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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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.

In 2021, you could see our repair programme in full action when we decided not to participate in Black Friday but to offer free repairs in stead. During this ‘Green Friday’ weekend we invited our costumers to bring their Xandres items to one of our boutiques so they could love their clothes longer in stead of encoring people to buy more things they don’t need. The people in our atelier in Destelbergen repaired 300 pieces in two weeks time.

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.

In 2021, you could see our repair programme in full action when we decided not to participate in Black Friday but to offer free repairs in stead. During this ‘Green Friday’ weekend we invited our costumers to bring their Xandres items to one of our boutiques so they could love their clothes longer in stead of encoring people to buy more things they don’t need. The people in our atelier in Destelbergen repaired 300 pieces in two weeks time..

REPAIR & CARE INFO

XANDRES REPAIR PROGRAM


Trousers with a broken zipper, a blouse with a tear or a loose seam? Suck 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


Sustainability doesn’t stop when a piece of clothing ends up in your wardrobe, on the contrary! Anyone who finds sustainable fashion important takes care of their clothing. It’s the only way to extend the expiration date 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 easily 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? Suck 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


Sustainability doesn’t stop when a piece of clothing ends up in your wardrobe, on the contrary! Anyone who finds sustainable fashion important takes care of their clothing. It’s the only way to extend the expiration date 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 easily 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 invest in providing the right information on maintenance and repair on this website. We will also include more practical tips on our social media and in our newsletters. We are also investigating how we can improve our communication in the stores and on a product level, e.g. in the clothing tags and packaging.

What we'll do in the future

WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE MORE WITH OUR CUSTOMERS VIA DIFFERENT CHANNELS

We will continue to invest in providing the right information on maintenance and repair on this website. We will also include more practical tips on our social media and in our newsletters. We are also investigating how we can improve our communication in the stores and on a product level, e.g. in the clothing tags and packaging.

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