Further, fast fashion has become the norm. According to The Textile Review in 2019, “an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of textiles are consumed in the UK each year. 1.5 million tonnes of this goes into landfill.”
The industry’s methods and materials can also be highly polluting including its use of fossil fuels which generates carbon dioxide that contributes to global warming as well as the use of dyes and finishing processes which rely on toxic chemicals that affect the health of workers and leach out into rivers and ground water systems degrading the land, compromising drinking water and killing fish. Finally, synthetic fibres in the clothes we wear every day affect our oceans, rivers and marine life. When these clothes are washed tiny plastic microfibers too small to be trapped in filters enter not only the water system but also the food chain.
Read more about this important topic on Vogue, SustainYourStyle.org and ID Magazine.
With over 15 years of experience working in the fashion industry, as a premium bag product developer, our founder worked closely with designers and factories across the World. She experienced, first hand, the intense resources required to produce new products. From the use of raw materials, as well as chemicals and water in the preparation of these materials such as dyeing leathers and making hardware. Her decision to focus exclusively on pre-owned luxury and vintage ensures that the lifespans of these bags is extended, and that even more of us can enjoy them.
As customers, each of us have the power to make informed choices about what we purchase and from whom we purchase. With the rise in the circular economy, to reuse, repair and recycle, we believe we’re only at the very start of achieving a more sustainable future.
We continue to review and seek to actively improve our levels of sustainability and environmental responsibility. We want to open the discussion with our customers about how we can improve further, so please get in touch if you have any further suggestions or comments.
Thank you for reading.