Challenged by climate issues and the need to support local business. Corban & Blair have returned to their roots making more products locally.
At the beginning of 2020 we set up an inhouse manufacturing workshop to make products from recycled leather and leather off cuts. The recycled leather off cuts derive from the European shoe and handbag industry = 20% natural latex, 10% natural fat, 10% misc/raw material – tanning agents, water. This means they can be recycled safely.
Along with this, our refillable pads are made from Australian Paper = 100% de-inked recycled post-consumer waste collected from offices throughout Australia, they are carbon neutral and made in Maryvale, Victoria.
Carbon Neutral Frames hand made in
Corban & Blair frames are made in New Zealand from plantation grown timber. We buy carbon credits to offset emissions produced in the manufacturing of our frames. The money raised goes towards land regeneration. By choosing carbon neutral products, we can each play our part in supporting the environment.
We love to collaborate with like minded people. Corban & Blair continue to work with communities and organisations who share the same environmental value and interest in minimising waste.
New Life Products
We have put our values into practice and designed a collection from our slightly imperfect leather journals, giving them a new life to prevent unused leather going to landfill. Designed and handmade by the Corban & Blair team, this product range shows our passion to create meaningful products that are valued, useful, desirable and environmentally responsible.
We are committed to reducing our packaging waste by recycling, reusing and keeping our packaging materials going around in the distribution system. This is our attempt at the circular economy. This means our boxes are 2nd, if not 3rd or 4th hand. They have been many places, along with newspaper, packaging and the shredded magazines we use.