We think that our business is more than just selling clothes.

Our business touches people and places daily. It stretches from those working in factories to produce garments to colleagues retailing them in stores and online. It impacts the environment and communities, from manufacturing processes to final distribution. So we’ve made a commitment. A commitment to positively affect everyone and everything our business touches, so that together, we can build a better tomorrow.

We’ve set ourselves some goals which we hope to achieve by 2025. These will impact five different areas of our business across all brands within our group.

Sustainable Fibres

By 2025 100% of our products will contain sustainable fibres.

Manufacturing Impacts

By 2025 100% of our factories will take care of workers and the environment.

Own Operations

By 2025 our own operations will be sustainable.

Communities

By 2025, we’ll have made £1 million in charitable and community donations across our parent group.

People

By 2025, we’ll work in an employee-approved inclusive workplace.

Net-positive by 2030

We realise that the environmental challenges facing the world are the most pressing issues of our time. Our contribution to the environmental crisis is an aim to be net-positive by 2030, which means that we will invest more into the world’s natural capital than we take out.

Reporting

We don’t believe in writing a 100-page sustainability report that no-one will read. Instead we’ll release updates on our sustainability work, telling our customers and suppliers what we’ve been doing and what is coming next in a way that is accessible but keeps us accountable.
We publish the three mandatory annual reports below:

Modern Slavery Act Statement 2019

Gender Pay Gap See 2017

and 2018 reports.

Streamlined Carbon and Energy Reporting (Available September 2020)

Sustainable Fibres

To protect the environment and the people who make our clothes, as well as reduce the number of chemicals we use, we’re committed to sourcing more sustainable fibres for our products. We’ve already made headway in this space with new, more sustainable and recycled fabrics in our 2020 collections.

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Manufacturing Impacts

Manufacturing impacts include both the working conditions under which our products are manufactured (which we call ethical trade), and the environmental impacts of our factories’ processes.

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Own Operations

Although the environmental impact of our own operations is relatively low, keeping our own house in order is crucial if we want our suppliers and customers to listen when we ask them to be more sustainable.

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Communities

Charity giving and support has long been a tradition within our group, and we already work with a number of organisations listed below. Between our group companies, we raised over £50,000 last year, and it’s our plan to increase this amount through fundraising, donations and volunteering to £1million in total by 2025.

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People

We believe a company should reflect its communities, employees and customers; diverse and inclusive of all. This is the goal we’re striving towards. As employees, we do our best work when we feel accepted. That’s why we’re focused on creating an environment where all our people are empowered to be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

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