This year’s recent London Fashion Week (LFW) saw the first sustainable fashion show on the official catwalk schedule—recognizing a new direction for fashion and jewelry designers.
But some jewelry designers have been working to produce sustainable pieces for much longer. Take Leblas for example, the collection showcased at LFW to present statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. With small silver link necklaces, multi-colored jeweled rings, and gold plated link drop earrings, Leblas redefined the concept of “classic” by beautifully crafting modern design for jewelry fashionistas.
Leblas was founded by Clare Winfield and award-winning jewelry designer Arabel Lebrusan in 2008. Winner of Coutts New Jeweler 2009 and shortlisted for New Designer of the Year at the UK Jewelry Awards 2010, the designs have creating quite a following from fashion insiders and jewelry lovers.
Leblas uses 100 percent recycled gold and silver from carefully selected refineries, which are then transferred directly to their workshops in Spain. By using recycled materials, the company is helping to reduce the carbon footprint caused by excessive mining.
Still, Leblas does not compromise quality for ethics, and maintains the standard of using 18ct gold and sterling silver, high quality conflict-free Canadian diamonds, and traceable semi-precious gems.
Leblas offers a bespoke service for those who want something unique to reflect their own personal style, jewelry care and re-design services to ensure that jewelry is not wasted and is longer-lasting.
Sustainability may be late coming to the fashion and jewelry world but companies like Leblas are making it seem all the more desirably glamorous.
Leblas, 149, Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ, London