Self-determination and self-expression are core human rights and LLAF Collective loves to be a part of making that happen. Our core principle is to design Long Lasting and Functional items and so the first quality they need to be suited for is being sustainable.
LLAF Collective is devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals and in doing so design, produce and make fashion use sustainable for the planet. LLAF collective aims to work toward all the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals however 5 goals are currently in focus in our business and in our supply chain:
UN SDG#5: Gender equality
Currently: LLAF collective is driven by a diverse group of people and offers equal opportunity for all
Our Goal: LLAF collective aspires to have all partners working toward gender equality.
UN SDG#6: Clean water and sanitation for all
Currently: LLAF collective select partners that make sure to use less water and chemicals, and clean the wastewater*. The leather processing of our bags is undertaken in the EU.
Our Goal: LLAF collective is working on sourcing leathers that are recycled.
UN SDG#8: Decent work and growth
Currently: LLAF collective select partners that provide a safe, rewarding and fair jobs, that supports local economic development **. All our leather bags and dust bags are made in Spain.
Our Goal: LLAF collective aspires to drive local economic development throughout the lifecycle of our designs.
UN SDG#12: Responsible consumption and production
Currently: LLAF Collective makes consumption and production responsible by buying back our products to make sure more customers get to enjoy and share our brand and ensure that the products value is fully appreciated***.
Our Goal: LLAF Collective is looking to source recycled leathers for its new production and aspires to make fashion products circular to save natures virgin materials and make fashion responsible and sustainable.
UN SDG #13: Climate action
Currently: LLAF Collective makes fashion climate friendly by buying back our products and enabling multiple product lives through, upgrade, repair or repurposing ***.
Our Goal: LLAF Collective aspires to make our products climate neutral by working with partners that use renewable energy, sourcing recycled materials and circulating our products.
’The life cycle CO2e footprint of a regular leather bag is 15-20 kg. With LLAF Collective sourcing approach and their commitment to circular economy the CO2e footprint is reduced substantially by up to 70% compared to ordinary leather bags. This is the level of action needed to enable living within the boundaries of one planet.’, Kristoffer Hvidsteen, Prescient. LLAF Collective will be constantly updating this section of the website with data on the back of constant work that is coming from new findings and calculations.
*The leather manufacturing process is held to the IFC Environment, Health and Safety guidelines for livestock production and tanning, which are aligned with EU standards for leather manufacturing. You can also link to the IFC standards here: (https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Topics_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/Sustainability-At-IFC/Policies-Standards/Performance-Standards/)
** The partners are held to the IFC Performance Standard 2 (Labor and working conditions) and the IFC General EHS guidelines concerning occupational health and safety.
*** LLAF collective will buy back bags sold through its retail partners or its own channel after 36 months of use at 50% of the original retail price. It will do that offering a voucher for the amount to use on available products on llafcollective.com in exchange of the old item. Clients need to register their bag on the Registration page in the main menu.