It's time to rethink the way we do business, which has long been based on the linear model of take, make, waste. It’s time to go circular.
Esprit was born in the 1960s, an era known for the revolutionary spirit of its people, and the cultural shifts they inspired. Fifty years later, we believe that now is the time for the next revolution; a revolution in terms of how we interact with our environment, how we support our fellow global citizens, and how we create and care for the things we love.
We close the loop
Inclusive circularity rests on the respectful use of both material resources and human resources. In an inclusive, circular economy, growth will be based on human capital instead of the extraction of natural resources. Waste is no longer an option.
Ensuring that our actions at Esprit embody this philosophy means rethinking every step of the fashion life cycle. So we are re-examining the way we approach design, material selection, manufacturing, and distribution, and align with new streams to support care, collection, resale, recycling, and reutilization.
Moving towards circularity, Esprit incorporates the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in our sustainability strategy.
The Sustainable Development Goals are an internationally recognized framework that aims to address three elements: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. This is part of a broader endeavor to eradicate poverty and strengthen peace and freedom.
At Esprit, the risk committee of the board of directors is responsible for the topic sustainability and all related risks and aspects, such as human rights, due diligence processes, environmental risks and governance. The names of our current board members can be found here.