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The Berry Berry is an ethical fashion brand based in Nottingham, UK. They make a unique range of upcycled bags & accessories.
How It All Began
The journey started with an environmental organization called Love Your Planet. Founded in 2012. Love Your Planet inspires and encourage others to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle in a creative way. Whilst also teaching people how to live a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Whilst working on the website the team discovered the vast problem of textile waste in the UK. They researched the numbers and found that the UK creates 1.3 million tonnes of textile waste every year!
The Love Your Planet team knew they could do better so they decided to launch *The Berry Berry in 2014. They created an ethical fashion brand, where they could use waste materials to create beautiful upcycled fashion products.
The impact was immediate. With every 2 handbags made, they save 1kg of textile waste from going to landfill.
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The Berry Berry Story
The Berry Berry mission is to fight the trend of fast fashion and set a good example to show that fashion can be sustainable.
“We believe that fashion should not just express style and latest trends without any consideration, but it should be about a sustainable and ethical approach.”
The team want their fashion items to inspire and empower whilst at the same time deliver high quality and stylish items.
Their future aim is to become a zero waste label. They’re working hard to implement these practices in The Berry Berry brand.
“We have been pushing the boundaries of eco-fashion design and spent 3 years handcrafting recycled materials into these unique and wonderful handbags.”
“It’s not only about using recycled materials, the Berry Berry is where exceptional design meets deeper purpose. It is a mission, a mission to help our planet, as well as improving fashion practices.”
The Berry Berry mission is to create handbags, which are as special as the people who wear them.
“By supporting us you will be a part of our eco fashion tribe of action takers, who know their choices can contribute towards a better world.”
What Makes The Berry Berry Bags Unique?
The Berry Berry Bags are:
- Made from 100% Recycled Textiles: including upholstery fabric off-cuts and reclaimed clothes
- Environmentally Friendly: thus helping the planet to reduce textile waste
- Unique High-End Design: perfect for anyone who likes to stand out from the crowd
- Functional, Practical & Versatile: ideal for any occasion
- Ethically Made: paying fair wages
- Helping Project Purse Organisation: by donating handbags with essentials to homeless women and women in need.
“With every 5 Handbags sold we donate 1 handbag with essentials to the Project Purse organisation who help women in need.”
Each handbag, cosmetic bag, purse and bracelet is a unique piece and made from recycled materials; including upholstery fabrics offcuts, reclaimed clothes and even magazines.
You can see their *full range of bags and accessories at their Etsy shop.
The Berry Berry Kickstarter Campaign
The team at The Berry Berry are launching their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign (starting on Wednesday 12th September 2018) and they need your help!
“We need your help to purchase the workshop equipment, sewing machines, tools and materials. With sufficient funds, we will be able to give you the best handbag you ever had. Plus we will be able to help our environment and women in need.”
All backers of the campaign will get unique log in details to The Berry Berry VIP Website with the Kickstarter products.
In there the team will be uploading photos and descriptions of all the products made. You can choose a handbag, cosmetic bag, purse and a bracelet of your choice. Once you choose your product they’ll pack it and ship it to you. They will also be using recycled packaging, wherever possible to minimize waste.
“Together we can do it. Together we can make a difference. We can change the world of fashion into a better inspiring industry! With your support, we can make a change! Please help us to share our story on social media and buy the Berry Berry Handbag. Thank you so much for your support.”
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