We work to ensure a new business model in the fashion industry that can create a balance between our present and future needs and the planet's health. We have a commitment to at least maintain this planet as we found it (if not better...) for the next generations
"ALL OUR ACTIONS SHOULD BE UNDER CONSTANT EVALUATION AND ALL OUR DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE WITH THE GOAL OF CAUSING THE LEAST HARM POSSIBLE TO THE PLANET AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES."
Carbon Neutral by 2030
Ecoalf belongs to the #zeronet2030 commitment of the BCorp community. Our objective is to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This means that all greenhouse gases will have to be reduced following strategic measures, until we reach zero. This commitment to a future with zero emissions by 2030 is one of the most ambitious efforts carried out by a group of businesses that demonstrate true moral leadership in a moment of great discomfort and uncertainty. During the COP25, the Conference for Climate Change of the United Nations that took place in Madrid in 2019, more than 500 businesses publicly expressed their commitment to reduce their net greenhouse gas emissions to ZERO for the year 2030.
"IF YOU ARE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM".
How we are reducing our CO2 emissions:
Responsable use & Upcycling the Oceans
"20.000 LITERS OF WATER NEEDED TO PRODUCE 1 KG OF CONVENTIONAL COTTON"
"WE HAVE SAVED OVER 40 MILLION LITERS OF WATER WITH THE FW20 COLLECTION"
According to a recent study published by UNESCO, 2200 million people do not have access to safe drinking water.
Climate change is affecting the quality and the quantity of water used for basic human necessities, putting the basic right of access to water at risk for millions of people.
At Ecoalf we are aware of the extensive use of water in the fashion industry. Water is used to cultivate materials such as cotton, to clean and prepare raw materials as well as in all processes of tinting and finishing the product.
This is why we are committed to using water responsibly throughout our entire supply chain:
- Choosing fibers and materials with a lower water footprint.
- Improving processes to reduce our/their water footprint.
- More efficient dyeing processes, with a low water consumption.
- Collaborating and forming alliances with companies and suppliers with new technologies to reduce water consumption.
- Restricted Substances List to guarantee the use of non harmful chemicals in our supply chain and eliminating toxic substances.
On the other hand we want to use our voice to raise awareness about this great challenge we are facing, to be transparent with our consumers about our products’ water consumption and also indicate those where we have achieved to save water through responsable processes.
UPCYCLING THE OCEANS
The Ecoalf Foundation was born in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015, with the Upcycling the Oceans project. A worldwide adventure that will help remove marine debris from the bottom of the oceans thanks to the support of the fishermen. A revolutionary project that aims to be replicated all over the world whose main objective is to recover the trash that is destroying the sea.
Today, and thanks to the collective effort of more than 3000 fishermen in over 50 ports, amounting over 550 fishing vessels, we have recovered a total of 500 tonnes of waste from the bottom of the oceans. Upcycling the Oceans has been replicated in Thailand and continues to expand throughout the Mediterranean: Greece, Italy, France...
"IF WE CONTINUE AT THIS PACE, BY 2050 THERE WILL BE MORE PLASTIC THAN FISH IN THE OCEAN*"
(*Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
Certified B Companies are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good.
The community currently consists of more than 3.400 companies in 70 countries and 150 different sectors of activity, all working to not be the best companies in the world, but the best companies FOR the world.
BCorp companies seek to generate change on the planet and within our society with the help of business, working to constantly ameliorate our standards of social and environmental performance while being more transparent and responsible. We are using the power of our business to offer a solution to the great challenges humanity is facing.