To coincide with our latest delivery from Rick Owens, we spoke with the OWENSCORP team to discuss the sustainability initiatives and environmentally-friendly manufacturing and textile practices the brand is implementing. And so, we present to you, 5 quick-fire facts from behind the scenes of the OWENSCORP racks:
1. In order to reduce energy consumption, OWENSCORP is currently using solar energy to partially power their two factories in Italy.
2. OWENSCORP have FSC certification on all of their packaging products which means that paper is made from wood that comes from a certified responsibly managed forest.
4. All of OWENSCORP’s European fabric providers are ‘Reach’ certified.
The Reach agreement aims to protect both human health and the environment by restricting the use of toxic chemicals. Certifications from the mills who provide the materials for Rick Owens include the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) who use AZO free non-toxic synthetic dyestuffs and non-formaldehyde products only, and the ZDCH program which aims to eliminate toxic chemical use in the textile industry.
5. One of OWENSCORP’s most used textile suppliers started the ‘Save The Water’ program to promote water conservation in the textile industry, an initiative that is associated with the Green Peace ‘Detox Agreement’. The Detox Agreement is Green Peace’s campaign for reducing waste and energy consumption in the textile industry.