Hozen – Made in Los Angeles, California. Sparked by their deeply rooted commitment to respecting and protecting the planet, Hozen which means “conservation” in Japanese, was launched in 2018 by San Francisco based designer Rae Nicoletti. By refusing to buy into the harsh realities of the leather industry, Nicoletti has created a collection of handbags made of eco-friendly luxury synthetic leather and suede. Hardware and trims such as zippers and thread are sourced from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, natural rubber and remnant rope. Their labels and packaging are made from organic cotton or post-consumer recycled paper. All materials that go into the making of a Hozen bag are sourced from factories around the world with high standards of ethics, responsibility, and governance. Add to that a minimal-meets-irreverent aesthetic and the circular shape, which serves as a symbol of conservation and compassion, and you’ve got the Hozen collection.
Each piece is produced in small batches at a fair-wage factory in Los Angeles. (Want proof? Just look for the smiling face on the “I made your bag” card, included in every purchase.) So much more than a vegan leather line, Hozen is a bold new approach to fashion that allows consumerism and good conscience to live together in beautiful harmony.
All our products are produced domestically by factories that pay fair, living wages to their skilled adult workers. We also source sustainable materials and manufacturing practices when possible.
We offer free domestic shipping for all orders over $150. For orders under $150, we offer a flat-rate shipping charge of $7.95. Additional shipping charges apply to orders shipping internationally, to Alaska or Hawaii.
Corporate social responsibility is important to us at Bishop Collective and as we grow our business, we will continue to look for ways to better impact our industry and the communities who help support it.
In June of 2018 we made the move from online to brick-and-mortar and opened our first permanent storefront at 143 Ludlow Street, between Stanton and Rivington Streets on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Come visit and shop all of our great styles in person. We also have in-store only exclusives and many designer events. Click here for more information on our events or sign-up for our mailing list below for all news and updates.