Thanks to the brand’s commitment to sustainability, the Temperley London Butterfly Mark was awarded in 2018. Positive Luxury recognised Temperley’s hard work when it comes to finding solutions to both the environmental and social challenges all those operating in the fashion industry face. You can spot the Mark along the right side of their shopping pages, underneath the different colourways, and on the swing tags of all of their pieces in store.
Temperley London has a strong commitment to producing beautiful pieces. Through combining innovation and creativity, they use high-end materials to carry out their designs and turn them into garments that are both stylish and timeless. Along with that, they are constantly striving to use more eco-friendly fabrics in addition to the ones they already use that are natural, biodegradable and free from harmful chemicals.
To reduce waste, Temperley also produces only the amount of pieces they need, and they’ll only produce more if customer demand makes it necessary. Any inventory left over at the end of a season never goes to waste–it is donated to charities and schools. To reduce waste in their packaging, they’re working through their supply chain to make everything biodegradable where they can. The rest of their packaging will be 100% recyclable and include no single-use plastic. Temperley will always reuse, donate or sell excess inventory, and all leftover fabric and dead stock will go to a variety of schools within Tower Hamlets in London and Women for Women, a charity Alice Temperley is an ambassador for.
Temperley has solid and long-term relationships with everyone in their supply chain, all of whom are loyal and support their ethos. They visit their factories on an annual basis to ensure that their guidelines and codes of conduct are being followed. Both of those documents help safeguard their ethical and social responsibility. Next time you visit Temperley’s website or stores, look for the Butterfly Mark and be reminded of the brand’s commitment to a more sustainable future.
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Written by - Tara MacInnis