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Since 2016 we have
collected used garments
to give them a second life.

Recycling clothes that you no longer
wear is simple.
Just leave them in the containers
in the OVS stores.

DID YOU KNOW
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FROM
2016
2019
over
Amount of clothing
collected
1200 1000 TON
EQUIVALENT
TO
1000 650 TON
24.000
Olympic swimming
pools
of water saved
180.000
Trees
(CO2 reduction)
100 TON
of chemical fertilisers
and pesticides saved
6 MLN
t-shirt
RECYCLING IS WORTH IT
1.
Bring your clothes
to the
store and leave
them in the
container.

We accept all garments
in whatever state
of wear, except lingerie,
shoes and non-textile
products.
2.
For every bag
of clothing, receive
a €5 voucher
to use on a purchase
of at least €40.
3.
Use your voucher
next time you shop.
What happens
to your clothes?

The clothing that you
bring us is given to our project
partner, I:CO, world-leading
textile recycling firm.

I:CO analyses the clothes
to give them a new life.

100 40 %
6%
ENERGY
34%
NEW FIBRES
60%
SECOND-HAND
CLOTHES
Re-use
Clothes in good condition
are sold as
second hand clothing,
after appropriate treatment.
Recycle
Items that cannot be re-used
are broken down into
textile fibresor used
as new raw materials.
Energy production
The rest of the garments
are used
to produce energy.
OUR COMMITMENT
TO THE PLANET

Everything we do has an impact
on the environment and people. Even producing
- and wearing - clothes. We are trying to do
our part in reducing the impact of fashion
on the planet’s ecosystems by making our garments more sustainable.

Why are we committed to designing
and creating better collections?
Because we want you
to make better choices too.

Only by adding our commitment to yours can we,
n fact, create a better future
for the planet and for future generations.

For this reason we carefully select the materials
and work with our suppliers to reduce
waste and the use of chemicals and plastics in our production processes.

By choosing our sustainable products,
you contribute practically to change:
you help us save water, reduce
carbon dioxide emissions, improve
soil health and the living conditions of workers.
.

OUR
AIMS
BY 2025
collezione SS21
90 45 %
OF OUR PRODUCTS
WILL HAVE A REDUCED
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
.
Certified
ORGANIC
cotton
collezione SS21
BY THE END
OF 2021
is
for
100%
OF OUR cotton
will have
organic or Better Cotton Initiative certification.
waterless
denim
collezione SS21
BY THE END
OF 2025
is
for
100%
OF OUR denim to be waterless, that is, made WITH LOW WATER CONSUMPTION PROCESSES.
YOUR
CONTRIBUTION
pajamas
FW21 COLLECTION
400 200 MLN
LITRES OF WATER
SAVED
180 90 TON
OF CO2 AVOIDED

By choosing the pyjamas from the FW21 collection in sustainable materials - such as organic cotton and FSC certified viscose - you have helped us to save more than 400 million litres of water and more than 180 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

WOMEN'S UNDERWEAR
FW21 COLLECTION
76 45 %
ORGANIC
COTTON

Underwear is the first layer of clothing, the one in most direct contact with your skin, that you wear every day of the year.

Remember that what is best for you is also best for the planet!

76% of the cotton in the FW21 Women’s Underwear Collection is organic.

MEN'S UNDERWEAR
FW21 COLLECTION
MORE THAN
95 45 %
ORGANIC
COTTON

By choosing our organic cotton, you help save water, keep the soil fertile and ensure the best living and working conditions for farmers.

95% of the cotton in the FW21 Men’s Underwear Collection is organic.

kids'
underwear
FW21 COLLECTION
90 37 %
ORGANIC
COTTON

Growing cotton using natural methods, without pesticides or chemical fertilisers that are harmful to the soil and our health, is a responsible choice not only for the planet but also for our future generations.

This is why 90% of the cotton in the FW21 Kids’ Underwear Collection is already organic cotton.

We design our collections around the use of more sustainable materials that have a lower impact on the planet than more conventional materials.

