’s super durable.
We all have those friends who love to chat. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could occasionally close their mouth & shut them up?
Well, that's what we have here.
Shut this beauty up, with a zip of the lip. Or, when you are open to a chat (and more goodies) open her up into a larger bucket bag.
OUTER: 100% Smoke Piñatex
INNER: 100% Ecoprene
245mm height x 200mm lower width x 200mm upper width x 120mm depth
2 x 245mm Gunmetal zips to open backpack into a bucket bag
Internal patch pocket
450mm washable Paper shoulder strap with 2 x 330mm Gunmetal chains
Thick RPET strap with AC branded large dog clips
Gunmetal AC branded triangle gem rings for removable shoulder strap/chains
Bag can be worn in multiple styles; backpack and bucket bag
Shipping + Returns
Ships from: Australia
Standard Shipping: Free within Australia,
$60 to the rest of the world.
Delivery Time-frames: 1-3 working days within Australia;
4-6 working days to New Zealand;
6-13 working days to North America, Western Europe (incl. the United Kingdom), Asian and the Pacific;
10-15 working days to the rest of the world.
Note: As Ahimsa Collective use a courier, we cannot accept PO Boxes. Packages will be left in a secure location if you are not home. If you are unable to be home when the package is due to arrive, just shoot us through a message and we can make sure the package arrives safe and sound into your eagerly awaiting hands.
The delivery time-frames are based on estimated shipping provider timings. Ahimsa Collective will do their best to help meet these delivery timings, however, some delays out of their control may impact these.
All international deliveries are shipped on a DDU (Delivery Duty Unpaid) basis. As the recipient, you are liable for all import duties, customs and local sales taxes levied by the country you are shipping to; payment of these is necessary to release your order from customs on arrival.
We are pretty confident that you'll love this product but if you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are happy to process a refund for the items as long as we are notified within 14 days of you receiving the goods subject to the conditions set out in our Returns Policy - please read here.
Ahimsa Collective stand by each and every design and purpose of their products BUT they do also understand that your style over the years might change or a need for a smaller/bigger/different product might arise.
Adhering to their no-waste ethos, they offer a Recycling Programme. If your current item doesn't suit your needs anymore, simply email us on email@example.com, send it back to Ahimsa Collective to recycle, and walk away with 10% off your next Ahimsa Collective purchase.
The Ahimsa Collective is a luxury accessories label, intent on producing products with no harm. They only ever work with certified Ethical and Sustainable suppliers. Their products are produced in a factory in the Peoples Republic of China. This factory has ISO certifications and is registered with Sedex.
The factory owner shares their values and ethos and they visit the factory twice a year to ensure the conditions are maintained to high AC standards. Regardless of their suppliers and partners, they undertake ongoing audits to ensure no changes have occurred within their social responsibility requirements.
The Ahimsa Collective donate $5 from the sale of every The Ahimsa Collective item to carefully chosen local Australian charity foundations who are making positive changes to our planet via their Social Enterprise component? Currently, the team at Ahimsa are supporting Australia's first-ever Seaweed Permaculture platform, built just off the coast of Tasmania.
SUSTAINABLE & UPCYCLED
Every item sold by The Ahimsa Collective is carefully crafted using sustainable or recyclable materials. From Piñatex (made from pineapple fibres) to Ecoprene (made of recycled carpets and post-consumer clothing) to washable paper, every element has been chosen based on its impact on the planet. Their aim to not only reduce the fashion industry’s footprint but attempt to reverse it. Washable paper is similarly wonderful, being sustainable, biodegradable and eco-friendly. Ahimsa’s material is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, making it the perfect alternative to leather.
Following their no-waste ethos all the way through to delivery of your new items, all materials used in the packaging of The Ahimsa Collective goods produce minimal waste. Internal material and boxes are made from 100% Recycled material and are printed using soy-based inks. Boxes are then placed into a custom branded The Ahimsa Collective biodegradable and compostable ‘plastic’ mailer. Tissue used is acid-free, FSC certified and used is soy-based. For every tissue paper order they place, their partner plants trees in areas of need.
This bag is a PETA-Approved Vegan product, meaning during the production and creation of this product, there is no animal suffering in any capacity.
Just like any other material (but better obviously) The Ahimsa Collective's materials need some love and care as well. Below are a few tips and tricks on keeping your new The Ahimsa Collective item looking as chic A.F. as the first day it wrapped around your arm.
As Piñatex is a natural material, it will wear and age based on how you use it, becoming your own unique item.
To help reduce any unwanted wear, keep your item in its cloth bag whenever it's not slung over your arm. Its best to keep it in a nice spot out of direct sun and away from water/moisture and perfumes.
Ongoing treatment of your Piñatex item is highly recommended, based on how often you use it will depend on how often you need to wax it.
A good sign is when you see the natural fibres of Piñatex showing, give them a good wax down. This is a natural effect of the Piñatex material so don't be alarmed - your item is still as strong as the first day you wrapped it in your arms.
If you have a black Piñatex item, then this will likely be more obvious than the metallic Piñatex products. Our metallic items are slightly different so there is no need to wax them.
The Ahimsa Collective treat their own products with an eco-friendly boot polish. Using small spot treatments on only those areas that need it. You might also like to apply a small [and we mean small] amount of PawPaw cream to the handles, every now and then, to keep them looking fresh.
Remember, Piñatex is a plant - so it needs to be treated like your indoor plant friends.
Just like the other materials Ahimsa Collective use, the Washable Paper is a natural material and handmade.
As such, these items will wear to become your own custom items.
WASHABLE PAPER CARE
Ensure you avoid all oils, perfumes or chemicals from coming into contact with your washable paper products.
If they do need a pamper and refresh, hand wash only. These products are not machine washable.