Kmana

Overall rating

5/6

Country: Indonesia

Category: Handbags

Established in: 2019

The brand guarantees a social security contribution to its employees and it has an ethical code, which includes sustainable issues. 

Kmana allows smart working to its employees depending on their needs. 

In addition, the brand team holds weekly meetings with all employees to discuss how to make their practices more sustainable (from materials to packaging) and spends time evaluating the pros and cons of each situation. 

The brand also encourages and supports the involvement of its staff and partners in different training initiatives around sustainability for example with the participation of its Executive Assistant in the ASEAN WISE 2021 Cohort led by Angels of Impact or the attendance of its staff to the different webinars organized by Angels of Impact around social entrepreneurship.

Its value chain from raw materials to logistics is almost completely focused in Indonesia.

Its production is made in Bali.

The brand uses vegetable tanned leather, which is chromium-free and is employed as a by-product of the food industry. Indeed, the tannins used in the process are vegetable sourced and come from local tree leaves, fruits and roots. Moreover, the leather is tanned by workshops which recycle and purify the waste-water. 


Kmana guarantees detailed information to its customers to take care of its products providing it both on its website and in its shipments.

The brand works with the Bali Life Foundation to provide training and work opportunities for women living in the streets and they are developing together a home-ware collection. Moreover, it supports the efforts of the Role Foundation in Bali to promote women empowerment and occupation, particularly of middle-aged women who lost their job as seaweed collectors and are now learning weaving skills. 

Through Angels of Impact Kmana gave a grant to the Bali Life Foundation womens' workshop and weavers' cooperative in Nusa Penida by offering them a training and the necessary equipment. 

Moreover, 20% of its profit is invested back in the community. Since 2019, the brand has been supporting Pak Eko and its team in Jogjakarta in the production of 100% vegetable tanned leather.

The brand pays a monthly contribution to Ecologi to offset its carbon foot print and support climate change projects. 

Since the outbreak of COVID, Kmana has supported the most vulnerable groups in Bali community, distributing reusable masks (produced by the women workshop of the Bali Life Foundation) and with in-kind food donations.

In addition, Kmana has supported the efforts of SU-RE.CO, the environmental organization that helps farmers adapt to climate change, namely through their biogas project.

In conclusion the brand has sponsored the 2019 summer edition of the Fashinnovation event.

Overall rating

5/6

Value Chain Handbags

5/6

Company sustainability

6/6

Community

5/6

Data provided only from brand

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