Miljours Slow Living Goods

Made in Montreal.

 

According to Marie-Anne Miljours, founder of Montreal’s Miljours, if one of her bags were a person, it would be passionate about life and slow living. Indulgent in all the right ways, the personification of the Miljours spirit is one that values quality over quantity. The eco-responsible leather goods manufacturer opened its boutique on rue Beaubien Est last fall, showcasing sustainable products from makers across Canada alongside its Miljours offerings.

 

environmentally friendly leather

 

sustainably sourced leather

 

While the bricks-and-mortar locale is celebrating its one-year anniversary, Marie-Anne has been designing since 2014, having studied fashion design and working in womenswear for the New York and Montreal fashion industries. Since switching gears to leather, Marie-Anne has devoted her efforts to sustainability. Miljours is recognized as the first Quebec brand to have its leather-tanning process certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium in Tuscany—a standard that ensures adherence to strict environmental and ecological guidelines. Miljours employs vegetable-tanned leather that has undergone a chemical-free 30-day process that utilizes fruit, oak bark, and sometimes small tree branches resulting in deep-coloured hues that darken with age. The Miljours ethos is slow and meticulous creation.

 

Miljours

 

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