SUSTAINABILITY AT NIGEL HOLMES MENSWEAR
Nigel Holmes Social & Environmental Responsibility
At Nigel Holmes Menswear we’re incredibly proud of our efforts to support the environment and our sustainability is a heavily focused part of our products that we stock. Many of the brands that we stock in-store have a high awareness of the products and materials they use to produce their products. Using materials that support the protection of our environment and the protection of animals, we’re pleased to offer sustainable products directly to our consumers. For more information regarding our sustainability and environmental efforts, please get in touch by clicking here or calling the store today.
Synthetic Materials & USE AT HUGO BOSS
Because synthetic materials are often breathable and water-resistant, they are primarily used in the performance product area. They are used in blended fabrics in all product areas, however. In addition, synthetic imitation leather is used as an alternative to leather in shoes, accessories, and bags. In 2018, synthetic fibers comprised around 15% of all our materials used.
Synthetic materials are produced from petroleum – a finite, non-renewable raw material. Oil extraction can endanger ecosystems and pollute water reservoirs. In addition, energy and chemicals are required to produce the material.
* Summary of data from the “Ecoinvent” environmental database and internal research
HUGO BOSS plans to publish a sustainable materials strategy for synthetic fibers by 2020. The company is already increasing its recycling efforts. As part of our Circular Design Strategy, for example, we strive to design products that can be returned to the materials cycle after use.
Currently only few substitutes are available for synthetic fibers that meet our high demands for quality and functionality. Starting in our fall/winter collection 2016, however, all padding used in HUGO BOSS apparel and accessories consists of at least 60% recycled materials such as PET bottles. Selected styles also use high-quality recycled fibers to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.
In addition, we are always on the lookout for sustainable materials to replace synthetics. To this end, we examine businesses and their processes, analyze their environmental impacts, and compare them with the environmental impacts of the material targeted for replacement (such as polyester). In addition to the environmental impacts, a variety of quality tests is performed on samples, for example, to test durability. Only materials that meet our high quality and environmental standards are considered for use.
Hugo Boss on Animal Welfare
Many of the materials that HUGO BOSS uses for its products originate from animals – such as leather, wool, and down. This results in a special responsibility for animal welfare. That’s why it’s very important to the company to follow recognized standards for animal welfare and biodiversity. HUGO BOSS is opposed to both animal testing and inappropriate animal husbandry and breeding methods. The company avoids farmed furs and exotic leather types and exclusively uses leather produced as a by-product of the food industry.
PARAJUMPERS REAL FUR
We at Parajumpers strongly support social responsibility and sustainability in the apparel business. Our concern with regards to the ethics behind farm-bred fur has brought us to propose Finnraccoon for our women’s styles and North American coyote for men.
THE ARMANI GROUP POLICY ON SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Armani Group is aware that the responsible use of natural resources, environmental protection and respect for the communities within which it is present are essential requirements for a company that operates on a global level. For this reason, the Group, which is always looking towards the future, has for some time been engaged in a worthwhile initiative for the development of projects that are aligned with the leading international principles concerning the combination of economic sustainability and environmental and social sustainability. The aim is to identify and make available the creativity of the company’s raw materials, technical solutions and increasingly advanced production processes which are, from the perspective of sustainability, more innovative and respectful of people and the environment. Working to ensure that the company achieves this goal means enabling it to face a future in which environmental and social sustainability will be increasingly important to the creation of value. The thoughts of Giorgio Armani on this matter are clear: “I think the issue of the environment intimately involves everyone. We can in no way ignore that the future of the next generations depends on our choices. I think the issue of sustainability should be addressed in a concrete way.”
At Ted Baker we believe in being open and honest in the way we do business, this includes doing the right thing by all of our stakeholders throughout our supply chain and operating in a fair and sustainable manner. During the period we began implementing our new sustainability strategy “Fashioning a Better Future”.
We approach our social, environmental and ethical commitments (SEE) with the same focus and attention to detail that permeates the rest of the business. To ensure that we continue to meet our responsibilities in these important areas Fashioning a Better Future focuses on Planet, People and Product. Our Global Sustainability Strategy has been developed and continues to be advanced and improved ensuring that every department is included.
The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing the formulation of the Group’s policies and procedures to manage risks arising from SEE. In addition, the Board has tasked five members of the Executive Committee to oversee specific areas of our SEE agenda for the Group. These Executive Committee members participate because of the relevance of their departments to our ongoing commitment in these areas – Brand Communication, Product Design, Production, Commercial and Special Projects (Interior Design). Our full-time Ted’s Conscience team co-ordinates these areas and the Group’s cross-functional team which is responsible for addressing SEE concerns of the Group.
PAUL & SHARK
SUSTAINABILITY AND PROTECTING OUR SEAS
Paul & Shark is a strong advocate of sustainability and has always been – right from its inception. It started with a sweater made especially for the sea which stood out because of the yachting-inspired packaging – a can, or a metal tube, which is still incorporated in the brand’s packaging to this day, globally. This has extended with the project, Save the Sea, where the brand continues to collaborate with artist Annarita Serra, wherein her art which is made of recycled items is installed live in stores – this is a worldwide event concept.