We are proud to use Scotland's clean, soft water in our manufacturing, reducing the number of chemicals required in our processes. An on-site effluent plant means we can treat any textile waste before it enters the local infrastructure. All our dyes are on the approved list of the ZDHC. The ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Foundation oversees the implementation of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, a collaboration of fashion brands and affiliates to drive the global implementation of safer chemical management practices.
Leftover material from our collections rarely goes to waste, where every possible fibre is given new life. Batch ends of yarn and cut-offs are reused and re-dyed to produce sale-line scarves and other products, while waste fibre is normally used in fillings or as insulation. A minimal quantity of waste is sent to landfill from our sites, and we have targets in place to reduce this further. We manage our environmental commitments using the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.
Our ability to dye, card, spin, weave or knit and finish our products on-site reduces movement of our products. When we do need to move products, we minimise airfreight, preferring transportation by land and sea.