Just as our customers care about the world and the bigger picture we care about the way we design, source and produce our collections, this is something we know our customers can rely on us to fulfil.
We’re proud to be able to state our vegan certification by the Vegetarian Society and to play a small part in supporting the environment and becoming a climate positive workforce, through Offset Earth. We create beautiful things and we want to keep the planet beautiful too.
Materiality - Fenella Smith Product Sources
All of our vegan leather accessories are made from polyurethane leather and are free from animal derived components, including any that might be found in threads, glues, dyes and treatments. We have also taken steps to ensure that the manufacture of the product and its materials are free of animal testing. We’re proud to be able to state our vegan certification by the Vegetarian Society.
Recycled Vegan Leather
Our new recycled range is partly made using recycled fabric. The upper part of is made from recycled polyurethane and the backing fabric is post-consumer polyester which is made from waste plastic such as plastic drink bottles. Fabrics made with recycled materials save water and energy and help divert waste from landfill.
Polyester is naturally water repellent so performs well as a lining for bags and beauty bags. Polyester is a synthetic fibre derived from petroleum, a non-renewable fossil fuel and a lot of energy and water are used in its creation. Recycled polyester is made from recycled bottles. This process uses less energy and helps stop plastic waste from ending up in landfills and the ocean.
Our Naia canvas bags and Gingham Beauty bags are made with organic cotton canvas. Unlike conventional cotton, the organic cotton farming process does not use synthetic pesticides, insecticides, fertilisers or GMO crops. Organic farming is also better at saving precious water as they create healthy soils which soak up water during floods and hold on to it for longer during dry spells.
Degradable Vegan Leather
Our WWF range is made from polyurethane that can degrade in a natural environment which helps divert waste from landfill. Free from animal derived components, including any that might be found in fabrics, threads, glues, dyes and treatments. They have also taken steps to ensure that the manufacture of the product and its materials are free of animal testing. We’re proud to be able to state our vegan certification by the Vegetarian Society.
By purchasing from this range, you will be supporting the work of the WWF. 10% net sales to trade, 5% of net sales from Fenella Smith Website, of this product goes to WWF-UK, a charity registered in England and Wales (1081247)”.
Stoneware and Earthenware Ceramic
We make elegant ceramic pieces which are made using sustainable production methods and we are proud to announce that all our glazes are food-safe and lead-free. Both stoneware and earthenware are incredibly durable and they are truly a natural product made from clay. Ceramic is more durable than other materials, which gives it a longer lifespan than paper, plastic, and even wood and bamboo.
As with our accessories we aim to be as conscious as possible with the materials we use in our packaging and we are constantly looking for new ways to minimise the use of single-use plastic and paper.
FSC Labels and packaging
Our labels and shipping packaging are FSC certified. FSC-certified forests have environmental, economic and social benefits. As the world's most trusted sustainable forest management solution, FSC labelling tells customers that the materials used originate from sustainable and legal sources.
Biodegradable corn starch protective bags
We use biodegradable corn starch bags to protect our bags during shipping and storage rather than plastic bags. Unlike petroleum-based plastic, corn starch packaging is biodegradable and renewable, making it an excellent choice for eco-friendly packaging material and plastic alternatives.
Ecologi Offset Earth
We work with Ecologi Offset Earth to offset emissions through verified carbon credits, and also supports the planting of trees around the world. By working with Ecologi every one of our staff members will become climate positive. This means we will offset their entire carbon footprint, including emissions from their home, personal travel, holidays, food, hobbies and more. We also fund tree planting and climate projects. As a business we plant 720 trees a year and reduce carbon emissions by 54 tonnes of CO2.