HOW OUR LEATHERS ARE SOURCED
Each Adéle handbag, purse or travel bag is made with high-quality, ethically-sourced leather. Our products are made from bovine, buffalo, crocodile and ostrich leathers. For each bag, only the best leather is handpicked to ensure that you get only the highest quality product.
Every Adéle product is made in full adherence of the CITES agreement and we ensure that all of our suppliers are too.
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
The trade is diverse, ranging from live animals and plants to a vast array of wildlife products derived from them, including food products, exotic leather goods, wooden musical instruments, timber, tourist curios and medicines. Levels of exploitation of some animal and plant species are high and the trade in them, together with other factors, such as habitat loss, is capable of heavily depleting their populations and even bringing some species close to extinction. Many wildlife species in trade are not endangered, but the existence of an agreement to ensure the sustainability of the trade is
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