a transparent company
 
 
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So good to have you here! 
We’re proud to be a transparent company and show you the journey of our products made entirely from materials that have once BEEN something else.

 
 

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a transparent company

BEEN.LONDON is A Transparent Company | We rate this product based on the sustainable and ethical claims with evidence shared by the brands and suppliers | Touch the chart to see the percentages:

 
 
 

PROCESS 1

 

 

DESIGN

 

Our creative and design process focuses on two main areas: carefully selecting materials that would otherwise end up in landfill and making sustainable products that our customers would want to wear every day.

 
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creative & design direction

 
 

COMPANY: BEEN.LONDON | Founded: 2018 | Founder & Creative Director | Genia Mineeva

LOCATION: 18-20 London Lane Hackney, London, United Kingdom | Product Designed: 01.05.2018

WEBSITE: www.been.london

PROCESS 2

 

 

MATERIALS

 
 
 

Our beautiful materials define the story of our products. After a lot of research, we sourced our signature recycled leather made from offcuts and trimmings which normally end up in landfill.

 
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RECYCLED LEATHER

 

Company: Recycled Leather CO | LOCATION: Jiangsu Province, China

Sustainable claims: Unlike other similar materials, ours is made with no chemical adhesives using only high-pressure water.

95% of the water is also recycled in a closed-loop system.


RECYCLED POLYESTER LINING

Company: TEXTIL SANTANDERINA, SA. | Country: Spain

Sustainable claims: Recycled Pyester | Certification: Global Recycled Standard (GRS)

Website: www.textilesantanderina.com

 

PROCESS 3

 

 

TRIMMINGS

 
 
 

In our quest to get the best trimmings to match the quality and sustainable attributes to our recycled materials, we sourced the first ever recycled zips made by the world famous YKK.

 
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RECYCLED ZIP BY YKK NATULON® 

 

Company: YKK | Country: Taiwan and Turkey

Sustainable claims: YKK NATULON® are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles using materials recycling technologies | Made from chemically recycled polyester (post consumer), it is perpetually recyclable.

Website: www.ykkfastening.com

 

PROCESS 4

 

 

MANUFACTURING

 
 
 

We make our bags by hand locally, where we live in East London. Our makers have over 30 years of experience working with top British brands. We are happy to support their small team who share our sustainable approach to design and production.

 
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MADE IN LONDON

 
 

Company; Jana Smirnova Location: Stratford Workshops,Burford Road, E15 2SP, London United Kingdom

Sustainable claims: Locally produced | Made in London | Women SME Business

Number of staff: 5 | Production delivery: 01.10.19

PROCESS 5

 

 

PACKAGING

 

We select the best packaging to match our carefully crafted products. They are 100% recycled and recyclable paper. And for delivery we work with a fantastic London-based social enterprise The Camden Society who train people with learning disabilities and take care of the logistics all the way to your doorstep.

 
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ECOLOGICAL AND ETHICAL PACKAGING

 
 

PACKAGING; Eco-Craft| Location: Mill Lane, Coppull Lancashire, PR7 5BW | www.eco-craft.co.uk

DELIVERY: The Camden Society | Ethical claim: 50 years of supporting disabled people
to live the lives they choose | LOCATION: London | WEBSITE: http://www.thecamdensociety.co.uk

Number of staff: 5 | Production delivery: 01.10.19

PROCESS 6

 

 

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

 

Our products are connecting to its DNA story by smart labels that you can scan with your phone and share our purpose with your friends and family to motivate them to support sustainable and ethical products.

 
 

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NOW IS YOUR TURN TO BE PART OF OUR STORY

 
 

By now you know all the processes that made up your beautiful bag to become a reality. Now is your turn for trusting to be part our story and be part of your bag’s journey by simply claiming ownership below.

You can share your STORY in Instagram with us tagging @been.london and joining the movement for #transparencyinfashion.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR STORY

 
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Visit our website & thank you for your support.

 
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