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About Lower Impact

Thanks to you making more sustainable shopping choices, the growing Princess Polly Lower Impact range now accounts for 30% of new arrivals. By 2025, 60% of our products will be sustainably made and 100% as soon as possible.

HIGHLIGHTS

30%

(and growing!) of our new arrivals are made from lower impact materials

30%

(and growing!) of our new arrivals are made from lower impact materials

AT LEAST 60%

Of our range will be Lower Impact by 2025

AT LEAST 60%

Of our range will be Lower Impact by 2025

DEMAND FASHION

We only manufacture based on customer demand

DEMAND FASHION

We only manufacture based on customer demand

OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

We’re making on-trend fashion more sustainable and accessible to everyone by transitioning our products to be made with lower environmental impact.

In fact, it’s our mission to fully transition to quality, lower impact materials for all of our products, while producing on-trend, high quality garments at accessible prices.

We’ve made good progress so far, currently 30% of our new arrivals are sustainably made using lower impact materials (defined as 30% of all new styles in the last month). We’re committed to making more progress, with at least 60% of our range sustainably made by 2025, and 100% as soon as possible. 

DEMANd FASHION

At Princess Polly, we have pioneered a new fashion manufacturing model that we call Demand Fashion.

Typically the fashion industry has ordered products 6-12 months in advance, without knowing what will sell and how much inventory to keep, leading to unwanted, wasted stock.

With our close factory relationships we are able to produce products with a short lead time of 3-6 weeks. This allows us to manufacture our products in small quantities based on customer demand, and avoid the environmental burden of overproduction. We aim to use our Demand Fashion model, combined with lower impact, more sustainable materials to produce a better overall environmental outcome.


LOWER IMPACT

Our Lower Impact range is created using materials that (you guessed it) have a lower environmental impact. On average, each item is created with 80% lower impact materials, but all items in this range must consist of at least 50%. Not just any item can wear the tick of approval!

Lower impact materials guide

What are these materials and why are they lower impact?

Materials Verification Benefits

ORGANIC
MATERIALS

Organic cotton
Organic linen
Organic hemp

All of our organic materials are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard and Organic Content Standard

Grown using less water and without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers

RECLAIMED
MATERIALS

Recycled cotton
Recycled metal
Recycled polyester
Recycled Nylon
Recycled PU
Recycled Plastic

All of our reclaimed materials are certified to the Global Recycled Standard and Recycling Content Standard

Reuse existing fabrics and plastics to prevent unnecessary waste to landfill and give used materials a second life

WATER-BASED
MATERIALS

Water-based PU

All water-based materials are tested for chemical compliance

Created using only water-based solvents that are kinder to our planet

FOREST
FRIENDLY
MATERIALS

LENZING™ ECOVERO™
LENZING MODAL™
LENZING TENCEL™
Livaeco by Birla Cellulose™

All forest friendly materials meet the verification requirements of LENZING™ and Birla Cellulose™

Made from wood using innovative technologies that preserve natural resources

Our sustainability roadmap

What we’ve achieved so far:

  • 30% of our new arrivals are made with lower impact materials
  • Launched our Lower Impact Material Guidelines
  • Calculated our reductions in carbon and water footprint for our Lower Impact range


By 2025:

  • At least 60% of our range will be made with lower environmental impact