Welcome to LaBante London!
LaBante was founded by Vanita Badlani in 2009 to create sustainable luxury accessories, which at the time, were in short supply. The passion project hoped to provide vegan goods for people wanting to be more sustainable but not wanting to sacrifice their style.
“I believed there was a gap in the fashion industry to make high-quality products that were not only beautiful and vied for, but were also cruelty-free and sustainable at the same time being accessible,” Vanita says about why LaBante was created.
LaBante comes from Sanskrit, and it means ‘to truly achieve', which implies that it is more important to give back to the planet than to take from it. And we believe that we have given back to the planet through LaBante’s extensive product range.
All of LaBante’s products are entirely vegan and cruelty-free, as we don't believe animals should play a part in our fashion choices. We take great pride in the sustainability of our products. With so much waste produced by fast fashion companies, we wanted to create products with the least damage to the environment as possible –– and we have achieved this.
As a socially cognizant brand, we donate at least 10% of our profits to charities at the end of the year. In addition, we plant ten trees for every item sold, which essentially makes the purchase carbon-negative for our customers. Sustainability is at the core of LaBante’s brand identity.
As a vegan and cruelty-free brand, we take great care in sourcing the types of materials we use to create our luxury accessories. We have always used the finest quality vegan materials.
Currently, all of LaBante’s handbags are made from vegetable-based leather and can be recycled at the end of their lifespan. We don’t use PVC in any of our items — we are pledged PVC free!
The linings of LaBante’s handbags are made from recycled plastic bottles that are salvaged from landfills, broken down into pellets, and then converted into the material. To aid in the circularity of our products, all of the bags can biodegrade, and the metal fastenings on the bags can be recycled.
Recently, LaBante invested in an exciting new sustainable material sourced from Tyrol, Italy, for a unisex line of apple leather shoes. The soles are made from pure rubber, the laces are made from recycled plastic bottles, and the upper part of the shoe is made from apple leather.
To ensure the entire product range is zero-waste, the packaging is fully compostable from the box, to the dust bag, and virgin plastic packaging is not used. What's even more exciting? We recently put into production new swing tags that can be planted to grow mint!
We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions at all about Labante please contact us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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