Our manufacturing partners are an extension of the Saben team - they are our long term partners and have been working with founder Roanne Jacobson since 2015.
We currently work with two small family-run factories in Guangzhou, China to produce our limited collections each year.
Both factories source leather from tanneries which are LWG Gold Standard certified, and undergo regular independent auditing.
While we can't always be on the ground, we request independent audits to ensure they are meeting SEDEXstandards for ethical supply chains and employment. This is alongside the following ISO standards which are internationally agreed by experts as best practice:
ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System), and ISO 50001:2011(Raw Materials).
Before covid halted regular travel our designer and founder Roanne Jacobson would visit twice yearly to work alongside our sampling rooms, and to explore new techniques with the leather artisans.
We now have a local Saben representative, Ting, who is based in China and visits the factories regularly on our behalf.
We are proud to partner with these factories and will continue to share our manufacturing story with pride.