The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters on the planet, accounting for 20 to 35 percent of microplastic flows into the ocean and outweighing the carbon footprint of international flights and shopping combined. Polyester and synthetic fibers are one of the main sources of microplastic polluting our environment and the use of these fibers is increasing.
Driven by personal values and a sense of responsibility, more than 10 years ago we decided to work only with natural, biodegradable fabrics. We also decided to focus on durable design that will outlive trends and hypes and will give you pleasure for years to come.
We believe that it is our shared responsibility to look after Mother Earth and do what we can to hand her over in better condition to the next generation. We also believe that by making small changes in our lives we can together make a big impact, e.g. by choosing better quality clothing and loving our clothes for longer.
We hope you will join us and be part of the change!
We are only passing through on this planet and we believe it is the responsibility of all of us to look after it, protect it and nurture it. Below are some of things we are doing to do our share.
We create high quality, timeless garments
We use only natural biodegradable materials
We avoid contributing to microplastics by using plastic-based materials only where necessary e.g. for pleating or comfort
Increasingly we are introducing fabrics that are also more sustainable e.g. Tencel, one of the most sustainable fabrics currently on the market. We are also working with an eco-sustainable Microfibre Polyamide because of its technical properties and extreme comfort
We are mindful in our operations of minimizing waste throughout all stages of the design and production process
We reduce fabric waste to its minimum by finding a solution for all left over fabrics
We work with suppliers that source their raw materials locally
Materials we use
More than 10 years ago we started working with mainly natural fabrics. There is only a very small percentage of polyester in the collection where it is necessary for pleating.
In the last few years there are more sustainable fabrics available on the market. We are increasingly introducing them into the collection, finely balancing a high quality fabric with an affordable price.
To read more about the materials we use click here.
Where we produce
Our production is almost exclusively based in Europe. We maintain the shortest possible supply chain to reduce the carbon footprint of our logistics e.g. the majority of our garments have travelled to a maximum of 2 countries.
Many of our fabric suppliers adhere to strict guidelines to maintain various eco-certifications, some of which include PEF, ISO 14001, FSC, and the EU Ecolabel.
The majority of our suppliers are small, family owned businesses and in some cases we have been working with them for more than 15 years! We have seen their children grow up and in some cases take over the business from their parents. In these cases they are more than just suppliers!
New suppliers are selected that share our philosophy and approach to the environment but also based on how they treat their employees by way of wages, working conditions and respect.
We visit all our suppliers regularly as we believe they are an essential part of the LaSalle team.
We are currently searching an alternative to plastic packaging. The packaging industry is currently undergoing a quiet sustainability revolution in response to increased pressure from the end consumer for more environmental packaging. Currently there are not many viable options on the market or they are too expensive. We continue to search for a viable alternative.