Fashion is a significant contributor to global pollution, responsible for 20% of water waste and 10% of carbon emissions. Twenty-one billion tons of textiles are disposed of in landfills per year. Additionally, fashion brands are notorious for burning billions worth of excess product. The manufacturing process emits pollution into the air and waterways harming environmental and human health. For every ton of polyester, manufacturers emit over five tons of carbon dioxide.
Synthetic clothes are made with plastic and when you wash synthetics they shed small plastic pieces called microfibers. Microfibers are too small to be filtered out by waste treatment plants, so they end up in our waterways and oceans by the billions. Once in the ocean, they act as pollution magnets that marine animals mistake for food, and which can eventually end up in our food.
Our focus is to pay attention to sustainability and an ethical approach to design in order to offer products that add value to the world.
We recognize that fashion companies can create change by asking suppliers to develop cellulosic fibers that reduce environmental and social impacts. We are committed to supporting collaborations that advance forest conservation by engaging in conversations that lead our company and our industry to take action.
We put sustainability at the center of everything we do, wherever possible, but like the rest of the garment industry, we still have a long way to go.