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Our products combine premium quality and sophisticated design with ethical standards and the implementation of environmental and health requirements. The top priority is to develop innovative and sustainable product solutions that capitalize on the brands’ full potential. In-depth knowledge, clear guidelines and the dialog with partners enable the Company to integrate sustainability aspects into the product development process from the beginning.

We rely on high-quality materials and processing techniques that guarantee a long product life. Wherever possible from a qualitative point of view, attention is paid to the selection of more sustainable materials. We base our sustainable materials strategies, among other things, on the results of our comprehensive studies on natural capital evaluation. In addition to the selection of high-quality, sustainable materials, the optimized use of materials, the recyclability of individual components and the avoidance of waste play an important role for us in conserving resources. For example, 3D virtualization is increasingly being used in product development in order to save prototypes. In addition, we have set ourselves goals for promoting closed material cycles as part of the "2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment". More information about the commitment and our goals can be found here.

Our understanding of quality also includes the objective of manufacturing all products free of hazardous chemicals for the safety and health of our employees and customers. For more detailed information, see Partners.

HUGO BOSS rejects animal testing as well as methods of animal breeding and husbandry that are not appropriate for the species. For materials of animal origin, such as leather, wool or down, the Company strictly adheres to recognised animal and species protection requirements such as the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. We have been cooperating with animal welfare protection organizations for many years and are in intensive dialog with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization, among others, in order to achieve improvements in animal welfare. For our efforts to substitute animal materials with alternative high-quality materials, we received the Vegan Fashion Award from PETA in 2017 for a vegan HUGO Menswear parka.

An overview of the product responsibility at HUGO BOSS can also be found in our product responsibility factsheet.

Leather

Since the Fall/Winter 2016 collections, we have refrained from the use of farmed furs such as raccoon, fox and rex rabbit as well as exotic leathers and only use cow, goat, sheep and buffalo leather as by-products of the food industry.

In 2017 we joined the Leather Working Group (LWG) with the aim of promoting the environmental compatibility of leather manufacturers. Our goal is to purchase 25% of our leather from LWG certified tanneries by 2019 (2017: 23%).

A guideline for the use of sustainable leather is to be published in 2020.

Wool

In the use of wool, we focus on continuously increasing the proportion of mulesing-free wool in our pure woolen knitwear products. We have set ourselves the goal of increasing this share to 90% by 2020 (2017: 88%).

We want to further expand our efforts for a more sustainable procurement of sheep's wool and record this in a binding guideline.

In addition to sheep's wool, we also consider the sustainability effects of other types of wool. For example, HUGO BOSS completely refrains from the use of angora wool, which is usually obtained through painful procedures for the animals.

Down

Since the Fall/Winter 2016 collections, we have only used down from production without live plucking and force-feeding.

In addition, we use high-quality padding in many styles as an alternative to down, with which we also pay attention to sustainability aspects (see recycled materials).

Cotton

In 2017, we published the HUGO BOSS Cotton Commitment for the use of sustainable cotton. It contains all the requirements for sustainable cotton cultivation and our cooperation with international initiatives in this regard.

Our goal is that by 2020 50% and by 2025 80% of our cotton used will meet the sustainability criteria of the guideline.

Recycled materials

Since the Fall/Winter 2016 collections, all paddings of our clothing products and accessories have been made of at least 60% recycled materials (e.g. recycled PET bottles). In addition, we also use recycled fibres in individual marked styles, while at the same time guaranteeing our high quality standards.

We are continuously working on more sustainable solutions for synthetic materials and will elaborate a binding guideline for their implementation.

Innovative materials

Innovation and sustainability go hand in hand at HUGO BOSS. With the introduction of the Product Innovation Lab in mid-2018, we want to create a cross-functional platform that enables interdisciplinary teams to work on ideas for extraordinary materials and processing techniques.

The focus is on cooperation with partners, creative people and start-up companies in order to bring innovations to the market in the shortest possible time and thus to meet the wishes of tomorrow's customers.

Highlights in the product area

HUGO BOSS launches innovative shoe made of pineapple leaf fibers

May 2018 – HUGO BOSS launches a new BOSS Menswear shoe produced with Piñatex®, a natural-based material made of pineapple leaf fibers by Ananas Anam. The project is part of the commitment to innovation across the Company’s offering as well as the continuous search for more sustainable ways to design, source and produce.

Harvested as a by-product of existing agriculture, the pineapple leaves require no extra resources to grow, furthermore providing farming communities with an additional income. The textile is colored using natural plant-based dyes. In combination with a recycled TPU sole, the shoe is 100% vegan and designed to make a minimal impact on our planet.

Available in four colors, the vegan shoes are presented in a fully recyclable and biodegradable paper box, made from 100% recovered fibers and are sold in selected BOSS retail stores worldwide as well as in the HUGO BOSS online store.

HUGO BOSS publishes targets regarding its Circular Design Strategy

December 2017 - HUGO BOSS has signed along 63 other fashion companies and corporations the Global Fashion Agenda's "2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment". The industry-wide commitment promotes the collection, reuse and recycling of garments and footwear. Further information about the Global Fashion Agenda and the targets HUGO BOSS has set itself can be found here.

PETA Germany honors HUGO BOSS with "Vegan Fashion Award 2017"

September 2017 - HUGO BOSS has been chosen as the recipient of PETA Germany's "Vegan Fashion Award 2017." The prize has been awarded annually since 2015 to recognize trendy, innovative and cruelty-free fashion. Selected was the "Merat" parka, which is part of the HUGO brand's fall/winter 2017 collection. No animal materials whatsoever were used in its production.

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