As VSP, we are committed to shift our structure and operations to a more responsible and sustainable approach.
Our goal is to run a 100% renewable and clean operation and we aim to continue to improve towards this goal, and give our customers a peace of mind that they can be wearing our products with a clear conscience, that humans, animals or the earth has not suffered in the making of our products.
To that end our first current step in sustainability is the value of developing products with timeless designs that aim to last a lifetime, not just a period. We aim to continue producing products with longevity and durability to give our products the longest Life-cycle we can achieve. We aim to maintain our low environmental impact practices and hopefully increase both our awareness and reduce impact on the environment with time. We are currently in collaboration with consulting companies to help us achieve a better goal in sustainability and discover new ways to practice responsibility more. Knowing that the transformation towards a more sustainable future is a process that will be happening step by step, we are ready and dedicated to play our part for our home, Earth.
All the high quality materials we use in our collections are by-products with long term usage; sheepskins, leathers that are carefully sourced and special fabrics with natural fibers. We never supply materials from animals that are only raised for their fur. Our raw materials are provided mainly from Italy, Spain and Turkey. All the garments and the accessories are produced in Turkey.
We are a member of the LEATHER WORKING GROUP (LWG) to support and contribute to environmental best practice within the leather industry.
The Leather Working Group (LWG) objective is to develop/maintain a protocol that assesses the environmental compliance and performance capabilities of leather manufacturers and promotes sustainable environmental practices.
The LWG perspective is to work with the leather supply chain to identify the responsible suppliers through a system developed within the audit process.
The LWG recognises the importance of transparency and traceability within the supply chain. It is only through transparency of supply that consumers, brands, and their supply chain can ensure that the materials used in products can be sustainably selected and sourced.
Full transparency and traceability of all types of raw materials is a fundamental building block to ensure that inappropriate exploitation of people, places, and damage to the environment (such as deforestation and pollution) do not take place.
As part of an ongoing drive for continuous improvement, LWG is currently reviewing its traceability requirements in regards to its audit processes in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) to ensure that it remains relevant and robust.