SLOW FASHION

AT LULA LAORA WE VALUE SLOW FASHION. 

WE ARE ON AN ASCENDING QUEST TO REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. OUR GREEN LIFESTYLE SPANS FROM MAKING SMALL QUANTITIES OF CLOTHING, TO MADE-TO-ORDER ONE OF A KIND PIECES AND OUR UPCYCLE PROGRAM. 

REBELLING AGAINST A FAST FASHION CYCLE, WE DO NOT MASS PRODUCE. OUR SLOW FASHION PIECES ARE MADE FROM HIGH QUALITY FABRIC AND CREATED BY SKILLED CRAFTSMEN. 

UPCYCLED COLLECTIONS

OUR DEDICATION TO THE ENVIRONMENT INCLUDES A ZERO-WASTE OF SCRAPS POLICY. WE USE 80% OF OUR EXCESS FABRIC TO MAKE ACCESSORIES AND WOMENSWEAR UNDER OUR UPCYCLE COLLECTION. AT LULA LAORA FASHION ISN'T MERELY AN AESTHETIC TOOL, WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE MAGNETISM OF RE-USING, RE-EVALUATING AND REVOLUTIONISING SCRAPS. 

IT'S A MAGICAL  WAY TO RELEASE ITEMS ON A NON-FASHION SCHEDULE, ALLOWING FOR ORGANIC CREATIONS REFLECTING THE 'NOW'.  

FABRIC DONATIONS  

THE SCRAP FABRIC THAT DOESN'T GO INTO THE UPCYCLE COLLECTION IS DONATED TO A CRISIS. THEY SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS OUT OF HOMELESSNESS THORUGH EDUCATION, TRAINING, HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT AND HEALTH. WORKING WITH OTHERS, THEY PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS FOR GOOD. 

TO DONATE TO CRISIS.ORG.UK. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TO PROVIDE SINGULAR OR REGULAR DONATIONS. 

FACTORIES

WE PRODUCE MENSWEAR, WOMENSWEAR, FOOTWEAR, PETWEAR, BRIDALWEAR, IN OUR LONDON-BASED STUDIO, LA AND GUANGDONG. DRIVEN BY THE DESIRE TO CREATE HIGH QUALITY PIECES WITHOUT DISMISSING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, WE WORK WITH COMPLIANT FACTORIES. 

"TEG" the Evans group  IS BASED IN LOS ANGELES, USA AND SUPPLIES US WITH A LIMITED SELECTION OF CLOTHING. TEG WORKS WITH PARTNER FACTORIES THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH EXTENSIVE VETTING AND HAVE COMPLIED WITH CALIFORNIA LABOUR LAWS. THEY ARE ON THE QUEST TO HELP DESIGNERS, EMPOWERING ENTREPRENEURS WITHOUT EXCESS INVENTORY. THEY HAVE SERVED NEARLY 200 SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 2005. THEY SUPPORT PLENTY OF SMALL BUSINESSES AND WORK WITH PROMINENT BRANDS LIKE MONCLER, BANANA REPUBLIC, GUESS AND RODARTE. 

WE MANUFACTURE OUR FOOTWEAR IN GUANGDONG, CHINA. WITH 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN SHOEMAKING, the sample factory DELIVERS HIGH QUALITY FOOTWEAR. THEY ARE COMPLIANT AND PROVIDE FAIR WAGES, REASONABLE HOURS. THEIR R&D CENTRE COMPRISES 3D PRINTERS AND SATRA CERFIFIED LAPS TO ENABLE THEM TO INNOVATE REGULARLY. AS THEY CAN WORK WITH SMALLER QUANTITIES, UPCOMING FASHION BRANDS ARE QUICK TO SIGN THEM ON, AS ARE IN-DEMAND RETAILERS SUCH AS MASSIMO DUTTI, CLARKS, AEROSOLES, DISNEY, CORTINA, AND ED HARDY. 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON CLEANING OUR PRODUCT 

PLEASE REFER TO THE TAG ON YOUR CLOTHING BEFORE WASHING AND DRYING. VISIT YOUR LOCAL DRYCLEANERS IN THE EVENT OF A NON-MACHINE WASHABLE ITEM. THERE ARE TWO MAIN TYLES OF DRY CLEANING. ONE IS DRY CLEAN, THE OTHER IS STEM CLEAN. WHEN YOU DRY CLEAN AN ITEM OF CLOTHING YOU ARE COATING IT WITH CHEMICALS. THIS IS NOT FABRIC OR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY. THE MORE YOU DRY CLEAN SOMETHING, THE SHORTER THE LIFECYCLE OF THE PIECE IS. A STEAM CLEANER IS WHEN YOU FRESHEN UP YOUR ITEM WITH WATER ONLY. OPT FOR THE LATTER UNLESS YOUR GARMENT IS STAINED. 

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