Can bone, horn and leather be ethical and sustainable?
Many people ask this question and also wonder about the use of these materials in our products at Matr Boomie.
At Matr Boomie we use trade as a tool to create positive impacts on the lives of artisan makers in India. Our products are ethically handmade and at the same time we strive to use sustainable and environmentally conscious practices and materials as a company as a whole. Our artisans work in rural communities and mostly work by hand with tools and machinery, creating intricate, masterful pieces. Many of the materials used are sustainable and/or up-cycled.
Our leather is cruelty-free:
In a vegetarian region called Rajasthan, cows are revered and live well. After they pass from old age, their hides are tanned using a vegetable tanning method, which protects the environment and artisans from toxic chemicals. Using hand tools, artisans apply love and skill to stitching, embossing, and embroidering our products.
Chabila Leather Journals
Our bone & horn is cruelty-free:
Bone carving dates back to pre-historic era, across all civilizations. Following the ban of ivory, bone and horn of naturally deceased large animals such as camel and buffalo are the basic raw materials for this craft. This is what is meant by cruelty-free bone. The art forms include carving, filigree and metal inlay.. These are also mixed with wood, MDF, brass, to create a wide range of versatile products. The final products include ornate jewelry, boxes & frames, tabletop and other home décor accessories.
Rudra Storm & Banka Mundi Bone Inlay Collections
Hope that answers your questions :)