Taillée is a brand of urban raffia bags that has been entirely designed on the principles of benevolence, eco-responsibility and transparency. In an ecological and ethical concern, we wanted to create a brand that would offer raffia baskets that are both gentle on the environment, made under fair working conditions, and durable over time.
Taillée's goal was to think up a timeless and unique handbag model, available in a variety of colors to appeal to everyone in an inclusive way. While bringing elegance and lightness thanks to the exotic versatility of raffia, our collection of bags will suit all occasions.
Knowing that the work was going to be intense and required a lot of meticulousness, the designer went to Madagascar for several weeks for an educational and creative stay, where she was able to exchange with local craftsmen and discuss with them the precise results she expected.
Taillée goes directly to the source and does not go through any intermediary to ensure total transparency in the creation process.
The designer has been able to forge links with each craftsman participating in the design of the handbags: weavers, polishers, dressmakers... She makes it a point of honor to maintain these relationships and remunerates them fairly, regardless of the local standards set.
All additional finishes making up the basket (i.e. minerals, label and zipper) are produced in Madagascar and their cost is advanced by the designer. Everything is then assembled on the island, in the same workshop.
The packaging accompanying the purchase of a bag is entirely green: cardboard box made of pine wood (without participation in deforestation) from the South-West of France, burlap pouch and organic cotton label (requires a lot less water than conventional cotton growing). Everything is made to be reusable for the protection of the environment.
INFO: Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. Compared to non-organic cotton, it emits 46% less greenhouse gases. This is completely eco-friendly.
Taillée also aims to get closer to a zero carbon footprint. Taillée does indeed produce in Madagascar but does not constantly replenish its stocks: there are only two air deliveries per year and this, on commercial flights. The stocks are then carefully kept in the premises of the brand. For deliveries of orders in Paris and the Paris region, Taillée works with couriers who travel exclusively by bicycle.
Through this line of raffia baskets, Taillée wishes to commit to a more conscious, more benevolent and above all more responsible future!
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