ABURY Collection

Production and sales of handmade fashion and interior accessories

Berlin, Berlin

Germany

www.abury.net

About ABURY Collection

ABURY is connecting modern designers and traditional artisans to preserve crafts, create economic opportunity for the artisans and foster intercultural understanding! ABURY believes that style, quality and morals are not mutually exclusive. In fact, it is the combination of the three that is truly magical.

For this, ABURY has created the ABURY Cycle of Great Design: It starts with the ABURY Design Experience, the first global designer contest for intercultural exchange. ABURY sends the winning designer to craft communities for two months to live and work with the artisan community. In this time, in a co-creation process, a capsule collection is being produced (fashion and interior accessories). This collection is marketed and sold by ABURY through its own channels - communicating the stories behind the products and the people who made them.

And finally, ABURY gives back the hours of production of each product in hours of education to the respective artisan community. The education projects are implemented by the ABURY Foundation that receives donations and 50% of the profits of ABURY! The artisan learns that his work is contributing not only to his better welfare but also to the better development in his community.

We believe that everybody has amazing skills and they just need an environment where they can blossom. This is true for the people we work with in developing countries - but also for us as social business. And the B Corp movement brings together so many like-minded businesses and "amazing skills" that create an enriching environment where we can all learn from each other.

The Change We Seek®

ABURY believes that change and innovation can be inspired through design.

Preservation of Crafts and Economic Empowerment

The global community is losing many precious skills, languages, rituals – every day. And with them values, cultural identity and the basis of economic development. The artisan industry is a huge and underestimated industry in the developing world. It has a volume of around 35Bn$ and it is a great place to start working on ending global poverty. ABURY works directly with the artisans and supports not only in design and quality management workshops but also with fair and transparent work practises and market access for the artisan.

Women Empowerment

Especially many women are working in the artisan sector. They have the opportunity to work from home and support their family with an income. ABURY works with many women in several projects and tries to create more flexible opportunities for them.

Intercultural understanding

ABURY believes in "transformation through experience". This is why ABURY created the platform of the ABURY Design Experience to create direct encounters that create beautiful stories and products - and enable designer and artisan to learn from one another. In sharing these stories with the world, ABURY hopes to create a more positively curious and understanding world that celebrates the beauty of cultural diversity!

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2017
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

15
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

23
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

69
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

8
6
Overall B Score
115
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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