With the earth facing climate change, overflowing landfills and pollution, the way we design and the materials we use are critical to our future. That's why we're committed to using sustainable, artisan and upcycled materials that tread more lightly on the planet.
Upcycled Leather - The Elsewhere Co.
UPCYCLED LEATHER
We use RCS-100 certified recycled leather, an innovative new material made from fully traceable genuine leather offcuts (otherwise destined for landfill). The offcuts are shredded into fibres, bound together with natural rubber, pigment and water (all natural substances, no nasties!) and then reformed into new sheets of quality upcycled leather.

 

Upcycled leather is a natural material which has low environmental impact. It's proudly sustainable, yet retains the beautiful look and feel of traditional leather. This innovative material saves large volumes of leather offcuts from reaching landfill, with a single wallet saving up to 200 grams of waste.

 

The production process itself creates zero manufacturing material waste. It also produces fewer chemical emissions and uses 90% less water than conventional leather production processes - a big win for the planet.

ARTISAN HAND-LOOMED 100% SILK

Honouring traditional silk weaving techniques that have been handed down through generations, we proudly use exquisite hand-loomed 100% pure silk. Woven entirely by hand on traditional looms, our silk is incredibly beautiful, boasting a uniqueness in quality, texture and style not found in mass-produced machine made silks. 

Handwoven Silk

Handcrafted by artisan weavers in Cambodia, it can take up to one day to weave a single metre of silk, which we think you'll agree is pretty special. Silk weaving provides essential skilled employment which enables women to weave from home and maintain their traditional family life rather than emigrating to cities in search of work. 

Silk Weaving

Our premium ikat silk is traditionally used to make clothing for special occasions and royalty, with Cambodian ikat silk considered amongst some of the most intricate in the world due to its exquisite fine detail. Each piece is a unique work of art and can take between 3-7 days for a weaver to complete just a single metre. 

Through our silk collection, we hope to bring you truly exquisite accessories that offer the perfect balance of artisanal techniques and modern design.