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OUR APPROACH

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SEEKING • ECO-FRIENDLY • WORLD

Vision & strategy

Sustainability has always been at the heart of our business. We are committed to making beautiful garments that bring prosperity to the communities that we work with, and we are always conscious about our impact on the environment. We care about our customers, products, and the people that make them. Today, new challenges are heading our way. Climate change and water shortages will affect us all in one way or another. As we adjust to these upcoming challenges, we are committed to having a continuing positive impact on all the communities we interact with, including our customers, our supply chains, and the wider environment. We don't have all the answers, but we know that we need to work together to have a positive impact on future generations.

Our approach

We believe in three key pillars which support product, people and the planet; being SUSTAINABLE by using responsibly sourced fibres and sustainable fabrics; being COMMITTED to supporting communities and having a positive impact on future generations; being CONSCIOUS by reducing our environmental footprint. Through these pillars, we have developed an approach to ensure that these areas remain at the forefront of our sustainability strategy, goals and vision through 2020 and beyond. We have built strong partnerships with our suppliers over many years. We have been working with some of our suppliers since the day we started in 1973. We have worked with them through good times and bad, and together we have created a beautiful, good quality product using fair and ethical practices. Our suppliers truly are a part of our business. As a brand, we avoid fast fashion and switching suppliers. Our approach is to work together with our suppliers to ensure a fair trade for both parties. We support workers to have consistent employment, in good conditions, which in turn protects the workers in our supply chain from exploitation. We have started on our journey to move to sustainable fabrics. As a business, we are serious about being as sustainable as we can be and we're now working to ensuring ALL our garments are based on fabrics which have a sustainable element. 2019 has been a challenging year for the UK high street and has inspired us to draft a plan to drive an improved sustainability approach. We are working together with our communities to truly understand our business impacts, find out what's important to them, and to get a clear picture of what successful achievements will be..

What we’ve acheived so far

50% of our SS20 collection is sustainably made

Our Seeking an Eco-friendly World (S.E.W.) clothing is a new way to use sustainable raw materials. S.E.W champions innovative fabric alternatives, along with beautiful natural fibres that are responsibly sourced. Our sustainable options have grown from an initial 50 garments to over 500 in our spring/summer collection and we are excited about discovering new ways to use alternative fabrics and raw materials. By the end of 2023, we aim to integrate these raw materials across all our ranges, putting sustainability in the spotlight. You can recognise S.E.W by the following label, perfect for our conscious shopper.

Artisan

Since 1973, Monsoon Accessorize has worked with craftspeople and homeworkers to create the unique hand-crafted Monsoon look and feel. Our early collections were born from clothes made in Indian villages using hand embroidery, block prints and local crafts. While we may have grown into a global company, we remain committed to our hand-crafted bohemian roots and supporting these rural communities as well as their skills, contributing to our ethnic sustainability. You can recognise the garments that feature.

A partnership approach

We have worked extensively with our suppliers and operate with them as true business partners. Over 80% of our total spend is with suppliers that we have worked with for over 10 years, some we have worked with since we started in 1973. As a family-owned business, we strive to build strong and healthy long-term relationships with our suppliers to grow and improve. Our in-house design team works with our suppliers to create unique, individual designs. We have a credit scheme in place for our suppliers, so they can withdraw funds in order to buy the relevant raw materials to make a product. We strive to support our business partners to invest and become flourishing companies, which in turn benefits our workers.

50% of our SS20 collection is sustainably made

Our Seeking an Eco-friendly World (S.E.W.) clothing is a new way to use sustainable raw materials. S.E.W champions innovative fabric alternatives, along with beautiful natural fibres that are responsibly sourced. Our sustainable options have grown from an initial 50 garments to over 500 in our spring/summer collection and we are excited about discovering new ways to use alternative fabrics and raw materials. By the end of 2023, we aim to integrate these raw materials across all our ranges, putting sustainability in the spotlight. You can recognise S.E.W by the following label, perfect for our conscious shopper.

50% of our SS20 collection is sustainably made

Our Seeking an Eco-friendly World (S.E.W.) clothing is a new way to use sustainable raw materials. S.E.W champions innovative fabric alternatives, along with beautiful natural fibres that are responsibly sourced. Our sustainable options have grown from an initial 50 garments to over 500 in our spring/summer collection and we are excited about discovering new ways to use alternative fabrics and raw materials. By the end of 2023, we aim to integrate these raw materials across all our ranges, putting sustainability in the spotlight. You can recognise S.E.W by the following label, perfect for our conscious shopper.