Every company that sells fashion has a certain responsibility towards the environment. As a company specializing in natural materials such as leather and lamb, this sense of responsibility is particularly pronounced. Sustainability also plays a major role for us in terms of production. Even in 2022, "Schnelle Mode" will still be produced in inhumane conditions. Workers are subjected to dangerous and degrading work. Since transparency is an important part of our philosophy, we would like to give you an insight into our work with our production partners.
Cooperation with European companies
We work throughout Europe with mostly small and family-run companies. Our partners, with whom we have been cooperating for years and therefore know them well, are subject to strict EU standards. Fair working conditions and regular visits from us are a matter of course and simply out of the question. Only with personal visits can we ensure that our goods are produced within a framework that corresponds to our values. However, there are partners who relocate parts of their production abroad, such as Pakistan. But even in these few individual cases, strict and regular controls with regard to health maintenance, product quality and fair working conditions are the order of the day. We make sure that the production facilities meet our criteria. In addition to our partners in France, Denmark, Germany and Spain, we produce a large part of our goods in Italy. We also have our own small textile collections made there.
The tanning process plays a major role in the leather industry. The way it is tanned determines how sustainable a product is. Chemical tanning is one of the most common tanning processes. If a product is chemically tanned, it has an enormous impact on the environment.
Let's be honest: our range of leather jackets still includes chemically tanned leather jackets from previous collections. However, we would like to gradually reduce this stock and focus on leather jackets that have been produced using the more sustainable process of vegetable tanning. This is the only way we can make an authentic contribution to sustainability in the fashion world.
seal of approval
We regularly receive questions about seals of approval and where to find them.
Some companies have seals of approval, but many do not. These seals are often inconsistent and make it difficult for consumers to understand them. For small companies in particular, creating a seal of quality in accordance with their own values and guidelines means enormous costs. Therefore, many producers decide against it.
In your jacket you will often find small labels that indicate where the leather in your jacket comes from, where the item was produced and whether the company has a seal of approval. Attempts at standardization have so far been unsuccessful, but are not unthinkable in the future.