Ethically Responsible Luxury Leather Bag Line, OKV, Launches in Toronto
TORONTO – New ethically responsible luxury leather bag line, OKV, announced today the official launch of the brand and public release of its first men’s handbag collection Primo Edition. The brand’s e-commerce platform www.liveokv.com will open sales of its 6 coveted styles into the global marketplace at a price range of $190 CAD – $1800 CAD at 11AM EST on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Designed in Toronto, Canada and produced in the Tuscany region of Italy, OKV’s collection of men’s leather bags and accessories are handmade using the artisan tradition of natural tanning, reducing the carbon footprint of the textile industry, while joining quality craftsmanship and tradition to create a unique product.
“And I want to introduce the world to a quality crafted product, without the environmental stress of traditional leather production,” states designer and creator of OKV, Wayne Meyers. The facility in Tuscany, a member of the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, produces OKV’s luxury pieces by running 90% solar energy during the summer and 50% during the winter season. Waste from the leather making process is recycled to manufacture bricks for the construction industry while wastewater is collected, reused and purified. Hairs and small fibres from the skins are also repurposed into fertilizer. All OKV products are tanned using fruit pods, leaves and tree bark to create a luxury line of leather goods designed to be durable and age with perfection. Inspired by street style and vintage luxury craftsmanship, OKV’s designs incorporate chic and classic elements while paying close attention to detail to create a cohesive collection of top-quality men’s bags and accessories. Primo Edition styles include: hold all ($1600 CAD), tote bag ($900 CAD), rucksack ($1200 CAD), belted satchel ($675 CAD), wallet ($300 CAD) and cardholder ($190 CAD).
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“By understanding the social responsibility associated with producing luxury products, OKV is joining the revolution in ethically responsible fashion,” states Chris Vasquez, co-owner of OKV. OKV will ship worldwide daily from www.liveokv.com as of May 8, 2018.
Inspired by street style and vintage luxury craftsmanship, OKV’s designs incorporate chic and classic elements