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Her handbag is made from pineapple plants. 

She knows that leather tanning is killing the eco-systems…

 

And she knows that almost all vegan handbags are made from lethal non-biodegradable PVC and PU plastics...

But she loves fashion. Her outfits are
bold. Her outfits impress. 

 

She doesn’t want to buy buy buy in order to keep up with never-ending trend cycles.

She loves timeless elegance.

How does she avoid the bohemian style of nearly every other eco-friendly brand?

How does she dress so regal without carrying leather?

Well... 
her handbag is made from pineapple leaves.

Farmers in the Philippines grow pineapple for the fruit. Normally each year, the leaves from the plant get burned as waste. Releasing toxic amounts of carbon monoxide into the air.

But now, these leaves’ fibers are turned into Pinatex. 

And Pinatex gets sewn into

 

The Pinya Bag

By Melior

 

If you’re like most women, you probably never leave home without your handbag.

 

With an item you use every day, the decision about what you carry is important. That’s why when you shop from MELIOR, you’re making a commitment.

Your commitment to style. 

"The Pinya Bag is where timeless elegance meets sharp sophistication."

None of the MELIOR handbags can be described hippy or bohemian (unlike most other sustainable handbags).

 

The Pinya bag was designed with

  • Sharp edges for that luxe feel

  • A minimal aesthetic to keep the focus on the innovative material

  • Gold hardware, including a large front clasp, to draw attention

Your commitment to function. 

"The Pinya Bag works for every occasion. You’ll never have or want to change bags again."

The Pinya Bag features two straps that can be attached in various combinations. This allows you to use the bag in all kinds of situations, without having to take out all of the items inside and dump them into an entirely different bag.

The Pinya Bag can be worn as

  • A Crossbody

  • A Backpack

  • A Top-handle bag (which is padded because we thought of your comfort every step of the way!) 

In order to make the three-in-one bag, the size had to be comfortably worn in different ways. 

The Pinya Bag is 20 cm long, 10 cm wide, and 18 cm tall.

Not too big, not too small.

All of the hardware was chosen with function in mind. 

 

The Pinya Bag features

  • A turn-lock clasp to keep the bag closed securely but is easy to open and close

  • Custom designed d-rings to switch between bag styles

  • Rotating lobster hooks for extremely easy attachment

  • Adjustable loops on the straps to put you in control of their length

  • Four studs on the bottom of the bag to keep the bottom of the bag clean

The bag also includes four cardholders. This makes getting your loyalty stamp cards and credit cards easy. Speed and efficiency are a commodity for women on-the-go!

 

The inside of the bag offers a ton of space to throw in all of your daily essentials (and more!) 

But with the inside pocket, you won’t waste time rummaging for important items, like your phone or car keys.

Your commitment to people. 

"Your MELIOR bag is ethically hand-made with quality and care in mind."

MELIOR handbags are handmade, not by workers, but by craftsmen.

These artisans are as committed to sustainability as we are. I am very close with and have a lot of love for the team that sews The Pinya Bags. 

I even visited the studio in Porto, Portugal myself! I verified with my own eyes that the workers are paid fairly, have great working conditions, are treated with respect, and are happy. 

I’m very excited to work with them on bringing our future designs to life!

Your commitment to the environment.

"MELIOR handbags will never be harmful to the planet. Not during production, when being used, not even when discarded."

The inside lining is made from 100% recycled PET plastics. This material doesn’t contribute to plastic production!

The handbag and the gold hardware are produced ethically and in the same place

  • This reduces the pollution caused by importing goods from far-away countries.

  • They’re made in a non-polluting factory.

  • Left-over material gets used.

  • Waste is managed responsibly.

The packaging is completely biodegradable.

  • The box your handbag is delivered in and even the envelope our courier uses are made from 100% recycled paper.

  • The dustbag your handbag arrives in is made from TENCEL, a fabric sustainably made from wood pulp. 

  • Our logo is stamped by hand using vegan ink and a stamp made from upcycled oak wood.

Small details are taken care of so that you can finally shop somewhere that cares about the environment as much as you do.

But that's not even the best part.

Because the Pinya Bag comes from the Earth, it isn’t harmful to the Earth to produce, use, or discard.

How does MELIOR achieve this? We use

 

A Material Made From Pineapple Plants!

Meet the most innovative and sustainable material on the market, Piñatex.

The material is 100% natural, uses no harmful chemicals to create, and requires no extra land, water, or pesticides for growing them.

The process of making Piñatex is fascinating.

 

First, the fibers are pulled from the leaves and hung to dry.

 

Then, these fibers are compressed and glued together using a bio-adhesive made from starches.

 

Finally, non-toxic finishes and dyes are added to create the final look! 

Thanks to Piñatex, your MELIOR handbag will be:

  • Light-weight. So no matter how heavy the items you carry around are, you won’t be uncomfortable carrying it.

