The Noces is an ethical fashion brand launched in 2016 to produce raffia handbags and clutches. Designed in Portugal and handmade in Madagascar, we bring back ancestral weaving techniques into contemporary style. Noces mean marriage in French and that name sums up our core essence: a perfect mix of materials, styles and colours that gives a chic touch. All our accessories use locally purchased materials. Our signature material is the raffia fibre from palm tree leaves. It is an environmentally-friendly material that regenerates after being extracted. For our non-vegan collection, we use zebu leather that is vegetable tanned. We work mostly with family-owned businesses and sole artisans, and whenever possible, we collaborate with women from rural areas. We support fair wages and good working conditions and our artisans are registered at the Chamber of Commerce of Antananarivo. 5% of the annual profit is donated to charities in Madagascar supporting poverty alleviation and child prostitution. NOTE FROM HOLY, THE FOUNDER "The Noces is a brand by women for women - confident, free spirited and conscious about their lifestyle. Our collection is inspired by our mixed heritage: Portuguese bohemian vibes, French elegance and Malagasy arts. We are advocating a more sustainable fashion through our timeless accessories affordable and functional season after season" Ethical Acts: Sustainable brand, handmade ecological supportive brand.