My name is Lucia, and I am founder and eco-fashion designer at The Berry Berry, the ethical up-cycled fashion brand. The Berry Berry was founded in 2014, and since then we are handcrafting unique eco-friendly fair fashion handbags and jewellery from up-cycled textiles and various recycled materials.
Our journey started with an environmental organisation called Love Your Planet, which we founded in 2012. For the past 3 years, my team and I have been pushing the boundaries of eco-design, and we have done amazing projects on the way. We have organised numerous workshops, events, exhibitions. Every day we are inspiring and encouraging our followers to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle in a creative way and we teach them how to live a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle.
While doing this, we encountered a huge problem. There is just loads of textile waste going to landfill. In the UK 1.3 million tonnes, the EU follows with 4.3 million tonnes and America 11 million tonnes, and this is in just one single year. Adding to this the other countries, we end up with millions of tonnes of textile waste being dumped in landfills.
Therefore we at the Berry Berry have decided to take these textile waste materials and handcraft unique handbags and jewellery out of them. The journey of these great handbags starts with collecting textile waste materials. These materials are washed using natural cleaners, then cut and sewn by our designers, where every handbag is a matter of personal pride. The impact is immediate. With every 3 handbags made, we save 1kg of waste from going to landfill. Even smaller scraps can be used; we cut them into strips making yarn out of them. The yarn is then used for jewellery making.
5 reasons why the Berry Berry handbags stand out:
100% Recycled Textiles: They are made from 100% recycled textiles. We use upholstery fabrics, fabric off-cuts from furniture and textile factories, reclaimed clothes or a mix of these.
Environmental Mission: Our handbags are here to help our planet to reduce textile waste by upcycling the textiles into great handbags and jewellery. Furthermore, we offer an ethical, fair fashion workplace for our employees.
Unique Design: Each handbag is unique. We have various ranges of products you can choose from, as well as unique one-off pieces, which make you shine in the crowd.
Functional and practical: The design of the handbags offers a simple, yet stylish and elegant fashion item, ideal for any occasion. You can wear one for a sporty day, for a day out with a friend or to a business meeting. A handbag which makes you a star at every party.
Great Extra Features: We have added great extra features to the handbags. Each of them has an internal pocket and a great mini bag ideal for makeup, lipstick or phone.
This is what makes us proud and confident in the work we do. Our burning desire to pursue innovative sustainable fair fashion design. Fashion without sacrificing our planet and exploiting its employees. Fashion, which is beautiful and eco-friendly at the same time.
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