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Sustainability

sustainability

our values

key values

Designs up to your wishes
but with lower impact
What issues to adress?

"we love the beauty of our planet and want to see her bloom"

a quote close to my heart which I have always kept in mind while working on my designs. My love and passion for fashion and design is tremendous. However, I am only able to express this drive when it is done in a sustainable manner. Fashion designer is a wonderful profession. Nevertheless, the development of the fast-fashion industry should not be at the expense of anything, whether this is the earth, humanity or wild-life. For that reason, Designlab Lk takes into account sustainability with designing its styles as well as its prints.

Ever since the start of my career I have been confronted with the sugarcoat that society often covers the realities of the world with. During my first job as a designer, I was given the opportunity to visit clothing factories in China and I was really excited to go. Once there, this excitement disappeared as a puff of smoke, and grief took the upper hand. Child labour, lack of hygiene, environmental pollution, 18-hour working days, 7 days a week and merely 2 weeks off per year. I refused to have my clothes produced in factories with such bad labour conditions. Luckily, I was given the right example by other employers, which proved the unnecessity of humanity and the environment having to pay the price for the production of our products.

Furthermore, I have become increasingly aware of the fashion industry’s ecological footprint, as it is one of the most polluting industries in the world. I decided I did not want to be responsible for this pollution, and therefore wondered how I should continue my career many times. Quitting my career was certainly not an option, as my passion for designing was too big.

Luckily, I came across Roosmarie of Clean & Unique. She provided me with insights on how to continue to develop myself in circular design, in order to continue my fashion career but still contribute to a more sustainable and ethnically responsible fashion industry. This idea is executed by cooperating with enterprises which share my environmental values, as well as companies that would like to transfer to a more sustainable business operation. My insight will be able to serve these companies and advise them on sustainability.

There is a lot what we can do and where we can think about as designers.
However, many of the decisions are unfortunately not in our hands. We implement the various design criteria in each design as much as possible so that it is as sustainable as possible and advise brands on how to make their design process and supply chain more sustainable. By making this move, we hope that more brands make more concious choices and will become more sustainable.

• We use smart Design
• We check the Co2 footprint 
• We use clean or recycled fabrics
• Low-zero chemical use
• Less waste solutions 

We translate our values into low impact designs

How do we contribute as a designer?

- No animal testing 
- No animal suffering 

Animals

- Climate Change
- Co2 emissions
- Reduce water use
- No use of hazardous chemicals
- No water and soil pollution
- Diminishing resources
- Land use
- Biodiversity loss
- Consumption & Waste

Planet

- No forced labour
- No child labour 
- No slavery
- No discrimination 
- Reasonable working hours
- Living wages 
- Health and safety at work
- Transparency of labour conditions

People

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Designlab Lk is proud partner of Clean & unique since 2019.  Clean & Unique is a platform that connects experts in sustainable fashion. 

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