Sustainable fashion collection for a luxury brand

From the very beginning, Wolford met the highest standards of environmentally compatible processes and efficient use of resources. In a 5-year project, Wolford worked closely with EPEA Switzerland to develop innovations, ecology and luxury products that until then seemed unattainable. These products are now Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD, EPEA GmbH acted as Material Health Assessor. Sustainability is part of Wolford's overall responsibility, which they have actively addressed for over 60 years. As a member of the "Smart Textile Industry" network, Wolford has concentrated all its ingenuity on rethinking and redesigning the collections of its core business with the Cradle to Cradle® design principle to generate new nutrients for products in biological or technical cycles.

 

Today (02/2020) Wolford is the only company that has products for both cycles (biological and technical at GOLD Level Cradle to Cradle Certified™) and has also closed both cycles technologically. (industrial composting and depolymerization)

"We are very proud that we are now able to offer C2C-Products on the market. As a company, we set ourselves the goal of offering 50% of all our products with a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ certification by 2025," says Andreas Röhrich, Head of Product Development at Wolford AG.

(2018 - today)

EPEA Services

  • Scientific support on phasing out problematic substances and guidance on implementing suitable alternatives
  • Connecting partners and activating suppliers along the supply chain
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Certification at Gold level by EPEA Switzerland as General Assessor

Benefits

  • All ingredients are optimized for the biosphere or technosphere
  • The collection is made for skin contact
  • All materials are positively defined: safe and healthy during the production, use and recycling
  • Incentive for the return to Wolford: 10% discount

 

 

External links

Wolfordshop C2C EPEA Switzerland