‘Inspired by the freedom of the weekend’ the Leon weekender was built on the idea that travel is essential to experience, and while you are exploring an making the memories that will last a lifetime, this travel bag will too. Cut from durable vegetable tanned leather, dual handles, an adjustable shoulder strap, and an enduring overall construction, this piece will stand the test of time.
Nisolo is dedicated to design that is transparent, environmentally thoughtful and ethically produced – using natural materials and ensuring safe working environments with fair compensation for workers manufacturing their products.
Nisolo creates timeless accessories built to last. Each piece is handcrafted by independent artisans or in an ethical factory that ensures at minimum, healthy working conditions, beyond fair trade wages (a stable, contracted salary at approximately 23-27% higher than local fair trade requirements) and healthcare benefits for all employees.
The brand implements programs to help support build the success of their manufacturing partners. For example, due to Nisolo’s in-house financial literacy program, 100% of their producers in Trujillo, Peru now have a bank account – compared to 10% just two years ago. In addition to having a secure location to save money and receive and pay back loans, all producers in this program can request a salary advance for costs related to health, education, and emergencies. In Leon, Mexico the annual turnover rate across all partner factories is less than 2% – with all producers making a minimum of 27% above fair trade requirements, some upwards of 74% depending on experience. Nisolo also works with independent artisans who are over the age of 18, helping grow their businesses through free business counseling and offering them the beyond fair trade wages and benefits. The brand believes that building strong relationships with independent artisans is one of the best ways to help create jobs in low income areas, as well as help conserve local craftsmanship.
Nisolo employees regularly visit their manufacturers to ensure the safety, compliance and happiness of all producers.
‘We believe in holistic development, which is why we offer skills training, health, nutrition, English, physical education, and even yoga classes to our producers and their families.
We are deeply passionate about the long-term effects of our partnerships on the next generation. Whereas only 16% of our producers were able to finish high school because they had to work to help provide for their families, 100% of our producers’ children are in school, and 6 of them will soon be the first university graduates in their families.’