About DAN & MÉZ

Meet Daniele & Clemens –  The founders of DAN & MÉZ

Learn about our story and the mission we follow for the future.

Meet the Founders

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Daniele Madonia

CEO & FOunder

Fair Fashion does not have to be boring. DAN & MÉZ is a statement challenging the status qou.

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Clemens Kohlbacher


It is time for change. We need to rethink our way we live starting by the food we eat and the clothing we choose.

Our Story

Couple of years ago Daniele and I (Clemens) meet at a local bar in our home town Graz, Austria. I noticed him because he was also drinking pina colada, a drink usually only girls would buy. I told him that and quickly after that we got into a pretty interesting conversation finding out we also share a passion for veganism and fair fashion.

Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Couple of days later we grabbed another drink or two (can’t remember exactly) and talked more about the fashion, especially leather industry and much potential for change it has.Starting as a joke Daniele suggested we should start our own premium watch label with eco friendly vegan straps. We laughed and continued the conversation.

Fast forward the joke became reality and we are changing a whole industry.


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So far we have accomplished quite a lot because of you guys and are more than proud of the progress within the last two years. Nevertheless we are determined to change the whole leather industry and establish vegan & eco friendly leather as the new norm. We are dedicated towards making a whole industry sustainable and ethical as is should be without comprising on style and looks.


We are proud of all the accomplishments we have achieved over the last 2.5 years with you. Here is a short timeline of all the milestones we successfully hit so far. 

February 26, 2017


We successfully launched our kickstarter campaign and got funded for around €30.000. Thank you guys so much! 

February 26, 2017

January 1, 2018

New Design & Color

We got new colors and design for our leather straps. Paprika Red is born.

January 1, 2018

January 1, 2019

First Wallet Collection

We finally found a designer in Vienna, Austria. All the wallets are now made by hand in Austria.

January 1, 2019

June 1, 2019

First  Day Date Watch Collection

We are proud to release our first day date collection. 

June 1, 2019

September 1, 2019

GOAL: Bags & Backpacks

We are fully committed to launch our first line of 100% vegan & sustainable  Bags & Backpacks

September 1, 2019


Although we are really proud of the progress we are still motivated and determined that there is more to it. We are constantly working on improving our manufacturing process making everything more eco friendly, sustainable, ethical and of course vegan. Furthermore we are collaborating with designers and constantly working on new designs.

Our longterm mission is to change the whole leather industry and establish new standards.

For all of you who have supported us so far: We are beyond grateful for you!

For all of you still considering joining the revolution we are more than happy to have you on board and if you have any question feel free to ask us anything.

Now what are you waiting for? Join the movement!

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