In light of concerns expressed about the lack of sustainability of the Matt & Nat PU/PVC products in particular, and in respect of all vegan leather/faux leather jackets made from PU or PVC, it is clear that products ticking the box for cruelty-free and vegan are not de facto ticking the box for sustainable. Armed with that information consumers have the ability to choose. Choosing and rewarding responsible fashion brands that do good, over the ones that don’t, can drive the whole industry to become more sustainable and fair.
Here's another sustainable contribution you can make: divert your PU fabric jacket from landfill by re-using or recycling it
What do you do with a vegan leather jacket that has come to its effective end of life for you? You can always donate it to a charity for re-use by the charity customers. Or send it for recycling. James&Co is investigating a partnership to recycle PU jackets - not just our brand styles from previous years but all brands. This will make it easier for our customers to send their used PU jackets for recycling. As a first step and as we set up the recycle initiative, we invite our Australian customers to send your used PU jacket to us and we will send it on for recycling. At no shipping cost to you.