the brand • Quinoa Paris

 

The Inca called it « The Mother Grain », for it was a symbol of abundance and fertility. They used a golden staff to plant the quinoa seeds, to thank the Gods for this sacred gift. It has since been carrying the message of the past and the energy from the future throughout the world. 

The story of the quinoa has inspired our French designer brand Quinoa Paris to create timeless and minimalist products using only high-quality and environmental-friendly materials.

We believe in an ethical luxury.


QUINOA

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Quinoa is a hybrid brand, a cross between design and fashion, spiced up with different cultural influences, such as architecture, graphic design or photography.

And this is how the first Bouton de Col collection was created: as a big family of high-quality leather bags and baskets, each with their own name, personnality and use. 

The collection is based on a simple concept:

the family members are made out of a single die-cut piece of folded veg-tan or recycled leather held together by solid brass screwback button studs.  No seam = less chances of breaking.

Now for the fun part: the basket of the lifestyle collection designed for the home are self-assembly. Moreover, you can customize your bag by choosing from various interchangeable accessories to organize the inside of your bag, according to your needs. 


MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING METHODS

We believe that quality must be at the heart of our design process. This is why we choose only high-quality material and manufacture our products in specialized workshops in France, perpetuating the French know-how. Only the veg-tan leather comes from Italy and the recycled leather from Germany, both from certified tanneries. 

 

Learn the difference between vegetable tanning and chrome tanning and pick a side.

Learn the difference between vegetable tanning and chrome tanning and pick a side.

Full-grain veg-tan calfskin leather

Vegetable tanning is the most environmental-friendly way to tan leather.

Recycled leather

Recycled leather is the best alternative to genuine leather, as it reuses scraps and avoids waste.


TO SUM UP

  • Made in France, which guarantees authentic and quality products.
  • Ethical. Veg-tan and recycled leathers, good for the environment and the workers. Our packaging is made out of recycled paper and 100% organic cotton.
  • Quality. We select fine and high-quality materials to provide you with outstanding products: full-grain calfskin leather, solid brass, FSC-certified solid oak, gold hot foil stamping... 
  • Unique. Quinoa Paris is more than just a line of bags and baskets; it’s a one-of-a-kind family. Be curious and find out which one suits you best, as we have a little everything for everyone.