The Sandbanks first A/W19 Outerwear Capsule Collection went live on November 2nd, following with an S/S20 Swimwear and Apparel collection early this year.
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 evermore 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 Attitudes towards fashion garments mean they become unwanted and outdated faster, and may be discarded before their time.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.
Inspired by Luxury, Driven by Sustainability
Sandbanks was born from a desire to help combat environmental challenges we all face; a new luxury fashion brand, helping protect the future of the planet. Sandbanks’ first capsule collection is made almost entirely from recycled plastic bottles from the oceans and landfill, a valuable commodity.
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.
Relationships with important partners have been critical to Sandbanks. Agreements with Econyl and Seaqual have been established, and exciting future collections with them are in development. 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 premium quality components and manufacturing. All garments are made in Italy, by highly skilled men and women. Sandbanks’ products and customer deliveries are carbon neutral, by using Climate Partner to offset our carbon emissions during manufacturing. Sandbanks also adopt a zero real fur and down policy.
Sandbanks is part of the landscape that helps create the second biggest natural harbour in the world behind Sydney. A place of outstanding natural beauty with golden sands, and deep blue waters.