Durability is literally the common thread through my company; It connects thoughtful designs, natural material use and a vision of the future… towards a future with less (no!) Waste and more honest labor. All designs therefore have a "common thread", the connecting factor between design, sustainability and you as a happy end user!
I would like to take you on a journey to 2025. To a healthy and green world where there is room for people and nature. In order to do that, I am constantly working on making my company more sustainable and reducing the ecological footprint. Reducing waste and emissions is paramount in every choice I make.
That is what I am committed to, with every step I take as a person, as a Westerman Bag owner and with every cover I sew.
The main pillars of my mission:
* Delivering a functional and timeless product
By designing a timeless product you opt for an anti-fashion; I don't have any hot collections that force you to buy something new again. With a Westerman Bags you protect your precious electronics with a product you can be proud of. Independent of fashion or trends.
* Using natural materials from renewable resources
Westerman Bags unpainted wool felt is 100% biological biodegradable. It does not contain any chemicals. All wool felt and leather comes from renewable sources. These never run out.
* Transparency of the production process
"Where does it come from, where is it made?" I want to make the entire production process transparent for everyone. In the near future I will also provide insight into the production process of our materials. For this I work together with my suppliers from home and abroad.
Westerman Bags' bags and accessories are made in the Netherlands. That is clear and expensive. To make this possible I sell as much as possible directly to the customer, through my webshops www.westermanbags.com and internationally through Etsy.
* Reducing waste: Zero Waste in 2025!
We Go Green, you too? I keep making small and big choices to reduce waste. In 2025, Westerman Bags will no longer produce waste! Do you have an idea what you can do with small pieces of leather, yarn or felt? Let me know!
We now make envelopes from recycled material (old calenders, atlases), keep as small a stock as possible and come up with new projects and designs to re-use our waste material.