Established in 2009, LaBante London designs and produces accessories with an ethos of 'Fashion With Respect.' What do we mean by that? Our bags and jewellery are not only covetable but also vegan, environmentally friendly, and ethically produced. We want to give consumers the experience of luxury, of the finest craftsmanship, of a timeless aesthetic, while respecting the world we live in. Every season the brand releases a handbag collection - for a day at the office or a night out - that is on-trend and exudes a British sensibility.
At LaBante all our accessories are made using high quality vegan products - we are a PETA approved Vegan label. This implies that our suppliers conform to the strictest manufacturing codes for jewellery and handbags. All materials are ethically sourced with no involvement in animal cruelty. Our aim is to change people’s opinion of faux leather handbags, which can be just as sumptuous and buttery as real leather, while being humane. The LaBante team travels far and wide to source the softest faux leather, which is then carefully crafted into classic sculptural pieces.
Our earth is our home, so we care to use recycled products and use production processes that respect the environment. No small detail goes unnoticed at LaBante so even the linings of our bags are made of recycled polyester. Both dust bags and swing tags use recycled materials in a conscientious effort to be sustainable throughout.
Because we care for the humans behind the bags, the factories that work with the LaBante brand are cautiously vetted. The suppliers we work with must have a SGS certification, and undergo a social audit. This involves opening up their payroll, attendance books, and facilities so we can guarantee the factory is conducting business in a fair and ethical manner. In addition to this, 10% of our profits go to charity, because we like to promote a culture of giving, wherever we can.
For us, ‘Fashion with Respect’ implies that we consider all living beings and the planet. It's more than our philosophy, it’s the way we work, live, and breathe. Named by the Telegraph and The Independent, among others, as one of the top Vegan fashion brands to watch, we are leading a change in the luxury industry, ensuring that our tomorrow will present us elegant products that are ethical and sustainable - products we can both enjoy and be proud of.