Inspired by Luxury, Driven by Sustainability
Sandbanks was born from a desire to help combat environmental challenges we all face; a luxury fashion brand, helping protect the future of the planet. Sandbanks’ products are made almost entirely from recycled and regenerated materials created from post-consumer plastic waste found in the oceans and landfill.
We will always opt for sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing choices, without sacrificing on quality. Sandbanks will only make a product if it can be made in a way that practices sustainability and environmental responsibility.
We have the privilege of working with partners including Econyl, Seaquel, Polartec, Thermore, and Lampo amongst others, who provide access to premium sustainable and technical fabrics and components. Sandbanks is on a journey of constant improvement, always embracing new sustainable innovation.
Sandbanks products are made with longevity in mind; dedicated to tackling the impact of waste, using high quality components and manufacturing methods. Our garments are made in Europe, by highly skilled men and women, adhering to our environmental and ethical standards.
Sandbanks is a carbon neutral and climate positive brand, using Ecologi to offset our carbon emissions produced at each stage of the garment journey, from design to customer. Sandbanks also adopt a zero real fur and down policy.
The consumption culture which seems to exist within society has contributed to a situation many believe is having devastating consequences for the planet. Consumption has increased rapidly over the last few decades without consideration of how it would impact our future.
Desire to buy, consume and experience more, is a lifestyle adopted by many. This attitude has created a culture contributing to the prevalent climate issues; the plastic epidemic, carbon emissions, and fashion industry practices, all playing a part. Waking up to the threat of global warming, the need for more sustainable, responsible, and ethical options is becoming ever more apparent.
Humanity has created over 9.2 billion tons of plastic, driven by its low price and convenience properties. Overuse of plastic now threatens our future, with 6.3 billion tons never making it into recycling. Every minute a truck load of plastic enters the ocean, endangering marine life and infecting the food chain with toxins from micro plastics.
Many consumers are placing greater emphasis on what they wear. Fashion consumption has increased, as highlighted by the £140 million worth of clothing ending up in landfill each year, in the UK alone. Attitudes towards fashion garments mean they become unwanted and outdated faster, and may be discarded before their time.
Greater awareness around traditional luxury fashion and the use of real fur and down, has been challenged in recent years, and whether it is actually deemed necessary? Through opting for faux fur and eco down, millions of animals can be saved from exploitation.