The Carel Cares collection, launched in 2020, embodies our values ​​of sustainability and intergenerational responsibility. In addition to our traditional leather products, you will find environmentally friendly models, made from alternative materials, limited edition upcycled leather, or entirely made in France.

Since 1952, we have been committed to responsible management of our creative process, ensuring quality and exceptional savoir-faire. Our long-standing partnerships between our team and our workshops have consolidated our expertise and established lasting relationships of trust.

Our production, 100% European and mainly Italian, is designed in Paris and carried out responsibly to limit overproduction and optimize our resources. We favor road transport to our warehouse in Paris to reduce our carbon footprint.

Because we want to limit waste, we recover leftover production and other forgotten leather goods from workshops to give them new life in the form of very limited series.

Upcycling allows you to revalue a product that was intended to be thrown away.

This is why we partner with Parisian showrooms which unearth dormant stocks of luxury houses and deliver them to us with all the information necessary for their traceability.

This is how we can offer our customers exclusive capsules, made from premium quality leathers.

Appleskin

We also make design in Appleskin®, an innovative material made from 25% apple pulp from the food industry. With its smooth texture close to traditional leather, it is the perfect alternative to offer a range of shoes and leather goods made without leather.

See our Appleskin design

We are committed to more responsible fashion. In order to reduce our CO2 emissions as much as possible and to promote French savoir-faire, we are developing partnerships with Living Heritage artisans and businesses. Our 100% made in France tote bag is created with a partner who practices traditional Jacquard weaving. They are woven from organic linen or recycled cotton fibers.
Since 2020, our espadrilles have been made by a traditional workshop based in the Basque Country.

  • Scoubidou bag

    Scoubidou bags are pieces handmade by widowed Indian women, part of a social micro-industry fighting against the isolation of women in India.

    Made from 100% recycled plastic fibers, making a bag takes two days of work.

    We are glad to have been able to be part of this lasting partnership, helping to offer Indian garment makers a stable salary.

  • Secours Populaire

    In March 2020 and then in December 2021, Carel wanted to get involved with Secours Populaire Français for women undergoing reintegration.


    Always committed to women, Carel offered more than 600 pairs to the association to help women.

At Carel, we are driven by the ambition to constantly innovate and progress.
We fully integrate eco-responsibility into our creative process and involve our teams, partners and clients to make our house yours, guided by proximity and promotion of local crafts.

Yakoborina Collective

In November 2022, Carel was a sponsor of the solidarity fashion show organized by the Yakoborina collective at La Caserne, the largest accelerator of ecological transition in the fashion and luxury sector in Europe!

We are very proud to have been able to support several major brands in this process.

Good Act

In 2023, Carel is going further by having the French company Good ACT manufacture planting cards.

In order to reduce our environmental impact, this card is 100% biodegradable. Once planted in a green space or a flowerpot, it allows you to obtain a mixture of flowers in any season. A great way to thank you for your loyalty.