THE ORIGIN OF MATERIALS
Our outerwear collections are produced from shearlings and leather and wool.
The shearlings and lambskins all originate from Spain and Iceland. The skins are a by-product of the meat industry. We use an available raw material that would otherwise be disposed of. The sheep are raised in open air on natural grass, in large areas; we never source skins from industrial farms.
A sustainable product
Taking into account the different stages of production and maintenance of the majority of garments (and more specifically treatments, water consumption, waste production, cleating products and shelf life) that have a negative impact on the environment, it is believed that the lambskin is much more environmentally friendly, unlike the synthetic alternatives (imitations).
Lambskin/shearling coats and bags have a very long life and can be recycled. Each piece of material is cut and sewn individually. There will always be pieces of material at the end of production that will serve as material reference in our sales material for our wholesale distribution team.
After several decades, lambskin/shearling can be dehydrated and degraded naturally, unlike “fake fur”, which is often a derivative of petroleum products, which do not decompose naturally.
Crafting lambskin/shearling coats and bags involves mastering specific knowledge and skills, which are passed down from generation to generation. No natural skin is the same. The assembly of each unique piece is a challenge for the craftsman who must use great hand skills to sew each time different skins and produce a final creation with a striking rendering. Historically, ANNE VEST has always worked with the same specialised craftsmen in Istanbul.
05. REPAIR RATHER THAN REPLACE
We very rarely have any returns due to the high quality of our products. However, on the occasion that we do, we always try to repair rather than replace. We are able to do this because we are the manufacturers. This results in less wasted materials.