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Respect for the Environment

Protecting the Future of Our Planet

Being aware of the fact that the textile and apparel industry is one of the most damaging sectors to the environment has led us to focus more on protecting the future of our planet.

Our aim goes beyond legal obligations, to limit our impact on the environment, and to complete the projects we have initiated in order to eliminate or minimize all kinds of waste.

Thanks to our environmental policy that we designed beyond legal requirements and our energy usage policy that enables us to use the world’s resources more efficiently, we constantly improve our environmentally friendly practices. As strong believers in the power of transparency, we have been sharing our results through the Carbon Disclosure Platform (CDP) since 2012.

We care for and protect the environment, in every step of our business

We use recycled and recyclable packaging and labeling materials in all our samples for all our products. The Zero Waste System has been in place in all Group companies since 2019.

Throughout the entire supply chain including the dyeing and finishing processes, we support efficiency and conscious usage of water, zero usage of toxic chemicals within the scope of ZDHC, and usage of chemicals according to the legal requirements.

We have a holistic grading system where we evaluate our suppliers on a monthly basis under seven main criteria. These are; Operational Evaluation, Technical Evaluation, Social Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Financial Status, Corporate Governance Grading, and Competency Management Grading.

We evaluate the performance results of our suppliers. We hold regular training sessions with our suppliers to make sure they understand our technical requirements and production standards. Our teams are in the field working side by side with them throughout the production process.

We minimized in the last 10 years our greenhouse gas emissions by 45%, and in the last 22 years our total water consumption by 51%.

We completed the installation of solar panels on the roof of our knitting factory in Torbali, Izmir. We produced 1.410.000 kWh of the annual electricity requirement of the factory just from solar energy. This way, we saved the energy equivalent of 459 tons of CO2 emissions.

We carry out activities that improve our employees’ knowledge and change their perceptions in order to increase environmental awareness and develop environmentally friendly solutions together.

We have always considered our suppliers and sub-contractors as part of our team and shared all our knowledge of sustainability practices with them. For this reason, we carry out training programs for all stakeholders. In addition to these, we have planted an additional 10,000 trees in the Group forest in 2019.

Since 2020, we have been balancing our electrical energy consumption with a 100% renewable energy source certified by I-REC.

Explore Our Sustainability Journey

1. Products Loved by Nature

We adopt an environmentally friendly approach in all our processes, from design sketch to product.

2. Respect for the Environment

The textile and apparel industry is one of the most damaging sectors to the environment and this has led us to focus more on protecting the future of our planet.

3. Driving Change through Big Data

We multiplied the efficiency level of our sustainable design and production processes with our digital transformation practices.

4. Unique Culture and Great People

Creating an inclusive environment where our colleagues can be their best selves increases productivity, sustains our business continuity and helps us to attract and retain talent.