We are dedicated to treating all beings with dignit y and substantiate our intentions by eliminating unnecessary cruelty through use of animal-free materials, and fostering a healthy workplace by producing in small batches and operating under fair labor practices.
The word HOZEN transl ates as ‘conservation’ in Japanese. As such our brand is committed to preserving Planet Earth for future generations through ethical manufacturing practices. We primarily employ recycled materials, utilize innovative eco-friendly textiles, seek to minimize material waste, and use other tools like carbon offsets to counteract the environmental cost rel ated to connecting our products and customers.
Our three original bags: the canteen, drawstring bucket, and stubby duffel were designed with versatilit y and functionality in mind (e.g. interchangeable short and long straps). The goal was to offer luxury, eco-friendly alternatives to these popul ar, on-trend styles. The bags are season-less and the minimal design and medium size make them perfect for everyday use. All have a modern, circul ar silhouette, which symbolizes the infinite. We added unique design details including chunky piping and hardware to make the styles our own. Our newer shapes including the ruffle crossbody and belt bag were introduced due to popular demand. We constantly seek and consider our customers’ input which helps us design the products you want.
We strive to develop chic, unique, quality products and to instill our mission that fashion can be kind. With every purchase, a portion of profits is donated to a non-profit organization aligned with HOZEN’s core values. Our hope is to inspire our customers to be conscious consumers and help spread the word of our sustainabilit y efforts.
We source our materials from superior quality suppliers worldwide all of which exhibit high standards of ethics, responsibility, and governance. Every purchase represents an investment in a community of forward-thinking textile makers, metal foundries and other specialized technology providers enabling the sustainable consumption of the future.