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The British Brands Who Joined The UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

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Which British brands are fighting climate change?

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We’ve known for a long time that fashion shouldn’t cost the planet, and many UK brands are taking action to make this goal a reality. Read on to see which British brands have joined the UN Fashion Industry Charter For Climate Action.

2018 was a ground-breaking year for fashion, not least because The UN Fashion Industry Charter For Climate Action was born. The Charter, launched with the vision to achieve net-zero emissions in the industry by 2050, became the biggest platform to unite brands across the world in the battle against climate change.

Many British brands, including the likes of Stella McCartney, Burberry, and BOTTLETOP, have all committed to the Charter’s goals to make a greener future. See which British brands are making a difference below.

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The most recent British brand to join the UN Fashion Industry Charter, L SAHA produces timeless true luxury through a mix of pro-planet and pro-people principles. Championing ethical transparency and sustainable production methods, the brand has secured some impressive stats: 35% of all items are made in the UK and over 50% of all items are made with certified sustainable textiles. One of L SAHA’s highlights, the Up-Cycled Jewellery Collection, is also made from 100% remnant materials from previous collections.

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British icon Burberry is committed to being a force for good in the world. In 2017, the brand launched its current Responsibility agenda, comprising a series of ambitious targets to be achieved by 2022. So far, they’ve reduced market-based emissions by 92% since 2016 and are close to running completely on renewable electricity. Burberry also reuse, repair, repurpose, donate, or recycle all of their unsaleable products to avoid them ending up in landfills.

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Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney has long campaigned for environmental responsibility in the fashion world. As such, the brand strives to create beautiful products with the least impact on the environment. Stella McCartney’s most recent contributions to green fashion can be found in their approach to using innovative sustainable materials, including Coreva™ biodegradable stretched denim, bio-lenses, bio-acetate frames, Aquafil Econyl®, and ROICA™ elastane.

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House of Baukjen

Baukjen has always said they take the planet and people seriously. They’re currently the No. 1 Certified B Corp in the UK fashion industry and the second highest ranking in Europe. The brand currently offers re-commerce initiatives like rental, subscription, and care and repair, as well as a sale line that uses at least 85% responsibly sourced fabrics and fibres. Packaging is plastic free and completely biodegradable, and the brand itself runs carbon negative through carbon reductions and certified offsets.

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Wanting to make a positive difference for people and the environment, Mulberry has set themselves the goal of being a greener retailer. The brand now invests in the latest technologies to reduce energy consumption and is keen on sourcing materials from sustainable or renewable sources where possible. Known for their leather accessories, Mulberry has taken the initiative to manufacture approximately half of its leather goods from within the UK to reduce its carbon footprint, with apprenticeship programmes in place to ensure that skilled craftsmen and craftswomen can maintain a domestic industry.

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John Smedley

Knitwear brand John Smedley holds a Royal Warrant of Appointment from Her Majesty the Queen as well as a strong drive to be as sustainable as possible. Based in the world’s oldest manufacturing factory, Lea Mills, the brand has been working on their energy consumption and waste output since they joined the UN Fashion Industry Charter. With a target to reduce Green House Gas emissions by 2030, John Smedley are determined to make long-lasting change through the way they manufacture their products – using a circular business model, prioritising low-impact materials, and moving away from polluting chemicals.

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British luxury fashion brand BOTTLETOP has been committed to sustainable change since its launch in 2002. Founder Cameron Saul (son of Mulberry founder Roger Saul) emphasises that the lack of awareness around climate change and the environment can have drastic consequences on our future. BOTTLETOP therefore does all it can to be a sustainable example that can educate others. Its leather is currently produced in conditions that guarantee zero deforestation due to their collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation, with hides being sourced from sustainable farms. BOTTLETOP’s iconic chainmail is also made from upcylced ring pulls, and all packaging is plastic free. In 2017, the brand also opened the world’s first ever 3D printed store, made from upcycled ocean plastic. You can visit it today on London’s Regent Street.

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“We believe it starts with a choice. To continue with the status quo – or choose to find a better way, to make fashion more sustainable.” FARFETCH have continuously used their global platform to make positive changes in the fashion community. Last year, the brand announced its aims for 2030, which included the goal to operate a more circular business model, sell 100% conscious products, and be a leader in Conscious Inclusion. In 2020, the brand also grew their conscious product sales to make up over 5% GMV, experienced a 662% growth in donated items for FARFETCH Donate, and launched FARFETCH Second Life, a marketplace for the buying and selling of second-hand designer bags, in over 30 countries.

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