Tzoma pairs minimalist designs with the most sustainable materials and quality crafts(wo)manship to create a handbag that conscious consumers can feel good about. --Obsessively sustainable handbags.
Your search for accessories that fit your lifestyle ends here. It’s a beautiful thing when your purchases align with your values. Being at peace with your purchase shouldn't send you on a two hour quest through the depths of any website. Your time is precious. Wouldn’t you rather spend those two hours getting pampered at the spa?
Seamlessly go from dawn to dusk, from work to wanderlust, from risk-taker to trend-setter. Tzoma bags are designed with the modern gal in mind and the belief that eco can be chic. Take them from the farmers market to the airport. From the office to the rock show...yes, they’re that versatile! Tzoma bags are designed to not only be aesthetically pleasing, but to be functional. Tzoma takes simple designs, pairs them with the most eco-friendly materials and quality crafts(wo)manship for a bag that will be with you throughout your day, everyday.
Embrace your very own, personal style, and be confident that you’re helping make the fashion industry more sustainable. Finding a handbag that is both eco-friendly and fashionable can prove to be harder than you thought. I search high and low for the most sustainable materials to be used in my designs. Slow fashion with low impact on the environment means every last detail --every fabric, notion, piece of hardware, packaging material, and even hand-waxing services-- are sourced from like-minded, U.S. based, small businesses.
Every Tzoma bag is made to order, just for you. Organic, salvaged, recycled and repurposed fabrics are hand-waxed --exclusively for us-- with pure, triple filtered beeswax down in Houston, Tx. Waxed fabrics arrive at my Irving, Tx studio --with a sweet, subtle honey scent-- ready to be measured, cut, and lovingly handcrafted --one by one--. Every order is packaged with eco-friendly packaging materials, including a dust bag made from organic muslin. Many Tzoma customers love to reuse it as a produce bag. Please recycle the rest of your packaging.
Waxed canvas has a uniquely rugged, beautiful patina that only gets better with age. Waxed canvas originated in the early sailing industry in England and Scotland in the late 1700’s by treating fabrics with oil from a flax plant. The 1930’s brought about the use of paraffin wax, which is the same process many use today. Tzoma's waxed canvas is hand-waxed with triple filtered, Texas beeswax. The process of waxing fabrics changes the properties of the fabric by making it slighter stiffer, and by darkening it’s color. Waxed cotton is very durable, water-resistant, and develops it’s own unique character with age. Waxed fabrics should only be spot cleaned. Please don’t wash, dry clean, or iron your Tzoma bag(s). If you get a water spot on your bag, then use heat (from a hair dryer) to reset the wax. Heat will also remove excessive creasing on your bag.
Cork is a natural, environmentally friendly material. It biodegrades completely and can be recycled. It's soft to the touch as well as stain and water resistant, scratch-proof, hypoallergenic, and antimicrobial. Cork is imported from Portugal (the cork capital of the world.) Cork harvesting in Portugal has been strongly regulated since the 13th century to assure a quality harvest. The cork used for your bag is bark from a living cork oak tree that is stripped off. The tree benefits from the harvest and regrows a new layer of bark making it a truly sustainable material. Each cork oak tree can be harvested once every eight to ten years for over 200 years. Harvesting cork bark assists in the absorption of CO2. In fact, harvested cork trees absorb 3-5 times more CO2 than non-harvested trees.
They say your handbag can either make or break your outfit. You know your handbag goes beyond that. Because doing nothing about our environment is not an option, and living a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t start and end at the organic produce aisle. You believe in having a choice on how you impact the world, and you make sure it’s a positive impact.
--It's not just a fashion statement, it's a lifestyle.--