Oliver Cabell Produces Ethical Bags

The new local accessories brand is dedicated to manufacturing high-quality goods with transparent pricing

Oliver Cabell, backpack
Oliver Cabell handbag

Photo by Alex Maeland

Following the 2013 collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory that killed more than 1,000 workers, Minneapolis entrepreneur Scott Gabrielson left a career in venture capital to found Oliver Cabell, a new accessories brand that emphasizes ethical manufacturing and honest pricing. While most designer handbags are marked up by as much as 20 times what they cost to make (attributing the value to the brand name), Oliver Cabell’s sleek, high-quality bags are priced more in line with the actual costs involved in making them. In addition to being transparent with regards to pricing—itemizing the cost of materials, labor, transit, and duties involved in making each bag—Oliver Cabell’s website highlights the Italian cotton mill, tannery, and factory that manufacture the brand’s backpacks and duffel bags, letting consumers know exactly where their dollars are going. • olivercabell.com

Oliver Cabell, weekender
The Weekender Bag

PHoto by Alex Maeland

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