une certification au service de notre environnement
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.
To make our actions easier to understand, in 2005 we introduced an internal eco-design standard called LOW IMPACT, which highlights the eco-friendliest products in our collections, based on two criteria:
- The use of low-impact materials: organic, recycled, bio-sourced, a water-free dyeing process, traceability of animal-derived materials, PFC Free water-repellent finishes, etc.
- The use of certified materials (BlueSign® Approved Fabrics, Oeko-Tex®, RDS, GOTS…)
This standard helps us make progress every season, so that our products are as responsible as possible. Some 75% of our winter 2018-19 collection is LOW IMPACT.
+ 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.