It has been estimated that more than 500.000 tonnes of leather are wasted every year. This result in a 60% of the leather produced not being used and often ending uo in landfills and rivers of our planet, creating a huge environmental problem of leftover leather.
At Soruka we decided not to be part of the problem but part of the solution. We are a young and modern brand, committed to create unique handcrafted leather goods in a sustainable way. We design beautiful bags and accessories.
The result is a beautiful one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece made with the best quality leather and environmentally friendly.
We find it an amazing challenge to use and to transform useless pieces to useful creations, while contributing to a better future. Our bags are made with recycled leather that has been wasted by factories (scrap and left over leather) and dead stock materials. For us, sustainability means to respect the material using every single part so that nothing goes to the waste. It also means deep respect for all the people involved in its creation and their cultures.
Dead stock materials: left over leather that is no longer useful to companies and is sold off due to various reasons including overstock, not meeting aesthetic requirements, too small in quantity to make on collection or no longer in season. Traditionally, the fashion houses kept their excess material for a few season and later they send it to the landfills. We rescue this dead stock before it is thrown away and give it a new lease of life.
Our bags are manufactured in India. We work closely with small, independent artisans to help grow their business and production capabilities. The partnership with them is the best method of job creation in low income environments and also a way to preserve generational craftsmanship.
All our artisans are trained adults over 18, who receive beyond fair trade wages.
Designed in timeless style that will outlive the micro trends and season, every bag is unique and unrepeatable piece of art. The manufacturing process involves little to no machinery, keeping the energy consumption low.
We work directly with the artisans, foster good relationships with them and take a direct-to consumer approach. This is the reason why we can offer a reasonable price to you while ensuring fair wages for the artisans.