Last Layer represents communities of talented artisans, tribes, innovators and designers. Working together to offer unique product in line with their slow made values. The story is special, the process is ethical and the wastage is minimal. “Keeping in line with our belief system that overproduction and overconsumption are the main cause of our environments downfall, at Last Layer we do not produce seasonal collections. We listen to our customers and produce when we feel the need or desire to add new ranges or styles to our standard collections, defying the business model of mainstream fashion brands. We believe that businesses and consumers both share an equal responsibility in maintaining a clutter free world plagued by the current trend of excessive consumption and abuse of our natural resources.”
MOVING FOR TOMORROW
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT // Sustainable management is clearly documented & implemented
STAFF ENGAGEMENT // Staff are engaged with development & implementation of the sustainability goals
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING AND DESIGN // Use of sustainable and local materials, art/crafts in design and furnishing
WASTE MANAGEMENT // A waste management plan is in place with actions to reduce, separate and reuse or recycle waste
GUEST AWARENESS // Promotion & communication are accurate and transparent regarding the company sustainability practices
EQUAL AND LOCAL EMPLOYMENT // Local residents are given equal opportunities for employment including management positions
LOCAL AND ORGANIC PURCHASING // When purchasing, the company gives priority to local, Fairtrade and organic suppliers
EFFICIENT PURCHASING AND PACKAGING // The company carefully manages the purchasing of goods and packaging in order to minimize waste
LAST LAYER DETAILED ACTIONS
About our recycled plastic and hessian bag collection: Material waste from the East Coast of Sri Lanka is collected, carefully cleaned and crafted into our pieces in a beautiful workshop by local social enterprise, Rice + Carry, located in the small east coast town of Komari. The recycled Hessian and plastic rice bags are then teamed with natural, fair trade certificated fabric by the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO), made by a handlooming group also located on the east coast of Sri Lanka in Batticola.
About our Natural Apparel collection: Our family owned natural dye studio is located in a small town of East Bali and supports a network of over 30 local artisans and 70 weavers from Java, Lombok and Bali. They harness the tradition of creating earthy tones using local plants, leaves and roots from their own garden and apply it to sustainably sourced organic cotton / linen and ramie fabrics, teaming them with raw coconut buttons. Following our slow made principals, our pattern maker is thorough in making sure material wastage is minimal and all scraps are collected and up cycled into new materials.
About our manufacturing process: Made in house at, Not A Stitch Up. Our natural apparel collection is made in house at in our sewing shop in Canggu, Indonesia. Last Layer’s Founder, Zepha Jackson and her business partner, Em Gurr, opened an ethical manufacturing production house called Not A Stitch Up.