At Sarah Haran, our approach to running a responsible business is simple - we look after our people, our environment and do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint. As a company, we take extra care to ensure all suppliers we work with match our standards, and consistently uphold them to meet our expectations.
We work carefully with our suppliers to ensure we know directly where our leather is coming from. The tannery we are partnered with are members of the Leather Working Group, made up of members developing an environmental stewardship protocol for the leather and manufacturing industry. All factories used are personally visited and checked by Sarah to ensure they follow best practice in terms of staff they employ, production practices and health and safety. Sarah ensures that each factories culture fits in with the brand, not just the quality of the products.
We pride ourselves on being eco-conscious and doing what we can to help our people and our planet. We have a firm belief in not wasting leather off-cuts, which inspired us to create our range of tassels and other small accessories to ensure we are getting full use out of the leather we buy. Our factories only use the amount of water that they actually need to ensure there is no wastage.
Due to the nature of our business, it is not possible to go paper or plastic free, however we take utmost care in ensuring we are minimalising our usage of both materials. We actively encourage customers to reuse any packaging, and we make our boxes to last so that customers can store their bags in them when they are not using them. We produce in correct amounts to meet demand so we are not using leather we do not require.
Supporting The Community
As a small business ourselves, we understand the importance of supporting others in the community to help their charities flourish or their businesses grow. We currently work with the charity, Smart Works, who support women get through job interviews with confidence, style and poise. We are also proud supporters of The Peter Jones Foundation, helping young people succeed in education and empower them to go further with this to grow into successful entrepreneurs.