With sustainability in mind, Colibries made a collection for the growing environmentally conscious generation. A collection that is fun all year round with a timeless design and a fashionable color palette. Made of washable paper, a unique natural material with a leather-like appearance. A collection in the range of bags to home accessories.
How it started
The founder Thuy was born in Vietnam and spent most of her life in the Netherlands. Her greatest passion: interior and product design. In 2010, Thuy traveled through the villages of Vietnam and was introduced to the traditional basket weavers. Impressed by the intricate and practical design of their work, she also felt she had found what she was looking for. She wanted to give this dying heritage a new story. That's how Colibries was born.
Colibries are committed to supporting basket makers: craftsmen, artisans, and producers. They collaborate with other small and creative companies that focus on socially sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.
The 3 pillars
Creating opportunities for passionate and talented artisans. At Colibries they believe in where talents meet, beautiful products are created!
Commitment to ethical purchasing and production and quality products. Colibries uses washable paper material that is FSC certified and meets the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. They consider it very important that the material is produced and processed in a responsible manner. The paper material is vegan and a good alternative to many leather-based products.
A beautiful product
All products are handmade, which leaves traces. Each product has its own unique characteristics that are the result of a refined effect achieved by a special coloring technique! With every product offered there is also a story about the production of the product, with each story a unique dose of inspiration.