Sustainability

Xandres is investing in a better future, where quality and sustainability go hand in hand. We are developing a six-pillar plan to make our entire production process as sustainable as possible, from yarn and fabrics to the garment in your wardrobe, and long after.

Sustainability

Xandres is investing in a better future, where quality and sustainability go hand in hand. We are developing a six-pillar plan to make our entire production process as sustainable as possible, from yarn and fabrics to the garment in your wardrobe, and long after.

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XANDRES LAB

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XANDRES LAB

GOAL

Experimenting with innovations in circular economy and collaborating with purpose-driven brands

GOAL

Experimenting with innovations in circular economy and collaborating with purpose-driven brands

What we do now

We think about the end-of-life strategy for your garments, taking the circular principles into account. Can we reuse the clothes? What can we do in terms of recycling? We look for the right partners to complete the cycle because sustainability requires teamwork.

We investigate how to close the cycle ourselves in our daily approach through innovative projects. In 2021, we started working with 18 international partners on a textile-to-textile recycling system. This Horizon2020 project is called SCIRT. The goal is to create circular items from worn garments by collaborating with research institutes, recycling companies and other European brands.

What we do now

We think about the end-of-life strategy for your garments, taking the circular principles into account. Can we reuse the clothes? What can we do in terms of recycling? We look for the right partners to complete the cycle because sustainability requires teamwork.

We investigate how to close the cycle ourselves in our daily approach through innovative projects. In 2021, we started working with 18 international partners on a textile-to-textile recycling system. This Horizon2020 project is called SCIRT. The goal is to create circular items from worn garments by collaborating with research institutes, recycling companies and other European brands.

What we'll do in the future

WE ARE SETTING UP A XANDRES LAB FOR INNOVATION

Lab is short for laboratory. The Xandres Lab for innovation is about the joy of experimenting and innovating. Our rich heritage has never stopped us from wanting to go forward—or rather, full circle. After all, our aim is to close the loop. This means shifting from a linear take-make-waste model to a system that avoids waste and reuses and recycles items at the end of their lives. Our ambition to repurpose our leftover fabrics fits squarely within this vision.

Lab is also short for collab. We select our manufacturers with great care to ensure responsible production. For Xandres Lab, we go even further. We team up with innovative, purpose-driven brands and designers. We support like-minded labels and provide them with a platform because we believe we can learn a lot from each other and make an even bigger difference together.

With Xandres Lab, we approach sustainability as a journey. We are not there yet, but we will keep pushing ourselves to do better.

What we'll do in the future

WE ARE SETTING UP A XANDRES LAB FOR INNOVATION

Lab is short for laboratory. The Xandres Lab for innovation is about the joy of experimenting and innovating. Our rich heritage has never stopped us from wanting to go forward—or rather, full circle. After all, our aim is to close the loop. This means shifting from a linear take-make-waste model to a system that avoids waste and reuses and recycles items at the end of their lives. Our ambition to repurpose our leftover fabrics fits squarely within this vision.

Lab is also short for collab. We select our manufacturers with great care to ensure responsible production. For Xandres Lab, we go even further. We team up with innovative, purpose-driven brands and designers. We support like-minded labels and provide them with a platform because we believe we can learn a lot from each other and make an even bigger difference together.

With Xandres Lab, we approach sustainability as a journey. We are not there yet, but we will keep pushing ourselves to do better.

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