Fashion Without A Face: Initiating Conversation With Ethical Cork Accessories

Scott Joseph Sunday, 1 November 2020

Scott Joseph, founder and designer for premium vegan accessories brand Fashion Without A Face joins us to explain how a career and research into the leather industry sparked a lifelong dream to own a fashion brand that is positive for the world and sparks conversation. Fashion Without A Face creates accessories using cork, manufactured in Italy, and here we find out about the vital design development and production stage of the business.  


In this video you'll learn:

  • What convinced a Manchester leather shoe business owner to turn vegan, and launch a gender-neutral, plant-based bag brand
  • About the material properties of cork and how they compare to animal leather
  • Finding expertise to suit what you need from those around you
  • Working with manufacturers and the sampling process for accessories
  • How to design a bag using a zero-waste cutting method
  • About tackling the challenge of selling products made from unfamiliar materials through an online-only platform

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