As members of The United Nations Global Compact, we have made a commitment to implement sustainability as a core principle and in the day-to-day operations of the business. This includes engaging in collaborative projects to advance sustainability in the industry.

We care deeply about the environment and prioritise processes that help protect it.

As a print house, we place water stewardship in high priority. In order to achieve the best possible colours and finishes, almost all of our print fabrics are digitally printed. This process uses around 60% less water than screen printing. Our suppliers use eco-friendly, low-waste techniques, and water-based dyes.

We work with the OEKO-TEX100 and ISO 14001:2015 certification systems. For more detail on these, and our goals and progress, see here

In June 2021, we completed our first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and set Science Based Targets to guide our emissions reduction.

Most of our fabrics come from natural fibres, with the highest proportion being linen, cotton and silk . We work with a vertical operation silk supplier with its own mulberry plantations and silkworm breeding farms in China.

Zimmermann is a proud member of Better Cotton. Read more about our cotton goals here. We also use linen, which comes from flax - a hardy plant that grows on less fertile soil and requires little or no pesticides. Our use of synthetic fibres is minimal.

We upcycle, on sell, are participating in circular yarn initiatives, use sustainable fabrics and donate excess fabrics. For details on these initiatives, see here.



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