At Veshin, we envision a future where waste is a primary resource. We plan to develop a digitised / automated system tracking our entire supply chain, giving us real time data on material utilisation informing us where we need to improve, while simultaneously helping increase material reutilization.
Working closely with brands on take-back and lease programs would allow consumers to purchase new items without using any virgin resources at all. Our dream come true. This, however, would require a very specific commitment and collaboration between brands and consumers, which is out of our control. What we are able to do, is to make sure that we reduce, reuse and recycle all materials in the factory, as well as facilitate partnerships for upcycling, take-back and leasing programs.
In fashion, there are always issues with the prediction of order sizes and small mistakes in manufacturing, which cause huge amounts of materials being wasted. We collaborate with take back companies including Queen of Raw to resell any material we cannot use. For small pieces & offcuts we empower our staff to always think of more artistic ways to upcycle these scraps. Looking to the future, we are currently exploring digital fashion solutions and the metaverse as a means to grow Veshin while reducing sampling waste and consumption. Veshin will offer digital product development services such as 3D design and sampling, helping brands gauge interest and collect pre-sale orders prior to production.
In partnership with the local authority, which manages the waste in the area, we recycle 100% of organic waste, paper, plastic, and metal. We are researching innovative ways to use all our offcuts, such as using them for fillers in bean bags for our employees, or making key rings or small toys.
Broadly defined as the variety of all life forms on earth, biodiversity matters. Biodiversity loss and climate change are interdependent and mutually reinforcing - one accelerates the other, and vice versa. According to experts, most of the negative impact comes from three stages in the value chain: raw-material production, material preparation and processing, and end of life.
By eliminating the use of animal based products, we already widely support the fight against biodiversity loss, given that a large amount of deforestation happens for land use change for animal breeding and growing of feed.
Most of our management team has a design background, which is why we strongly believe in partnering with material suppliers to provide our expertise on final products, while giving feedback on the performance of materials to help these materials reach a wider audience.
We also try to advise our brands to use “next-gen” materials that are grown and dyed with minimal amounts of chemicals, and processed with less energy.
In addition to our internal activities, Veshin supports MareBlu in the development, design and construction of artificial reefs, which in time will promote and enhance marine life.
Our goal is to develop biodiversity and conservation programs using our 500 acre forest, enhancing the flora and fauna through regeneration activities.
Water is one of the most undervalued resources, and even though we don’t use it for production, we still need it for our employees’ and the cleaning of the factory. It is our goal at Veshin to minimise water intake and find innovative solutions on how we can reutilize it.
We currently use 2000 m3 of water/year for drinking water, toilets, cooking and cleaning.
We love to see that our staff is excited about water reuse. They collect all the water used for washing fruits and vegetables, and use it to clean floors. We are also working on solutions to collect rainwater, so that we can store it and use it for the dryer months.
One of the main issues with using leather is the vast amount of water that is required in the rearing of animals.
By using leather alternatives, the water impact is radically reduced.
Around 43% of the electricity we use in the factory comes from renewable sources. As the company grows, we want to make sure that this number increases, and that the impact per product is reduced, allowing for efficiency from scale.
We have a beautiful 500 acre forest that we are preserving for biodiversity and carbon reduction activities. With goals to have a positive climate impact, this forest was given to us by the Chinese government after proposing to restore it. As soon as Covid restrictions ease and we can move more freely, we will invest in regeneration projects and planting diverse flora.
By using these testing machines in our R&D facility, you can ensure that your luxury handbags and accessories are of superior quality, meet your high standards of performance, and are able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. These machines also allow us to explore the limits and opportunities of next-gen materials, so you all you have to do is continue to create new and exciting products while we handle the research.
Luggage Impact Tester (HD-D114-2)This machine is used to test the durability of luggage and bags by simulating the impact that they may experience during travel or handling. It is important to use this machine to ensure that your luxury handbags and accessories can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use and meet your high standards of quality.
Color Light Box (HD-A825)This machine is used to check the color consistency and accuracy of fabrics and other materials used in your luxury products. It helps ensure that your products are of consistent color and that they meet your exact specifications for color and appearance.
Salt Spray Tester (HD-E808-60)
This machine is used to test the corrosion resistance of materials, including metals, coatings, and painted surfaces. By subjecting your products to a salt spray test, you can ensure that they are able to withstand the harsh environments they may be exposed to, such as ocean air or salted roads in winter.
Leather Flex Tester (HD-P301)
This machine is used to test the flexibility and durability of leather or leather alternatives used in your luxury handbags and accessories. By testing the material's flexibility, you can ensure that your products are comfortable to use and won't break or wear down easily.
Leather Color Tester (HD-P308)
This machine is used to test the color fastness of leather or leather alternatives used in your luxury products. By subjecting the material to rubbing and other wear and tear, you can ensure that the color remains consistent and doesn't fade or transfer onto other materials.
Textile Color Tester (HD-P309)
This machine is used to test the color fastness of textile materials used in your luxury products. By subjecting the material to rubbing and other wear and tear, you can ensure that the color remains consistent and doesn't fade or transfer onto other materials.
Climate Chamber (HD-E702-100B40)
This machine is used to test the performance of materials in different temperature and humidity conditions. By simulating various environmental conditions, you can test the material's ability to withstand extreme temperatures and humidity levels, and ensure that your luxury products are of superior quality and will perform well in any climate.