More Sustainable Materials

Increased use of more sustainable materials
Whether sustainable cotton, recycling materials, or pineapple leaf fibers: HUGO BOSS strives to produce established raw materials more sustainably – or strike new ground to develop innovative materials.

HUGO BOSS has always used high-quality materials and processing techniques – as a prerequisite for ensuring long-lasting products. Wherever quality aspects permit it, we make sure to choose more sustainable materials. The ultimate goal is to achieve innovative, sustainable product solutions that unleash the full potential of HUGO BOSS. Advocating for appropriate animal husbandry and breeding practices is a natural part of this strategy.

To make well-founded decisions as part of our sustainable materials strategies, we have conducted an extensive natural capital evaluation of all our materials.

We work constantly on implementing these material strategies, in cooperation with international initiatives such as the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and the Leather Working Group (LWG) and in close partnership with our suppliers.

In line with its RESPONSIBLE Product Policy, HUGO BOSS has formulated roadmaps with time targets for our most frequently used materials. Among other things, they describe the environmental and social impacts of materials along the supply chain and define criteria for more sustainable procurement and product development. In order to be able to make well-founded decisions on ecological aspects of our sustainable material strategies, we have, for example, carried out a comprehensive natural capital assessment of our materials. The Product Policy sets out the precise criteria for all materials that must be met in order to be considered responsible. We mark products that contain at least 60 % or more sustainably sourced raw materials nd meet particularly high sustainability criteria in other areas such as processing, packaging and transport with a RESPONSIBLE hangtag. Since HUGO BOSS is constantly striving to improve in this area, this roadmap is continuously being developed to make current progress visible to the customer step by step.

RESPONSIBLE Product Policy

Conserving our forests
Our forests are of great importance to people, the environment and animals. They preserve the global water and material cycles, the climate and the preservation of biological diversity. At the same time, they are also an important source of raw materials. Paper plays an important role in our packaging materials. In addition, wood is also a basic material for selected textiles: fibers such as viscose, modal and lyocell are derived from wood. In collaboration with the environmental organization Canopy, we have therefore committed not to source from the world’s ancient and endangered forests and set out to source these materials as sustainably as possible. When sourcing these materials, for example, we rely on optimized recycled content, certified sources and sustainable alternative solutions. We have set out our targets and measures in our Commitment to Protect Forests Through Our Paper, Packaging and Fabrics Choices.


Cotton accounts for around half of all the materials HUGO BOSS uses, making it very important to the company. We place the highest requirements on this raw material to ensure high-quality, long-lasting products.


Due to its special properties, leather is used in many products at HUGO BOSS. To live up to our responsibility to people, animals, and the environment, HUGO BOSS only uses selected types of leather and advocates for more environmentally-friendly methods of leather processing.

Synthetic materials

Synthetic materials and blended fabrics are used in nearly all product ranges, particularly in the performance area. That’s why HUGO BOSS strives to make the corresponding processes as environmentally-friendly as possible and to use recycled materials wherever quality aspects permit it.

Innovative materials

At HUGO BOSS, innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. We also work with creative partners. In one example, we created a collection of vegan sneakers made from an innovative material based on pineapple leaf fibers.

Current Topics

HUGO BOSS cooperates with Canopy to protect endangered forests

Repurpose – fabrics rediscovered

Climate neutrality is one of the core elements of the new HUGO BOSS strategy