As an organisation, we face many challenges in the field of sustainability, and we are determined to continue this extremely important effort in a committed and humble manner. We constantly strive to identify the areas where we can make the biggest difference and then decide how to focus on them.
At Gina Tricot we want to make a difference. We keep our sights set on contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry. Our strength lies in setting ambitious goals, but above all, our passionate commitment that runs through the entire organisation is what takes us forward. We have set a number of important goals that we aim to achieve by 2028. In the immediate future, we will focus firmly on these areas: climate, circular economy, transparency, and the empowerment of women.
Through clear sustainability work, a close supplier dialogue, social investment, and a strong sense for future materials and processes, we can make a difference. We will never be able to rest on our laurels when it comes to sustainability work. We will always strive to be better, challenge ourselves, and develop every aspect of our value chain.
We are aware that the world will encounter major challenges in any effort to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) before 2030. We have developed a plan with clear goals for our organisation. Before 2028 we intend to contribute through:
- Products made from more sustainable and eco-friendly materials
- Products designed for a circular economy
- Products produced and transported in a more sustainable way
- Products to be sold in sustainable sales channels
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include 17 global goals, approved by all member states of the UN in 2015, for the work towards a better and more sustainable future. These goals address the global challenges associated with poverty, inequality, climate, environmental destruction, prosperity, peace, and justice. It is extremely important that we achieve all the goals before 2030.
During 2019, Gina Tricot conducted more in-depth analyses to determine the impact that our operations have on each SDG. This resulted in six particularly relevant areas, and we intend to focus on these areas in order to contribute in the most meaningful way possible:
Goal 5 – Gender Equality
Goal 6 – Clean Water and Hygiene
Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 12 – Responsible Production and Consumption
Goal 13 – Climate Actions
Goal 17 – Partnerships for Achieving All Goals
transparency is the key
One of the challenges facing the textile industry is to achieve a higher level of transparency from suppliers and production units. There is a great deal of interest in all aspects of sustainability, so of course we want to enable our customers to get complete information about the origin of our products.
During 2018, as part of our work on greater transparency, we began publishing information about our suppliers and product origins for all of our denim products. The plan for 2019 and beyond is to publish the same information for all our products.
We also strive to have a long-term relationship with all our suppliers, including frequent communication and on-site visits, to avoid subcontractors and zero-tolerance problems.
See the list of suppliers we work with:
Tier 1: Production units related to final products
This list includes all production units that are active for Gina Tricot, and which provide sewing, cutting, garment washing, placement printing, embroidery, garment finishing, and packing. So-called vertical suppliers – which provide both processes related to final products and Tier 2 processes such as dyeing and washing/finishing internally – are listed in Tier 1. This list is updated twice each year. The latest update is always available on this page. Last updated: August 2022
Tier 2: Production units related to raw materials and accessories
This list includes all production units that are active for Gina Tricot, and which manufacture fabrics and yarns; these units also provide dyeing, washing/finishing, all-over printing, and accessories. This list is updated twice each year. The latest update is always available on this page. Last updated: August 2022
please drop by
Being a sustainable company also means being transparent. We at Gina Tricot would like to tell you more about our world – how we work to be better and what challenges we face. In our stores you can ask questions of our knowledgeable staff, and we have created a separate sustainability page here where you can read more about our journey and our social responsibility. Go ahead and take a look around! Do you have additional questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our Sustainability Department.
Global Production and Sustainability Manager
CSR and Quality Manager
Gina Tricot Försäljnings AB
503 38 Borås, Sweden
Switchboard: +46 (0)33 799 19 00
Fax: +46 (0)33 799 19 89
Corp. ID No. 556994-5818