Sustainability is at the heart of my brand. I strive to be entirely plastic free within my packaging, using mainly paper and cardboard packaging and only recyclable mailing bags.
The embellishment process is really important to me, and I pour endless hours and effort into creating perfect embellished pieces for you to wear – a single scarf can take me around 3 hours to complete! But I love doing this as it helps to promote something that’s very important to me – and that’s sustainability and longevity. When you buy a Leigh Elizabeth Studio piece, I want you to genuinely love it with all of your heart and cherish it for the years to come. When you buy an embellished piece from me, it will always be handmade to order which ensures that little to no waste is being generated in the making process.
My jewellery is designed by myself in my studio before being laser cut by a small company in Birmingham. I try to keep all of my production within the UK to help support small businesses and local economies. I hand assemble and package all of my jewellery pieces in my studio before they’re delivered directly to you with a hand written thank you note! What’s even better is that all of my jewellery pieces are laser cut in very small batches to ensure that minimal waste is created and that all pieces will go to a loving home!
Whilst plastic based materials and synthetic fibres feature within the collections, it is important to remember that these pieces are not intended for single or minimal use. The scarves in my S/S 20 collection are made only of natural and dead stock fabrics, and although the sequins that I use to embellish them are mostly made of plastic materials, I am aiming to transition to a more sustainable answer to this over the next few seasons.
I’m always working with sustainability at the heart of my brand, and I aim to bring more Eco friendly materials to my brand within the next few years and to be able to find innovative ways of working with them. What’s really exciting is that there’s new materials being created every day which are derived from natural and biodegradable sources – so I’m hoping to introduce these into my jewellery over the next couple of years to really help play my part in making a difference in creating a more sustainable fashion future.
In 2020 I aim to incorporate as much waste as possible from the production of our collections back into new products.
I’ve recently partnered with “One Tree Planted”, an amazing nonprofit organisation dedicated to global reforestation. Their mission is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees, offer businesses like mine a unique sustainability solution, and motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment! For every product sold, Leigh Elizabeth Studio and One Tree Planted will plant a tree in various regions all over the world that need our help!
If you find any product of yours from Leigh Elizabeth to be breaking down, instead of throwing it away, please get in touch about a repair – these will always be free of charge and we’ll aim to do our best to fix it.
Wear it, love it, wear it again.
IT’S OKAY TO BE AN OUTFIT REPEATER!