Now more than ever, sustainability is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
We’re committed to working with our stores and guests as we pursue continuous improvement of our sustainable practices.
We understand that the small changes we are making will collectively make a big impact on our environment.
Livingston Designer Outlet continually strives to develop and improve our processes and procedures, recognising that our activities and services have both direct and indirect impacts upon the environment.
Our sustainability policy aims to mitigate and minimise these impacts as far as possible.
Some of our sustainable objectives include:
- Reducing our environmental footprint through efficient use of resources, including the procurement of green energy, water saving measures and materials
- Prioritising suppliers who have embedded safe, sustainable and ethical practices within their organisation
- Maintain our zero waste to landfill target including working with our stores to actively strive to minimise waste volumes
- Reduce the impact of deliveries and maximise local sourcing as far as reasonably practical
- Work with our stores to embed co-operation and ownership of sustainable practices
- We will also help to drive economic growth through supporting job creation and facilitating opportunities for businesses who operate in our local community
Check back on this page soon as we will be highlighting the sustainable work our stores are implementing and letting you know how you can support their initiatives.
From in-store recycling schemes to the materials used in their manufacturing processes, our stores are implementing some great initiatives and positive changes that we can’t wait to share with you.
What our brands are doing
If there is one brand that is super proud of their eco-friendly credentials, it’s Radley London.
The renowned accessories brand is constantly trying to reduce their carbon footprint and prides itself on its sustainable handbag collection, Radley Responsible.
The collection is part of a wider strategy across the whole business and supply chain with the aim of reducing its environmental impact with the ultimate goal of coming a carbon-zero business.
Plastic bottles that were destined for landfill have been turned into recycled polyester to create from of the brand’s top selling products with a water based PU used which produced 60% less emissions than an oil-based PU.
Its Radley Responsible leather products are curated from leathers that are a bi-product of the food industry and sourced from LWG (Leather Working Group) accredited Tanneries.
Some of Radley London’s key sustainability achievements include:
- Carbon emissions reduced by 50% since 2018
- Packaging made from 75% recycled materials
- Partner Suppliers reviewed regularly to ensure they meet Radley’s bar for environmental, ethical and social standards
- Work with LWG tanneries where 95% are gold standard
- Design teams use overstock materials wherever possible to reduce waste
While not quite yet 100% sustainable, Weird Fish believe there’s always a better way of doing things, so they do just that!
The clothing, accessories and footwear brand is constantly on the hunt for interesting, innovative and different materials that not only look great but feel fabulous too – that’s why they’re ‘Famous for Fabrics’.
Now striving to be ‘Famous for Sustainable Fabrics’ the brand has introduced eco-friendly fabrics, including bamboo, organic cotton, linen and Tencel, to its sustainable fabrics range.
In-store you’ll notice they have phased out plastic bags, alternatively they offer a grass-made option. Weird Fish is the first company in the UK to use these bags which are compostable, chemical free, use a fraction of water and save up to 75% of Co2 emissions in production compared to paper!
Next time you’re in store why not do your bit for the environment and purchase one of their reusable cotton canvas shoppers?