Environment, Climate & Animal Welfare

At PWT Group we want to take on our responsibility to minimize our negative impacts on environment, climate and animal welfare. We look at our own business practices as well as to how we can support suppliers to build up capacity and knowledge on how to reduce their negative impacts.

We have not yet developed a specific policy on environment and climate, however, the area is covered in our CSR Policy Commitment.

Better Cotton Initiative

PWT Group partners with The Better Cotton Initiative to improve cotton farming globally.

We have taken this step because we want to support a large-scale positive change within the cotton industry.

The Better Cotton Initiative makes global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in, and better for the sector’s future.

The Better Cotton Initiative trains farmers to use water efficiently, care for soil health and natural habitats, reduce use of the most harmful chemicals and respect workers’ rights and wellbeing.

PWT Group is committed to sourcing 50 % of our cotton as Better Cotton by 2025.

Better Cotton is sourced via a system of Mass Balance and is not physically traceable to end products. See bettercotton.org/massbalance for details.

Animal Welfare Policy

All relevant suppliers are required to sign and comply with our Animal Welfare Policy. It states, among other things, that we only accept leather from animals bred for the food industry, that mulesing is not accepted, and that we do not accept live-plucking.

Read Animal Welfare Policy

Sustainable materials

PWT Group has not yet developed a strategy on sustainable materials, however, we are working on this. We are constantly looking for innovative and more sustainable quality materials for our products.

One example is the concept of Sustainable Wash, which we have developed in collaboration with our jeans supplier. With the Sustainabale Wash, water use is reduced with 50 % and the use of pumice stones and chemicals have been eliminated.