Rae Nicoletti studied hand leather work and handbag design under Hermés master artisan Bea Amblard in San Francisco. While in the program she adopted a vegan lifestyle and educated herself on the harsh realities of the leather industry. Determined to disrupt the accessories space with an eco-friendly alternative, HOZEN was born. The collection is made with innovative and recycled materials sourced from factories with high standards of ethics and clean production processes. All bags are made in small batches in Los Angeles in a family-run, fair wage factory. 10% of profits are donated to Mercy For Animals.