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Since 2004 we put our heart and soul into highest quality and unique design. We combine tradition with zeitgeist and create authentic favourites for individualists and free spirits.

From belts to travel bags, every single one of our products is unique, handmade and designed with great attention to detail to carry you through the highs and lows of everyday life.

The name aunts&uncles is inspired by quirky and loving relatives and tells of deceleration, loyalty and honesty - traditional values, which are still written in capital letters by the aunts and uncles of the Lower Rhine.

Creating a long-lasting and therefore sustainable product that is biodegradable to a large extent or in whole is of central importance to us. That's why we set the highest standards for our quality and work with robust, authentic materials with a long service life.

Environmental friendly!

We are constantly working to minimize our impact on the environment. This includes, among other things, using energy and raw materials sparingly. The tanneries are located in state-approved and controlled, modern areas. Water quantities are strictly rationalised. Waste water is pre-treated and post-treated according to regulations. The import and export of materials is carefully controlled and taxed.

Together with the tanneries, we continuously develop our recipes further and support them intensively in raising their social and ecological standards. A large proportion of our leather comes from tanneries that are members of the Leather Working Group and that have achieved the status of "Gold Members" by complying with strict criteria.

Don´t replace! Repair!

True favourites deserve to be appreciated and cared for. For this reason, we have put together some useful care tips for you and offer you an in-house repair service if you should ever need it. So before you think about disposing of a bag, give us a call or send us an email! Most defects can be repaired in a blink of an eye, without you having to do without your bag for a long time. And we also find a solution for everything else! Within the legal warranty period of two years from purchase, repairs are free of charge. If there is no more proof of purchase or the purchase is longer ago, we will be happy to make a cost estimate at fair conditions.

The heart of aunts&uncles are honest products - styled with care. We act out of conviction and take responsibility for the people who work with us. In doing so, we do not merely follow a trend, but consistently continue what has been a fundamental concern to us from the very beginning.

STYLED WITH CARE

With our carefully selected partners in India and Italy, we have been working together for many years with mutual respect, because only close, personal contact creates a fair basis on which both sides can continuously develop. For this reason we are personally on site several times a year and visit our producers, medium-sized companies with approx. 100 - 300 employees as well as the tanneries.

In order to guarantee compliance with international standards with regard to quality, health, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility, the companies are also monitored and certified by independent institutions.

SOCIAL AUDITS

The certification is carried out by globally recognised organisations such as Bureau Veritas or BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) on the basis of the international standard SA8000. The audit of the companies takes place without prior notice and in particular ensures that the prohibition of child labour and discrimination (including on grounds of gender or religion) is observed and that strict standards are maintained in the areas of health protection and occupational- and building safety. Employees are free to form trade unions, there are health insurance schemes, restrictions on working hours and the so-called "Living Wages" pay salaries that are above the statutory minimum wage, because those who work for us should also be able to make a living from them.

Our leathers come from Turkey, India and Italy and have a very long service life due to their high-quality selection, finely cross-linked structure and careful tanning. They are free of CFC, PCB, PCP, formaldehyde and are dyed with dyestuffs that comply with AZO and other European regulations.

VEGETABLE TANNING AGENTS

The majority of our leather is tanned high or pure vegetable tanned. In addition, we also work with particularly environmentally friendly leathers, which are processed without vegetable tanning agents. We use organic tanning agents that are easily biodegradable. In order to guarantee that our leather is free of harmful substances, it is regularly tested in internationally recognised laboratories.