Sustainability for us means only moving forward. This pandemic has made us work harder on our mission to work for the planet. As a mother, as a designer and as a leader, it is my joy to be able to bring forward alternative ways of doing things that will be less impactful to the planet. We are always talking about what steps we are going to take to ensure we are moving in the right direction toward a more conscious and sustainable brand. With this pandemic, we have focused our energy to sourcing locally, which is a complete challenge on its own. Our previous way of working required us to bring all the material from Europe to Colombia, have it manufactured in Colombia and then exported out again.
However, this process does not translate anymore – the environmental footprint was too large. So in hindsight 2020 has been very rewarding for me, looking into Colombia as a source for materials, more inspiration, and a way to share our world and the wonderful craft that exists here. Going forward, mixing materials and sourcing locally will be a crucial part of every collection and engrained in the ethos of our brand, so we can carry this forward to have a more unique and sustainable approach.