Wolford steps up sustainability commitment

Wolford is joining forces with Bluesign Technologies in an effort to ensure sustainable textile production.

The Austrian label said it is the first hosiery manufacturer to partner with the company, whose bluesign system is the strictest environmental standard in the world for the production of textiles.

The aim of the bluesign system is to provide transparency for the whole textile supply chain with regard to consumer protection, workplace safety, waste water and emissions.

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Wolford COO Axel Dreher said: “This system partnership reflects the perceived overall responsibility of Wolford in practice and is the next logical step in terms of the company’s internal sustainability process. Furthermore, the introduction of the bluesign® system will further develop and enhance the confidence that our partners, customers and end consumers have in us.”

Wolford already uses numerous bluesign-certified materials, which are produced Bregenz, Austria in collaboration with longstanding partners using the latest technologies.

“Wolford is aware of its social responsibility and has already set benchmarks in terms of ecological standards by way of investment measures at its headquarters in Bregenz,” added Dreher. “We will continue along this path in the future.”

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