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Sustainability at Fabienne Chapot

We operate in a business with a huge imprint on our environment. We feel responsible and want to do better. We believe that even the smallest step counts, as long as there is progress.
We will keep you up-to-date on all the progress we make on this page. For more information or if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to send an e-mail to sustainability@fabiennechapot.com
Sustainability is high on our agenda. We focus on three areas:

1 – Transparency in our production chain and proper working conditions in our factories

We only aim for long-term relationships with factories we know, 20 different ones via 6 agents. We visit them frequently and work with a code of conduct (strict requirements to the supplier on the way to work) and a buying commitment (guarantee that Fabienne Chapot will not challenge the suppliers to an extend that they will be forced to alternative production methods) To be able to audit our production locations we have joined the BSCI. These independent audits facilitate us to, when needed, take steps to improve the working conditions at these locations and meet official standards. The next step is to also audit and monitor all other parties that are involved in making our products, like subcontractors, fabric mills, dyeing houses, print houses, trim suppliers etc. We have signed the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textiles in 2018. Together we look at subjects we care about, like working conditions, climate change and animal welfare. We created a policy on these subjects which can be also found in our Code of Conduct.

2 – Materials

The majority of our polyester items are made of ‘RPET’, made from recycled PET bottles. RPET fabrics, compared with regular polyester fabrics, have a 70% lower energy consumption, 86% lower water consumption and a 75% lower carbon footprint. For R-PET we collaborate with Waste2wear, proven experts in the field of recycling. We banned non-animal friendly products like real fur, angora, mohair, exotic skins and real down feathers. Our wool/wool blend pullovers are knitted from certified mulesing-free yarns. We also use organic cotton, that without the use of chemical fertilizers is less harmful for the soil We are currently looking at ways to make more sustainable choices when it comes to using 100% viscose. The items on our store that are less harmful for our environment are labelled with a green leaf.

3 – Social responsibility

We would like to make an impact in our direct environment. We partner with foundation 46dresses, to help women who face challenges in their lives to brighten up their day during tough times. We support the rental movement, by rethinking the way we consume fashion. We partner with Spinning Closet, a designer fashion rental service, to facilitate the woman that would love to wear our items but prefer not to own them.