By July 2024, 100 per cent of cotton, polyester, nylon, cellulose and
wool used in our own brand clothing*, towels and bedding
will be sourced in compliance with a sustainable standard, from
recycled materials, or be from fully traceable and verified sources.
In addition, 100 per cent of leather sourced for our own brand
clothing*, footwear and accessories will meet this same
We are committed to using natural resources responsibly. Population
growth, pollution and climate change are leading to increased pressure
on the planet’s resources. As a large retailer, we have a
responsibility to use natural resources responsibly and source
materials in a way that minimises environmental impact.
As part of our sustainable materials strategy, we have identified a
number of priority materials for our business, including cotton,
polyester, nylon, cellulose, wool and leather. Together, these ammount
to approximately 95 per cent of the materials used in our clothing,
towels and bedding.
We work with globally recognised and credible sustainability standards
including the Better Cotton Initiative, Global Organic Textile
Standard, Responsible Wool Standard and Forrest Stewardship Council.
As a member of the Textile Exchange, we are also supportive of
cross-sector collaboration to accelerate sustainable practices in the
textile supply chain.
In this section, some of our commitments focus on our ‘own
brand’ products. When we use the term ‘own brand’ we
mean the brands we own, which excludes the brands owned by other
companies, such as licensed and international brands.
*Excludes footwear, accessories and all functional trims (e.g. zips)
and decorative details (e.g. lace or ribbons).