May 2022 | Shining a spotlight on exhibitors with sustainable and eco ranges
We have over 150 brands confirmed for this season's show and many of them are showcasing sustainable collections and or eco-focused ranges so read on for a preview of what you can expect and register now for your free ticket.
NEW EXHIBITOR: HartiSWIM is a new generation luxury label and from the start, the HartiSWIM mission has been about creating a positive impact and the business was set-up with a list of sustainable goals, including using recycled fibres made from plastic bottles for their swimsuits, having an in-depth knowledge of their supply chain and creating brand experiences that positively impact people, the planet, and HartiSWIM.
*Join Dr Tessa Hartmann CBE, Founder and Creative Director of HartiSWIM at Saturday’s Retail Insights forum, as she joins the panel to discuss sustainability and green washing*
NEW EXHIBITOR: Nudea is a design-led, carbon-neutral company producing thoughtfully designed underwear engineered for comfort and to last longer. Nudea is also taking the lead globally as one of the few brands providing technical bras and briefs to have achieved B Corp status, joining a growing group of companies who are reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. Nudea’s products are manufactured from premium fabrics crafted from recycled yarns and all components including fabrics and trims are sourced and manufactured within Europe. The Nudea range is made in partnership with responsible suppliers paying fair living wages, produced in GOTS and SLCP fully-certified factories and delivered in recycled and recyclable packaging.
For more than 60 years, Aubade lingerie has been designed to last longer than just one season and quality is one of the brand’s founding values. Aubade are extremely careful about the materials they use, selecting only those which are OEKO-TEX® certified. Aubade work only with ethical suppliers and do not use materials derived from animals. In order to reduce environmental impact, Aubade have also introduced a range of sustainable solutions, including promoting upcycling and reusing prototypes and offcuts through donating unused lace and fabrics to fashion schools and any unsold products to charities. Aubade packaging is PEFC- and FSC-certified and made from wood fibres from sustainably managed forests and products are shipped in boxes made from 80 to 100% recycled paper. For SS23 a number of Aubade ranges are produced from recycled fabrics.
In 2020, 3% of Chantelle collections were considered eco-designed (made from raw materials and lower environmental impact), by the end of 2021 that figure rose to 20% and the ambition for 2025 is 70%. The new Chantelle ranges proritise the use of recycled fabrics and as an example, the True Lace bra is made from 43% recycled materials and the new Cotton Comfort range is made from 92% organic cotton (OEKO-TEX® certified).
Dorina packaging is certified 100% eco by the Global Recycling Standard and their fabrics 50% by the Organic Content Standard. They have pledged to be 100% eco in two years time and eco ranges feature organic cotton, recycled PET and eco-fibre.
ECO ROSA swimwear by Rosa Faia is made from ECONYL®, the manufacture of which involves the retrieval of 'ghost nets' from the oceans. This use of waste materials not only means that production processes save large amounts of crude oil, it also reduces waste overall and contributes to the efforts of cleaning the world oceans. Eco Rosa is sustainably manufactured, with short delivery routes within Europe and with a special packaging that is biodegradable and dissolves in sea water.
Factory workers employed by Cyberjammies are paid over 60% more than the minimum wage, they receive payments over and above legal pension requirements, and every worker and three of their dependents are covered by medical insurance. Cyberjammies are audited annually by Sedex to ensure they work ethically, safely and within the law. Cyberjammies fabric of choice is modal, which starts from a natural source, made using wood pulp, mostly from Beechwood and produced in a similar way to synthetic fibres such as nylon. Modal doesn’t require as many resources as other materials as it is made with plant-based materials and the manufacture process and chemicals are all environmentally friendly- which is great!
HANRO has practiced sustainability from the beginning and it is part of the brand’s DNA. In addition to existing sustainable initiatives, such as the company’s in-house textile production facility, sourcing local suppliers, and the company’s own sewing division in Portugal, HANRO is always working to make the collections more sustainable and therefore, GRS-certified, recycled materials have been used in the Fall/Winter 2022 collection and in addition, the collections will bear the MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® label from Fall/Winter 2022 onwards.
Produced by SOCKSHOP, using over 35 years of experience in sock manufacturing, the TORE brand offers eco-friendly socks that tackle the industry problem of excess textile wastage and water consumption. Every single element of a TORE sock is made from recycled materials; discarded textile waste and recycled PET is collected, organised and spun into yarns in certified factories, to create the perfect 100% recycled TORE sock. All TORE products are made using non-harmful dyes.
Since 2020, Heaven Australia has been produced using 100% recycled fabric. Certified by the Control Union’s Global Recycle Standard, the brand's recycled lycra is created from up-cycling plastic bottles combined with recovered fibre from nylon garments.
Pretty Polly Eco-Wear includes hosiery, seam-free underwear and leggings made from the world's first biodegradable polyamide yarn (which is also recyclable) that when properly disposed of in landfill, naturally bio-degrades within 3-5 years (the usual process for decomposition takes decades).
The lycra West Seventy Nine uses is produced from Econyl fibres which are made entirely from recycled post consumer waste (fisherman’s nets, plastic bottles, old fabric remnants) which means it isn't just recycled it is also recyclable. In addition, all West Seventy Nine sweats are vegan and the cotton used is organic.
INDX Intimate Apparel offers free entrance, free onsite parking, and complimentary refreshments and visitors can expect a friendly, relaxed, and professional environment in which to connect with suppliers.