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About

An Amsterdam-based brand

IIris Maree is an Amsterdam-based brand that creates the ultimate 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 is committed to conscious fashion. We are specialised in the highest quality cruelty-free material, Kayla fabric, and design bags to be used and loved for a long time. 

Each bag is designed in Amsterdam and hand made with the finest craftmanship by our family-run atelier in Portugal. Depending on the creative process, classic styles are refined or new styles are added to the collection. Iris Maree bags can be recognised by the round enamel logo pin at the backside of each design, logo embossed soft gold hardware and our gold foil logo stamp. The round pin signifies our beautiful planet and all its creatures we love and respect. 

Ethics

COMMITTED TO CONSCIOUS FASHION

Iris Maree offers a cruelty-free alternative to luxury fashion, and never uses 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

During the manufacturing process we use the highest quality 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. Our linings and dust bags are made from organic cotton, recycled cotton or recycled polyester. To guarantee the best quality and production conditions, all materials used are made by ourselves. Although the environmental impact of our leather alternative material is up to 24 times lower than animal leathers, we are constantly striving to improve by for example looking for water and plant-based materials.

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.

GOAL

The ambition of Iris Maree is to design beautiful bags and at the same time move the fashion industry towards a more responsible future. By only using cruelty-free material we contribute to a better world. Also we try to minimise our waste by not using any plastics in the packaging and shipping of our products. Instead we use organic cotton and recycled cotton for our dust bags, and recycled cartons to ship our goods. Considering every step we take in the production process we prove it is possible to wear high quality luxury bags and make a conscious choice. 

Kayla Fabric

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 new 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 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, and support the local community in Portugal. With everything we do, we strive to integrate sustainability, inclusivity and transparency in our company to ensure the future of fashion. 

Product Care

KOur Kayla fabric is coated with a durable and resilient material. 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 info@irismaree.com

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