Environmental Responsibility

 

In a world where fashion is the second biggest polluter of our planet. We are committed to change.

Ethical Vegan Materials & Vegan Leather

We believe the most innovative and timeless brands use sustainable materials and adopt ethical manufacturing processes. And, the most enduring brands are those using the highest quality materials.  This is why we have sourced the best ethical vegan materials for each item in our collection.

 

Quality is a primary consideration when selecting our sustainable materials, as is the way our accessories are crafted. As a premium product, our vegan leather accessories are manufactured without any compromise on quality or manufacturing. Without quality and craftspersonship, we couldn’t claim the enduring and everlasting enjoyment of our product.

 

Scientists and textile engineers are developing more eco-friendly and sustainable materials which will be available for commercial use in the near future. Materials such as mushroom leather and grape leather, a bi-product of the wine industry are all coming.  Others, such as pineapple leaf leather and apple leather are already in production and work is being done to make them more commercially available.

 

Vegan leather is a material alternative to real leather. The manufacturers aim to combine the basic qualities of natural leather in a fabric. Currently, most of these materials have a polyurethane (PU) base and although this is a plastic, it does not release harmful substances when it is being used and that is why it’s considered eco-friendly.  There are more of these coming too.  Eco-leather is made out of natural fabrics, such as flax and cotton mixed with corn, soy beans, and vegetable oils, which are layered together in way that replicates real leather. It is covered with polyurethane with microfiber. There is still some work to do before Eco-Leather will be massed produced.

 

Our commitment to providing the highest quality, ethical vegan materials means we will continually seek new and innovative textiles  which can provide our customers with the best possible finish whilst at the same time protecting the environment.

Eco Leather

{Also referred to as faux leather, synthetic leather}

Our Eco leather is a giant stride towards fully sustainable leather. Rather than being 100% PU, the base material is made with more than 50% BIO Plant material, that does not divert resources necessary for food farms or animal feed. This BIO content comes entirely from renewable sources and it’s carbon neutral, so the production of the material has a substantially lower impact on the environment.

 

 

Our manufacturers facilities are fully powered by photovoltaic generators supplying a combined power of 1,3 MW, and only low environmental impact LED lighting is used throughout the company.

Recycled Lining

{recycled post-consumer plastics, recycled material, re-purposed materials}

Our choice of interior linings is critical to your enjoyment of our products. It is essential that our linings and supporting materials are strong and durable, but they must also look and feel beautiful.

 

We are committed to using materials which are more environmentally responsible. This is why our lining uses 100% post-consumer plastic bottles to make recycled PET yarn.

 

Traditionally, leather goods manufacturers use virgin Polyester as a lining, but by using recycled PET fabrics we can significantly reduce the output of wasted water, and cut down on the consumption of crude oil.

 

 

Our lining material is manufactured in a eco-friendly process and meets bluesign system standards. Our manufacturer has a number of environmental credentials including the use of Green Power and an onsite treatment facility for all solvent and exhaust air.

Gift Packaging

{refreshingly simple luxury}

Our gift packaging has been carefully considered to reflect our ethos and brand values.

 

Our gift boxes and tissue paper are all made with high quality recycled materials and are further recyclable and bio-degradable.

 

After all, your item will still be luxurious long after the packaging is gone.

Gift Packaging | Watson & Wolfe