We want to become a model company for the futureOur core principles are:
1. QUALITY VS. QUANTITY
2. BUY LESS, CHOOSE WELL, MAKE IT LAST
3. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Vivienne Westwood uses her collections and catwalk shows as a platform to campaign for positive activism. For many years she has been a mobilizing force in raising awareness about the negative effects of climate change and overconsumption, as well as the importance of art & culture.
FASHION: A FORCE FOR CHANGE
Vivienne Westwood – Fashion Designer & Activist
Co-operation with NGOs and industry organisations are fundamental to us.
We are a longtime champion of craftsmanship and heritage. We are proud to
work with local industries, artisans and small independent businesses.
We strive to be a responsible employer and continually work to ensure equal opportunities for all employees, attracting, retaining and promoting talent, while celebrating ethnic, age, sexual and gender diversity, sexual orientation and gender identity.
We create a culture based on our values where every employee engages with the world through culture, art and education.
We motivate our staff and volunteers to protect the environment through sustainable practice.
Within our supply chain we check that the individuals & businesses we deal with provide desirable jobs, foster people’s skills, strengthen worker’s voices and lend support for vulnerable groups.
Everybody in our supply chain should be treated with respect and dignity and should earn a fair wage.
We are working towards a Global Environmental Policy to monitor, control and review environmental impacts and drive continuous improvements.
We encourage our suppliers to be aware, concede to and implement their environmental responsibilities according to our Global Environmental Policy.
We are finalising a waste policy and our recycling scheme for all our premises.
We use 100% renewable energy sources in our premises where possible and are conducting a „Switch to Green Energy“ campaign together with the British Fashion Council.
Sourcing our materials and services from sustainable or renewable origins is one of our main goals.
By focusing on environmental friendly dying and tanning techniques, we are reducing the amount of chemicals used in our production.
We will implement a Transport Policy to minimise our carbon footprint.
The transit packaging used for our products will be reduced and made more environmental friendly. All of our retail packaging is made of eco-friendly, plastic-free materials.
We have reduced the size of all our collections and therefore lessen our environmental impact.
We use recycling, upcycling, low waste and no waste experimental pattern cutting as design principles.
We are aiming to work only with partners who share our ethical values and have signed our Code of Labour Practice and Animal Sourcing Principles.