DE LE CUONA IS NOW CARBON NEUTRAL
The textile industry is the second largest contributor to global greenhouse emissions, after the oil industry. The industry produces 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) per year, according to a journal published on nature.com, 2018.
With shipping being a part of the process, it remains almost near-impossible to completely eliminate the process of shipping, as it is the most sustainable and time-efficient form of transport for international goods.
Changes to carbon neutral shipping have been adopted by companies worldwide in recent years. By offsetting the emissions produced by international shipping, it is possible to give back to the environment.
de Le Cuona remains ever committed to achieving a zero-carbon footprint. With a recent shift in our operations chain, we are proud to say we now ship through Freight Brokers; one of the UK’s leading courier brokers, with an incredible approach to sustainability and offsetting.
CHARITY: FINE CELL WORK
Fine Cell Work, is a charity and social enterprise which makes beautiful handmade products in British prisons, many in collaboration with the country’s leading contemporary designers.
de Le Cuona is proud to support Fine Cell Work, providing thousands of metres of its beautiful linen for high-quality cushions that are hand stitched and embroidered by the prisoners, bringing hope and purpose back into their lives.
‘The 2,500 metres of beautiful fabric donated to Fine Cell Work by de le Cuona will allow us to provide backing and base cloths for almost 4,000 cushions. In 2018, Fine Cell Work worked with over 600 stitchers in prison across the UK, providing purposeful activity which they carry out in their cells
This generous donation of fabric will allow us to provide a year’s worth of work for our stitchers. Teaching prisoners’ high-quality needlework boosts their self-worth, instils self-discipline, fosters hope and encourages them to lead independent, crime-free lives.‘
- Wendy Cramer, Training and Workshops Manager
Currently working in 32 British prisons, and engaging with over 500 prisoners each year, Fine Cell Work addresses key issues affecting prisoners’ offending behaviours: establishment and reinforcement of work skills, building relationships, and mental resilience.
DE LE CUONA PURE: 100% GOTS CERTIFIED ORGANIC COLLECTION
de Le Cuona, a luxury interior fabric house, is stepping in to the wellness market and looking for like-minded people and businesses to collaborate with.
DE LE CUONA'S RECYCLED PACKAGING; A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY
We are pioneers of sustainable luxury in interior textiles, knowing the origins of all our raw materials from sourcing the finest natural fibres for fabrics right through to designing stylish recycled packaging.
Sustainability is a core part of our brand identity. Our flagship Pimlico Road store that opened in November 2018, used mostly recycled materials in its design. Even the pencils in store and in our offices are made from recycled CD cases, in the signature de Le Cuona earthy brown shade.
The packaging for our handmade accessories has been developed with sustainability in mind. Beautiful boxes are made from 100% recycled tactile paper in subtle, neutral shades.
DE LE CUONA FABRIC RECYCLING SCHEME
Our new sample recycling scheme is a small solution to a wider problem. A WRAP study into the composition and re-use potential of household bulky textiles found that of all bulky waste in the UK, around 19% (310,000 tonnes) consists of textiles.