“Reflecting on our Beliefs ”
August 15th, 2019 | Mindfulness
Prelude: At Opus Mind, we stand by three values—sustainability, mindfulness, and quality. With a multitude of products out on the market, we find it important to differentiate ourselves to the conscious consumer. By focusing on sustainability, we’re promoting an eco-friendly standard in the fashion industry. By focusing on mindfulness, we’re empowering a generation to make choices that can positively impact the world. And last but not least—by focusing on quality, we’re able to provide a long-lasting product that won’t end up in landfills. Now, let’s dig a little deeper into how we bring these three values to fruition.
Sustainability is defined as “avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.”
Our products are made of upcycled leather that meet RCS-100 standards. This means that instead of using new, untouched leather, we collect leather scraps leftover from factories, gather their leather fibers, and create a completely new material out of it.
This ensures that we’re
a) extending the life-cycle of leather.
b) reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
c) reducing the number of natural resources used in production.
Mindfulness is described as a conscious state of awareness in the present moment, without judgment. Studies have shown that mindfulness increases our wellbeing. The practice of it through meditation helps us discern our emotions and solidify our self-growth. But as we advance our inner wellbeing, we become more aware of our environmental impact.
As we learn more about carbon emissions, greenhouse gases, and global warming, it’s important to understand how our choices impact the future health of our planet. By making small changes to the way we live—such as recycling, switching to reusable metal straws, and shopping for upcycled leather—we are taking the proper steps necessary to save our planet. It’s all rooted in the way we educate ourselves and make decisions. That’s what being mindful is all about.
A quality product should meet a few standards. Firstly, it should look good… we are talking about fashion, after all! Opus Mind’s designs are sleek, minimal, and timeless, allowing for everyday use of our products.
Secondly, it should feel good. Our upcycled leather is sourced from RecycLeather™—a green tech company that recycles natural leather fibers from used traceable leather waste. We then ship that leather to a factory in Florence, Italy, where a family of experienced leather smiths craft our smooth and beautiful designs.
Thirdly, it should be durable and stand the test of time. Our upcycled leather bags utilize a natural rubber binding agent which, after testing several iterations, has been found to produce the most long-lasting and best quality finished product.
We want to make an impact but we can’t do it alone! With your support, we know we can start a new era of eco-friendly, sustainable fashion. Let’s create a new standard together.