Our Values

Supporting Local Businesses; We choose to support local businesses at every possible opportunity. What do we source locally? Our fabrics are sourced from local charity/ hospice and second hand stores, our trims are sourced from local suppliers, our recyclable packaging is made locally, our branded patches are made locally from recycled clothing & our rad bags are made locally. All here in New Zealand.

Recycled Fabrics; We respect the time and effort that goes into making clothes, clothes that get dismissed and discarded so easily and destined for landfill. We turn recycled clothing into modern, lush accessories with a focus on genuine leather and denim.

Minimal Waste Design; All our bags are designed with consideration given to low to zero waste. Each bag is cut by our small team in the OUTLIV Studio, ensuring we get the most use out of the clothing we are cutting from.

Locally Sourced Materials; We source high grade recycled clothing, from hospice and charity stores in New Zealand. We use this recycled clothing to make our unique and lush accessories.  Our philosophy is that we source high grade clothing that has flaws and would otherwise be destined for landfill.

Water Conservation; Through our pledge to use recycled clothing to make our modern, lush accessories we are in no way contributing to the water pollution and waste that is a by-product of making new leather and denim fabrics in many fast fashion manufacturers around the world.

Cruelty Free; As a result of using recycled clothing to make our lush modern bags, we can ensure that our bags are made 100% without sacrificing any animals.

Slow Fashion; Our brand is a slow fashion brand. We have a small team at the OUTLIV studio and a small network of amazing machinists who take their time to carefully construct our lush bags. From cutting to receiving our production fully constructed takes an estimate of 8-10 weeks.

Circular Economy; We believe all businesses should encompass a circular business model which is why we have committed to our ‘Recycle-Reuse-Repurpose’ concept. When your OUTLIV accessories have seen too much love and seen better days we will take these from you and repurpose them and at the same time giving you 50% off your next OUTLIV purchase.

Individually Unique Product; Due to the nature of our design process using recycled clothing for the fabric for our accessories, every item is unique and individual with no two ever identical.

Socially Responsible; It is important that OUTLIV incorporates social responsibility in our business model. Therefore, we commit to donating $5 (nzd) to environmental organisations with each bag sold. We also commit our time, as a business, to volunteering for local charities.

Sustainable; We believe that our design structure, incorporating recycled clothing to make our accessories, is a system which is better for our planet. This is a strategy that can be supported indefinitely and which is more thoughtful for our planet and everything that lives here… there is no planet b.

Made in New Zealand; Our bags are made by artisans in beautiful New Zealand.