2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment
A crucial part of closing the loop is being intentional about material reuse and recycling.
Our goal is to reduce the amount of garments ending up as landfill, instead finding ways to recover materials and reintegrate them into a new fashion life-cycle.
It all starts with Design to ensure that a product can be recycled or reused in another way. But there is also work to be done when a product reaches the end of its lifespan to truly close the loop and shift away from the linear to the circular model.
This is why we have signed on to the 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment proposed by the Global Fashion Agenda.
Action point 1
By 2020, everyone in our product teams will have gone through training in circular design.
By 2020, we will establish a strategic plan to scale the cyclability of our product lines.
Action point 2
By 2020, Esprit will in collaboration with Packmee collect 50.000 kg via an e-tail garment collection program, with donation of 50% of the turnover to charity.
Action point 3
By 2020, Esprit will increase the amount of garments resold by 40,000kg.
Action point 4
By 2020, Esprit will produce at least 150,000 pieces of garments including at least 20% recycled post-consumer textile fibres.
Our commitment towards circularity
We are committing to manage the full life-cycle of our products, from design to finished product and beyond, in a responsible and environmentally-friendly way.
Target: By 2020, everyone in our product teams will have gone through training in circular design*
*and by 2020, we will establish a strategic plan to scale the cyclability of our product lines
The first step to fulfill our Circular Fashion System Commitment was to raise awareness within the company regarding circular fashion, and its opportunities as well as its challenges.
We kicked off the implementation of our circular fashion strategy by launching a series of trainings for our designers on Circular Fashion in summer 2018. In the kick-off session we presented the circular fashion concept and emphasized the important role that designers play in integrating circularity from the Design phase onwards, such as by choosing sustainable materials and designing long-lasting products. While circularity is already being considered during the development of some of our products, we identified others where improvement is a high priority. Subsequent trainings in this series set forth concrete targets for our designers and the steps needed to achieve them, along with tools to support implementation.