Lindex donates 280 000 euro to STEPS and WaterAid through the One Bag Habit initiative

Lindex donates 280 000 euro to STEPS and WaterAid through the One Bag Habit initiative

The consumption of bags in Lindex Swedish stores has decreased significant since the launch of One Bag Habit on June 1, 2017. Only about 30 per cent of Lindex customers have chosen to buy a bag which means that Lindex now to donates 280 000 euro to STEPS and WaterAid.

Göteborg, Sweden, 2018-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — One Bag Habit is a joint initiative launched by Lindex, KappAhl and H&M with the aim to reduce the consumption of bags and raise awareness of bags negative environmental impact. Just like all companies that has joined One Bag Habit, Lindex charge for bags in its Swedish stores and during the first seven months only about 30 per cent of Lindex customers bought a bag.

We are very pleased with the impact that our joint initiative have had and how it contributes to a better bag consumption. The fact that two-thirds of Lindex Swedish customers have found other, more sustainable ways, to carry home their products feels great, says Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Like all companies that has joined One Bag Habit, Lindex donates the surplus from sold bags to causes that drive sustainable development, within environment or social issues. The sum from the seven first months is 280 000 euro and this money will be donated to the Swedish research program STEPS and the international organization WaterAid.

Since the launch of the initiative, several Swedish companies have joined and in the beginning of 2018, Lindex in Norway, Finland, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and the Baltics will also start charging for the bags.

Learn more about One Bag Habit at lindex.com

SOURCE: Lindex

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Anna-Karin Dahlberg appointed Lindex new Corporate Sustainability Manager

Anna-Karin Dahlberg appointed Lindex new Corporate Sustainability Manager

 

Sweden, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Anna-Karin Dahlberg has been assigned the role as Lindex new Corporate Sustainability Manager and will lead the sustainability work in all areas of the business.

It feels fantastic and I’m proud of how Lindex has managed to integrate sustainability in the entire business. We have come a long way and I look forward to further developing our sustainability work, says Anna-Karin Dahlberg.

After more than fifteen years at Lindex, in Sweden and abroad, Anna-Karin has long and substantial experience with Lindex and the company’s sustainability work. For the last three years, she has been responsible for the sustainability work in Lindex supply chain. Anna-Karin succeeds Lindex former sustainability manager Sara Winroth, who is now moving on to other challenges.

Lindex is committed to work with sustainability in all areas of the business, including a lifecycle perspective from design to when a garment is no longer used. Today, more than half of Lindex garments are made of more sustainable materials and the goal is to reach 80 % by 2020.

“We have come a long way with our sustainability work at Lindex, but we also have many challenges ahead of us. Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility and we must take ours, together with our partners, suppliers and customers. That way we can have a positive and sustainable development in society”, says Anna-Karin.

Source: Lindex

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Lindex launches ‘WE Women by Lindex’ project to create more equal and inclusive workplaces

Lindex launches ‘WE Women by Lindex’ project to create more equal and inclusive workplaces

 

Sweden, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — This summer Lindex launches ‘WE Women by Lindex’ to take action for gender equality in the supply chain and create more equal and inclusive workplaces. The project is part of Lindex ambition to improve the lives of women in the fashion company’s global supply chain.

With ‘WE Women by Lindex’, Lindex will work to integrate gender equality into supplier management systems. Suppliers will receive training and support needed to plan, execute, monitor and evaluate business operations from a gender equality perspective. The performance on gender equality will be included in Lindex assessment of the suppliers.

It’s the women that keep our business moving at Lindex. The majority of the textile workers who make our clothes are women and we are committed to improving their lives. For many years we have worked to drive change in our supply chain through worker engagement and training. Now we will add a top-to-bottom approach, where we work to change the leadership and management style in factories to become more inclusive for women and aware of gender equality issues, says Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Production Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

‘WE Women by Lindex’ is a three-year project developed through a partnership between Lindex and GIZ, and in cooperation with BSR and local non-governmental organisations. The project will start with 33 of Lindex suppliers in Bangladesh. The project also includes 10 non-Lindex suppliers in order to promote the concept to the industry in Bangladesh. The suppliers included in the project employ around 82 000 workers, of which more than 50 per cent are women. The ambition is to scale the project to cover the entire Lindex supply chain in the future.

