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Our choices today matter tomorrow.

 

We’re always working on ways to innovate, and that includes new ways to reduce waste — and our carbon footprint — in how we design and create our products.

 

From our production methods and working conditions, to the materials we work with, we are always looking for ways to do more for the planet and show our commitment to ethical and sustainable practices.

Our Materials

Recycled Nylon

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).

Bluesign®
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.

5,148,482+
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.

PowerPuff Fill

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.

Leather

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.

Our Packaging and Shipping

Shipping
We offset the climate impact of our shipping in 2019 twelve times over.

We’re proud to work with The Conservation Fund to completely offset our annual carbon emissions due to shipping — and then some.

We offset the climate impact of our shipping in 2019 twelve times over. We're in this 1205%.

Back in December of 2019, we announced an ongoing partnership with The Conservation Fund to help us better understand how to measure and lessen our impact on the environment. With their help, we planted 1000 trees — that's 1205% (or more than 12 times) the amount we needed to offset the climate impact of shipping our products in 2019. Our efforts also helped protect over 1,000 acres of wetlands in 4 states.

The Okanogan National Forest

From craggy peaks to rolling meadows, to rich old growth forest and classic groves of ponderosa pine, this Washington State forest is a wild wonderland for explorers and native animals alike.

Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

Located along the border of Kansas and Missouri, much of the land at the Marais des Cygnes NWR was too degraded after decades of farming to support habitat for wildlife. As the forest is restored, it will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for migratory birds and will be open to the public for wildlife-dependent recreational uses.

 

Packaging

Recyclable and made from post-consumer-made products.

We strive to use the minimum amount of packaging possible to ensure that your purchase arrives to you in pristine condition. Where packaging is necessary, we use products that are recyclable, biodegradable and post-consumer-made.

We use plastic bags that have been specially formulated to be both recyclable and biodegradable. You can add them to your regular recycling (check your local regulations), but should they end up in a landfill, they will naturally biodegrade within one to five years depending on the conditions of the landfill environment (regular plastic can take hundreds, even thousands of years to break down).

To reduce post-consumer waste, we do not wrap store or website purchases in tissue paper.

The recyclable paper that we use for shipping purposes for our Bedford, Crosby and Metro Collection styles comes from post-consumer sources.

All of the dust bags we include with your purchase (both our fan-favorite Cloud print and white versions) are made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles — over a million of them and counting.

Our Dust Bags are made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles.

All of the dust bags we include with your purchase (both our fan-favorite Cloud print and white versions) are made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles — over a million of them and counting.

Share the Journey

Becoming a sustainable brand doesn’t happen overnight. We’re constantly innovating and developing industry-leading solutions. Our materials and packaging are an important first step, but there is so much more to come.

By the end of 2022, we plan for our owned operations to be entirely carbon neutral.

By the end of 2022, we plan for 100% of our new nylon to be bluesign® approved.

We have begun the process of becoming a certified B Corporation business. This means meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and accountability on factors from worker benefits and production methods to supply chain practices and raw materials.

96% of our new styles are already made from REC Nylon. By 2024, our goal is to produce 100% of our signature materials from 100% recycled fibers.

Our Materials

Recycled Nylon

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).

Bluesign®
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.

5,148,482+
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.

PowerPuff Fill

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.

Leather

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.

Our Packaging and Shipping

Shipping
We offset the climate impact of our shipping in 2019 twelve times over.

MZW x The Conservation Fund

We’re proud to work with The Conservation Fund to completely offset our annual carbon emissions due to shipping — and then some.

We offset the climate impact of our shipping in 2019 twelve times over. We're in this 1205%.

Back in December of 2019, we announced an ongoing partnership with The Conservation Fund to help us better understand how to measure and lessen our impact on the environment. With their help, we planted 1000 trees — that's 1205% (or more than 12 times) the amount we needed to offset the climate impact of shipping our products in 2019. Our efforts also helped protect over 1,000 acres of wetlands in 4 states.

The Okanogan National Forest

From craggy peaks to rolling meadows, to rich old growth forest and classic groves of ponderosa pine, this Washington State forest is a wild wonderland for explorers and native animals alike.

Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge

Located along the border of Kansas and Missouri, much of the land at the Marais des Cygnes NWR was too degraded after decades of farming to support habitat for wildlife. As the forest is restored, it will be managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for migratory birds and will be open to the public for wildlife-dependent recreational uses.

Packaging

Recyclable and made from post-consumer-made products.

We strive to use the minimum amount of packaging possible to ensure that your purchase arrives to you in pristine condition. Where packaging is necessary, we use products that are recyclable, biodegradable and post-consumer-made.

We use plastic bags that have been specially formulated to be both recyclable and biodegradable. You can add them to your regular recycling (check your local regulations), but should they end up in a landfill, they will naturally biodegrade within one to five years depending on the conditions of the landfill environment (regular plastic can take hundreds, even thousands of years to break down).

To reduce post-consumer waste, we do not wrap store or website purchases in tissue paper.

The recyclable paper that we use for shipping purposes for our Bedford, Crosby and Metro Collection styles comes from post-consumer sources.

Dust Bags

All of the dust bags we include with your purchase (both our fan-favorite Cloud print and white versions) are made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles — over a million of them and counting.

Our Dust Bags are made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles.

All of the dust bags we include with your purchase (both our fan-favorite Cloud print and white versions) are made from 100% post-consumer plastic bottles — over a million of them and counting.

Share the Journey

Becoming a sustainable brand doesn’t happen overnight. We’re constantly innovating and developing industry-leading solutions. Our materials and packaging are an important first step, but there is so much more to come.

By the end of 2022, we plan for our owned operations to be entirely carbon neutral.

By the end of 2022, we plan for 100% of our new nylon to be bluesign® approved.

We have begun the process of becoming a certified B Corporation business. This means meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and accountability on factors from worker benefits and production methods to supply chain practices and raw materials.

96% of our new styles are already made from REC Nylon. By 2024, our goal is to produce 100% of our signature materials from 100% recycled fibers.