Learning about materials and understanding their impacts has defined our direction as a brand. When we started Oliver Co. in 2018, the leather industry was under heavy criticism. Discovering the human, environmental and ethical concerns associated with its production, left us searching for a better alternative.
When looking into synthetic alternatives, they too posed environmental problems of their own. While they were considered better in terms of global warming and pollution, extracting large amounts of non-renewable fossil fuels for their production has significant effects.