How we work
At Lindex, sustainability is part of our everyday work, and we are dedicated to keeping our promise – to make a difference for future generations. Our sustainability work spans over several levels – from our higher purpose as a company, to meeting our stakeholders’ expectations and staying updated with legislation.
We can achieve the most when we work together and for us to keep our promise – making a difference for future generations – we need to collaborate with our suppliers, industry peers and partners. Here are some of our key initiatives and partnerships:
Suppliers, factories and working conditions
We do not own any factories, instead we work with independent suppliers. In recent years, we have heavily consolidated our supply chain and today we work in long-term partnerships with a few carefully selected suppliers.
All our suppliers are required to follow a code of conduct that sets the requirements for working conditions such as wages, workplace safety, working hours and more. Everyone should have a wage they can live on. Making sure our whole value chain is progressing within living wage is an important part of our sustainability promise.
Our goal is that 100% of our materials will be recycled or sustainably sourced by 2025.
We know that our choice of materials has an impact on both people and the environment. All materials have their own challenges, and we are therefore committed to always evaluate and find the best alternatives that have less negative impact.
Denim production can be very dirty and dusty and includes one of the most water intense textile processes due to intensive washings. Simply put, conventional denim production is not great for the environment or the people working in the production.
We are on a journey towards producing our denim in a way that leaves as little impact as possible and today all our denim at Lindex is what we call Better Denim. Better Denim means four things; that our denim is designed with longevity and circularity in mind, that we are increasing the share of recycled materials used and that we use resource efficient washing processes and cleaner dying processes.
A GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified garment is made from organic cotton. GOTS certifies all the steps after the cotton has been produced and includes both social and environmental requirements for all parts of the production, for example; the spinning of yarn, weaving of fabrics, treatments, dyeing and printing. The entire textile process is watched closely and strictly, all to supply a trustworthy and reliable product guarantee for you as a customer.
Chemicals and water
Chemicals and water are used throughout the making of our products. It is equally important for us to both use less water as well as use it right. Using water in the right way revolves around the choice of chemicals as well as equipment and processes used to clean the water before it is released. It's about making sure that the production doesn't lead to harmful substances being released into nature, polluting water resources and causing irreversible damage to the environment.
Minimising our impact on ecosystems and biodiversity is one of our core aims in our sustainability promise.
As a fashion company, we need to explore new circular ways of working and enable more sustainable consumption. Because even if consumption in the end is in the hands of the consumer, we need to create the conditions that makes it possible for fashion to be more circular and conscious choices to be easy. For example, using a garment for a long time is ultimately up to the consumer, but it depends on us offering products with great fit and quality.