Sustainability

Xandres is investing in a better future, where quality and reduced impact on people and the environment go hand in hand. We have developed a six-pillar plan to examine our entire production process with sustainability in mind, from yarns and fabrics to the garment in your wardrobe, now and for a long time after your purchase.

Sustainability

Xandres is investing in a better future, where quality and reduced impact on people and the environment go hand in hand. We have developed a six-pillar plan to examine our entire production process with sustainability in mind, from yarns and fabrics to the garment in your wardrobe, now and for a long time after your purchase.

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REPAIR & CARE

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REPAIR & CARE

GOAL

We prolong the life of our clothing by focusing on repair & care, and communication towards our customers.

GOAL

We prolong the life of our clothing by focusing on repair & care, and communication towards our customers.

What we do now

We strongly believe that we are in this together. We can take actions as a brand and company, but we also want to take you, our customers, on that journey. A third of the total environmental impact of textile consumption can be attributed to how consumers wash and dry their items — Lynsey Dubbeld, ‘Mode voor Morgen’. That’s why we want to share with you some maintenance tips that help you enjoy our clothes even longer.

By focusing on quality and opting for timeless designs, we encourage you to keep our clothes in your wardrobe for a long time. You can extend the life of your clothing items thanks to our repair programme.

For the past two years, consumers experienced our repair programme in action when we decided not to participate in Black Friday but to offer free repairs instead. During this “Green Friday” event, we invited our customers to bring Xandres items to one of our stores for repair. We aim to encourage everyone to cherish their clothes longer instead of constantly buying new items they may not need. During the last Green Friday event (2022), the Xandres team worked with family and friends to repair around 600 items.

What we do now

We strongly believe that we are in this together. We can take actions as a brand and company, but we also want to take you, our customers, on that journey. A third of the total environmental impact of textile consumption can be attributed to how consumers wash and dry their items — Lynsey Dubbeld, ‘Mode voor Morgen’. That’s why we want to share with you some maintenance tips that help you enjoy our clothes even longer.

By focusing on quality and opting for timeless designs, we encourage you to keep our clothes in your wardrobe for a long time. You can extend the life of your clothing items thanks to our repair programme.

For the past two years, consumers experienced our repair programme in action when we decided not to participate in Black Friday but to offer free repairs instead. During this “Green Friday” event, we invited our customers to bring Xandres items to one of our stores for repair. We aim to encourage everyone to cherish their clothes longer instead of constantly buying new items they may not need. During the last Green Friday event (2022), the Xandres team worked with family and friends to repair around 600 items.

REPAIR & CARE INFO

XANDRES REPAIR PROGRAM


Trousers with a broken zipper, a blouse with a tear or a loose seam? What a pity! Especially if you can no longer wear the item due to (minor) damage. Xandres wants to fix this. That’s why we developed a Repair Program.

→ DISCOVER THE REPAIR PROGRAM

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CLOTHING


The efforts toward a lower-impact fashion industry do not stop when a garment ends up in your wardrobe—on the contrary! Anyone who believes in sustainability will take care of their clothing. That is the only way to extend the life of your wardrobe. If you are wondering how to keep your clothes looking good for as long as possible, Xandres has 20 tips on how to wash, dry, iron, store and repair your outfits with care.

→ DISCOVER ALL THE TIPS

GIVE YOUR CLOTHES A SECOND LIFE


Go through your wardrobe regularly and take out those items of clothing you no longer wear. You can give them a second life by selling or donating them second hand. By extending the life of these items, you not only make a sustainable choice, but you make someone else happy too!

→ READ MORE

WOOL & CASHMERE


Wool is in a class of its own: versatile and very easy to maintain. Remember one golden rule: wash your woollen jumpers, trousers and jackets as little as possible. Wool has a unique property, it is self-cleaning. It naturally repels dirt and odours. Woollen clothing items remain in top condition if you regularly air them outside or in a humid environment.

→ MAINTAIN WOOLLEN CLOTHING


Cashmere is a type of wool, perhaps the most luxurious and soft there is. You can usually wear a cashmere item all year round: it is airy, breathable and at the same time wonderfully warm. With these maintenance tips, you can enjoy your cashmere items for years.

→ MAINTAIN CASHMERE CLOTHING

REPAIR & CARE INFO

XANDRES REPAIR PROGRAM


Trousers with a broken zipper, a blouse with a tear or a loose seam? What a pity! Especially if you can no longer wear the item due to (minor) damage. Xandres wants to fix this. That’s why we developed a Repair Program.

 

→ DISCOVER THE REPAIR PROGRAM

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR CLOTHING


The efforts toward a lower-impact fashion industry do not stop when a garment ends up in your wardrobe—on the contrary! Anyone who believes in sustainability will take care of their clothing. That is the only way to extend the life of your wardrobe. If you are wondering how to keep your clothes looking good for as long as possible, Xandres has 20 tips on how to wash, dry, iron, store and repair your outfits with care.

 

→ DISCOVER ALL THE TIPS

GIVE YOUR CLOTHES A SECOND LIFE


Go through your wardrobe regularly and take out those items of clothing you no longer wear. You can give them a second life by selling or donating them second hand. By extending the life of these items, you not only make a sustainable choice, but you make someone else happy too!

 

→ READ MORE

WOOL & CASHMERE


Wool is in a class of its own: versatile and very easy to maintain. Remember one golden rule: wash your woollen jumpers, trousers and jackets as little as possible. Wool has a unique property, it is self-cleaning. It naturally repels dirt and odours. Woollen clothing items remain in top condition if you regularly air them outside or in a humid environment.

 

→ MAINTAIN WOOLLEN CLOTHING

 

Cashmere is a type of wool, perhaps the most luxurious and soft there is. You can usually wear a cashmere item all year round: it is airy, breathable and at the same time wonderfully warm. With these maintenance tips, you can enjoy your cashmere items for years.

→ MAINTAIN CASHMERE CLOTHING

What we'll do in the future

WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE MORE WITH OUR CUSTOMERS VIA DIFFERENT CHANNELS

We will continue to expand and add to the pages on our website that explain how we aim to make progress in reducing our impact. Daarnaast zetten we ook in op meer communicatie rond duurzaamheid via social media en onze nieuwsbrieven. Ook in de winkels bekijken we hoe we onze klanten beter kunnen betrekken en informeren en hoe we in de toekomst beter kunnen communiceren op productniveau (bv. op de kledinglabels en de verpakking).

What we'll do in the future

WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE MORE WITH OUR CUSTOMERS VIA DIFFERENT CHANNELS

We will continue to expand and add to the pages on our website that explain how we aim to make progress in reducing our impact. Daarnaast zetten we ook in op meer communicatie rond duurzaamheid via social media en onze nieuwsbrieven. Ook in de winkels bekijken we hoe we onze klanten beter kunnen betrekken en informeren en hoe we in de toekomst beter kunnen communiceren op productniveau (bv. op de kledinglabels en de verpakking).

Want more numbers and details?

Read the full Xandres Sustainability Report

 

→ SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021

Want more numbers and details?

Read the full Xandres Sustainability Report

 

→ SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021