SOURCE SUPPLIES DIFFERENTLY
RECOMMENDING ALTERNATIVE AND ETHICAL MATERIALS
COMMITMENT N°4 - SOCIAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Creating responsible professional clothing requires the use of certified raw materials, French fabrics and ethical industrial procedures.
CEPOVETT has been a pioneer in fair trade cotton in the professional sector since 2007, and the company has also made a particularly strong commitment to fair trade in Africa. From fair trade or organic cotton, to biosourced and recycled materials, there are many possible alternative solutions for ethical fabrics.
Viscose, the new cotton
Cotton, the number one natural fibre used around the globe, is also highly water- and energy-consuming.
At a time where the textile industry is doing its utmost to reduce its environmental footprint, professionals are moving towards a new bio-sourced fibre, made from cellulose pulp extracted from trees, then reprocessed to become viscose. This synthetic fibre of natural origin is extensively supplied by India. The fashion industry acclaims it for its technical performance and its comfort, on a par with cotton. By working with factories that ensure the safe treatment of effluents and are not involved in deforestation, the textile industry is paving a more eco-friendly and responsible way forward for the sector. By way of example, TENCEL and ECOVERO guarantee their solvent consumption has been reduced by 80%, as such limiting the contamination of retreated wastewater.
"Our goal for the Greater Reims Urban Community is to maximize the durability of the protective clothing we buy for our various departments. Today, this Fluo Advanced range, with its reduced environmental footprint, helps raise our agents' awareness of the challenges of their jobs and public service missions, such as cleanliness and waste management."
"Together we have created on-trend smart products as part of a meaningful range which gives the wearer an undeniable advantage, in terms of ergonomics as well as ethics. Our aim at EPI Center is to keep on pushing back the limits of our products' environmental impact and technical performance."
"We're delighted with our collaboration with CEPOVETT Group professional clothing. We now have a specialised and high quality collection that represents Courchevel 185 perfectly. It's both ultra-technical and highly stylish, which is in line with our international clientele. With this new outfit, we want to convey a strong message to make our customers aware of the importance of environmental protection."
“By replacing conventional cotton with linen, Lafont has taken a further step toward local sourcing: the flax is grown in the north of France, woven and dyed in Laval and the final product is manufactured in the CEPOVETT Group workshop in Saint-Étienne. This exemplary manufacturing value chain is a testament to the French expertise that has long been a hallmark of the brand: producing ethical, responsible and well-designed occupational clothing.”
OUR CSR ACTIONS
COMMITMENTS & PROJECTS
- 3 May 2022
A CSR POLICY
THAT SERVES OUR COMPANY'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE
For many years, CEPOVETT Group has placed sustainable development at the heart of its business strategy, operational processes and systems, underlining a commitment to socially and economically responsible occupational clothing.
Use alternative tissues
4% of turnover from alternative fabrics/clothes
Deployment of materials
Use of linen in the CHR Lafont 2020 collection
100% of calls for tender including ethical solutions