Our commitments

Reinventing together a way of working that is in line with our aspirations and the challenges of tomorrow.

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Erro was born of a rigorous commitment
which is reflected in four founding pillars

Transparency
Transparency
Local
Local
Durability
Durability
Low impact
Low impact

Transparency

Transparency means taking responsibility for every choice we make and every aspect of our manufacturing process, and not being afraid to share our behind-the-scenes information. We are committed to ensuring optimal traceability of our materials.

Prior to its creation, ERRO benefited from a diagnosis of the impact of its creation by Think + agency to understand the issues and define precise specifications in favor of society and the environment.

The main material we work with, leather, comes from the food industry and is certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG). Currently, 60% of our hides are LWG GOLD and 40% LWG Silver. The tanneries are located in border countries, in Italy and Spain. The yarn supplier is located in Germany. It produces yarn certified to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100, Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold and Global Recycled Standard. For metal parts, we work with the family business Mettetal Création. After being designed in France, the buckles are manufactured in their factory in Asia. Mettetal complies with all European and French environmental regulations. We have begun sourcing with the aim of having 100% of our buckles made in Europe by 2030.

Local

All our pieces are made in France, in our handcrafted leather workshop in the Basque Country.

With a view to preserving the local economy, we value local players and partners. We are committed to building strong, lasting partnerships that actively contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of our region.

In addition to suppliers of raw materials and packaging, the vast majority of whom are located in Europe, we also work with committed local partners. For example, we have equipped our boutique with bespoke furniture created by a Basque cabinetmaker specializing in design and production for private and professional customers. The rest of the furniture was acquired thanks to virtuous partnerships with know-how brands such as Goicoechea and Alki. What's more, at the ERRO boutique, we accept payment in Eusko, a local currency that can be used at authorized retailers.

We maintain a close working relationship with key players in the leather industry, in particular RESO Cuir, an association that brings together professionals from the regional sector. ERRO's development also benefits from the support of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, which is backing our expansion.

Durability

We create durable parts, built to last a lifetime, and easily repaired if necessary.

Our aim is to create pieces that will be with you every day, and that can be handed down from generation to generation. We tailor our designs with this in mind. That's why we use as few metal parts (zips, magnets) as possible. In fact, they are often the ones that change the least over time.

Our bags are eco-designed, and we're committed to offering a lifetime repair service, so they can accompany you on all your adventures. We also work with Think+ agency to develop measurement tools to track the impact of our products on the environment and provide you with a reliable, transparent index. Last but not least, a bag that lasts is a bag that is well cared for, which is why we offer annual maintenance of your leather goods in our boutique.

Low impact

We are fully aware of today's environmental and social challenges, and are committed to limiting our impact on a daily basis.

We created our workshop with the desire to redefine the lines of an economic and human model that no longer suited us. Today, we want our workshop to be a place of trust and personal fulfillment, where everyone can realize their potential. To achieve this, we carefully train our team members according to their individual skills and desires, so that everyone can develop according to their aspirations. As with our eco-responsible commitments, we want to have a positive impact on the lives of those who make ERRO what it is every day.

We also take care to minimize our impact, particularly on our overall operations. To this end, we invest in second-hand equipment and furniture. What's more, we don't throw away any leather, but recycle all our scraps by passing them on to a local association, Api Upwhich transforms them into insulating panels.

Minimizing our impact also means pledging not to destroy or throw away any defective, unsold or prototype bags. We have decided to offer them at reduced prices under the name of "Second Choice".

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Linking Beauty to Ethics

For generations, ERRO has been committed to preserving
the precious heritage that has been handed down to us.