About BSR:
BSR is a global non-profit organization that develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. BSR is the founder of HERproject, a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains.

About GIZ:
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise with worldwide operations in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The development partnership is implemented by GIZ under the develoPPP.de programme on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Contact:

Lindex switchboard: +46 31 739 50 00
Press jour: +46 730 38 20 20
E-mail: info@lindex.com

Source: Lindex

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Lindex uses the cleanest indigo dye on the market for its denim assortment

Lindex uses the cleanest indigo dye on the market for its denim assortment

 

Sweden, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (February 20, 2017) almost 90 percent of Lindex denim assortment is dyed with the cleanest indigo dye on the market which is better for the environment and the people working with it. Cleaner denim production is part of Lindex denim journey and our goal that 80 percent of all processes will be more sustainable by 2020.

We work on reducing the environmental footprint in all parts of our denim production, from fibre to finished product. We are proud to have taken this big step in the dyeing process, which stands for a major part of the impact for both workers and the environment. We will continue our denim journey and we have more great things to come, says Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Production Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Almost 90 percent of Lindex denim assortment is dyed using DyStar Indigo Vat 40% Solution, an indigo dye that is the cleanest on the market. Using DyStar Indigo Vat 40% Solution is better for the people working in the factory as well as for the environment. The dyeing process has a lower environmental impact saving water, energy and chemicals. The indigo dye is liquid which eliminates all dust in production. The process occurs in a closed system which significantly reduces the factory workers contact with chemicals.

Contact:
Miriam Tjernström
Press Relations Manager, Lindex
Phone: 46 (0)31 739 50 60
E-mail: press@lindex.com

Source: Lindex

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Lindex launches better denim made from sustainable cotton and produced in more sustainable processes

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — A spring campaign where sustainability in both material and process is in focus. From January 2016 a vast majority of all Lindex denim is made from sustainable cotton and produced in more sustainable processes saving water, energy and chemicals. With this new range of denim for both women’s and kids, Lindex continue to set the standard.

“We are very proud to have implemented low impact production processes at the majority of all our denim. This is a big step towards our goal that by 2020, 80 percent of all Lindex garments shall be produced with more sustainable processes”, says Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Production Support Manager at Lindex.

Some of the Better Denim styles are completely sustainable; made of organic cotton, with sustainable trims and produced with water, energy and chemical saving processes. All 5-pocket denims have the size printed in the waistband, reducing paper from not using main and size labels. The completely sustainable denims have hangtags made from recycled paper, attached with organic cotton strings. Some of the denim bottoms are even more sustainable with sustainable trims like zippers, buttons, rivets and badges.

For the Better Denim campaign, Lindex also introduces its very first upcycled* item – a sneaker made from re-used denim. All parts of the shoe are sustainable with the denim fabric being collected from the post-consumer textile reuse and recycling flow, managed through Lindex stores and sorted by Swedish second hand organization Myrorna. The denim sneaker is made in collaboration between Lindex, Myrorna and Fair Unlimited.

Lindex Better Denim campaign is launched in all Lindex stores and at lindex.com on February 17th.

For more and high-res images visit http://about.lindex.com/en/images/lindex-better-denim/

For more information, please contact:

Filippa Tarras-Wahlberg
PR/Press, Lindex
Tel: 46 31 739 53 13
E-mail: filippa.tarras-wahlberg@lindex.com

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Lindex launches better denim made from sustainable cotton and produced in more sustainable processes
Lindex launches better denim made from sustainable cotton and produced in more sustainable processes