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MATERIALS & INNOVATIONS

One of the first things our design and technical teams consider when thinking about LKB sustainability, is the materials we use. Where could we use recycled fabrics or those that are biodegradable and therefore kinder to the earth? There are several pieces in our latest collections - from clothing to shoes and accessories - that look to these more responsible materials.

ORGANIC COTTON

For a number of seasons now, we have used organic cotton for our denim pieces. A plant-based fibre with a lower impact than conventional cotton, organic cotton is grown free from GMOs and synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, it uses less water to produce, helps to preserve soil and doesn’t expose farmers to harmful substances.
Our Robin flared jeans, Gracie skinny jeans and Willow skirt all use organic cotton this season

RECYCLED DOWN

For the first time this season, we have used recycled post-consumer down in our padded coats. The duck down used to fill our coats - and help make them so brilliantly warm - has been recycled, washed and sterilised so that it can be reused. Duck down is the fine feathers found under the exterior feathers and we have used a blend of grey and white recycled duck down and feathers.
Our Mortiz, Morzine and Avioriaz padded coats all use recycled down this season, coming soon...

100% SILK

We have always been advocates of using 100% silk for many of our dresses and scarves, which is not only a luxury fabric but also one with sustainable, long-lasting qualities. Silk is a protein fibre spun by silkworms and is a renewable resource as well as being biodegradable, making it lower impact, and less likely to clog up landfill. We have traceability of our silk through the fabric mills we work with, and our silk is spun by domesticated mulberry silkworms. Both the mills and the print houses we work with are OEKO-TEX® certified (whose testing aims to create trust in textiles and their production), with many following the Bluesign® system of transparent and responsible production processes.
Many of our dresses this season use silk

SUSTAINABLE WOOL

For many of our coats and some clothing pieces this season, we have used fabrics sourced from Italian mill, Manteco - the leading textile company for sustainability and high-end fabrics. Their fabrics are designed, developed and made in Italy through constant research and innovation, produced with the best quality raw materials and exclusive processing techniques, without compromising on sustainability.
The Peluso, Phoebe, Ava, Marseille, Toulouse, Elder and Mali coats this season are styles that use Manteco fabrics that contain recycled wool

RECYCLED COTTON

For the first time, we’ve brought recycled cotton to our shoe collection. Recycled cotton helps to prevent additional textile waste and requires fewer resources than conventional cotton. It is usually made using old garments or leftover textiles and is often blended with other fabrics. This season, we used a canvas for our Esme trainers and Taylor high tops which is made of 70% recycled cotton and 30% viscose.
Our Esme trainers and Taylor high tops use recycled cotton this season