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Sustainability

Sustainability for us is a way of life, from how we live our day to day lives, to how we run our business.

We design and make ethical and sustainable products causing as little environmental impact as possible.

Our aim, through designing and producing sustainable, cruelty free products, is to get the message across in a positive, informative way. We'd like to show people that by making more sustainable, compassionate choices, you don't have to compromise on quality or luxury, in fact, quite the opposite.

2016 marked the start of Elka’s complete switch to sustainable, cruelty free design when Ellie made her first 100% plant based product. Now everything we sell has got at least one sustainable credential. We reuse and recycle as much as possible: from the yarns used in the workshops to the packaging that web orders are sent out in.

Hand woven textiles

Our handwoven fabrics are made from a range of plant based yarns including organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, recycled denim and linen.

We are currently working on our most sustainable collection to date: handwoven naturally dyed linen fabric.

Natural dyeing

Alongside developing our collection of naturally dyed fabrics, we have a collection naturally dyed linen yarn which you can browse by clicking here.

Products & manufacturing

Our collection of bags and purses are made from both handwoven and carefully selected vintage fabric which is made into products by the awesome Kalopsia Collective in Scotland who are very focused on sustainability and reducing waste at all stages of manufacturing.

Waste & packaging 

We try and source as many materials as we can second hand or end of line that would otherwise go to waste.

All the off cuts from workshops and commission weaving are used to stuff cushions.

Wherever possible, the packaging we use to send out web orders is either recycled or second hand.