Accessorize began with one man and his vision: to bring vibrant, colourful, hand-crafted products to their customers. Although they’ve grown into a global brand, they’ve never lost their concern for the environment. And so, they work hard to reduce the environmental effects of all that they do. So, just how sustainable and friendly are Accessorize to our planet?

Sustainable Packing and Waste

Committed to the best practices in recycling and minimising waste, there are comprehensive recycling facilities at their Head Office in London. They’ve also dispensed with all unnecessary packaging from their products. Wherever possible, they use paper and recyclable plastic that’s been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Plus, through their Clothes For Life campaign, they’re inspiring customers to ‘upcycle’ rather than discard their pre-worn garments.

Saving Energy

Accessorize has implemented a Green Action Programme through the introduction of energy-efficient fittings throughout their store network. This programme has already achieved significant reductions in their total energy consumption! Plus, they’ve pledged to minimise their use of air freight.

Angora Wool

Following concerns raised about the treatment of angora rabbits in Chinese farms during 2013 – 2014, Accessorize conducted detailed audits of the farms used by their suppliers. These audits confirmed that live plucking was not used anywhere in their supply chain. Their supplier farms worked towards the five freedoms of animal welfare, freedom from hunger, thirst, pain, discomfort, and distress.

They took great care to ensure that the shearing process did not cause any stress or injury.

As they’re aware of customer’s discomfort with the use of angora in their ranges, Accessorize have decided to end the use of angora in all future production of their clothing and accessories.

Animal Welfare

Accessorize operate a strict policy of zero-tolerance towards abuse and maltreatment of animals in their supply chain. They don’t use real fur and have committed to end their use of Mohair. In fact, the only animal-derived materials they use are by-products of the food industry.
They’re also careful to ensure that any luxury yarns are sourced only from producers who uphold high standards in animal husbandry. Plus, no animal testing is permitted in the development or manufacture of their cosmetics or fragrances.

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