INTRODUCING BEHNO

“The World’s Finest, Ethically Made Handbags”. Where Luxury design meets ethical thinking. Designed in NYC, Impacting the world.
BEHNO IS SETTING A NEW STANDARD FOR MANUFACTURING FOR THE GLOBAL GARMENT TRADE THAT REVOLUTIONIZES THE WAY GARMENT WORKERS AND ARTISANS ARE TREATED, VIEWED AND EMPLOYED.
BEHNO'S AIM IS TO BECOME PART OF A GLOBAL MISSION THAT INSPIRES CHANGE, IMPROVES FACTORY CONDITIONS, QUALITY OF LIFE, AND SAFETY OF INDIVIDUALS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BY WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL FACTORIES THAT ADHERE TO RIGID COMPLIANCES.

BEHNO'S OBJECTS ARE MADE IN FACTORIES THAT INCREMENTALLY IMPLEMENT “THE BEHNO STANDARD,” A SET OF SIX GUIDING PRINCIPLES: HEALTH, GARMENT WORKER MOBILITY, FAMILY PLANNING, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, WORKER SATISFACTION AND BENEFITS & ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS.

“WILLFULLY CHAOTIC AND CRAZILY INVENTIVE.”

-The New York Times

WINNER: FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL’S RISING STAR AWARD, NYC

behno was named winner of Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards in Accessories in 2019.
The nomination is based on brand viability, branding, sales and distribution, and personal interviews. Previous winners of Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award include Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Jason Wu, Phillip Lim, among others.


HONOR: COMMONWEALTH FASHION EXCHANGE AT THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON

behno was the only American brand invited to be in the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange to showcase an ethical fashion eveningwear look incorporating elements from the Commonwealth countries of India and Tuvalu at the Buckingham Palace. The look was presented to Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton and celebrated in a reception attended by industry leaders, including Anna Wintour, Livia Firth, Edward Enninful, among others.
behno was one of 30 brands, including Stella McCartney, Burberry, and Karen Walker involved in this exclusive project, which was held confidential until the week the exchange was debuted. The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange went on a world tour, with the looks being showcased at Buckingham Palace, The Australia House, The United Nations, and finally at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.


TOP FIVE FINALIST: LIVIA FIRTH’S GREEN CARPET CHALLENGE, PARIS & MILAN

behno was nominated for the highest award in sustainability in the fashion industry. The brand was shortlisted for top 10, where behno founder, Shivam Punjya, pitched to a jury in Paris comprised of Ellie Goulding, Vogue UK editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, CNN style correspondent, Derek Blasberg, television host and philanthropist, Petra Nemcova, investor, Carmen Busqets, Matchesfashion.com fashion director, Natalie Kingham, among others.
behno was enlisted as a top five finalist and attended The Green Carpet Awards in Milan, held at the Teatro alla Scala. The Green Carpet Awards were founded by Livia Firth and have been attended by the likes of Anna Wintour, Cate Blanchett, among other movers and shakers of the fashion and media worlds.


TOP FIVE FINALIST: DESIGN EXCELLENCE

behno was a top five finalist in the Accessories Council’s Design Excellence Award for the “Hand- bags Under $1000” category.
behno was in exciting company; Fendi, Givenchy, Jimmy Choo, Chloe, Sperry, Frances Valentine, among others are finalists as well, all spanning across their respective categories.
The bag behno submitted for the award truly integrates The behno Standard on various levels and speaks to both our ethical and design philosophy. The drop cloth itself is up-cycled from block printers, the embroidery tells the story of the artisans we work with, and the bag itself is made in a factory that we’re so proud to call a partner. The bag itself is the smallest size from our iconic Ina series.

Featured collection

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