At Allen St. we have always been concerned with our footprint on the environment. This is why we decided, from the start, that we would put an emphasis on quality rather than quantity. Not only that, we made sure that the working conditions of the people responsible for our products were respectable. We are always looking for ways to improve on that subject and for 2020 we have decided to launch our Upcycling Program.
As a leather goods brand, the way we select and transform leathers is key to drastically reduce our carbon footprint. We decided to team up with prestigious workshops and tanneries in France to use their production off-cuts and excess quantities of luxurious leathers to create exclusive limited series. By upcycling we remove the need to produce new tanned skins. By reducing this need, we can cut down on air pollution, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. We also shorten the supply chain and help local artisans to recycle their stock in a more effective way.
Finally, this Upcyling Program is a great way to stimulate our creativity and create one of a kind pieces made in exclusive colors and materials that are naturally limited in quantities.
Our Upcycling Program is part of our long-term vision to create a culture of total respect for the environment and all human beings in our entire ecosystem. Look out for the first upcycled pieces coming very soon online and in-store.