C.O.O.P

C.O.O.P

Custodians Of Our Planet, or C.O.O.P, is an Australian fashion startup crafting beautifully sustainable handbags. The Melbourne based brand combines a strong design sensibility with a rigorous approach to ethical sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and product lifecycle.

Made from waste.
The brands’ initial offerings of the go-with-everything tote and crossbody bags are made from recycled post-consumer PET bottles and recycled leather. Even the YKK zipper is created from recycled plastic.

Sustainable lifestyle by design.
The C.O.O.P bag is your everyday eco HQ, with a spot for fold up shopping totes and produce bags, somewhere to pop a reusable coffee cup, space for a water bottle plus a spot for a straw or pen. 

Life of product repairs.
For the life of the product (which is about 10 years) C.O.O.P offers a repair service for C.O.O.P customers to keep plastic from reappearing in landfill and prolong the lifecycle of your C.O.O.P bags.  

Ethically designed and created.
C.O.O.P bags are designed in Melbourne in collaboration with sustainable bag brand, Simetrie, and ethically made by a highly skilled Victorian craftsperson. The recycled leather handles are hand-stitched in Melbourne by the enthusiastic business owner. 

Donating to offset carbon emissions.
A donation from every bag sold is given to Greenfleet to aid in the revegetation of Australian and New Zealand forests. 

Coming soon.
More sustainable bags are currently being designed. 

Brand culture.
C.O.O.P makes it easy for people to care for our environment and to look stylishly elegant in the process.

BRAND VALUES
+ Australian designed
Custodians Of Our Planet is designed in Brighton East, Victoria, Australia.

+ Australian made
Custodians Of Our Planet is ethically made in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. 

+ Ethical
Custodians Of Our Planet are ethically made locally in Australia by an independent maker who is paid ethical and fair wages. All workers are treated ethically and working conditions are clean and safe.

+ Transparent
Custodians Of Our Planet is a transparent brand and you can ask the team about their materials, sourcing and supply chain.

+ Social enterprise
Custodians Of Our Planet is proud to give back to the community and our environment. They support non-profit organisations that work to protect our environment and partner with Greenfleet, donating with every bag sale to aid in the revegetation of Australian and New Zealand forests. 

+ Recycled and circular
Custodians Of Our Planet is a proudly circular brand and bags are made with recycled and circular fabrics to help reduce ocean plastics and reduce fashion waste.

Shop the full ethical, sustainable, Australian made and circular bag range from C.O.O.P here.