New in Paul Smith and their sustainability achievements
October 21, 2021
Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. He is renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity.
Reaffirming the values that Paul set down in 1970, ‘classic with a twist’ remains the guiding principle of the company.
Paul’s saying, that 'you can find inspiration in everything’, means that references are eclectic, coming from high art and everyday life. Each Paul Smith design is underpinned by a dry British sense of humour: quirky but not frivolous, eccentric but not silly.
Happily positioned between high fashion and formalwear, while taking reference from both, Paul Smith has always been proud to stand apart.
The company recognises the design industry has a crucial responsibility to improve its practices to better protect the environment and care for the people who support our business.
Paul Smith's sustainability achievements
33% of our collection is part of Sun Logo
45% of our cotton is organically grown
50% of our leather suppliers are Leather Working Group certified
100% of our down is not taken from live-plucked or force-fed birds
Zero waste to landfill from our Nottingham office and warehouse
Added fabric recycling bins in our design studios
Used leftover cloth to make shopping bags, gift bags and face masks
Launch eco-friendly retail packaging
Place a ban on sending stock to landfill
Develop a policy for faulty products
Launch eco-friendly wholesale and warehouse packaging
Become a Global Organic Textile Standard certified trader
Make PS Paul Smith a 100% Sun Logo collection.
Source all cotton from more sustainable sources (including recycled)
Use only recycled, not virgin, synthetic fibres
Source all leather from LWG, I.CE.C or IS0 14001 certified suppliers
Source all wool, mohair and alpaca wool, and down in a responsible way supporting Textile Exchange standards
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