BUY LESS • BUY BETTER • WEAR WITH PRIDE

“A DREAM YOU DREAM ALONE IS ONLY A DREAM. A DREAM YOU DREAM TOGETHER IS REALITY.”- Yoko Ono

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HI I'M LIDIA,

L&E FOUNDER

For a long time, I felt we HAVE TO change the way we use and perceive fashion. After working in fashion for all my adult life, I have seen first-hand how much waste is generated and what fashion can do to the environment. My dream is to have a durable biodegradable product that has very little impact to produce and leaves no traces in the future, so I started with what I know best: design.
Then I slowly built the crafting studio and set out to look for suppliers that shared my values. In 2013 when I started L&E, sustainability was not “fashionable” as it is today, so we hit many roadblocks and challenges but we did what we could with what we had at the time. Today more and more brands innovate towards a more sustainable future and let’s face it, no one person can really make an impact, we have to do it collectively. 
If each and everyone of us just started with whatever they feel comfortable with and then grew from there, we could collectively make a change worthy of the name.

"If everyone does a little a lot can change"
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A PASSION FOR FUNCTIONAL DESIGN AND REDUCING THE IMPACT OF FASHION ON THE PLANET

OUR STUDIO

IN HOUSE ARTISANAL PRODUCTION

All L&E products are handmade in our Studio in North Macedonia and signed by the craftsman. You can see who made your bag and personally thank him.
  • energy efficient

  • zero waste

SUPPLY CHAIN

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EU ORIGIN

MATERIALS

All our materials are European, our suppliers are selected for their their values and proximity.

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Why use sustainable leather alternatives?
  • 70% water saving
  • 60% CO2 savings
  • 80% PO4 savings
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CIRCULARITY

Recycle

Design

Repair

Wear

TEAM L&E

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LIDIA

Heart and Soul
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ELENA

Artist at heart
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ABDULA

Problem Solver
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NAIM

King of Bags
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DAMIEN

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