Spotlight On: Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies’ Launch of Sustainable 360™

By Constance Beswick

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The manufacturer has expanded its sustainable offering in response to rapid growth of sustainable business

Earlier this year, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, the world’s largest apparel interlinings manufacturer, unveiled a new brand identity – Sustainable 360™ – for its permanent line of interlinings that was launched over a year ago as the Sustainable 50 collection. This new name and identity reflect the collection’s evolution into a stand-alone brand and speaks to Chargeurs’ full-circle approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Chargeurs’ take pride in treating its staff, clients, and suppliers ethically.

The Sustainable 360 product line is the first complete collection of both interlinings and inner components such as shoulder pads, canvas chest pieces and undercollar felt made with eco-responsible materials, including Better Cotton Initiative cotton, Global Recycled Standard certified recycled polyester, hemp and recycled plastics.

Since its unveiling, the collection has been widely implemented by leading brands such as Adidas, J.Crew, Claudie Pierlot, Macy’s, Maje, Madewell, PVH, Target and Uniqlo. Banana Republic Men’s, Columbia and Itochu are among the Chargeurs*PCC customers that have committed to creating whole ranges using Sustainable 360 interlinings exclusively in their products.

Chargeurs*PCC has rolled out a series of innovations since the initial launch of its sustainable interlining collection, including a line of circular-knit interlining products using an innovative, process patented by partner mill Weemeet that requires no water. At launch, the Chargeurs*PCC sustainable collection offered 50 items, but the range has now expanded to include more than 250 items. In addition, the company can now sustainably manufacture any base material from its catalogue of thousands of products, including nylon, polyester and cotton.

The manufacturer is holistically committed to sustainability and is the only supplier in its market segment to have both signed the UN Global Compact (the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, driving businesses towards supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals) and performed Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audits (SMETAs) on its facilities as well as those of its suppliers. The audits cover all aspects of responsible business practice across Sedex’s four pillars of labour, health and safety, environment, and business ethics.

In late 2020, Chargeurs Group received its first sustainability-linked Euro private placement loan. The €100 million bond underlines the deep commitment of the Group to corporate social responsibility and will enable the Group to deploy its investment strategy and roll out the Leap Forward 2025 program.

Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies is one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Supporting Sponsors for CFS+2021. Find out more about our sponsors here.

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