James&Co has been working really hard over recent years to be the supplier of always-popular leather look outerwear that is both vegan and sustainable. For retailers who currently stock and sell faux/vegan leather outerwear we can help you achieve your Sustainability Goals of sourcing sustainable raw materials and ensuring you are purchasing sustainable products.
The coronavirus has impacted us all around the world personally and economically. Every level of the supply chain in the fashion industry is feeling the downturn in business - some to zero.There are ways to seize opportunity from the adversity and to keep us going until the crisis passes and we can build up.
Can we work together to achieve sustainability goals - to accelerate the work to achieve any of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? For example, with the break in brands and retailers being able to source raw materials and products, can we work together to achieve goals of reducing/diminishing reliance on raw materials that are harmful and replacing them with sustainable ones when the factories re-open?
James&Co is starting a crowdfunding campaign on the StartSomeGood platform on 17 January 2020 called 'Grow James&Co To Help Rid Toxic Faux Leather'. We aim to get out the message that faux leather/vegan leather outerwear made in traditional PU - which accounts for basically all such outerwear except for James&Co - is harmful to the environment and there are now alternative fabrics for leather look outerwear that are sustainable.
James&Co is leading the charge for consumers and brands to make the sustainable choice of womens' outerwear that is tailored in what we call 'eco leather'. It's technical names are waterborne polyurethane (WBPU), waterbased polyurethane, DMF-free PU. Large retailer Zara is also on the switch.