Who We Are

 

OUR ORIGIN

Based in Toronto, Canada, PUDU DESIGNS is a new luxury brand that has quickly risen to worldwide recognition. Most recently, PUDU DESIGNS has been seen in Condé Nast Traveller and Vanity Fair UK. We value thoughtfulness, trustworthiness, confidence, sophistication and timelessness and we strive to input these values in all our designs and decision making.

OUR INSPIRATION

At PUDU DESIGNS, we have been inspired by luxurious fashion and designer brands. Our design team searches the world for inspiring and beautiful trends to make into wearable pieces that work in most people’s wardrobes. We are driven to provide our customers with luxurious, chic, and fashionable products to satisfy our customers wants, needs and desires.

DESIGNED FOR SIMPLICITY

Our genuine leather and vegan leather handbags and accessories exude quality, simplicity and elegance. We strive to offer something for everyone including everyday minimalists and fashion enthusiasts. The PUDU DESIGNS collection is designed to bring out the best in our customers and make them feel more powerful, confident and attractive, both inside and outside.

WHAT IS A PUDU?

PUDU DESIGNS is named after the world’s smallest deer, the Pudu. Also known as “Bambi’s smallest cousin”, this cute animal measures up to 83 centimetres (cm) in length, 43cm high and can weigh up to 13 kilograms.

Native to the temperate rainforests of South America, Pudus tend to be solitary animals except during mating season. These nocturnal animals thrive on leaves, shrubs, sprouts, blossoms and bark. Due to their small size, these herbivores often stand on their hind legs or on top of fallen trees to reach the foliage. 

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Pudu has been classified as near threatened. Their main threats include destruction of their natural habitat, being hunted for food and competition from other species. Experts believe that there could be less than 10,000 Pudus left in the wild. Luckily, there are numerous Pudus living in zoos around the world in attempt to conserve the Pudu population.  

At PUDU DESIGNS, we are currently working on creating a charitable project to help protect the wild Pudu population and help them recover from being a near threatened species.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBLITY 

At PUDU DESIGNS, we want to be good stewards of the earth. Part of our passion is to ensure that the people, animals, and environment are at the forefront of our minds from the design stage to manufacturing and distribution to our customers. We continually seek ways to improve our production processes in the hopes of obtaining optimal sustainability.

To achieve this goal, our materials are mindfully sourced and our products are ethically crafted. Our leathers are responsibly sourced and a by-product of the meat industry while our vegan materials are made of environmentally friendly vegan leather. 

Every PUDU DESIGNS masterpiece is a result of our efforts to create socially responsible luxury goods.