Founded in 2009 by Vanita Badlani, LaBante London was created to provide vegan luxury accessories for people wanting to be more sustainable, but not wanting to sacrifice their style. LaBante comes from Sanskrit, which means ‘to truly achieve’, as it implies that it is more important to give back to the planet than to take from it. And LaBante has given back to the planet through their extensive product range.
All of LaBante’s products are entirely vegan and cruelty-free, as animals should not play a part in everyday fashion choices. LaBante takes great pride in the sustainability of their products. With so much waste produced by fast fashion companies, we wanted to create products with the least amount of damage to the environment as possible – and LaBante is proud to say that as a brand they have achieved this.
Currently, all LaBante’s handbags are made from vegetable-based leathers and can be recycled at the end of their lifespan. LaBante does not use Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) in any of their items, due to its higher toxicity levels than other plastics and the fact that it is also non-degradable. LaBante has pledged to remain PVC-free!
The linings of LaBante’s handbags are made from recycled plastic bottles that are salvaged from landfills, broken down into pellets, and then converted into the material. To aid in the circularity of the products, all of the bags can biodegrade, and the metal fastenings on the bags can be recycled.
To ensure the entire product range is zero-waste, LaBante’s packaging is fully compostable –– from the box, to the dust bag. LaBante also recently put into production new swing tags that can be planted to grow wild flowers.
As a socially conscious brand, LaBante donates at least 10% of their profits to charities at the end of the year. In addition, LaBante also plants ten trees for every item sold, which essentially makes the purchase carbon-negative for our customers. Sustainability is at the core of LaBante’s brand identity. Visit the LaBante London website https://labante.co.uk to see their full product offerings including the new Iris Scott collection that they have just introduced with straps that are hand painted by a famous artist from the US called Iris who works in impressionist art making each piece a collector’s item.
View the new collection on their site : https://labante.co.uk/collections/new-arrival