The hand woven artisanal bags are made from a sustainable Jute fiber. They are 100% biodegradable, recyclable and dyed with natural plant
or azo free dyes.
They are also 100% vegan including the glue.
Born near Boston, ZINK’s Founder and Creative Director Ben Freedland earned a degree in international studies from Boston University before entering New York’s world of fashion. There, he refined his skills and perfected his craft during years spent working with fashion icons like Giorgio Armani, Bergdorf Goodman, Ermenegildo Zegna, Michael Kors, and Burberry.
On a cultural tour of the Far East, Ben was enchanted by the beauty and craftsmanship he encountered in every workshop and studio he explored. It was then that Ben realized the time had come to make his mark—as creator of a brand distinguished by individual artistry, classic modern style, and enduring quality.
Like his grandfather Robert Zink, the award-winning weaver of Nantucket baskets and namesake of the company, Ben embraces the world’s grand wonders while treasuring every ethereal detail of an artist’s touch.
ZINK is a vision that honors Ben’s grandfather’s traditions while celebrating the extraordinary journey of life.
Each ZINK creation has a story to tell. Whether it’s one of heritage New England craftsmanship or ancient indigenous tradition, each ZINK design incorporates timeless techniques to create designs of heirloom quality.
Quality– In that one word rests everything that is important to ZINK, with the belief that luxurious items should be built to last, such as lining their handbags in the finest organic natural canvas, using solid brass hardware, sourcing fabrics directly from renowned family-run mills, through to partnerships with socially responsible cooperatives and nonprofits across the world.
The Jute bag weavers are mainly women and the organization that Zink partners with in Bangladesh helps these women to become self reliant, which in turn helps them achieve a gender balanced society, they also provide a daycare center for their children.