Our company proposal comes in the form of a sustainable business model that embodies respect for people and the environment.
The world needs to move quickly to make a significant difference in the fight against climate change.
To achieve our sustainability goals, we are publicly committed to two broad initiatives: eliminating virgin plastic from our supply chain and shifting our production from cotton to organic.
Large-scale change rarely happens quickly, but we want to make fast and promising progress towards our goals.
In 2020, we made a first environmental commitment: eliminate all virgin plastic from our supply chain by 2025, which includes our products, packaging, plastic bags, offices and stores.
The majority of virgin plastic is concentrated in three areas: fabric used in clothing, shoe components and accessories, and polyester bags that cover all products leaving our factories.
We will transfer 50% of clothing materials that contain virgin plastic to recycled materials made from plastic water bottles, fishing nets and other items destined for the waste stream.
The cotton crop uses more toxic pesticides per hectare than any other crop. These chemicals harm our planet – they deprive the land of nutrients, contaminate the water and endanger the people who cultivate it.
Organic farming uses organic fertilizers to enrich the soil. Pesticides have a nasty habit of poisoning groundwater, streams and rivers, which endangers the people and wildlife that depend on these sources. Replacing hazardous chemicals with natural alternatives and traditional farming techniques protects farmers from hazardous exposure levels.
At Ygrego, we work to build a transparent and environmentally responsible supply chain. We all leave an impact on the planet and we must all contribute to cleaning up our footprint.
Companies must help lead the way. We work to do our part by building an ethical supply chain that creates high-quality, low-impact, long-lasting products.
We carefully consider our materials and work with our manufacturing partners to reduce waste, chemicals and plastics that endanger our planet’s ecosystems.
Ygrego strives to use the most sustainable materials and invests in innovations and new fabrics to ensure we reduce our impact on the planet.
We prioritize natural fibers, but we also use recycled synthetics when these have a clear performance and/or durability advantage.
Private speech does not work with humans. We will not be able to impose impositions so that people stop riding in cars, stop using heaters and put aside their small luxuries. The environmental challenge is a matter of intelligence, of information – it is not enough to threaten the population, it is necessary to make them aware.
A more sustainable fashion industry depends on using what is available, eliminating the problem of clothing in landfills, and reshaping the way we value our clothing.
Accelerate sustainability plans, and look to the circular economy, a model in which all materials in a garment are reused and never end up as waste. Circular economy is a production philosophy opposed to linear economy, in which a product is produced, traded, consumed and discarded. In the circular economy, each stage of the work is valued, including the “reuse” of discards and leftovers, as well as the product already used. One of the ways to do this is through Up-cycling.
If we want to keep fashion as beautiful as it is, we need to reconsider how our resources are used.
The acceleration of climate change is something that none of us can really predict with absolute certainty. We know it’s increasing exponentially and we know that all the implications of the way we live are creating what you might call a perfect storm. Current fashion practices are part of that, however, if we think differently, we can be part of a solution that can rebalance the way we live.