Origin: Sanskrit ~ from 'a' meaning non/without + 'himsa' meaning violence/harm.
Noun: Ahimsa "Respect for all living things and avoidance of harm towards others" (in the Hindu, Buddhist & Jainist tradition).
Ahimsa Collective was founded mid-2017 by two passionate and determined change agents, hell-bent on proving that Sustainability and Luxury-goods can co-exist.
Each with a history of 10+ years in Fashion Retail, Sales and Marketing, Ahimsa Collective’s mission is to disrupt the Carry-goods Industry, providing a Sustainable alternative to the Leather and PU accessories market.
We bonded over Rosé and our mutual love for the Ocean.
We whined and pined for Sustainable, Ethical and Cruelty-free products and we tore our hair out looking for Accessory Brands that were both Environmentally-focussed and cruelty-free.
So, we stopped complaining and decided to create one ourselves.
We are Ahimsa Collective.
'Ahimsa' because we aim to place no suffering on the Earth nor it's inhabitants.
'Collective' because this isn't a movement exclusive to us. It requires a major shift in human behavior in the way we produce and the way we consume.
Ahimsa Collective is a luxury accessories label, intent on producing products with no harm.
We are part of a new generation of change agents and thinkers.
We focus on both environmental and social responsibility.
We operate as a luxury fashion label; while inciting change.
We aim to not only reduce the fashion industry’s footprint, but attempt to reverse it.