- Submitted by: Patagonia
- Topic: Sustainable consumption and production
- Keywords: apparel, product line
- Location: USA, Worldwide
- Date of completion: 2015
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Deliverables & Resources
- This voluntary initiative came from Global Compact
Protecting Ecosystems and Brand Integrity: Scaling up Patagonia’s Commitment to the bluesign® Standard
Description/achievement of initiativePatagonia commits to using bluesign approved materials in its product line.
Implementation methodologiesThe bluesign® Standard sets “best practices” for the use of chemicals and resources – including water and energy – in the textile industry. Textile manufacturers who are bluesign® system partners agree to establish management systems to improve environmental performance in five key areas of the production process: resource productivity, consumer safety, water emissions, air emissions, and occupational health and safety. They regularly report their progress, are subject to on-site audits, and must meet improvement goals to maintain their status.
Patagonia became involved in promoting the bluesign® standard to their supply chain early on, and in 2007 became the first official bluesign® brand member. bluesign® approved fabrics currently comprise 15 percent of the total fabric used in Patagonia products the goal of this commitment is to increase that to 100%.
The funding of this commitment comes from Patagonia.
For more information, please redirect to the available website at, The Footprint Chronicle: Our Supply Chain, Patagonia
|To increase the percentage of bluesign approved fabrics and trims used in new apparel products to 100% by the Fall line.||2015|