Taking care of our planet
The global fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. More than 50% of workers are not paid the minimum wage. It takes about 2,700 litres of water to make a single T-shirt. More than half of the industry has yet to take action.
Transparency is the first step in transforming the industry. We can no longer see the planet’s resources as infinite or ignore reality.
It requires a collective effort to go beyond what we consider possible today. We in the fashion industry must take the biggest share of responsibility. We have the opportunity to create large-scale social change that impacts millions of people.
If there is one phenomenon that is radically transforming the fashion industry, it is sustainability, which has a decisive impact on the entire value chain of our businesses. For this reason, sustainability is present in all our activities, not only because of legal requirements or because it is demanded by customers, but also because of a deep-rooted belief at the core of our organisation.
One of the cornerstones of our commitment to sustainability is the use of sustainable raw materials. The fashion industry needs raw materials such as cotton, polyester and viscose. But the supply of these materials, where they come from and how they are processed are all factors that impact on the environment.
As far as raw materials are concerned, cotton is particularly relevant, as it is the main raw material for the fashion world and at the same time a scarce resource. We give our customers the opportunity that all their cotton is sustainable (organic, BCI and recycled).
In addition to using sustainable materials, we try to mitigate waste generation. To this end we try to reuse and recycle our defective and surplus products. In this sense, many of these items are donated to non-profit organisations such as Caritas, which sorts them for repair or recycling.