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Vintage Child

Hall: Hall 1 Stand: 1Q51
  • £100 - £249
  • Yes
  • Wholesale
  • Product Photographs
  • Private Label
  • Drop Shipping
  • Fashion Accessories (e.g belts and scarves)
  • Him
  • Designer
  • Luggage
  • Her
  • Importer
  • Fashion
  • Couples

I studied fashion and textiles at CSM in London, this gave me an excellent start for opening my business as I have a wide knowledge of different materials and how to work with them and also developed my eye for detail. I started selling vintage clothing and accessories in 2011 and quickly found a love for vintage leather bags, so I began designing my own bags inspired by classic vintage style and a rustic finish. I now sell a range of leather bags with a focus on travel and luggage. I aim to make my bags timeless, functional and unisex so they are suitable for anyone and everyone. I design all my bags myself and offer a white label range, I can also design items to order.

Address

Unit 18 Farningham Road
Crowborough
East Sussex
TN6 2JR
United Kingdom

Website

https://vintagechild.co.uk/

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  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, designed to comply with Ryanair carry on allowances. Available with white label and personalisation, alternative leathers also availabl ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
  • A popular classic design suitable for everyone and a great gift, available with white label and personalisation. Alternative leathers also available. Most of my leathers are vegetable tanned or chrome ...
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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    I strive to make constant changes and upgrades to my company to ensure it is as sustainable and eco friendly as possible. I would rather spend a little more money for an eco friendly product such as packaging and I am continuously trying to improve by reducing waste, the carbon footprint of the business and any negative impact the business has on the environment. As a very small business I find I can manage this on a personal level.
    Sustainability initiatives
    In 2019 my aim was to eliminate single use plastics wherever possible, to work towards using exclusively chrome-free or vegetable tanned leather. I now only use cardboard or recycled packaging that is also recyclable and most of my leathers are now chrome-free. I also offset the carbon footprint from my business by supporting worthy conservation charities like the Sumatran Orangutan Society, Surfers Against Sewage and Friends of the Earth and we are a member of the Sussex Wildlife Trust who carry out essential conservation work in Sussex (where we are based). I also introduced a Sustainable Leather Wash Bag made from leather off-cuts which would otherwise be wasted, 50% of profits from the sale of this item goes to conservation charities. In an effort to promote "slow-fashion" I introduced a three month replacement warranty and a lifetime repair warranty on all products*. At the end of 2019 we calculated our carbon footprint to be four tonnes which can be offset with around a £3 donation per tonne. Last year we donated enough money to conservation charities to offset over 230 tonnes of CO2.
    Pledges for the year
    In 2020 I am determined to continue making my business as eco-friendly as possible by continuing the support the business gives to conservation charities along with constantly striving to reduce any waste the business generates. I aim to have 100% vegetable tanned or chrome-free leather by the end of the year if not sooner. I have a close working relationship with my suppliers and speak to them regularly about ways to improve our sustainability. In 2020 I am determined to continue making my business as eco-friendly as possible by continuing the support the business gives to conservation charities along with constantly striving to reduce any waste the business generates. While the packaging I currently use is 100% recycled and recyclable I would like to move to a compostable alternative by the end of the year. I aim to have 100% vegetable tanned or chrome-free leather by the end of the year if not sooner. I have a close working relationship with my suppliers and speak to them regularly about ways to improve our sustainability. I would like to soon offer a vegan alternative product and while I do not believe there is currently a suitable alternative to leather as a durable and beautiful material for my bags I believe there soon will be. This is something I will be looking into in the future, hopefully later this year.
    Sustainable Products
    The Sustainable Leather Wash Bag
    Packaging
    Our packaging is made with recycled content
    Materials
    We have products made from recycled materials
    Ethical Considerations
    Our products are made by people employed in good working conditions
    We have mapped our entire supply chain
    We challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identify
    We have an ethical policy
    I am lucky enough to have a small business where I can have a close working relationship with my suppliers who I know personally and speak to on a daily basis. I work closely with the workshop to do my best to ensure the environment is a healthy, happy and ethical one and most of the businesses are family owned.
    Enviromental Impact
    We are a carbon neutral company
    Our products are created to help consumers try and reduce their carbon footprint
    We have a sustainability policy
    We consider the environmental impact when creating our products
    Other
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