ABOUT US

Lunar Method is made up of a multi-talented passionate group of travelers and artisans from around the globe. The LM team uniquely combines vegan leather and handmade textiles from artisan women in Mexico to create durable luxury bags, designed by women who travel, for women who travel.

Our Story

Beyond travel bags, Lunar Method tells a story. With beautiful fabrics, sourced directly from Mexican artisan women, and cruelty-free cactus leather, we advocate two important issues: women’s rights and animal rights. We honor the work and dedication women artisans put into making our linings, by providing them with a fair wage and job security.

We use vegan, cactus leather, one of the most sustainable and durable alternative leather options available on the market. Though not yet 100% biodegradable, our plant-based leather helps to prevent hundreds of unnecessary animal deaths per year.We are committed to elevating luxury to ethical standards, by bringing together Mexican artisanship and quality vegan leather.

Message from the Founder

Welcome! I'm Karine, founder of Lunar Method. Raised in Los Angeles by a Brazilian mom and Ecuadorian dad, culture, travel, and design are huge parts of my life. Lunar Method is the intersection of femininity, conscious living, and travel.

Growing up in a low-income immigrant neighborhood, it was the support of the amazing women in my life who encouraged me to get an education, graduate from UC Berkeley, and start my own business. It's my purpose and passion to give back to underserved communities, especially creating opportunities for young girls and women who, I believe, can change the world.

WHAT WE DO

Lunar Method creates handmade luxury travel bags that are durable and ethical by combining vegan cactus leather and natural fabrics from Mexico

JOIN OUR LIST

INTRODUCING ARTISANAL MEXICAN FABRICS INSIDE OUR CACTUS LEATHER BAGS.

Kickstarter launch July 27th 2021

Our Process

DECEMBER 2020

Research for the best alternative to animal leather

JANUARY 2021

Sourced cactus leather in Mexico

FEBRUARY 2021

Created the team and started the design process

MARCH 2021

1st Prototype

APRIL 2021

PRODUCT TESTING (GATHERING CUSTOMER FEEDBACK)

MAY 2021

FINAL PROTOYPE COMPLETE

JUNE 2021

PRODUCT SHOOTING AND FILMING

JULY 2021

KICKSTARTER LAUNCH

AUGUST- SEPTEMBER

MASS PRODUCTION

OCTOBER

REWARD AND DELIVERY

OUR CERTIFICATIONS

Luxurious and functional, made from natural Mexican fabrics and sustainable cactus leather. We strongly believe that by moving away from animal hide and tanneries, we're shifting away from a toxic culture of animal cruelty and fast fashion.

Instead, we embrace that vegan leather can be a luxury and artisanal fabrics can be fairly and ethically sourced. Through our cactus leather is not 100% biodegradable, it has gone through several rigorous certification processes and has met the highest standards possible. Our cactus leather is one of the most sustainable vegan leather choices available. As our industry evolves we will always seeks to use the most sustainable materials possible.

OUR KICKSTARTER PROJECT

THE MISSION

For the last few months, we've been working tirelessly to create our travel jewelry bag. We launch it on Kickstarter end of July 2021! Our bag solves the problem of keeping jewelry organized while traveling.

The Lunar bag neatly stores eight necklaces, twelve rings, five earrings, many bracelets, a passport, and a few other things you may need to store while traveling. We use vegan, cactus leather, one of the most sustainable alternative leather options available on the market. Though not yet 100% organic, our plant-based leather helps to prevent hundreds of unnecessary animal deaths per year. We've paired our vegan leather with handmade artisanal fabrics from Mexico. Which created jobs and a steady source of income for women in impoverished communities.

THE GOAL

With your help, we can raise $10,000 to continue our small business. We are committed to elevating luxury to ethical standards, by bringing together Mexican artisanship and quality vegan leather.

Why Us

Reduce your environmental footprint

The cactus leather we source is PETA certified cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, with no odor, no synthetic or polluting oils, and no ecosystem impact. Made in Mexico.

“Thanks to its strong molecular bonding in which cactus plays an important role, Desserto:registered: offers high resistance to abrasion, rubbing, tearing, tensile and a great durability. This organic, sustainable material is a great alternative to animal leather and other synthetic materials that are not environmentally friendly. Although animal leather is very resistant it is permeable and can even rot or crack if not dried quickly after it gets wet. Desserto:registered: has competitive features handling humidity and liquids very well, it’s fully customizable and breathable.

The resultant material is breathable, water-resistant, high temperature resistant with good physical properties and highly sustainable.”

Artisanal handmade fabric

The colorful lining of our bags is made with 100% natural hand-woven cotton, toxic-free, and dye-free. Our artisans use only natural cotton, old-school agriculture and weaving techniques that make it uniquely built to last.

High-Quality Cotton and Polyester

The remainder of the bag lining is made with a mix of high-quality vintage polyester and natural dye-free cotton. Some of our fabrics are sourced from Los Angeles and made from superior quality material that was intended for movies and TV shows. We buy recycled materials that we not used during filming and give them a second life.

Ethically made, built to last, with you in mind.

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE?

Buy a bag directly from our kickstarter. Spread the word! Tell everyone you know near and far.

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Frequently Asked Questions

With proper care, your Lunar Method bag will last up to ten years.

Though not yet 100% waterproof, the Lunar bag is water resistant and can be exposed to some levels of water, sun and humidity. However, keep in mind, that in order to keep your Lunar bag looking as beautiful as possible for a long time, it's best to keep the Lunar bag in a dry place out of direct sunlight.

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