Thursday 22 April 2021

The Sustainable 50 collection from Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies has become Sustainable 360™, a new stand-alone brand from the interlinings manufacturer that reflects its commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

The Sustainable 360 product line is a complete collection of both interlinings and inner components such as shoulder pads, canvas chest pieces, and undercollar felt made with eco-responsible materials, including BCI cotton, GRS-certified recycled polyester, hemp and recycled plastics. It also includes innovative new performance interlinings and linings, such as those made with Lainiere Performance Silver for antimicrobial and anti-odor protection.

Since its launch, the collection has been used by major brands such as Adidas, Gucci, J.Crew, Macy’s, Madewell, PVH, Target, Uniqlo and Yves Saint Laurent. Banana Republic Men’s, Columbia, and Itochu are among Chargeurs*PCC customers that have committed to creating whole ranges using Sustainable 360 interlinings.

The collection first launched as Sustainable 50 a year ago, and Chargeurs*PCC has since rolled out a series of new products, including a line of circular-knit interlining products using an innovative process patented by partner mill Weemeet that requires no water. The Sustainable 360 range now includes more than 250 articles, and the company can also sustainably manufacture any base material in its catalogue, including nylon, polyester, and cotton.

Tim Reid, Head of Brand at State of Matter, owned by Chargeurs*PCC customer Itochu Prominent said: ‘Our brand is committed to producing clothing with as close to 100% sustainable materials as possible. The Sustainable 360 line allows us to source high-quality, sustainable inner components backed by a complete CSR programme. Chargeurs*PCC’s full-circle commitment is right in line with our mission to lead the industry into new best practices in sustainability.’

Chargeurs*PCC is holistically committed to sustainability and has signed the UN Global Compact as well as performing Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) on its facilities and those of its suppliers. In late 2020, Chargeurs Group received its first sustainability-linked Euro private placement loan. The €100 million bond will enable the Group to deploy its investment strategy and roll out the Leap Forward 2025 programme.


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