Recycled. Eco-friendly. Clean. Our custom developed, proprietary REC Nylon prevents waste and lowers our impact on the environment.
As of April 1, 2022, 96% of our collection is made from recycled materials. By 2024 our entire collection will be 100% made from recycled materials.
By Fall 2022, 100% of our signature fabrications will be made of 100% recycled materials.
Producing new, or “virgin,” nylon consumes important critical resources, like water and energy, and takes a further toll on the environment in the form of greenhouse gas emissions.
We’re innovating a better way.
We’ve developed a proprietary nylon blend that utilizes recovered pre-consumer materials generated by manufacturers — like scraps and trimmings — in place of virgin materials, without sacrificing style or durability.
27% Fewer natural resources are consumed producing our recycled nylon (vs. producing virgin nylon).
We've reduced 80.7+ tons of CO2 Emissions by going to recycled nylon (that's equivalent to driving 201,750 miles).
All of our REC Nylon products go through rigorous testing to ensure they stand the test of time, meet our industry-leading standards, and are free from harmful chemicals (just like all of our other products).
Our core fabrics (Oxford and Bedford) that are in solid and dyed colors are produced at facilities that are registered Bluesign® certified since the Fall of 2021.
Bluesign® is an independent verifying organization that sets standards for the elimination of harmful substances at each step of the supply chain. Bluesign® certifies that textile products are safe for the environment, customers, and workers during the manufacturing process.
The production of all of our solid-color Oxford and Bedford fabrics will be bluesign® approved from our Autumn/Winter 2022 collection onwards.
The number of plastic water bottles that we have repurposed for our materials.
Our innovative sustainable materials repurpose both pre-consumer and post-consumer waste, including plastic water bottles made from PET (single-use plastic) for our Cloud Dust Bags, Power puff filler, Recycled printed Oxford, and Recycled printed Bedford.
It’s what’s inside that counts. Over 948,076 (and counting) of the plastic water bottles we repurpose go into the fill that gives our bags their signature lightweight shape.
PowerPuff is created from a blend of upcycled, post-consumer PET (Polyethylene terephthalate). PET is one of the most common single-use plastics in the world — think soda and water bottles, and anything else marked with the recycling code “1.” Since 2018, we’ve used it as a replacement for the industry-standard polyfill, which is made from virgin plastic, to give our bags their signature lightweight, airy structure — and keep plastic out of landfills and the ocean.
Our Italian leather suppliers are ICEC certified, which means they are certified in environmental sustainability, ethic and social sustainability, and traceability of raw materials to their source. ICEC is the leading European accreditor for quality and environmental management in leather production.
Sustainable leather is leather that is sourced as a byproduct of farming and agricultural industries, rather than from animals that are raised solely for the purpose of using their leather for fashion or consumer goods. Unlike "vegan" or faux leather, which is produced using chemicals that have a negative impact on the environment and tend to deteriorate quickly, our leather has minimal environmental impact. We work with independent mills and family-owned tanneries to ensure long-lasting, heirloom quality craftsmanship that stands the test of time.
We source our Italian leather only from tanneries that are in compliance with REACH, a regulation of the European Union that protects the environment by restricting and managing the use of chemicals and other hazardous substances in industrial production.
Our core leather suppliers are currently working towards certification & rating with Leather Working Group, which is an organization that audits leather manufacturers for sustainability within the leather industry.
Under ICEC, our suppliers are certified in the areas of environmental sustainability, traceability of raw materials to their source and ethic and social sustainability.
Ethical sustainability, or compliance, covers occupational health and safety management at manufacturing facilities. It involves periodic evaluation, monitoring and analysis of work-related injuries and the adoption of effective measures to reduce occurrences.
Social accountability ensures manufacturers’ compliance with mandatory local legislation, investing in human resources and workers’ rights, and environmental respect throughout the supply chain.