The Sway is a leather handbag and jacket collection based in New York since 2008.
The core of our brand is up cycling leather, which means to re-use leather in such a way as to create new products of a higher quality or value than the original.
We source excess materials and left over leathers that are sitting in tanneries around the world, either as stock, vintage or remnant pieces often too small for further use. We find solutions to re-use the excess and give them new life in The Sway collections, 80% of the collection is up cycled.
We believe there should be no compromise between style and responsibility.
We believe that being green, is the only way forward. It is a reflection on how we exist in the world and how we want to leave our world for future generations.
Our manufacturing facility has two of the highest international certifications available, SEDEX and SA-8000. SEDEX, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.SA-8000 is a global certification standard for decent workplaces, across all industrial sectors. It is based on the UN Declaration of Human Rights, conventions of the ILO, UN and national law, and spans industry and corporate codes to create a common language to measure social performance.
The Sway is a featured brand in the soon to be released ‘Thread Documentary’. threaddocumentary.com
The Sway won Best ‘Green’ Handbag at In style magazine’s Independent Handbag Designer awards 2011 and runner up in 2012