Sanskrit, from 'a' non/without + 'himsa' violence/harm.

Noun: Ahimsa, (in the Hindu, Buddhist & Jainist tradition) "respect for all living things and avoidance of harm towards others".


At AC HQ we apply the word Ahimsa to our treatment of the Earth and all of it's inhabitants, meaning in the production and use of our wares there is to be no suffering in any capacity. 

Under this guiding principle we will only ever work with certified Ethical factories and where possible, produce locally here in Australia with people we know and trust. 

Our handbags are made by one of Australia's leading leather-makers and believe us when we tell you, he thought we were nuts when we told him we wanted to work with non-leather products let alone trash.

With over 40 years in the leather industry and hailing from his European family business, you can imagine his reaction to working with Pinatex® let alone Dead Stock. But with each new development we work closely with him to ensure the best possible product is achieved and the vision for AC is maintained in every process.

For further information on our processes and materials please email your questions to and we'll happily be in touch.


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