Metal details (e.g. catches, zips, belt buckles and decoration) on our bags, belts and accessories are always developed in accordance with our founding principle, which is that our products should not contain any substances that may be harmful to people or the environment.
All of the metal detailing on our products is what you would call “nickel free”. We carry out ongoing tests and systematic random testing of nickel levels in order to ensure that they meet our own, as well as the current legal, requirements. All of this is to ensure that we create a product that is as good as it can possibly be, and so that you as a customer can feel safe.
However, you should be aware that any product made out of metal, or a metal alloy, is in most cases not 100 % nickel free. A product that is labelled “nickel free” by us, and most others in the business, will however follow the guidelines provided by the Swedish Chemicals Agency (a centralised regulator under the Ministry of the Environment), which provide the limit value for how much nickel may be released from a product. That limit value is today set at 0.5 micrograms per cm2 per week, which we adhere to with all of our products. In the document provided below, you can read more about the Swedish Chemicals Agency’s regulations surrounding nickel.