Climate protection and resource efficiency

We can also make an important contribution to environmental and climate protection by taking ecological factors into account in product design and product development, and by providing suppliers with methods that have a sustainable impact. As part of our sustainable product strategy, finishing techniques in denim production are among the things we at the s.Oliver Group pay particular attention to. The dyeing and washing of denim in particular are water-, energy- and chemical-intensive process steps with great savings potential. In order to leverage this potential and offer more jeans with a low environmental impact in our collections, we use the ‘Environmental Impact Scoring’ measurement method developed by the Spanish technology company Jeanologia. By using innovative processes such as laser technology, ozone and e-flow technology, we can increase safety at the workplace and, depending on the product, reduce water and chemical consumption by as much as 80 percent.

Sustainable production processes

An important building block for responsible products is the improvement of production processes. We have clear criteria and thresholds in place governing the use of chemicals during production and in our products. In this regard, we focus on aspects such as reducing water, energy and chemical usage in the denim finishing process. By using innovative processes such as laser technology, ozone and "e-flow”, we can reduce water and chemical usage by up to 80% depending on the product and at the same time increase workplace safety

Climate protection in shipping

In our e-tailing business, we pay particular attention to environmentally and climate-friendly shipping. All our national and international shipments are sent to our customers in a climate-neutral manner. This means that we offset the climate-damaging emissions caused by their shipping by investing in certified climate-protection projects. In addition, all our shipping packaging contains more sustainable, FSC-certified material.

Packaging

How we use and handle packaging is an important aspect of our sustainability program.

The aim here it to reduce and eliminate packaging as well as develop concepts for circular packaging. At the same time, we look at the materials that our packaging is made of. All in all, this lets us save resources and generate less waste.

The use of FSC MIX and the recyclability of our packaging in all countries are already amongst our minimum requirements is this area.

Polybags containing recycled materials

Polybags – currently still essential

The fact that our clothing is still delivered in plastic packaging known as polybags is primarily due to reasons of quality and logistics. With our moisture-proof, recyclable polybags, we ensure that our customers receive a flawless product which can also be packaged quickly for delivery when an order is placed.

As we cannot currently operate without polybags, it was important for us to make them more sustainable. As a first step, we are packaging our items in polybags made of 50% recycled material. This is clearly shown on the print: “This bag is made with 50% recycled material.” This recycled material comes from a certified source and is verified as being reused plastic waste from end consumers or commercial waste (= post-consumer). We want to successively increase this percentage. Our aim is to establish a closed-loop system and reuse the polybag waste from our own premises and those of our retail partners as raw material.

Delivery boxes

All our delivery boxes – regardless of whether they are being sent to us in Rottendorf or to your door from the online shop – are 100% recyclable. In addition, the delivery of all national and international orders to our customers is climate neutral. That means that we offset the emissions resulting from the delivery by investing in certified climate protection projects.