Sustainability is a buzzword you’ll often hear being thrown around in the fashion industry. However, talking about ethical practices is only one piece of a much larger puzzle. Here at JoHeath, we believe actions speak louder than words.
We are committed to creating timeless, high-quality handbags and accessories designed to last a lifetime. From sourcing raw materials to production and distribution, we believe in fashion that leaves a positive environmental and social impact with every piece. We want you to look good and feel good knowing that your support makes a difference.
To reduce the damage caused by conventional leather traditions we have adopted the following practices:
● All of the calf and fish leather used is a by-product of the food industry..
● All skins are regulated and can be traced back to their origins and the lands the animals graze on.
● Our tanneries and factories follow strict environmental and social guidelines protecting both the land, their employees, and communities around them.
● We use chrome free natural dyes that use less water and stops harmful chemical running into water systems.
Used for our lining, straps, care labels, and dust bags, organic cotton is a gamechanger. Here’s how:
● Taking 2,700 liters of water to make one t-shirt, the use of regular cotton. Its organic counterpart uses 91% less water.
● Upwards of 80% of organic cotton fields are rely on natural rainfall over forced reirrigation.
● Organic cotton reduces water pollution by limiting the use of pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides.
● Compared to regular cotton, organic options lower greenhouse emissions by 46%.
From start to finish, all of our products are made with the earth in mind. Tanneries operating within our production chain have all been LWG Gold Rated for demonstrating environmental best practices for:
● Using natural metal-free compounds to dye all leathers.
● Reducing the amount of energy and water needed for production.
● Releasing zero-liquid discharge into nearby water systems.
● Generating a limited amount of solid waste.