ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY

OUR COMMITMENT

 

Lola & Lamar is committed to having a positive impact on the global community, not only within our supply chain and business practices, but throughout all facets of our brand, to ensure we make the best decisions we can for the planet, our customers and our business. We take pride in knowing that we are a "slow fashion" brand and as conscious creators, our products are both carefully made to last for years to come and timeless so they never go out of style.
As we consciously work towards a better future, here are a few ways that we as a brand, are lessening our impact.

FABRICS

 

We have worked with our factory to decrease our environmental footprint, and from 2019 onward, all of our swimwear will continue to be made from Vita by Carvico, a sustainable techno-fabric made of ECONYL® regenerated Nylon. 
ECONYL® is 100% recycled and made from recovered waste such as abandoned fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and plastics from landfills and oceans around the world. It is then sorted, cleaned, regenerated and purified as Nylon. The process of creating this fabric also reduces the global warming impact of Nylon by up to 80% compared with the material made of oil.

 

PRODUCTION

 

Small quantities = less waste.

We don't mass produce our suits, limiting any possible dead-stock fabric and unsold finished garments. This is in part to ensure we do our best to to help decrease overproduction in the fashion industry on both a brand and consumer level.

Any pieces that are not suitable for sale are not discarded. We allow our customers to purchase from our sample sale and any excess stock is donated to our team or local charities.

Our swimwear is made in Bali, Indonesia, and it is our goal to support the garment industry in this beautiful country and its talented local artisans. Our factory employs local staff and, as a brand who values ethical work practices, we ensure our manufacturing team work and construct our garments in a safe, positive and ethical environment. Through internationally recognised certification and auditing framework, we can ensure all our suppliers are in line with the values of our brand.

 

PACKAGING

 

The packaging you receive when purchasing from Lola & Lamar is recyclable and done as minimal and efficiently as possible. We also operate with a minimal paper printing policy and try our best to limit any unnecessary stationery, like tissue paper.

 

WASTE REDUCTION

 

We are committed to limited our social and environmental impacts not only through the above methods, but on a more direct, daily basis in our headquarters. We choose lower impact materials and processes and our own in-house recycling practices ensure less waste in transferred to landfill. With increased importance placed on localised production and operations, we limit our carbon footprint.

 

 

We are not perfect, however, we do pride ourselves on choosing the most sustainable options where possible and we believe it is the collective shift towards change that makes the biggest impact overall. In continuation of our efforts, Lola & Lamar promises to work everyday to learn, research and develop materials, products and practices that are not only ethical but limit our impact on the planet. 

Team Lola & Lamar x