An Amsterdam-based brand
Iris Maree is an Amsterdam-based brand that creates the ultimate luxury bags. Pure lines and dynamic colours give our bags a strong feminine attitude. Easy in function, our bags are suited for all seasons, all occasions and made according to our ethics of not harming animals. Since the launch of her namesake brand in 2012, Iris Maree only uses the highest quality cruelty-free materal for the making of her bags. Each bag is designed in Amsterdam and hand made with the finest craftmanship in Portugal. Depending on the creative process, classic styles are refined or new styles are added to the collection. Iris Maree bags are designed to be used and loved for a long time.
- Committed to concious fashion -
At Iris Maree we offer a cruelty-free alternative to luxury fashion. We never use leather, fur, feathers or any other animal (by)product in the manufacturing process. By using Kayla fabric we try to contribute to a better world given that animal-derived leather has one of the worst effects on the environment (around 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions). We’re proud of manufacturing high quality and cruelty-free bags, and at the same time contribute to more sustainable and conscious fashion.
- Animal and cruelty free material -
Our bags are made of Kayla fabric, a man-made material that resembles real leather but made without animal harm. It consists mainly of a blend of cotton and synthetic fibres as an alternative to silk. For our linings and dust bags we use organic cotton, recycled cotton or recycled polyester. To guarantee the best quality for our bags all the materials we use are developed by ourselves. By using Kayla fabric instead of real lether, our environmental impact is up to 24 times lower.
- Goal -
The ambition of Iris Maree is to design beautiful bags and at the same time try to move the fashion industry towards a more responsible future. By using a leather altenative material for the making of our bags we contribute to a better world. Also we try to minimise our waste by not using any plastics in the packaging of our products. Instead we use organic cotton and recycled cotton for our dust bags. Considering every step we take in the production process we prove it is possible to offer high quality luxury bags and make a conscious choice.
- No product waste -
Kayla fabric is a man-made material and can be used in its entirety. The vast majority of animal skin does not meet the product requirements, and is destroyed. Unlike real leather, our material has no waste in the manufacturing process.
OKayla fabric resembles leather, but is created from artificial products instead of animal skin. It is a PVC free material consisting mainly of cotton, recycled polyester fibres (as an alternative to silk) and polyurethane to be water and stain repellent. To guarantee the best quality and production conditions Kayla fabric is produced by Iris Maree. By using cruelty-free material we strive to create the most beautiful, desirable products with the least impact on our environment. And although we know that our material isn’t perfect yet, it is inherently more animal and environment friendly than real leather or PVC. We are constantly striving to improve our material and currently investigating possibilities to go work with water and plant based coatings.
Made in Portugal
Iris Maree bags are designed in Amsterdam and handmade in Portugal by a Portugese family owned production atelier. The fine cooperation, the impressive quality and the craftsmanship are the basis of our company and success. By manufacturing in Europe we try to keep our ecological footprint as low as possible. With everything we do we strive to integrate sustainability, inclusivity and transparency in our company and design our bags to be used and loved for a long time.
KOur Kayla fabric has a durable and resilient coating and is resistant to scratching, water and moisture. Although recognized for its strength and easy care, in case of light stains we recommend lightly cleaning the surface with a damp cloth and warm water. For more stubborn marks add some dish detergent to the water and clean with a soft sponge. Dry the bag with a soft dry cloth. If you need further assistance us at firstname.lastname@example.org