Where did Estimon come from?
Hi! I’m Marta and I am a proud Estimon founder. Estimon was created for one main reason – out of love for animals. I have been taking care of cats and dogs from a very young age, and I became a true cat lady at the age of 9, when I brought home my first cat fished out of a puddle.
I have always tried to get involved in all kinds of volunteering activities and campaigns trying to ban cosmetics testing on animals, I fought and I still keep fighting for animal rights.
I’ve done quite a few things in my life, but there was always something missing. Now I know what – I think I can call it a mission.
That is why I created Estimon – this brand combines my love for animals and passion for fashion. I believe that creating luxury bags and accessories does not have to involve the suffering of animals.
Estimon is a mix of passion for design, craftsmanship and excellent cruelty-free materials. With all due respect. For animals.
What makes us stand out
I believe that we have only one planet and it is about time we start taking care of it. If I can convince even one person to do so, I will be happy.
Estimon is not just a handbag store. This is a unique concept, combining the possibility of buying unique accessories with a source of knowledge about animal rights and ethical, slow lifestyle.
I don’t throw words to the wind, that’s why with Estimon I care about the smallest detail – from zero-waste packaging, through the selection of the best quality, certified materials, to supporting small, local, family businesses I work with.
In Estimon, we pay great attention to the materials we use. We care not only about animals, but about our planet as well. That is why we don’t want to use “eco-leather” materials, which are not “eco” at all. That is why we DON’T use PVC at all and PU is just an addition to plant materials.
The main material we use is Piñatex® (pineapple leather). Piñatex® is made of pineapple leaves that have been treated as waste until now. It’s PVC free. What’s important, pineapple leather is a biodegradable material. It is resistant to high and low temperatures. It is waterproof and abrasion resistant. Due to its unique properties, pineapple leather is much more expensive than regular PU or PVC materials.
It is easy to maintain – in most cases, just a cloth and water with a small amount of soap is enough to clean it.
The second flagship material of ESTIMON is cork. Cork is a durable material with high stain and moisture resistance. Material is obtained from the bark of cork oak. Natural cork is biodegradable and can be recycled.
We are still looking for new alternatives to natural leather, that are vegan, sustainable and chemicals-free.
In Estimon, we pay great attention to the materials we use. We care not only about animals, but about our planet as well. That is why we don’t want to use “eco-leather” materials, which are not “eco” at all. That is why we DON’T use PVC at all.
Our first it-bag is made with silicone leather. It doesn’t contain any PVC or PU. Silicone leather is odorless, not conducive to mold growth. What’s important, it can be recycled (after separating the silicone layer from the base material). It tolerates high and low temperatures well. Due to its unique characteristics, silicone leather is much more expensive than simple PU or PVC leathers.
It is easy to maintain – in most cases, just a cloth and water is enough to clean it.