The perfect balance between sustainability and performance
Handodo's mission and material
Be the guardian of our mother nature
Our modern lifestyle won't last if our nature doesn’t. As a small business, we’re still far from perfect, but we’re committing to growing responsibly and doing our share to make this world a better place.
Handodo started out as a handcraft leather goods maker since 2011, however, from 2018, Handodo has been reducing its "genuine leather" collection, and gradually transform to a truly cruelty free material: vegan leather (aka: faux leather). In 2022, we will clear out all our genuine leather products.
Although we have over 60 thousand clients over the decade who love our leather products, maybe some will leave, but we believe our new products along with our value will be accpeted by more and more clients.
Full grain leather is more durable than faux leather, and develops an attractive patina as it ages that faux leather can never do, but producing real leather products is never humane and eco-friendly.
That's why we have been working with vegan leather suppliers around the world, who farm plants (corns and cactus) in the process that makes their vegan leather chemical free.
How do you make cactus leather?
The process for cactus leather involves using either the new young leaves or the mature leaves of the plant. Our supplier use the young leaves from the prickly pear cactus. These leaves are harvested from organically grown cactus plants, cleaned, mashed, and left in the sun to dry for three days before being processed.
Is Cactus leather sustainable?
Cactus material is highly sustainable. Cacti can survive and florish in desert conditions, so there is no need for irrigation systems, which significantly reduces it's use of natural resources.
When you compare the process of obtaining the raw material, the energy and water usage you would already be hard pushed to argue in favour of animal leather.Add to this, the lack of chemicals. Desserto is made without any toxic chemicals, phthalates or PVC and it has a 10 year life span.