Our long-term goal is to help the apparel industry become circular, where our products are designed and sourced with their end of use in mind.
We are proud of what we’ve achieved in 2017: making significant progress towards our target of sourcing 100% more sustainable cotton by 2020 and increasing the sustainability of our raw materials to 67% by 2020. In 2017, 67% of the cotton we sourced and 44% of the raw materials we used were more sustainable, and we remained the world’s leading buyer of certified organic cotton.
Our clothing is made from a wide variety of raw materials, including cotton, polyester, viscose, wool, linen and leather. In particular, C&A can drive change in how cotton, polyester and viscose are grown and manufactured, which we buy in large quantities. To ensure the materials we use to make our clothes are more sustainable, we strive to source them from farms and work with manufacturers that use fewer natural resources, respect nature and people, and protect the welfare of animals. From sourcing fibres and dyeing fabrics to cutting and sewing clothing, we're working hard to reduce the impacts of our materials and design more innovative products.
Using the most sustainable materials possible in our products is how we ensure our customers feel good and do good. We believe in making our clothing responsibly: creating products that are the best they can be without compromising the welfare of those in our supply chain. To do this, we: