In everything we do at Radley London, we always hope to make a positive difference – whether that’s for you, our loyal customers, our team, or the planet. In recent years, we’ve enhanced our focus on environmentally friendly production and begun to use more responsible materials and processes, that also ensure we don’t compromise on the premium quality you’ve come to expect.
This season, we’ve taken further steps towards a more sustainable future. Alongside the launch of our new autumn collection, From London with Love, we’ll be introducing Radley Responsible – a range that will include products and collections made using environmentally friendly materials and processes.
INTRODUCING FINSBURY PARK
The first product family to sit within the Radley Responsible range, Finsbury Park is a collection of practical yet sophisticated non-leather handbags that have been made with sustainable materials, including recycled nylon (made from plastic bottles!) and water-based PU.
Available in eight different shapes, which are all versatile and lightweight, Finsbury Park has a style for everyone.
We love our Design team’s attention to detail, with features including padded sleeves to safely store your technology, logo embossed hardware and, of course, our beloved Radley dog key charm crafted in water-based PU. They’ve also finished each style with our new recycled Radley Geo print lining – keep an eye on more of this print coming soon!
What inspired Finsbury Park?
We wanted to create a functional collection that could bridge the gap between smart and casual. The range has a bag fit for every purpose, whether it’s a comfortable commuter backpack or a handy bumbag for your essentials when you pop to the supermarket. The pieces can also be easily worn together and their classic nature means they will always look timeless.
As this collection is crafted using more responsible materials, did this impact the design process at all?
Sourcing the right responsible materials was a bit of a challenge as we wanted to ensure that the quality met our Radley London standards – this is always at the forefront of our mind. After finding the correct materials and having the technical support from our in-house team, everything came together and we’re really happy with the outcome.
What is your favourite shape from the Finsbury Park collection?
It’s really hard to choose as I love them all! I particularly like the bumbag style as it’s really versatile and can be worn low on the hips or across the body as a sling. I personally love it as a sling as I can be hands free and it even has a handy secret pocket on the back for my travel pass and face mask!
What’s next for us in terms of sustainability?
Using responsible materials where we can is really important to the Design team at Radley London. For SS21, the majority of our non-leather bags will feature responsible materials, which is really exciting and a huge step forward for us as a brand. We’re constantly exploring new fabrications and have made it our mission to keep pushing this as seasons progress.
Large Zip-Top Backpack
Large Zip-Top Shoulder
Medium Zip-Around Bumbag
Medium Zip-Top Cross Body
Medium Zip-Top Backpack
Medium Zip-Top Tote
Small Zip-Top Cross Body
Small Zip-Top Backpack