Gammelholm’s own production in sustainable leather!
Finally, I can share these news with you! In 2 weeks I take a trip to Portugal..to visit production sites of bags and shoes. My ideas about sustainable leather production is finally coming through! And I’m so glad to share the it with you.
I want to start a sustainable production of leather bags & shoes. The starting point is to push for animal welfare, in the leather industry, stop leather waste and use natural color processes.
The bags will probably be the first in production. The design, will be inspired by my grandmother’s old bags, with a modern touch. So retro with a twist 🙂
The idea is, that they must be produced from 1 of 3 different sources:
♡ Surplus leather – meaning the leather that is to be thrown out! A little like “stop food waste” I will try to work for “stop leather waste”
♡ Natural coloured leather – this is one of the first sustainable trends within sustainable leather. One avoids the very toxic color processes and uses instead natural sources to color.
♡ Leather from free-range animals – it’s no secret how much I care about animal welfare. My greatest wish is to produce leather products, deriving from animals that have lived a good life and have left the world properly.
Some believes you cannot care about animal welfare if you eat them! I very much disagree with that standpoint! In my world you can easily love animals while eating them. What really matters, is the way you treat the animals, while they are alive and how they are slaughtered. And this is where I want to put my mark and actually make a positive difference for the animals!
In other words, I want to revolutionise the leather industry, to use leather deriving from free-range animals that have lived a guaranteed good life. As well as using natural color processes, that are more gentle for people & environment.
And then the idea is 100% transparency, meaning I want to show and tell you about the entire production process, so you know exactly how the products came to life.
I look forward to having you on board on this sustainable journey. And remember, questions are always very welcome 🙂
|| Jacket: Gammelholm Copenhagen ||