  • Durable. Because whatever you have to accomplish during the day, MELIOR can handle it. 

  • Water-resistant. So a little walk in the rain or accidental spill won’t ruin your favorite handbag! 

  • Vegan/PETA approved. So you can feel good knowing that zero beautiful creatures were harmed for your handbag.

  • G.O.T.S. certified. So you can admire the beautiful colors of the bag knowing the dyes are harmless.

  • Sustainable. So that you’re doing your part to keep the planet from rotting away

  • Ethically sourced and produced in the European Union.

With sharp cut corners and gold hardware, every outfit finished with The Pinya Bag is elevated. 

 

With a timeless design, there’s no need to keep up with trends -- you are always in vogue.

Your outfits are
bold. Your outfits impress. 

How do you dress so regal without carrying leather?

Well... your handbag is made from pineapple leaves.

Are you ready to meet your new favorite handbag?

We know that ethical production is more costly than retail brands who produce their handbags in abusive sweatshops.

We know that sustainable materials are more costly than disgusting and polluting leather materials or fake leathers from plastics.

This is why some ethical and eco-friendly brands are charging $800, sometimes even more than $1000, for their bags. 

But that's CRAZY!

We want to be a brand that everyone can be a part of. And we're willing to cut our profit margins down to the bare minimum to prove it.

So here is...

Our commitment to YOU

You won't pay $1000 for your new favorite handbag. You won't pay $800 or even $500...

For the Pinya Bag, you'll only pay $350!

 

$349

$349

+ $15.00 for shipping and handling

+ $15.00 for shipping and handling

 Shipping:

Your handbag will be shipped the first business day after you place your order. Melior ships worldwide. Your bag can take 7-12 days to arrive.

Refunds & Returns:

Melior promises that if you are unhappy with your bag for any reason, you can return it undamaged after 30 days of receiving it. You will receive a full refund. Simply email "I want a refund" to delaney@meliorhandbags.com. 

Update on COVID-19:

We're not impacted by the virus. It is safe to post items, so we will still be shipping handbags. We work with a boutique warehouse. They are a very small team that needs to stay in business and are taking every precaution to remain healthy. Melior is a tiny brand run only by the founder, DeLaney Aarhaus, who is in self-isolation and also taking every necessary precaution to stay safe and healthy. Thank you so much for your understanding and support ❤️

Here's what Melior handbag users are saying:

 

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You’re Going To Love Your MELIOR Handbag Just As much As They Do

A handbag makes or breaks an outfit. You’re going to create outfits so good, everyone will be surprised that they are environmentally friendly.

You’re never going to run out of fashion-forward outfits to put together because the Pinya Bag goes with every look.

You’re going to have confidence in your style and in yourself.

The Pinya Bag will end up being the only bag you ever wear because it’ll be the only bag that truly works on every occasion. 

And it has the bonus of being eco-friendly.

The Pinya Bag And Beyond…

Over time MELIOR will create an entire line with various styles of bags for both women and men. 

 

MELIOR will always be environmentally sustainable, always fashion-forward, and always ethically produced.

All future MELIOR handbags will meet the same high standards of style and functionality as The Pinya Bag.

But I had to start somewhere, so I focused all of my energy on creating just one great bag… for now 😉

 

But the truth is...

None Of This Will Be Possible Without You

I can’t create the next generation of fashion, eco-friendly fashion, without you.

Just because you and I aren’t activists doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take action.

  • We can’t let sweatshops be the norm in the fashion industry.

  • We can’t allow plastic to poison our water, soil, and human tissue.

  • We can’t standby and watch the leather industry slaughter our ecosystems and sicken the workers.

  • We must carry handbags that support the people who created them.

  • We must carry handbags free from harmful plastics.

  • We must carry handbags made from organic and natural alternatives to leather.

Shopping MELIOR is your chance to take a stand for the health of our beautiful planet.

 

You carry the future of our world in your arms… literally.

So don't miss this opportunity to change the handbag industry for the better.

$349

$349

+ $15.00 for shipping and handling

+ $15.00 for shipping and handling

 Shipping:

Your handbag will be shipped the first business day after you place your order. Melior ships worldwide. Your bag can take 7-12 days to arrive.

Refunds & Returns:

Melior promises that if you are unhappy with your bag for any reason, you can return it undamaged after 30 days of receiving it. You will receive a full refund. Simply email "I want a refund" to delaney@meliorhandbags.com. 

Update on COVID-19:

We're not impacted by the virus. It is safe to post items, so we will still be shipping handbags. We work with a boutique warehouse. They are a very small team that needs to stay in business and are taking every precaution to remain healthy. Melior is a tiny brand run only by the founder, DeLaney Aarhaus, who is in self-isolation and also taking every necessary precaution to stay safe and healthy. Thank you so much for your understanding and support ❤️

Don't Know About The Horrors Of The Handbag Industry? 

