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Talking ENAT Sustainability with EcoPrenelles

Here at ENAT, we believe that you can't divorce fair relationships with people from caring for the environment. We've made it fairly clear that we don't like waste (Oddballs, unite!) and now, with the launch of the wildly popular Everyday Tote in 100% Vegetable-Tanned Leather, we're even further down this path.  That's why we were so excited and honored to be part of the new thang EcoPrenelles is building which, in their words, is "a platform to share the stories of bold women pioneering as thought-leaders, eco-preneurs and trailblazers in the world of environmental sustainability." We love that more of these stories are being told and can't wait to read the stories of other women dedicated to making the world...

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INTRODUCING 100% Vegetable-Tanned Leather

At ENAT we're committed to using sustainable materials wherever possible. This winter we're starting our transition to 100% vegetable tanned leather by introducing one of our most popular styles, the Everyday Tote, in this new, more sustainable material. We'll also be introducing a slimmed down version of our tote.  As a conscious company we're out to be better, always. This move towards a more eco- and people-friendly material is just one of the new initiatives we're focusing on now and in the new year. Exciting, right? Sign up to know when our vegetable-tanned styles become available this month.  _____ What's the difference, why vegetable tanned? Vegetable-tanned leather uses natural vegetable extracts, things like roots and bark, to turn  hide into leather. This...

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Moving Pictures: The Oddball Video

We release the Oddball Collection tomorrow, November 26th, just in time for Shop for Good Sunday and we couldn't be more excited.  One of our biggest values is sustainability, which is why these perfectly imperfect bags have made it to you. We want to make sure every last item, hand cut and stitched by our partners in Ethiopia, gets to be worn. Stay tuned! We'll be letting you know when the Oddballs are available tomorrow morning. _____________ What exactly is an Oddball? Since each ENAT bag is hand cut and stitched by our partners in Ethiopia, not every item turns out perfect. Bags from the Oddball collection have a quirk of some sort: maybe you can see the hand of...

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Talking Oddballs with Emily from A Day Pack

We've worked with the kids from A Day Pack before and so when Emily floated the idea of doing a second little something AND it coincided with the launch of the ENAT Oddball Collection, we absolutely had to say yes.  Emily and Nicholas, the pair behind the blog, are on a conscious + ethical + slow living journey. They freely admit to being new to this stuff (most of us are!) and reel readers in with a wonderful authenticity and gorgeous images to boot.  We absolutely love how Emily re-packaged the Oddball message, explaining our mission as it relates to this collection and had to share: " They may have a few bumps, scuffs, or a dot here and there,...

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Getting to know the Faces of the Oddball Collection

We're getting ready to launch the ENAT Oddball Collection and will be highlighting the fabulous ladies behind our shoot with Leah Beilhart, amazing photographer and founder of Behold.HER. Check back over the next few days to see interviews with all three of the ladies. The Oddball Collection will go on sale November 26th, Shop for Good Sunday.   ____   Mariah Profession (or aspirational work thang) Anyone need a study buddy? About to begin the process of preparing for the GRE to eventually study Public Health/Sustainable Food Systems. In the meantime I have also been volunteering with Sprout’s Cooking Club: a super sweet nonprofit that offers afterschool programing in Berkeley and Oakland elementary schools. Last week 12 kids and instructors crammed...

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