Doshi Vegan Black Mini Wallet
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Simple, clean and smart, the mini-wallet is a simple, luxurious wallet made from durable, Microfiber PU inside and out. It keeps your cards organized when you're carrying a small purse and the wrist-let makes it easy to carry when you want an ultra-light night on the town.
- High quality construction.
- High quality microfiber leather exterior
- Detachable wristlet
- No leather or animal products used.
- Peta Approved Vegan
- Materials: 100% Microfiber PU
SIZE: 4 1/4" (W) x 3 1/2" (H) x 3/4" (D)
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We often get asked: If you're not using leather than what is it?
We most often get the question - if it isn't leather than what is it made of? Amongst the different materials available to replace leather, we use Microfiber PU leather. Of course there's no animal content in the material but we preserve the moniker "leather" to give people an idea of what the material will feel like. Microfiber is the key term as it Microfiber PU leather is the highest grade of synthetic leather commercially available in the market today. The material has a microfiber backing and a small amount of polyurethane on top to create the effect of leather. The resulting material is generally very strong and often outperforms leather in durability tests. Microfiber suede generally does not require any polyurethane at all.
Not all synthetic leather is made equally. Microfiber PU is the only true "vegan leather."
In the manufacturing world, most companies use alternatives to leather to make lower grade products. These alternatives often lack durability on many levels - peeling, crocking and tensile strength to name a few. These lower grade products have hardware and construction methods that match the quality of the material. This is by no means an attempt to scare you from trying low cost non-leather alternatives. It's to reveal our learning and to educate you. Manufacturing is a cost driven industry and so to varying degrees, you get what you pay for. We never wanted to put cheap products into the market and so most of our products will use forms of microfiber leather or microfiber suede. We avoid using pure non-microfiber polyurethane in almost all of our goods and almost never use PVC (polyvinyl chloride).
Microfiber leather and microfiber suede are the only true animal leather alternatives as they were intentionally made to mimic the hand feel of leather and often outperform leather in durability. Of course microfiber leather has several grades as well. We continuously look for materials that meet higher performance standards.
Pineapple leather? Mushroom leather?
We often have friends ask us if we've seen some of the materials made from the waste of mushrooms or pineapples. We're super excited about finding non-petroleum based materials. We went out and contacted the mushroom leather supplier. Their cost of materials is (no exaggeration) 20x to 100x the cost of a high quality microfiber leather available in the market today. It's rather impractical. When the cost of these materials and availability becomes more reasonable, we'll provide those materials to you. And here's another way to think about it, instead of us producing a mushroom leather briefcase that we'll market for $1,000, buy one of our's for $200, give the $800 to a responsible charity that supports the causes you believe in and know that you've made a greater difference in everyone's life. Smart is better than novel.
We push and specify that our suppliers use quality components. Our philosophy is simply that if you don't have to replace your goods that much longer, we don't have to use resources to replace that product.
Doshi FCSA (Fine Clothes Shoes and Accessories) offers non-leather (vegan leather) handbags, briefcases, backpacks, belts and accessories. We plan to offer vegan shoes later in 2018.
Doshi was founded to provide smart, fashionable and quality vegan products to people who have ethical, religious or environmental beliefs that lead them to seek vegan products. While the roots of this movement go back to the days of hippies and the 1960's, our goal is to meet the needs of smart, socially and environmentally conscious professionals, jet-setters and fashionistas.
We are based in the suburbs of southern California but we'd like to think we're not part of just one city, state or even country. We want to be a part of lives everywhere people share our ideals for a better world. We believe that's everywhere.
We design our products to be practical and useful, we choose materials and construction methods that are meant to hold up to frequent use, we pay our suppliers for the more difficult work we demand, and we stand behind our goods. Eco-friendliness and sustainability are a function of how long a product lasts.
Prototypes get a workout before going to production. They're scratched, dropped, tugged on, and pulled. We test pockets, zippers, slots and handles. We often have multiple rounds of revisions which cause our suppliers to have fits but we like finding problems... so you don't.
We visit the factories where we manufacture goods. We look for clean factories where we ask terrible amounts of questions to management to understand product construction, environmental practices and workers' wellbeing.
Factories in the places we manufacture often have a variety of certifications to show social compliance. One of the most common is the Business and Social Compliance Initiative (http://www.bsci-intl.org/) certification.
Doshi and the Environment:
When we set about to make a product, we consider the materials being used, how the product is being made and look to find ways that we can make the product last. Synthetic materials have made huge strides in minimizing the resources used to create them. We do our best to find factories that purchase recycled base material and minimize the use of chemicals and solvents when making their materials.
Why not leather? Isn't it just a byproduct?
Studies show that the source of a great deal of the world's pollution comes from livestock. It's not the animals' fault. Humans just breed too many of them. The lifecycle of a cow involves great deals of resource consumption and waste production. From our reading, studies and back of the envelope calculations, we believe that the carbon footprint needed to produce a bag or backpack from synthetic materials is vastly smaller than what is needed to produce the same bag using an equivalent amount of leather. Further, much of the leather found in mass produced goods is treated with oil based compounds at every step, from tanning to its final finish.
Ok, that's our part. Here's your part:
We hope that when you buy our products, you'll use them often so that what we take from the environment is used to its fullest. When you're done with our products, please donate them so that others may put them to good use.