Why are we concerned with waste & chemicals?
The processes involved in creating fashion and beauty products often cause huge volumes of waste and involve the use of harmful chemicals, not to mention packaging and post-purchase refuse.
As much as 25% of all materials shipped in the global fashion supply chain go to waste. Even before clothes are shipped from factories around the world, there is a lot of material – such as yarn, string or faulty fabrics – that never makes it into the end product.
Eliminating harmful chemicals from fashion and beauty supply chains, and reducing or carefully managing the waste created during production, is a key part of the journey to responsibility.
We want to encourage our brand partners, and the industry at large, to adopt solutions that lessen the waste byproducts of the fashion and beauty industry, such as recycling scraps of fabric to create new materials.
Toward is committed to supporting our brands in their efforts to reuse, upcycle and recycle materials, products and packaging.
Toward Brand Partners Commit To:
Eradicate waste at source by reducing unnecessary packaging, with a declared deadline of 2025.
Minimize their refuse byproducts by partnering with applicable initiatives that accelerate the development of industrial recycling infrastructure
Operate schemes designed to extend the life of garments and beauty products to maximise their usability and reduce post-purchase wastage.