Sustainability Rating

Sustainability rating

Rated: 3 out of 6

Value Chain Handbags

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Company Info

Brand Name Bonchey
Company size Emerging brand
Category evaluated Handbags
Category Handbags
Established in: 2017
Website https://www.bonchey.com
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/bonchey_/
Main Goal pursued based on SDGs

PEOPLE HEALTH & EDUCATION
no poverty
no hunger
good health
gender equality
good jobs and economic growth
responsible consumption

Sustainability info

Bonchey is a new label rooted in La Paz, Bolivia, and founded mid 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bonchey's sustainability is at the heart of its product design. The bags are made to last and of timeless design. Their strength and light weight allows a Bonchey-owner to use the bags not only as a fashion accessory, but also for grocery shopping, thereby making single use plastic bags unnecessary. 



Value Chain

It is a brand with a very interesting supply chain because the raw material sourcing and production are made in Bolivia supporting local employees with the labor condition guaranteed by international certification.

Bonchey is proud of its Bolivian partners, who are constantly coming up with creative environmental projects, considering the worker’s needs and creating realistic change. A recent example of this is a piece of property they own on the Bolivian countryside, where they are currently setting up a shared organic vegetable and fruit garden for the workers. 

The bags are made of the partly recycled, and 100% recyclable high density polyethylene (HDPE). This material is known for it’s strength-to-density (maximum stress a material can withstand), and is easy to clean by hand.


Community

Bonchey is putting a great efforts to work with Bolivian artisanal in order to provide its customers a unique product and helping local people to create employment.


During the pandemic Bonchey made 450 bags available of which an extra 50% of the profit went to its manufacturer in Bolivia. The brand have decided to continue in the future with these special sales projects.



Customer Care

Bonchey communicates how to take care about the bags on its website.


Certifications

Production WFTO
Packaging HDPE materials fsc

Blockchain

Last blockchain update 20 April 2021

Supply Chain Track


Raw Materials 1 Production 2 Packaging 3 Logistics 4
Made in Bolivia Made in Bolivia Made in Netherlands Made in Netherlands
1 100% of the rw collection.
2 100% of the collection.
3 90% of the pk collection. 10% made in Denmark of the pk collection.
4 100% of the collection.

Questions & Answers

1 What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
- Adopting fair work practices
- Durability
2 What would you like the priorities of your target customer to be?
- Quality/Design
- Price
- Comfort
- Sustainability
- Brand Identity
3 Is your communication correctly inspired by your degree of sustainability or do you think you could improve that?
We purposely chose to not use sustainability as a marketing tool. We think it should be the base of any brand, especially when recently founded. Though, as it becomes more and more important for customers, we are working on a discrete space on our website to explain how BONCHEY is sustainable.
4 Do you provide your customers any services or kit to preserve the quality and extend the life of your products (making them usable longer or reusable)?
Yes, first we had a little folder, but considering the fact that is ‘paper waste’ as well. We have a ‘care’ part on the webshop and a highlight on instagram about it.
5 Have you ever done donations? Since How long? Do you think you will do that in the future with your company?
Yes, during the pandemic we made 450 bags available of which an extra 50% of the profit went to our makers. We will continue this action.

Next Steps in your sustainable path

Here below the goals that the brand aims to achieve in the near future:
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Raw Materials
Working with 100% recycled material.
in progress
Logistics
Shipping directly from supplier to whole sale clients outside of Europe.
30/06/2023
in progress

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