The journey to sustainability is an ongoing one – and it’s a journey that FatFace are committed to. Their aim is to make conscious decisions that have a positive effect on our natural environment, people, and local communities.
Sustainably Sourced Materials
FatFace choose their materials with one key idea; to balance quality, comfort, and sustainability. Cotton is an important fabric in their products, which is why 96% of their cotton is sustainably sourced. By 2020, this will be 100%. They aim to achieve this by sourcing organically grown cotton, and through membership of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). The BCI is a non-profit organisation that helps farmers to reduce the effect of cotton production on the local environment, while also improving the livelihood of farmers globally.
Organic cotton is specifically grown without the use of harmful pesticides and fertilisers. You can find out more about organic cotton, and its benefits, here.
Many of FatFace’s products are also made using recycled materials – even plastic bottles! Plus, all their garment labels are made using recycled nylon.
FatFace are also members of the Leather Working Group (LWG), which hopes to improve the leather manufacturing industry with environmental policies. Find out more about the LWG here.
Protecting Our Environment
FatFace are working hard to protect our environment. They now use less energy, reducing their carbon footprint by 8% over the last couple of years. They continue to increase the amount that they recycle across all their products, offices, and stores.
All their carrier bags, catalogues, and bags that online orders arrive in are either made from recycled materials or are sustainably sourced.
To help reduce the harmful effect on our environment of the millions of garments that are sent to landfill every year, FatFace have textile recycling boxes in all their UK stores. They also donate many of their product samples to the FatFace Foundation Charity Shop, allowing them to deal with their samples responsibly. This also lets them raise funds for their charity partners and local communities.
FatFace know that we need to look after animals, too. They’re dedicated to protecting the welfare of animals that are farmed to produce the materials used in their products. They also guarantee that you won’t find any down or feathers, fur, or angora in their products. Plus, FatFace are working with their partners to improve the standards in wool production. You can find out more about how they want to help animals here.
FatFace are proud to work with suppliers who share their values, who want to meet their high-quality and ethical requirements, and who recognise that we share a responsibility to limit any negative social and environmental effects.