Greener textile choices driving benefits for people and planet
Gucci has been exploring all the ways to reduce our environmental impacts starting from the very beginning of the supply chain. Through a careful selection of our cotton, silk and wool, we are focused on supporting production systems that do not deteriorate natural ecosystems and local biodiversity but, rather, promote soil health restoration and increase water and biodiversity conservation overall. We follow the key principles that underpin the Kering Standards for organic raw materials, which means that no pesticides, insecticides or hazardous chemicals are used in the farming and production of the fibres, as well as respecting the highest standards of working conditions and animal welfare.
As an example, cotton is an important raw material for us and we have been busy replacing conventional cotton with organic alternatives. We are committed to continue increasing the quantity of certified organic fibres across our collections, ensuring that we are sourcing from supply chains where environmentally and socially responsible criteria have been adhered to every step of the way.
|Organic fibres in numbers:
|74% organic and recycled cotton in 2022 (61% in 2021) with a target to use 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.
|46% of organic silk in 2022 (24% in 2021)
|60% organic, recyled or responsibly sourced wool and cashmere in 2022 (47% in 2021)