Sustainability Rating

Sustainability rating

Rated: 5 out of 6

Value Chain Handbags

Company Sustainability

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Company Info

Brand Name Kmana
Country Indonesia
Company size Start up
Category evaluated Handbags
Category Handbags
Established in: 2019
Website https://www.kmanaconcept.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kmana_travelbags/
Next Sustainable Goals

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

10
Total goals
15/1/22
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
10
Goals to achieve
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Main Goal pursued based on SDGs

DESIGN FOR CIRCULARITY
no poverty
quality education
gender equality
renewable energy
good jobs and economic growth
responsible consumption
partnership for the goals

Sustainability info

Kmana is a handbags creative studio based in Indonesia and Singapore, deeply committed to sustainability and to its community.

Its goal is to connect heritage indigenous craftsmanship, infused with contemporary design.

One of the brand's main strengths is undoubtedly its commitment to the community, but also a careful attention to detail in its work, design and sustainability concept.


Value Chain

Its value chain from raw materials to logistics is almost completely focused in Indonesia.

Its production is made in Bali.

The brand uses vegetable tanned leather, which is chromium-free and is employed as a by-product of the food industry. Indeed, the tannins used in the process are vegetable sourced and come from local tree leaves, fruits and roots. Moreover, the leather is tanned by workshops which recycle and purify the waste-water. 



Company Sustainability

The brand guarantees a social security contribution to its employees and it has an ethical code, which includes sustainable issues. 

Kmana allows smart working to its employees depending on their needs. 

In addition, the brand team holds weekly meetings with all employees to discuss how to make their practices more sustainable (from materials to packaging) and spends time evaluating the pros and cons of each situation. 

The brand also encourages and supports the involvement of its staff and partners in different training initiatives around sustainability for example with the participation of its Executive Assistant in the ASEAN WISE 2021 Cohort led by Angels of Impact or the attendance of its staff to the different webinars organized by Angels of Impact around social entrepreneurship.


Community

The brand works with the Bali Life Foundation to provide training and work opportunities for women living in the streets and they are developing together a home-ware collection. Moreover, it supports the efforts of the Role Foundation in Bali to promote women empowerment and occupation, particularly of middle-aged women who lost their job as seaweed collectors and are now learning weaving skills. 

Through Angels of Impact Kmana gave a grant to the Bali Life Foundation womens' workshop and weavers' cooperative in Nusa Penida by offering them a training and the necessary equipment. 

Moreover, 20% of its profit is invested back in the community. Since 2019, the brand has been supporting Pak Eko and its team in Jogjakarta in the production of 100% vegetable tanned leather.

The brand pays a monthly contribution to Ecologi to offset its carbon foot print and support climate change projects. 

Since the outbreak of COVID, Kmana has supported the most vulnerable groups in Bali community, distributing reusable masks (produced by the women workshop of the Bali Life Foundation) and with in-kind food donations.

In addition, Kmana has supported the efforts of SU-RE.CO, the environmental organization that helps farmers adapt to climate change, namely through their biogas project.

In conclusion the brand has sponsored the 2019 summer edition of the Fashinnovation event.


Customer Care

Kmana guarantees detailed information to its customers to take care of its products providing it both on its website and in its shipments.


Certifications

Raw Materials leather working group GOTS
Packaging OK compost iso14001 fsc

Blockchain

Last blockchain update 19 October 2021

Supply Chain Track


Raw Materials 1 Production 2 Packaging 3 Logistics 4
Made in Indonesia Made in Indonesia Made in Indonesia Made in Indonesia
1 100% of the collection Made in Indonesia.
2 100% of the collection Made in Indonesia.
3 50% of the collection Made in Indonesia. 50% of the collection Made in China.
4 100% of the collection Made in Indonesia.

Questions & Answers

1 What does sustainable fashion mean to you?
- Durability
- Adopting fair work practices
- Minimal use of chemical elements
- Fair worker conditions
- Sharing the business benefit with the community
2 What would you like your target audience's priorities to be?
- Quality/Design
- Brand identity
- Sustainability
3 Is your communication properly inspired by your level of sustainability? What should you do to improve it?
We have a dedicated page on our website about our sustainability practices, one page about our impact so fa, on page about our materials. We would like to communicate better about our sustainability metrics and progress.
4 What is your vision?
Our vision is to contribute to create a new standard of timeless, unassuming elegance which is proudly and responsibly made in South-East Asia, in partnership with its skillful artisans.
Next Sustainable Goals

Recognized by the United Nations as a project to accelerate the implementation of sustainable actions in the fashion industry, Sustainable Brand Platform has committed to tracking future goals pursued by brand.

10
Total
goals
1/12/21
Next check date
0
Goals achieved
10
Goals to achieve
Read more

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