Our ethos at Lambland has always been to provide the finest quality leather and sheepskin on the market along with personal outstanding customer service. Several times throughout the year our family team get together to discuss and review our environmental practices to ensure that we are doing as much as we can to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly whilst still providing that quality we promise. Our range of clothing and homewares not only includes leather and sheepskin, we also now work with other a natural fibres such as hessian, felt, organic cotton, wool from alpaca and sheep and more; we carefully choose our stockists based on their quality, ethics and use of natural fibres, we prefer to work with those who support traditional craftsmanship and are passionate about their product.
It is difficult to be 100% sustainable, especially given the new current economic climate but we feel that any individual or company who goes the extra mile to make changes, not matter how big or small deserve recognition for their efforts. Any eco conscious changes no matter how small, lead to big changes for the environment and if every person made one small change in favour of our planet, the environment would benefit from it thus resulting in more funding and investment into sustainable production making it much more affordable for everyone.
Our HQ have been out in the open teaming up with other like-minded individuals and we love giving other small businesses the recognition they deserve for their environmental choices. Only recently, we have teamed up with ‘Doris & Dude’ who manufacture a cheerful collection of sustainable socks in the West Country, we love them and not just for their lovely designs, we love the fact that they are made using bamboo, organic cotton and recycled polyester with the packaging also being made from recycled paper.
Our long-standing friends at Glencroft also craft beautiful hardy knitwear in the Yorkshire Dales, not only is the wool British but they also construct some garments using recycled yarn from their workshop, they also fill the bobble of their wool hats with sheepskin offcuts – we love their ideas to combat and recycle waste.
We’ve also teamed up with ‘From The Source’ who are based in North Yorkshire and are an ethical fair trade importer, the owners were living in Laos and absolutely loved the heritage and traditional crafts, they returned to the UK and made the decision to import textiles from Laos and support the traditional local producers they had met, by introducing them to the international market. ‘From The Source’ ensure that producers adopt positive employment practices providing good working conditions and pay.
Lastly, we also work with ‘Black Yak’ who are recognised by BAFTS – the British Association for Fair Trade Shops. Black Yak ensure materials are sourced honestly, fairly and ethically, some of these small traditional businesses are now larger thanks to Black Yak and they can put funds back into communities through relief programmes and local projects. It is great to know that something you buy, is helping other small communities around the world.