HUGO BOSS works continuously to conserve resources involved in the manufacture of its products, as well as to enable their recycling at the end of their lives.
We have integrated these demands into our circularity strategy, which follows three guiding principles. We aim to develop solutions for technical and biological textile cycles, in order to keep textiles in the cycle for as long as possible, we aim to expand the recycling potential of our own products, and we aim to implement circular business models such as repair and resale. The company has also set itself a clear target in this context: by 2030, 8 out of 10 of our products will be part of the circular economy. We already handle resources responsibly in the product packaging area and, for example, use recycled materials. By 2025, 100% of our plastic packaging is made of recycled or other more sustainably sourced material.
HUGO BOSS also strives to minimize production waste. To achieve this, we use intelligent cutting programs that calculate the most efficient distribution of product components across the fabric in order to waste as little as possible. Our largest in-house production site in Izmir has also set itself the goal of reducing the volume of waste by 3% within one year. Production waste can’t be prevented completely, however, so we try to make sensible use of it – for example, by offering giveaways such as key rings and wallets made from leather-trimming waste.