Our Ethical Promise
What are we doing differently?
Lala & Bea is an ethical family lifestyle brand - but what does that mean? What are we doing to ensure our products ‘do no harm’ and are created gently and with a sustainable approach?
We are proudly a 'Made in Britain’ brand. Why? Because transparency and a close geographical relationship with the people who make our products is super important to us - we design or source all our products in the UK - our sweatshirts are hand screen-printed in Somerset, or made on the heat-press in our London Studio for bespoke orders and our wool blankets and hats are woven in Wales. By supporting British manufacture we can ensure a fair, living wage for the people who make Lala & Bea goods and we are also showcasing British heritage textile skills that need to be nurtured and celebrated if we are to keep them alive. By putting our modern, colourful twist on these centuries’ old techniques, we hope to bring them into the homes of the next generation.
For us, being ‘sustainable’ means looking at the manufacturing model we are using and asking, is this sustainable for the next 50, 100 years? As mothers, ensuring we are not depleting the world’s resources for the next generation is key. Using materials like the recycled cotton in our clutches (pictured) means that our eco footprint is greatly reduced. We’re not ‘gold star’ yet but we use plastic-free packaging and are constantly sourcing new fabrics and ways of manufacture that improve our ‘eco output’.
The biggest way we can make an impact as an ‘ethical brand’ is through making the highest quality products we can, in order to extend their ‘usability’ - our ethos is to create unisex designs that can be worn by more than one sibling, past on when they are out-grown to brothers, sisters, friends or charity shops. Children grow… and quickly! We want to make sure there is plenty of life in the clothes we create to make them affordable on a cost per wear basis, but also to reduce the amount of clothing that ends up in landfill.