Vintage Clothing - Ethical Sourcing | Lady K Loves

Sustainability with every item

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LKL Creates easy-to-wear separates with a rock’n’roll retro vibe.
Made ethically and sustainably in small batches.

What is a sustainable clothing brand?

Sustainable clothing brands create clothing while consciously looking at the impact of their product throughout the life cycle of the item.
This includes how the production impacts the planet and the people who make it. They’ll also think about the impact of the product post-use (will the clothing sit in landfill for 200 years, or can it biodegrade or can the garment be recycled?).
A sustainable clothing brand will think about the fabric choices, the factories they work with and the packaging used. They’ll consider the power used to make the garments, the chemicals used to dye them, the amount of water used and how this is returned to the water table. Eco-conscious clothing brands will aim to work in ways that reduce their impact and provide positive opportunities for the people involved in making your clothing. A sustainable clothing brand may also be fair trade and ethical, as they have an interest in the people who make their clothing too!

You’re more than just your style.

And so are we.

I’m hoping, since you’re reading this, you’re one of those people who want to make a difference.
You also have a pretty clear identity of yourself, how you dress, your values, what really makes you…you

We were done with sustainable clothing being so…. wholesomeAs badasses who loved some rock, punk, metal, vintage, rockabilly, whatever style, we didn’t want muted colours & hessian all the time. We wanted to feel like a badass when we got dressed. But we also wanted to do good & reduce our impact on the planet and wear clothing made with love & care, not fear.

Which is why we do what we do.

Make clothing ethically & sustainably, using dead-stock or sustainable, natural biodegradable fabrics. Working with factories who look after their staff (doing things like serving them lunch each day. Plus planting trees with every order!)

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1 – We use waste fabric
Every year hundreds of thousands of meters of fabric are turned down by large brands. We use these dead stock fabrics saving them from landfill

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2 – Made in factories by happy people
The makers and craftspeople at our 3 factories work in a clean, safe and friendly environment where they are paid fairly for their work. Clothes made by happy people make you feel happier

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3 – Cuts based on measurements not textbooks
We use measurements from our community to shape the cuts of our clothing. Not outdated numbers in textbooks.

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4 Made in cleaner factories

Our factories either use solar power or are installing it shortly. Our denim factory uses cutting-edge technology which reduces the amount of water used to produce each meter of denim by 29%

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5 – Clothing that makes you feel like a badass
Being sustainable doesn’t mean you need to wear a hessian sack We make sustainable clothing for your badass rock’n’roll style.

Being an ethical clothing brand in the UK

What do we do to reduce the impact of our clothing so you can get on with enjoying our clothes?

Greenspark | Plastic & Carbon Offset

From November 2021 we launched another arm to our sustainable approach.

  • Trees planted with every order
  • Carbon for each item’s freight & shipping offset

Planting trees won’t solve the climate crisis, but it is another step in the direction of carbon neutral

We’re focused on an environmentally sustainable business

The textile and fashion industries have been notoriously damaging to the environment and not promoting safe workplaces for those who produce your clothes.

We know there is another way.

We want you to know when you buy from us, that we support the workers, factories and environments where your garments are made. We work with a selection of small, family-run factories to bring you the best in unique and vintage style. With a conscious.

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Sustainably Sourced Denim

The denim for our best selling products is sourced from an environmentally responsible company.

We team up with a specialist factory that only produces the highest quality denim.  Using sustainable dyes and boosting a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility program. They work in the local community to ensure they have healthy staff and look after the environment they interact with.

Our specialist denim factory uses cutting edge technology to reduce the amount of water used in denim production & post garment washing. So far they have reduced water consumption by 29% (from 12 litres per kg to a mere 3.5 litres per kg). All dyes are OEKO-Tex certified and they have Organic Content Standard, GOTS, Global Recycle Standard, Bluesign & Fair Trade certifications.

Check out the full denim range here.

Waste Reducing Wovens

Our woven garments are made in a fair trade factory in rural India, the factory only employs women giving them a chance to support their families.

Any children these women have are also given a scholarship, covering their books and needs to school. At this factory, we use locally sourced organic cotton or fabrics from surplus specialists in Delhi. This means once the print is gone we can never get it back again, keeping your items limited edition.

The likes, of our tops, skirts and trousers are made at this factory.

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