Discover the next chapter in Lafayette 148’s sustainable journey.
Over twenty-five years, Lafayette 148 has built a legacy of responsible stewardship. Throughout the brand’s evolution, there is a common thread of creating deep connections with the communities and people in its orbit, of cultivating harmony with nature, and caring for that most precious resource—the planet. Created to coincide with the design house’s twenty-fifth anniversary, InKind honors a commitment to sustainable luxury rooted in kindness—not simply as a pillar for treating others, but as a practice for navigating the world.
A transparent, ethical production process provides the foundation for each Lafayette 148 collection, thanks to its very own manufacturing studio—a rarity of outside of the most elite European houses. The state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious atelier is located in Shantou, China, home to Lafayette 148’s cofounder Shun Yen Siu.
The airy, soaring structure provides a serene space for the L148’s fleet of European-trained artisans to focus on their craft, fusing time honored techniques with futuristic technology to create pieces of increasing complexity, and ensuring peace-of-mind in the knowledge that each collection is produced ethically and with extraordinary integrity. Start to finish, each piece never leaves their hands.
With fifty-eight sizes in our line, we are devoted to making beautiful, meticulously constructed clothing for women everywhere, regardless of size or shape. Our designers work hand-in-hand with our patternmaking team to craft a consistent fit that works in harmony with a woman’s body. We create a unique pattern for every size, finessing proportions, tweaking seams and refining the design through fittings. Next, our team tries on and tests each garment to ensure it fits flawlessly, so by the time you see the collection, we’ve perfected every piece.
Each season, Lafayette 148’s internal textile teams work hand-in-hand with our global network of experts to develop sustainable material qualities. Those that meet our highest standards are introduced into our KindQualities program. For Fall 2021 we’re delighted to introduce our largest collection of sustainable materials to date, from our vast KindWool program—including a KindWool update to our bestselling Punto Milano fabric—to KindSilk and an array of KindMade textiles crafted from regenerated fibers. In addition, we have expanded offerings in our KindCashmere and KindCotton programs that we’ve debuted in previous seasons.