People & Planet
Earth Day: How We're Continuing Our Commitment to the Planet
17 May 2022
This year’s Earth Day theme is ‘Invest in our Planet’. A philosophy we're dedicated to year-round at Radley London. And we’ve got some brand-new initiatives to share on this important day.
We asked Martyn - our Head of Technical, Supply & Product Development, and in-house sustainability expert - for an inside view on what Team Radley have been working towards.
"We've made a lot of progress across environmental and responsible areas of our brand. We use green energy across all our sites, reducing our energy carbon emissions by 50% since 2018. We’ve worked with our supply partners to ensure they’ve all signed up to key social, environmental and people promises. Our Radley Responsible range is made from recycled polyester (which was once plastic bottles). But we know there's still work to do. You can follow our journey on our sustainability page."
WE ONLY USE THE FINEST LEATHERS, AND WE DON’T LIKE TO WASTE THEM
This isn’t anything new from us, but these bags are. Meet the Weaver Street collection. See that intricate, colourful detail? All hand-woven by our artisan makers. And the icing on the cake is that we’ve used surplus leathers from previous collections. Good for the planet and great for your style.
Because when we use Gold Standard Leather - that doesn’t cause direct or indirect harm to the environment - and use every possible bit of it, we know we're doing what we can to leave as small a footprint as possible. Crafting bags that are made to last, and be loved, forever.
The cross body style is in the shape of our always-popular Manor Grove. We love the large tote for a busy day out, and the colour it brings to an everyday outfit. We’ve also made a matching purse because this is a look you won’t be able to get enough of.
EARTH, WE’RE BY YOUR SIDE.
Take a look at our sustainability page to find out more about how we’re constantly monitoring and improving our environmental standards.
We’re on the way to making a meaningful positive difference in how accessory brands approach sustainability, and we’re passionate about effecting positive change on the British fashion landscape.