We are currently focusing on the following areas:
• We have increased our use of organic cotton and have joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which is a global organisation committed to ensuring more sustainable global cotton production through the reduced use of pesticides and water. By 2022 we will source 100% of our cotton from more sustainable alternatives (e.g. organic cotton, BCI cotton and recycled cotton).
• We are reducing our use of conventional viscose, and we are looking to more sustainable alternatives such as Lyocell, Tencel™ Lyocell, Tencel™ Modal and EcoVero™ viscose. This group of textile fibres is produced in a closed system, where chemicals and water are recycled to the best extent possible. When using conventional viscose, we strive to use trees sourced from managed plantations, where new trees are planted to replace those felled. By 2025 we will source 100% of our viscose from more sustainable alternatives (e.g. EcoVero™ and FSC®-certified materials).
• To limit our use of conventional polyester, we aim to replace it with recycled polyester that comes from either recycled water bottles or textile offcuts. By 2025 we will source 50% of our polyester from more sustainable alternatives (e.g. recycled polyester).
• We continue to produce garment hang tags from recycled paper, as well as printing our catalogues and brochures on FSC-certified paper. In 2020 we will source 100% of our paper and cardboard boxes from recycled or FSC®-certified materials. In 2020 we will source 100% of our poly- and master bags from recycled plastic.
• Our animal welfare policy prohibits the unethical treatment of animals, including the plucking of live birds and the mulesing of lambs. Furthermore, we have banned the use of leather and real fur that originates from breeding for textile use only. By 2021 we will source 100% of down in line with industry best practice (e.g. RDS Responsible Down Standard). By 2025 we will source 100% of our wool in line with industry best practice (e.g. RWS Responsible Wool Standard). In 2020 we will source 100% of our leather from tanneries with a minimum of Bronze-level certification according to LWG (Leather Working Group).
Part Two is owned by DK Company, and you can read more about DK Company’s CSR work here.