Here at el hoBo our main emphasis is on reusing and being thrifty. Sustainability is of the upmost importance. Our materials and textiles used are predominantly sourced secondhand including cotton threads, zips, buttons etc etc with only the very bare minimum of new used if really needed.
A lot of my collections involve the use of leather and sheepskin. Again this is only ever sourced as a used material, coming from old sofas that we dismantle to leather jackets and bags, all providing an abundance of good usable quality leather. I myself am a vegetarian and don’t condone the use of animal products for pleasure, however I do feel that in reusing old leather and sheepskins etc then it hasn’t gone to an unnecessary death to end up as waste in the landfill.