Rolls of fabric

Our Supply Chain

We only work with suppliers that share our values – it’s about creating transparent, long-lasting relationships with people that we can trust. That goes for all third-parties we collaborate with – whether it’s our production partners, raw material suppliers, warehouse, or courier services. Plus, we measure the environmental impact too. Let’s take a look at what that looks like.

Yarn rolls in a shelf

Yarn rolls at our manufacturing partner

Our carbon footprint

This year, we calculated our company’s entire carbon footprint with the help of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol. The GHG Protocol was developed by the World Resource Institute. Businesses and governments worldwide use this framework to understand, quantify and manage their GHG emissions.

In order to calculate our company footprint, we had to analyse all our processes inside out. We started upstream, which is everything from our raw material production through to garment manufacturing and warehouse storage. Although some of our suppliers had readily available information on the carbon footprint of their factories, some did not, and where we were unable to secure this data, for example, the organic cotton farm carbon data, we used industry reports and academic research papers in order to fill in the knowledge gaps.

This process took just over five months to complete, and in order to give an accurate calculation we rely on a full calendar year to collect data.

Following this, we analyzed the carbon footprint of our third-party logistics provider in Denmark. Together with the Berlin-based company Vaayu, we calculated the carbon footprint of shipment to our customers. We also analyzed the consumer use of our products, but whereas transportation data was easy to receive, the average lifespan and number of wash cycles our garments go through was not. Therefore, in order to calculate the footprint of our clothing in the consumer phase, we needed to rely on industry reports and academic research papers again.

Finally, we calculated the carbon footprint of our headquarters in Copenhagen. To do this, we opened up our accounting books and calculated our energy consumption, and car usage — and then divided these into Scope 1 (direct), and Scope 2 (indirect) emissions.

This process took just over five months to complete, and in order to give an accurate calculation we rely on a full calendar year to collect data. Therefore, the most recent product data we have collected is from 2019. Next year, we’ll be able to report with 2020 product data and keep things as accurate as possible.

Let's have a look at the impact throughout our supply chain.

Our supply chain overview

Carbon neutrality

We switched our carbon offsetting partner earlier in 2020 from CHOOOSE to One Carbon World. One Carbon World is a global resource partner of the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative and an organisation that certifies businesses carbon neutral by helping them measure, reduce and offset their emissions. They are investing in Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) and Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) projects retired from the United Nations platform worldwide - like the Guanaré project in South America. Together with One Carbon World every emission we offset directly supports the UN and verified voluntary reforestation projects around the world. Together with One Carbon World we offset our entire CO2e footprint of production, shipping, use phase and end of life through reforestation projects.

Where do we make
our products?

World map containing our factories in Italy, Scotland, Turkey and Portugal

Percentage of known suppliers

Next Chapter

Regenerative organic cotton fields
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