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James&Co Sustainability

The Choice For The Planet, People, Animals

James&Co is timeless premium fashion made in best quality ethical and more sustainable eco lether™. Not made in real leather so it's cruelty-free vegan. Not made in traditional PU vegan leather which is harmful to the environment and workers in its composition and manufacturing. Eco lether™ fabric does not contain harmful chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, or harmful dyes. Eco lether™ is the all-encompassing name we give to water-based PU synthetic leather-look fabrics and plant-based synthetic lethers™ including Pinatex pineapple, cactus leaf, apple skins, grape skins and more.
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About James&Co

  • Status
  • Employees
  • 1 - 5
  • Industry
  • Apparel & Fashion
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Founded
  • 2012

James&Co Sustainability Actions


Peta-approved Vegan brand

James&Co was founded initially with the purpose of contributing to ending cruelty to animals. We were approved as a Peta-approved Vegan brand from day 1.


Sustainable, chemical-free, cruelty-free vegan leather look fabrics

At the time of starting business, the only synthetic cruelty-free vegan leathers available for outerwear were polyurethane (PU) and polyvinylchlorine (PVC), both of which incorporated plastic and chemicals in their manufacture and are very harmful to the environment and workers. And now 9 years later thanks to technology and environmental persistence there are increasing choices of lab-grown and plant-based leather look alternatives. We followed the developments closely and now the leather look fabrics we use are chemical-free and more sustainable as well as cruelty-free vegan. We have been able to incorporate our purposes for sustainability and contributing to a better world environment and have embraced the opportunity.


For The Planet By 2030: Why We Must Switch To Sustainable Lether™ 3rd ed

Written by the James&Co founder, this book is the authoritative treatise on the imperatives and the opportunities for ditching toxic traditional polyurethane and switching to more sustainable lether™ fabrics.

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