NORDLICHT made in Hamburg. Together we use natural and sustainable materials such as canvas made from 100% organic cotton and vegetable-tanned leather of the highest quality. The owners of the leather factory in Hamburg have over three decades of experience in textile and leather processing. This experience is a great basis for collaborating on our new designs. This is an important aspect because whether a product really lasts a long time and is easy to repair is significantly influenced during development. Our Hamburg factory is as convinced of our sustainable mission as we are.
In the middle of Tuscany, not far from the city of Florence, our Italian production partner has a leather factory that has been producing since the early 80s. Thanks to our partner's many years of experience, we can guarantee the highest quality standards and fair working conditions in both material procurement and product processing. We use 100% organic cotton canvas and vegetable tanned Italian leather of the highest quality. There are also great material suppliers in Tuscany, which is a clear location advantage. We are pleased to be able to combine all the advantages and know-how of our great manufacturers.
As with many other fair labels, a small proportion of our bags are made by our carefully selected partners in Guangzhou and Guangxi in southern China. Although still a difficult country in political matters, we are witnessing rapid changes when it comes to social issues and environmental regulations. We want to contribute to positive further development by guaranteeing our partner prices that are well above average. In return, we demand fair wages and permanent employment relationships for our employees and, of course, the highest quality of materials. We can guarantee both through regular audits.
For our bags and backpacks we use GOTS certified canvas made from 100% organic cotton and vegetable tanned leather from Italy. The natural leather supplier has LWG Gold certification and therefore meets the highest ecological standards.