What is the fruit and plant content of an Allégorie bag?
The bio content in our materials can reach up to 80%. For example, one gala backpack utilizes peels from about 550 apples collected from the scraps produced by the juice industry, among other plant-based materials recycled from farms and industries.
Natural materials have specific characteristics that need to be considered in production. For example, different batches of mango may vary in level of natural fiber, content and acidity. The natural variance in organic martials makes each bag unique. When necessary, we utilize other plant-based and recycled materials to ensure the functionality and quality of the materials.
Learn more about our materials here.
How strong are your materials? Do you offer a warranty?
All our materials are certified by authorities such as USDA and ISO to ensure quality. For more information about certification, please refer to product pages. If you are interested in learning more about the strength of plant fiber, check out this blog.
Your Allégorie bag is made to last, but if something happens, we’re here to help. For more information about product care and warranty, please check here.
Once I place an order, how fast can I receive the bag?
For shipping and delivery information, please check here.
Where are your products manufactured?
Our products are made with care in the heart of New York City. As the business expands, we may consider manufacturing in other countries.
Wherever we go, it’s in our DNA to ensure ethical manufacturing and the fair treatment of everyone involved. In addition to being fairly compensated for their labor and skill - by that, we mean beyond minimum wage required by law, our workers are provided with balanced work schedules and other social benefits. We do this because we believe it’s right thing to do and because we believe it’s the most socially sustainable way to produce the best, environmentally friendly, luxury accessories for our customers.
I never see Allégorie offer big discounts like other brands do, especially during the holiday season. Why is that?
An important part of our sustainable approach is trust, which means being honest with you about our materials and pricing. We don’t believe that marking up the price and offering a deep discount generates a healthy relationship between you and us. It takes up your precious attention span, creates unnecessary works for our employees, and to be frank, doesn’t bring any true value to either you or us. So, we decided at the very beginning to be straightforward about our pricing.
Our uniquely eco-friendly bags are more costly to make than traditional leather bags. Unlike traditional leather, which is a by-product of meat industry, our innovative materials are highly dependent on supply of discarded fruits and manufactured in small batches, which is more costly to produce. We pay our workers fairly for their labor and skill and we don’t cut corners on ensuring sustainability in every step, including disposal of manufacturing waste and transportation.
That said, we do offer sample sale events every year. A bag that is near perfect is not a reason to be tossed away. To get information about our sample sale event, you can subscribe to our email list (at the bottom of this page) or follow us on Instagram @allegoriedesignusa.
Do you sell in any physical stores?
We are selling online only at this moment. However, we have received feedback that people would love to feel the materials in person, which is why we are in the process of rolling out our products in boutique stores across the U.S. You can subscribe to our email list (at the bottom of this page) to receive updates.
If you would like to see our products in your city, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try our best to accommodate.
Please feel free to contact us for any additional questions you may have.