In 2020, 65% of our collection was made using materials with a reduced impact. By 2025 we will be over 90%.

2020
65 65 %
2025
90 90 %
ORGANIC COTTON
AND BETTER COTTON
INITIATIVE
The more sustainable cotton is also
ithe softest there is!
Gentle on your skin. Gentle on the planet.
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85% of the cotton we chose
or the 2020 collection was certified

organic or grown following the guidelines
of the Better Cotton Initiative.

By the end of 2021 we will be up to 100%.
By choosing our more sustainable
cotton, you have helped us save
25 million litres of water
and 11000 tonnes of CO₂ per year
.

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In 2016, we were the first in Italy to support the Better Cotton Initiative, that promotes agricultural practices that improve the impact on the environment and the people in the cotton industry.

By purchasing cotton grown using the BCI methods, you not only support a more virtuous production for the planet, but also sustain the farming communities involved in it.

The Better Cotton Initiative has so far reached 2.3 million farmers worldwide by improving the quality of their lives and their lands.

Conventional cotton farming requires large amounts of water and chemicals. Organic cotton is the most sustainable alternative, because it is grown using natural methods, without l’uso di pesticides, chemical fertilisers or enetically-modified seeds,

saving water (up to 91% compared to conventional cotton) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In the 2020 collections we used 11,000 tonnes of organic cotton.

100 50 %
BY 2030
SUSTAINABLE
VISCOSE
The fight against deforestation also
passes through the viscose in your clothes.
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With our viscose made from FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) cellulose you help the planet because it is produced with pulp from sustainably-managed forests, protecting biodiversity, fighting deforestation and respecting indigenous peoples.

Currently 30% of our collections in viscose and lyocell are already more
sustainable and we intend to increase the use of these fibres in the future.

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Forests have a crucial role. In addition to preserving biodiversity, they play a valuable role in absorbing the carbon dioxide from the air, defending against landslides and soil erosion, and provide many people with livelihoods, especially in poorer countries.

For this reason we are working hard to ensure that gradually all cellulose-based materials used in our production processes come from FSC or PEFC Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified sources.

We will reach 100% by 2030.

eco
denim
Can jeans become an icon of sustainability?
The answer is Yes.
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Water is a precious resource: help us to save it by choosing our eco denim.

By 2025, 100% of our denim will be waterless, in other words produced using advanced techniques that allow us save up to 95% of water. Currently we produce more than 30% of our assortment with these more sustainable methods.

Innovating the processes has led us to eliminate the use of potassium permanganate - a dangerous substance for the environment and people - in the treatment of our jeans.

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Our supplier in Bangladesh is the largest denim production plant in the world to have been awarded the LEED® Platinum certification, the highest award available in this protocol for eco-friendly construction, which attests to the excellence of the results in terms of water and energy efficiency, use of sustainable materials and indoor environmental quality.
Treat your clothes well
to treat the planet well

By giving you complete information on how to take care of your clothes, to make them last longer,
we help you make more responsible choices.

By washing and treating clothes the right way, you can continue to wear them
over time, enhancing the quality and reducing the amount of waste
going to landfill.

Find our garment care tips on the product pages.

since
2019 1990
We have published a full list
of direct suppliers
by the end of
2021 1990
We will publish a full list
of second and third-tier suppliers

We select our suppliers based on the strict environmental and social parameters defined in our Code of Conduct, which contains binding environmental and social performance guidelines.

This is more than a list of instructions. It represents our shared responsibility to contribute to a positive cycle, while helping to improve the working conditions and well-being of local communities.

OVS has appointed over 40 employees
to audit suppliers to ensure they comply with the principles of our Code of Conduct, and to assess the environmental and social performance
of the supply chain as a whole. We are gradually replacing our internal audit process with a supplier evaluation system using the HIGG platform, which provides detailed information that is verified and shared by participants along the supply chain.

The HIGG Index is a suite of assessment tools
that measure and compare sustainability performance across the industry. It is promoted by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

From 2020, we will only accept new suppliers
if they share their data on the platform.

