We are committed to supporting our people and the planet. Our central philosophy is to design and craft made-to-last leather and upcycled bags using responsibly sourced natural materials and circular zero-waste production methods, whilst employing local crafts people to support our local economies. This is how we plan to be a responsible business;
- Design and craft bags that last
- Reduce our impact on the planet
- Employ local, skilled people
- Inspire transformational change within our industry
As a brand born of salvaging, upcycling and community based sourcing principles, LPOL is continually committed to sourcing the finest natural materials from specialist artisan suppliers, and where appropriate surplus and dead stock fabrics are selected ahead of buying new wherever possible. The majority of our leathers are vegetable tanned - a process that uses a natural plant and vegetable extract dye to colour and fix each skin, with trace chemical content. This method is safer for the workers who carry out the tanning, safer on the environment and safer for you, the wearer. It also means the life expectancy of the leather is hugely increased, so you will benefit from many more years of wear. Going even further, our focus on functionality and durability means our bags can be easily serviced, restored, renovated and repaired. And to help extend the life of your bag we promise to take care of any repair work arising from a manufacturing fault for the first year of wear.
In our workshops, we have proudly pioneered a circular zero waste production method whereby all material waste and off-cuts are retained and used to produce small goods, one-off gifts and artist collaborations. To further reduce our impact on the environment, LPOL’s packaging is recycled, recyclable, biodegradable and responsibly sourced.
As part of our carbon reduction strategy, we have partnered with Ecologi. Every month, our subscription and sales contributions fund projects that remove more greenhouse gasses than our own carbon footprint puts in. Plus, for every bag we sell, one tree is planted in a reforestation project that’s happening right now.
We believe in small, considered and meaningful changes that are easily implemented and that don't cost the earth. We hope we can inspire you to play your part in this era of environmental and social change.
Katy & John | Founders