OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, SUSTAINABLE FASHION ISN'T FUN, ISN'T FASHIONABLE AND ISN'T AFFORDABLE. LMN-ADE PRIDES ITSELF IN DELIVERING SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND BEING ALL THOSE THINGS AND MORE.

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OUT OF ALL THE MOVEMENTS & CAUSES, WHY THE SUSTAINABLE MOVEMENT?

THERE ARE MANY AMAZING MOVEMENTS & CAUSES OUT THERE IN THE WORLD. THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION MOVEMENT IS SPECIAL TO US BECAUSE, IF WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SAVING THE EARTH AND BEING GREENER, WHILST STILL LOOKING BOMB - WHY NOT! SUSTAINABLE FASHION IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED AS NOT IMPORTANT, OFTEN DULL AND EXPENSIVE. 

SUSTAINABLE FASHION DOES NOT ONLY CONTRIBUTE TO LOOKING AFTER OUR WORLD, IT HELPS US A HUMAN BEINGS TOO. FOR MANY FAST FASHION BRANDS, PRODUCING UNETHICALLY HAS BEEN THEIR PRODUCTION METHOD FOR MANY YEARS. MANY WORK IN DANGEROUS, UNETHICAL AND POOR CONDITIONS JUST TO GET OUR NEXT "INSERT BIG FAST FASHION NAME HERE" (WE ARE NOT NAMING AND SHAMING) CLOTHES TO YOUR DOOR OR IN STORES. 

WE HAVE CHOSEN TO BE A SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRAND AS IT'S A COMMITMENT WE FEEL WE CAN HONOUR AND STICK TO. KEEP READING TO FIND OUT HOW WE DO THIS!

HOW DO WE DO IT?

SOURING FABRICS & MATERIALS: 

  • WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN SOURCING LOCALLY. WE SHOP FROM OUR LOCAL FABRIC MARKETS TO BRING YOU THE FITS YOU SEE ON OUR SITE. 

  • WHERE POSSIBLE, WE TRY TO MINIMISE ONLINE SHOPPING FOR OUR MATERIALS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, HOWEVER THIS IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. ALTHOUGH WE ALWAYS MAKE SURE WE SHOP / SOURCE IN THE UK! 

  • WHILST IT IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO GO FOR ORGANIC TEXTILES AND FABRICS FOR OUR UPCOMING DESIGNS, WE TRY TO BUY NATURAL BLENDS LIKE COTTON JERSEY. 

HOW WE WORK: 

  • WHILST PATTERN CUTTING, WE LAY PLAN TO ENSURE WE USE ONLY WHAT WE NEED FABRIC WISE. 

  • WE KEEP ALL FABRIC SCRAPS AND REUSE THEM WHERE WE CAN.

  • OUR PRODUCTION PROCESS IS SMALL, BUT WORKS FOR US. WE HAVE ONE DESIGNER (LAUREN) WHO MAKES EVERYTHING!

  • WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN BEING PART OF THE FEW BRANDS THESE DAYS THAT ARE HANDMADE.  

  • MANY OF OUR LEFTOVER MATERIALS ARE LATER USED FOR THRIFT FLIPS AND SOLD ON OUR DEPOP. 

  • OUR PHOTOSHOOTS ALL HAPPEN LOCALLY TOO. 

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OUR PRODUCTS

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY REFLECTS IN OUR PRICING, WHILST IT MAY BE EASIER TO BUY A SIMILAR LOOKING ITEM ON *INSERT AWFULLY UNETHICAL FAST FASHION BRAND HERE* FOR A VERY LOW PRICE BEING A SUSTAINABLE COMES WITH A SLIGHTLY MORE EXPENSIVE COST THAN FAST FASHION.

  • SUSTAINABLE FABRICS ALWAYS COST MORE. 

  • IT'S MUCH EASIER TO JUST BUY NEW FABRIC HOWEVER WE DO OUR BEST TO USE UP WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT UNTIL WE CANNOT USE IT ANYMORE. 

  • BEING SUSTAINABLE TAKES MORE TIME, HENCE WHY "FAST FASHION" IS CALLED "FAST FASHION". WE ARE CONSTANTLY THINKING OF WAYS TO MAKE OUR CLOTHING, PRODUCTION CHAIN AND PACKAGING MORE SUSTAINABLE TO BRING TO YOU. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP WITH THE SUSTAINABLE FASHION MOVEMENT?

  • SHOP LOCALLY: MANY OF YOUR LOCAL BRANDS WORK AROUND THE CLOCK TO MAKE SURE THEY CREATE BEAUTIFUL CLOTHING THAT IS SUSTAINABLE, PLEASE TRY TO SHOP LOCALLY. THIS SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT AND HELPS AN UPCOMING BRAND. 

  • RECYCLE: FASHION WISE, RECYCLING IS UPCYCLING. TURNING OLD CLOTHES INTO SOMETHING NEW!

  • YOU CAN ALSO GIVE OLD CLOTHING TO CHARITY SHOPS OR YOUNGER SIBLINGS. 

  • DEVELOP A PERSONAL STYLE RATHER THAN HOPPING ONTO AND BUYING EVERY NEW TREND. 

  • DO YOUR RESEARCH! - WHAT WORKS OUT CHEAPER? THE POOR QUALITY, BADLY SEWN, CHEAP FABRIC DRESS THAT WILL TEAR APART WITHIN 2 MONTHS OR A SLIGHTLY MORE EXPENSIVE TWO PIECE SET THAT WILL LAST YOU OVER A YEAR BECAUSE REAL TIME, ATTENTION AND DETAIL HAS BEEN PLACED INTO IT?

  • AGAIN DO YOUR RESEARCH! - WE RECOGNISE IT MIGHT NOT BE REALISTIC TO NOT SHOP FROM FAST FASHION BRANDS EVER, HOWEVER HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTION RUN?, WHERE DO THEY PRODUCE?, DO THE WORKERS EARN FAIR WAGES? ETC...