Design Intentions

We believe in creating high-quality, transeasonal, and timeless designs that transcend fleeting trends. Our intention is to offer products that you will cherish for a lifetime, whether it becomes a staple in your wardrobe, a cherished heirloom passed down to the next generation, or finds a new home through pre-loved markets. By prioritising designs that withstand the test of time, we ensure that our garments are loved and cherished for years, not just for a momentary trend or occasion.

Thoughtful Production Runs

In the fashion industry, there are two contrasting approaches: fast fashion and slow fashion. At Silk Leppard, we wholeheartedly support slow fashion. We believe in producing with intention and avoiding overproduction. By matching our supply to the demand, we reduce the need for excessive markdowns or contributing to landfill waste. While some may find the allure of a sale price enticing, we encourage a different mindset—one that values the longevity and quality of each garment. By producing limited quantities and offering pre-order options, we ensure that we meet demand without compromising sustainability.

Sustainable Fabrications and Trims

Many brands claim to be sustainable by utilising natural fibres like linen, cotton, and silk. While commendable, this approach isn't always the best or the sole solution. Regrettably, the significance of order quantities is often overlooked—a factor we deem more crucial than the choice of materials, considering the major landfill issue we face today. If people were to purchase consciously and purposefully, intending to keep items for a long time, the natural versus man made fibre predicament wouldn't be as severe as it is today. 

Many brands overproduce in pursuit of lower costs per unit. Although ordering larger quantities may seem economically viable, it frequently results in unsold inventory that ultimately ends up in landfill. At Silk Leppard, we’re determined not to follow this wasteful practice. While we do incorporate natural fabrics into our collection where we can and where it is the best option, our primary focus lies in sourcing the highest quality material that endures the test of time. This means that sometimes, there are superior man-made alternatives available that require less water and energy during production while offering increased durability. We kindly ask that you bear this in mind when making a purchase from us or any other brand or retailer. 

We take pride in promoting our products as either plastic-free or nearly so, showing a preference for metal hardware, silk threads, and linings. We ensure that our garments are meticulously crafted to withstand the test of time, encouraging you to cherish them indefinitely or pass them on to others, thus highlighting the value of quality over quantity.

Our Ongoing Commitment

Our dedication to sustainability knows no bounds. As the definition of sustainability continues to evolve, we remain committed to staying informed, continuously educating ourselves, and adopting industry-leading sustainable and ethical practices. We encourage responsible purchasing habits and urge you to conduct your own research to make informed choices.