C&A promises to be even more durable to be: the Clothes in which we humans, animals and environment respect’

Clothing retailer C&A promises in the new sustainability goals even more use of sustainable materials by 2020. So is C&A global leader in the purchase of organic cotton.

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Retail chain C&A wants to by 2020 ensure that two-thirds of the kledingmateriaal from certified organic cotton. Now that is 65 percent and in 2016 this number was only 53 percent.

Moreover, ancient or endangered forest products from the supply chain is avoided, and launched C&A has recently launched her first lingerie line made from recycled nylon and certified to the Global Recycled Standard.

That made the retailer more than 1.3 million articles of clothing on the market brought the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certificate wear. That certificate is the strictest and most reliable yardstick for highly sustainable products. “We offer collections that are produced to high social standards, with 100% safe and non-toxic materials, 100% renewable energy and 100% recycled water,” says Jeffrey Hogue, Global Chief Sustainability Officer of C&A.

Poor image of the industry, jack

The production of raw materials for T-shirts, pants and other garments requires considerable energy and is bad for the environment. To that bad image boost, try stores like C&A do it better. “Sustainability is an important part of how we make our clothing designs and purchases by ensuring that they are sourced and made in a way that people, animals and the environment respects,” says Hogue.

In 2017 reduced C&A’s CO2 emissions by 15 percent and the water footprint by 14 percent. The goal is to get it to do even better and so the impact on the climate even smaller.

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