FULL REPORT COMING SOON
ATTENTION: A RESPONSIBILITY REPORT FOR 2021 IS IN PROGRESS.
Our detailed report will be published December 6th, 2021.
*We are working towards making changes to become a more responsible brand. The changes mentioned in the report will go into full effect January 1st, 2022.
For now here is a message from the CEO of B&G:
“We have considered ourselves an ‘ethical’ & ’sustainable’ brand since we have launched, April 1st, 2021. We made these claims based on several factors, which include the fact we are made-to-order, the suppliers we have decided to work with & our contributions to reforestation. Upon evolving & learning as a brand, we understand this is not enough of an effort to make such claims. Sustainability is so much more complex than our efforts thus far.
We are always working towards becoming a more responsible version of ourselves, therefore, going forward, we will no longer claim to be a sustainable brand because we recognize the contradiction between fashion and sustainability. We are a fashion brand & essentially we thrive off newness & consumption to some degree. What we can say, is that we are 100% focused on making responsible decisions throughout our business model to minimize our environmental & social impact. Working towards sustainability is a never ending journey. Going forward we will refer to ourselves as an ‘ethical’ & ‘responsible’ brand. We are working towards becoming as impact free as possible.
We understand that it is our duty to be transparent about our efforts & supply chain so we have always offered detailed information about our current supply chain if you submit an inquiry. We plan to communicate our shortcomings & progress/efforts efficiently going forward. We welcome you all to join the conversation.
WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY DOING:
Currently, our products are handmade to order. This ensures we will not sit on inventory that might not sell, therefore reducing our carbon footprint and eliminating the waste of excess inventory. We have chosen to work with a trustworthy network of responsible suppliers who utilize the highest quality and ethically sourced materials. Our preferred suppliers provide ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX© certified ink and STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX© certified material as well as certifications from SGS Printing, and FSC packaging made from 100% recycled materials.
When it comes to ethics, we can assure you that we are following strict guidelines to ensure our operations are as ethical as possible. This includes safe working conditions, occupational health standards, cruelty-free production, charging premiums for fair trade and ethical pay for labor. Our employees come from all ethnic backgrounds and races and we are proudly an equal opportunity employer.
WHAT WE PLAN TO DO:
As we evolve and learn more about the massive spectrum of sustainability, we have decided to limit or stop our use of certain materials and fibers. We will limit our use of polyester products. We will stop using acrylic and we will stop using spandex.
There will be a detailed report that will dive into why we have made these decisions. It will include information on the material we will be avoiding and any new material we will be incorporating.
Thank you for being here on this journey and supporting our grand mission”
-Michelle, CEO of B&G