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L148<br>Sustainability

L148
Sustainability

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ETHICAL
PRODUCTION

A transparent, ethical production process provides the foundation for each Lafayette 148 collection, thanks to our very own manufacturing studio—a rarity of outside of the most elite European houses. The state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious atelier is located in Shantou, China, home to Lafayette 148’s cofounder Shun Yen Siu.

The airy, soaring structure provides a serene space for the L148’s fleet of European-trained artisans to focus on their craft, fusing time honored techniques with futuristic technology to create pieces of increasing complexity, and ensuring peace-of-mind in the knowledge that each collection is produced ethically and with extraordinary integrity. Start to finish, each piece never leaves their hands.

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IMPACT
MATERIALS

A pillar of Lafayette 148’s evolution toward sustainability is a commitment to responsible sourcing. Lafayette 148’s internal textile teams work hand-in-hand with a global network of experts to develop ethically sourced, traceable, luxurious materials. With each collection, Lafayette 148 builds upon a wide array of superior, ethically sourced fabrics, including responsible wools, organic silks, consciously crafted cottons and other materials crafted from regenerated fibers. In 2022, Lafayette 148 introduced Responsible Wool Standard certified wool in a range of fabrics including House heritage Nouveau Crepe & Italian Fine-Gauge Merino, as well as in seasonal fashion such as the collection’s wool herringbone tailoring.

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RESPONSIBLE
PARTNERSHIPS

As the needs of the Lafayette 148 woman have evolved, the collection has grown to encompass new categories that complete her wardrobe—many of which require highly specialized techniques and expertise. Lafayette 148 partners with elite craftsmen in Italy and the U.S. with whom we share a commitment to the highest craft, rich materiality, innovation and sustainable practices, and who in their respective fields, have mastered the same level of expertise as the House’s own atelier teams in Brooklyn and Shantou.

Born from true collaborative explorations between Creative Director Emily Smith and our trusted partners, each collection builds on the artisans’ generational expertise and immense technical knowledge to translate the Lafayette 148 design vision into exquisitely crafted products. This includes the Made in Italy L148 Outdoor collection of functional, luxury outerwear, L148 Denim—hand-crafted in Los Angeles using denim from the legendary family-run Italian mill known as ‘the greenest textile company in the blue world,” and L148 Swim—consciously crafted in Italy with reclaimed ocean plastics—as well as footwear, handbags, hats, jewelry and other accessories, all rooted in traditional Italian craftsmanship.

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