Sustainability at Wolford
Sustainable development is a matter of course for Wolford. As a company whose manufacturing operations are located directly next to a nature reserve, adherence to strict environmental protection regulations has been something we have embodied for decades. It is no coincidence that Wolford is the first hosiery producer in the world allowed to call itself a partner of the bluesign® system.
Our reputation depends on the quality and wearing comfort of our products. Alongside the ongoing control of production processes, this approach requires a critical selection of materials used. In this context, the fact that we manufacture the textiles ourselves and also exclusively in Europe speaks for itself. Each of our suppliers is being carefully selected on the basis of certificates ensuring full compliance with ecological and social standards. (e.g. Standard 100 of OEKO-TEX® , REACH regulation).
In addition to fulfilling the highest environmental standards within the context of its own production operations, Wolford’s current strategic focus is mainly on implementing a sustainability strategy pertaining to the materials it uses for manufacturing purposes. The goal is for 50% of all Wolford products to be recyclable by 2025, i.e. either biodegradable or technologically recyclable.
Wolford developed a new packaging concept over the past financial year. Starting with the 2020 summer fashion collection, the company will completely do without the previously customary plastic foils known as poly bags for its tights and stockings. Instead, it will make use of FSC®-certified cardboard to reduce environmental impact.