We’re changing to continue choosing people over profit.
We at Kelly Moore Bag believe in quality over quantity, form that adds value to function, and most importantly, people over profit. We are constantly working to ensure that our products are made with excellence by artisans who are paid correctly for their incredible work and who are offered healthy work environments.
Last year, we announced an initiative to move production of our vegan material and canvas goods to a family-owned business located in the Central Hills of Mexico from its previous production location in China—a move that has been in motion since 2017. We’ve been working hard to see that effort through, and although we still have some inventory from the previous location, we are pleased to announce that we have accomplished that goal!
This was done to ensure that the working conditions and living wages of those handcrafting our products were both verifiably healthy and fair, and to make sure that a positive and forward-thinking culture was in place that resonated with the one we ourselves are creating. We have found that in the new company we are working with, and take pride in every stitch that they sew and every design that they implement.
Over the coming months, we will continue to implement changes. A higher ethic is being pursued as we work in partnership with our friends in Mexico, one that seeks to protect people we work with as well as the world around us. With that in mind, we are utilizing a new, vegan leather material that is certified to a higher standard made without harsh chemicals (like lead and phalates) and that also produces long-lasting, high quality products.
Moving forward, we’ll be showcasing greater financial transparency on our cost of goods, more intimate stories of the companies we are working in partnership, and how we will continue to grow. Ultimately, we want you to know that you, our Kelly Moore Bag community, will continue to hear and see how we do what we do and why we do it.
People over profit, always—because we are a global community made to grow together in health, wholeness, and authenticity.
- The Kelly Moore Bag Team