80%
In 2020, 80% of OVS's production volume
came from suppliers engaged in improvement programmes through the HIGG platform.
This percentage will reach 100% by 2022.

Keeping people safe is our utmost priority.
Be them employees, customers, shop visitors, or workers involved in making our collections.
We have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, an international agreement promoted by the OECD
, following the Rana Plaza accident in Bangladesh, where we make more than 40% of our garments. The agreement was signed by contracting companies, trade unions and local garment makers' associations to guarantee
the safety of working conditions in the local textile sector.

OVS has appointed over 40 employees to audit suppliers to ensure they comply with the principles of our Code of Conduct, and to assess the environmental and social performance of the supply chain as a whole. We are gradually replacing our internal audit process with a supplier evaluation system using the HIGG platform, which provides detailed information that is verified and shared by participants along the supply chain.
Learn more about the HIGG Index and Accord on Fire and Building Safety

The HIGG Index is a suite of assessment tools that measure and compare sustainability performance across the industry. It is promoted by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.

From 2020, we will only accept new suppliers if they share their data on the platform.

80%
In 2020, 80% of OVS's production volume came from suppliers engaged in improvement programmes through the HIGG platform. This percentage will reach 100% by 2022.

Keeping people safe is our utmost priority.
Be them employees, customers, shop visitors, or workers involved in making our collections.
We have signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety, an international agreement promoted by the OECD
, following the Rana Plaza accident in Bangladesh, where we make more than 40% of our garments. The agreement was signed by contracting companies, trade unions and local garment makers' associations to guarantee
the safety of working conditions in the local textile sector.

The materials and resources we use (and re-use),
our relationships with suppliers, and the people
involved in our supply chain all have a part to play
in the environmental and social “journey” of our products.

We want you to be a part of this journey
so that you can make
informed decisions
when buying
new clothes.

The ECO VALORE index, developed in collaboration with the University of Padua, provides a summary of the environmental impact of our garments.


You will find it in all product descriptions on OVS.it.


The Eco Valore index is based on three factors.

1. WATER CONSUMPTION
The amount of water used to
produce the item.
2. CO2 EMISSIONS
The CO2 emissions generated
during production.
3. CIRCULARITY
The item's recyclability.

OVS’s ECO VALORE project was featured among the 10 most innovative best practices in the Global Fashion Agenda’s 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment Report (whose mission is to mobilise and encourage fashion companies to take urgent action on sustainability).

This important result comes at the end of the three-year Global Commitment process, signed in 2017 by 87 companies operating in the sector, including OVS, the only Italian brand to attend the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

The ECO VALORE index, developed in collaboration with the University of Padua, provides a summary of the environmental impact of our garments.


You will find it in all product descriptions on OVS.it.


The Eco Valore index is based on three factors.

1. WATER CONSUMPTION
The amount of water used to produce the item.
2. CO2 EMISSIONS
The CO2 emissions generated during production.
3. CIRCULARITY
The item's recyclability.

OVS’s ECO VALORE project was featured among the 10 most innovative best practices in the Global Fashion Agenda’s 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment Report (whose mission is to mobilise and encourage fashion companies to take urgent action on sustainability).

This important result comes at the end of the three-year Global Commitment process, signed in 2017 by 87 companies operating in the sector, including OVS, the only Italian brand to attend the Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

We love everyone who relies on our brands
– whatever their age, size, background or walk of life –
and we are proud to be their go-to shopping destination.

We promote an inclusive working environment
that is capable of celebrating diversity and turning people
into ambassadors of the OVS sustainability philosophy.

We are proud to have received
the 2020 Diversity Media Award
for our “Love People not Labels” campaign.

Our shops are special spaces that allow us to promote our values and put our sustainability choices into practice.

Our new shop interiors are designed to improve sustainability and promote a responsible shopping experience.

100 40 %
Wood
100% FSC-certified
from sustainably managed forests.
100 40 %
Glass
100% recyclable.
95 40 %
Aluminium
95% recycled from post-consumer waste and infinitely recyclable.