Materials + Sustainability


Materials 


Nova + Koa is a vegan brand and no animal products are used in production. 

We use a planet friendly PU (polyurethane) for our vegan leather as it is less harmful for the environment than PVC. Our fabrics do not contain any harmful azo dyes often found in other materials.


We continuously research new recycled materials to improve our range. From Spring 2021, all our range will have 100% recycled linings, made of waste plastic bottles and accredited by the Recycling Standard Association. You can find our more here

The patented anti odour technology we use in our bags is made from natural sustainable sources and we are very proud that it is manufactured here in the United Kingdom.

 


Our Supply Chain 


Our collections are produced in South China, in a small high quality factory we’ve had a long-standing relationship with for over 15 years and who make for other respected worldwide brands; After more than a decade working together and supporting each other on various projects, we are glad to call them friends.

We value their staff as craftspeople, each skilled in their individual roles and their contribution to bringing our products to life. 

Each season, new styles are put through their paces by all of our team, friends and family in in our daily lives to ensure our bags can stand up to the demands of our customers.  By doing this, we make sure that our bags are as functional and durable as they can be. 

 

 

Recycling + Upcycling


We have a commitment to reducing landfill through recycling and up-cycling. Bags that cannot be sold due to faults are repaired by us where possible and donated  to charitable causes including community projects, charities and womens refuges, so we can extend their lifecycle. If you would like to donate your bags to us at the end of their life to be renewed and benefit someone else, please contact us at info@novaandkoa.com to arrange your return with us.
Alternatively, you can donate directly at https://greaterlondon.dressforsuccess.org 

Our packaging is recyclable, so please ensure that this is disposed of correctly to ensure it can be reused or recycled to carry on its lifecycle.