CERTIFICATION SERVING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Our mindful team are involved in our environmental program, through a clear strategy of eco-design, supported by long-term objectives that guide our developments.
Together we analyze the lifecycle of our products to reduce their environmental impact at every level; we specifically work on their materials and certifications.
In order to communicate around eco-design, we created, in 2004, a label named Low Impact. It highlights the most eco friendly products of our collection based on two criteria:
• The use of low-impact materials: organic, recycled, bio-sourced, water-free dyeing process, traceability of animal-derived materials, humane farm animal treatment, mulesing-free wool, PFC free water-repellent treatments, etc.
• The use of certified materials (BlueSign® Approved Fabrics, Oeko-Tex®, RDS, GOTS…)
SPRING-SUMMER 2020 OVERVIEW
+ What is Bluesign®?
Sourcing BlueSign® Approved Fabrics guarantees strict traceability as well as the harmlessness of the chemical substances used in making our products. This means safe production, a safe environment and safe consumers. More than 60% of our materials are Bluesign® certified.
What is Oeko-Tex® Standard 100?
Materials certified to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 are guaranteed free from chemicals that are banned or harmful to health. More than 90% of our materials are certified to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100.
What’s a recycled product?
It’s a product made with recycled polyester (derived from plastic bottles) or nylon (fishing nets), which are incorporated into our products to avoid using fossil fuels like oil. (Exemple de produit en PES recyclé)
Since 2014, when we set our eco-design targets, we have been advancing up the responsible-materials route.
And as with any ascent, there are “cruxes” to figure out. Thanks to our developers’ endeavors and the dedication of our whole team, we are moving closer daily to the summit. Our ambitious yet modest target: attain LOW IMPACT certification of 100% of our products for the winter 2020-2021 season, to coincide with the Millet brand’s centennial.
OUR NEXT OBJECTIVES:
Millet is committed to reducing the social and environmental impact of its products by:
- Reinforcing the criteria of our "Low impact" eco-design standard, to integrate the climate impact by 2020.
- Developing 100% certified Low impact products by 2025
- Aiming for 100% certified materials (Oeko-Tex®/ Bluesign®/RDS) by 2025
- Aiming for 100% PFC Free materials by 2025
- Aiming for 100% eco-friendly materials: recycled, biosourced or organic by 2030
The target: 82% of winter 2020-21 products rated as Low Impact.