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Been.London

Our approach is simple. 

Instead of creating products and then solving the problems that arise, we find an environmental or a social problem, and create a solution to it.

Been.London
Been.London

RESPONSIBLE COMMITMENTS

Sustainable Sourcing
Sustainable Sourcing
Biodiversity Conservation
Biodiversity Conservation
Waste Management
Waste Management
Sustainable Packaging
Sustainable Packaging
Responsible Shipping
Responsible Shipping
Sustainable Manufacturing
Sustainable Manufacturing
Staff Engagement
Staff Engagement
Sustainable Designs
Sustainable Designs
Sustainability Management
Sustainability Management

 

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT

Industry-changing innovations are happening all over the world. And we're not stopping here. Continuing to partner with innovators at the forefront of change, we’re always looking out for new ways to give waste-bound materials a second life.

 

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

We design with functionality and durability in mind. We don't follow trends and instead create timeless, trend-proof accessories that work for all seasons. We also add lots and lots of pockets! Our design approach is zero waste. This consists of only square and rectangular panels,  producing almost no waste.

 

SUSTAINABLE SOURCING

The climate crisis is driven by the relentless extraction of virgin materials, so we rescue those that are destined for landfill and turn them into timeless, classic designs. Our materials are certified by a trusted global organisation. From discarded leather trimmings recycled into premium full-grain leather, to landfill-bound plastics that are revived as silky linings and zips. We also work with pineapple leaves and apple peels that are repurposed into our vegan leather.

 

SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

We make everything locally, here in East London, to minimise carbon footprint and create the highest level of transparency. We're drawn to handcrafted, quality items made by real artists with generations of experience. So we found one of the last bag-makers in East London at the very beginning of our journey, and have been supporting each other ever since.

 

RESPONSIBLE SHIPPING

We've always been very mindful about keeping our CO2 emissions to a minimum, whether that's choosing to ship materials by sea or offering zero emission London delivery. Having measured everything through an LCA lens we learned that on average our bags have a carbon footprint 87% smaller than anything else on the market. This difference alone is the equivalent of leaving your lights on for nearly a year or 418 plastic bags!

 

BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

We support the re-forestation of the Amazon to help with carbon capture through our partnership with NGO Tree Nation. For every BEEN London bag purchased, we plant a tree. With your help, we've planted one acre of trees in the Peruvian Amazon.

 

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