Lewes Road: “Fashion never compromises our ecological footprint”
IT ALL STARTED WHEN…
We (Ollie and Tasha) were travelling across the US and Canada, having left school and university life behind us, in search of where our lives would lead. The bustling fashion centres of NYC & LA inspired us, whilst National Parks and Forests reminded us of the impact that consumerism was having on the natural world. One evening, after a whole day of travelling, we sat with a notepad in our Las Vegas hotel room with an idea.
Travel + Fashion + Environment
We wanted to create something that would inspire travel, be that walking La Rambla in Barcelona or watching the Northern Lights in Norway. We want to share our passion for adventure and encourage you to experience as much of the world as possible.
It is important for us to appeal to the style of both men and women, creating classic pieces that will never go out of fashion. The high quality we adhere to reduces the need for re-purchasing, as has become so normal in a world of “fast-fashion”, and provides you with a long lasting product.
We believe that we have a duty to protect the natural world and we can’t see why fashion and the environment have to be mutually exclusive. We aim to utilise as many recycled materials as possible within our products to reduce our future environmental footprint, and ensure that Lewes Road is an ecologically sustainable brand.
And our products:
Our dream of starting our own brand has been founded upon the Erikson Holdall. Crafted from 100% recycled leather, the Erikson holdall is a fashionable, go anywhere weekend bag that promotes style and travel. Designed in-house in Lewes and handmade in the South of Spain, our weekend holdall is every bit as luxurious as it is utilitarian.
We have taken every opportunity to ensure that each bag has the lowest possible carbon footprint. The inside hosts two different sized open pockets (which will house even the largest smartphone), a small zip pocket and a laptop sleeve. Every piece is cut, stitched and painted by hand to ensure it is to the highest quality, that’s why we are so proud of it!
We also have a selection of 100% organic carbon neutral cotton unisex t shirts, which are made solely using solar and wind energy and support the Fair Wear and Fair Trade foundations.. Our Livingstone Tees are simple, high quality, and environmentally friendly.
Our Email and website can be found below, we do not have a shop address as we are all online.