Neither did I. You see,

I'm Just Like you...

My name is DeLaney Aarhaus and I care deeply about the planet we live on. I appreciate the beauty of nature, love all the animals, and I understand the importance of preserving the environment. 

 

But not too long ago, I didn't know about ethical/sustainable shopping.

 

I’ve never been much of an activist. I don’t protest in the streets or boycott fast-fashion stores. The truth is, I discovered the harmful facts about the handbag industry by accident...

It was a sunny day in Melbourne, Australia when I overheard a conversation about how dangerous the handbag industry is. I pulled out my phone and dove into a ton of research. 

From then on, I spent my time reading and learning about how damaging leather and vegan handbags were to the environment and I was disgusted.

I’m going to have to tell you the horrific things I learned about the handbag industry. It’s not pretty, and you’re not going to like it, but it’s important. So here is...

The Dirty Truth About Where Your Old Handbags Are Made

You may not realize this, but almost all of your handbags are made in a sweatshop...

 

A sweatshop is a factory that employs workers at very low wages and in extremely poor conditions. Many of these shops are dangerous and abusive.

 

Something is “ethically made” when its manufacturing is safe, responsible, humane, and lawful. Sadly, most fast-fashion brands do not have ethical manufacturing.

But that’s only the beginning…

Arsenic And Cyanide Used To Make Leather KILLS ANIMALS AND HUMANS 

Leather comes from the skin of animals. Animal corpses, like human corpses, decay. So why doesn’t a leather bag rot? This is because of a process called leather tanning. 

Here is where things get even more ugly. 

The process also calls for many hazardous chemicals. Some of these include chromium, formaldehyde, coal-tar derivatives, oil, and finishes made from cyanide.

 

Another tanning chemical you may know (from watching any murder film) is arsenic!

The liquid waste contains pollutants like lime sludge, sulfide, and acids.

 

It gets into water sources and soil, killing the ecosystems there. 

It’s also very bad for the people who work at tanneries. Many of them develop cancer, skin rashes, and other life-threatening illnesses. 

Imagine inhaling and bathing in these toxic poisons every single day.

Now you’re probably thinking that the solution to end leather production is vegan alternatives. Unfortunately… here is

Why Most Vegan Handbags Are LETHAL For The Environment

Unfortunately, the current alternative to using animal leather isn't an eco-friendly solution.

 

The materials used in vegan handbags come from Polyurethane (PU) and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). These are harmful plastics.

Plastics are man-made. They contain hazardous chemicals that leach into their surroundings.

 

This includes water, soil, and even human tissue. Over 90% of people have the harmful BPA chemical from plastic in their blood... gross. 

These chemicals contribute to the death of many plants and animals.

Oh, and plastics don't decompose, so their toxicity is also everlasting.

With all of this new-found knowledge about the horrors of the handbag industry, I had to do something. 

              

I Spent Two Years Of My Life Learning Everything There Is To Know About Sustainable Fashion

This is when I decided to look into creating eco-friendly alternatives to fashion-forward handbags.

I spent months reading analytical reports on the handbag industry.

 

I wanted to discover which style of bags are the most popular and in which colors.

 

I wanted to determine a price range that women could afford.

 

Social media browsing became a vigorous form of research into current handbag trends. 

I attended workshops in Budapest. I learned how to draw handbag patterns, cut the materials, and sew. I even designed and created my very own mini backpack!

 

I traveled to Portugal and The Netherlands to meet with various innovators and try out a variety of materials like cork and mango-leather.

The earliest design for The Pinya Handbag implemented this research. 

I sent out surveys to women, and their feedback refined the Pinya Bag’s look.

Then I released the updated blueprints on my social media pages and sent out more surveys.

I repeated this process until every woman who saw The Pinya Bag was instantly in love with it!

 

And I know you'll love it too


Get your Pinya Bag now.

 

$349

$349

+ $15.00 for shipping and handling

+ $15.00 for shipping and handling

 Shipping:

Your handbag will be shipped the first business day after you place your order. Melior ships worldwide. Your bag can take 7-12 days to arrive.

Refunds & Returns:

Melior promises that if you are unhappy with your bag for any reason, you can return it undamaged after 30 days of receiving it. You will receive a full refund. Simply email "I want a refund" to delaney@meliorhandbags.com. 

Update on COVID-19:

We're not impacted by the virus. It is safe to post items, so we will still be shipping handbags. We work with a boutique warehouse. They are a very small team that needs to stay in business and are taking every precaution to remain healthy. Melior is a tiny brand run only by the founder, DeLaney Aarhaus, who is in self-isolation and also taking every necessary precaution to stay safe and healthy. Thank you so much for your understanding and support ❤️